Making Tax Digital

Five steps for small businesses Making Tax Digital

Making Tax Digital will extend to businesses with turnovers of less than £85,000 by April 2022. Here are 5 steps you can take to comply with Making Tax Digital

Making Tax Digital

MTD for VAT explained – why there’s no need to panic

Despite much heralding as to its arrival Making Tax Digital is still confusing many small and growing businesses. Stephanie Spicer explains what it all means and what business owners need to do

Business Ideas & Planning

Books for summer reading take a focus on the future

Some books for summer reading deal with making a business a success, selling that business and entering retirement and using the body's physical intelligence to live a stress free, happier life.

Government Grants

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme re-opens

The self-employed can apply for help with income lost due to covid 19 as the government opens up the second stage of its Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.


Making a tax return ahead of the end January deadline

The deadline for making a tax return is fast approaching so those needing to do so must act now before 31 January

Startup Funding and Grants

Tips on how to pitch to potential business investors

Funding can be key to the success of a business but securing the deal can be daunting. Mark Pearson of Fuel Ventures offers some tips when pitching to investors.

Running a Business

How to build a good small business reputation with public relations

Good public relations can make a small business look bigger. Louise Findlay-Wilson (pictured) of Energy PR advises on building a small business reputation with PR

Business management

Crisis control needed as incidents cost UK SMEs £8.8bn in 2018

Crisis control is essential to tackle incidents, such as cyber-attacks and extortion which are costing UK SMEs billions of pounds a year

Small Business Banking

Business challenges for UK small to medium sized companies

UK SMEs are facing many business challenges, not least Brexit, that could impact on their ability to keep going, as new research reveals.


Investment community to focus on inclusivity and support

A new initiative aims to create an inclusive and supportive investment community, teaching and advising investors how to help the businesses they invest in.

Small Business Banking

Regional business growth – investors called on to narrow the gap

High net worth investors being called on to support small, growing and regional businesses and business owners looking for investment are the focus of a campaign by business backers.


Off-payroll reforms misunderstood by the self-employed

There are calls from contractor and freelancer representatives for the off-payroll (IR35) reforms, due to be applied to the private sector, to be stopped.