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Accounting

The accounts section, brought to you in partnership with Sage, features in-depth guides and features for UK small businesses and start-ups needing advice on how to manage company accounts, including topics such as cash flow management, late payment, bad debts and bookkeeping.

Navigating business expenses as a limited company

Emily Coltman, chief accountant at FreeAgent, gives some tips on negotiating the minefield of business expenses.

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How can I reduce corporation tax?

There are over 1,000 different tax reliefs available to business owners. Stephen Edwards narrows it down to seven key ways you can reduce corporation tax

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15 ways to improve cash flow

Here, we present some top tips for start-ups and SMEs on how to improve your processes and manage your cash flow smartly.

Accounting

How do I declare my second income?

Many of us may be employed full time but have additional income either through a side hustle, share dividends or being a landlord. Karen Cheeseman explains your tax position

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Do I have to register for PAYE if I do not have employees?

If you’re the director of a business that does not employ anybody do you need to register for PAYE? The answer is not always straightforward, says Jacqui Reeves, senior payroll manager at accountants Hillier Hopkins

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How to pay staff

You’ve just taken on your first member of staff, which means you must run payroll? What is payroll and how do you notify HMRC?

Accounting

Do balance sheets differ between company types?

Are there different types of balance sheet if you are a sole trader or a limited company?

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Claiming back tax on business expenses

The question accountants are asked most is, ‘What expenses can claim tax back on in our business?’ Here’s what you can claim for, says Zad Butt of Hillier Hopkins

Accounting

Do balance sheets differ between company types?

Are there different types of balance sheet if you are a sole trader or a limited company?

Accounting

Claiming back tax on business expenses

The question accountants are asked most is, ‘What expenses can claim tax back on in our business?’ Here’s what you can claim for, says Zad Butt of Hillier Hopkins

Accounting

Digital tax filing hurting small businesses in the pocket

Joining the Government's digital tax filing scheme costs businesses on average £4,562 a year compared to £2,960 for companies yet to migrate

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5 steps to bolster your business finances

Too many of us are guilty of not paying enough attention to day-to-day financials. Mark Wright helps change your money mindset.

Accounting

National Payroll Week: How HR professionals can adapt for the future

Payroll and HR professionals have a multitude of challenges to overcome post-Covid. For small business owners, in particular, it’s important to understand these new challenges and help colleagues work to their best ability

Accounting

Am I eligible for capital allowance?

Capital allowances are valuable reliefs that allow certain business expenditure to be offset against corporation tax. However, not all expenditure qualifies, says Toby Cotton.

Business Technology

How to keep your small business safe online

Here's how Security Service Edge from Vodafone can help to protect your SME from ever-increasing cyber threats

Business Technology

How to grow a global creative agency in record time

Find out how creative agency, Myth Studio, used technology to grow their business and quadruple their staff count in 18 months

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Attracting and keeping top talent through Total Reward

Employment benefits specialist, Drewberry, explain why you should base your benefits around a Total Reward Strategy

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