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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.

Paying dividends to directors

Paying yourself in dividends is a good way to reduce your tax bill, says Toby Cotton of Kreston Reeves. But there is a procedure you need to follow

Accounting

Accounting

New EU VAT regulation – how accounting software can help

The new EU VAT regulation came into force on July 1st 2021. What does this mean for small businesses and how can accounting software help?

Accounting

Tax savings when purchasing company cars

What is the most tax efficient way to buy a vehicle as a sole trader? Jamie Wooldridge of Mercer & Hole shares his view

Accounting

Cloud and SaaS accounting — what are the advantages?

Accounting

Buying commercial vehicles for tax reasons

Should I buy a commercial vehicle (e.g. van) rather than a car for tax purposes?

Accounting

Business rates review 2021 – what your small business can expect

The Treasury has delayed publishing its review into business rates four times already. Rishi Sunak says the review will be published this autumn. What can we expect?

Accounting

What is the Valuation Office Agency? A guide for small business

What is the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) and how does it go about calculating your business rates? What happens if you disagree with the VOA rateable value calculation?

Accounting

How can I reduce my business rates in England? A small business guide

Some small businesses can pay heavily discounted business rates or even reduce them to zero. Read on to see if your small business is exempt from business rates

Accounting

What is the Valuation Office Agency? A guide for small business

What is the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) and how does it go about calculating your business rates? What happens if you disagree with the VOA rateable value calculation?

Accounting

How can I reduce my business rates in England? A small business guide

Some small businesses can pay heavily discounted business rates or even reduce them to zero. Read on to see if your small business is exempt from business rates

Accounting

Do I need to pay business rates working from home?

Nearly half of the workforce was working from home at the height of Covid. But do you need to pay business rates if you’re working from home?

Accounting

Basics of small business accounting: tips and tools for beginners

As a small business, it’s important to get your head around company finances in order to maximise profits and margins. This handy guide will talk you through small business bookkeeping and small company accounting and help you get started!

Accounting

The EU VAT e-commerce package: how accounting can help

The EU is expanding the ‘one-stop’ system for reporting and paying VAT across the bloc to include all distance sales of services and intracommunity sale of goods. The updated schemes are together known as the EU VAT E-commerce Package. What does it mean for UK businesses and how can you adapt?

Accounting

HMRC to go easy on small business strangled with Covid debt

Kwasi Kwarteng, the business secretary, says HMRC will not press businesses to pay overdue tax immediately if they’re struggling with coronavirus-related debt

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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5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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