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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 cashflow management, late payment, bad debts and bookkeeping.

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How to boss payroll year-end during Covid-19

It’s hard to imagine a tougher year for business, with coronavirus and Brexit disrupting normal operations and making it hard for organisations to work cohesively

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SME borrowing problems as HMRC creditor status changes

HMRC’s status as a preferential creditor could lead to SME borrowing problems as they might face restricted lending. Chris Williams explains

Accounting

How to avoid paying £130,000 in VAT registration fees if you export to EU

UK small businesses face having to register for VAT in each EU country they sell direct to, which could cost tens of thousands of pounds for the privilege of paying tax in Europe

Accounting

Redtape simplified for small business seeking CVA protection

New standard form offers SMEs same protection from creditors as big companies who trigger Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVAs)

Accounting

VAT on taxi fares, vehicles, fuel and staff travel – what can I claim?

Can I claim VAT on Taxi fares? None of the receipts show VAT. What other small business expenses can I claim VAT on?

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Why should entrepreneurs care about EIS and SEIS?

Matthew Cushen, co-founder at Worth Capital, explores why entrepreneurs should care about the EIS and SEIS tax relief scheme.

Accounting

Sajid Javid may guillotine, not scrap, Entrepreneurs’ Relief

Chancellor mulls keeping on Entrepreneurs’ Relief for existing businesses, but abolishing it for start-ups

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Small businesses spend hour and a half each day chasing late payments

UK SMEs are owed more than £50bn of late payments between them as big companies put off settling invoices

Accounting

Sajid Javid may guillotine, not scrap, Entrepreneurs’ Relief

Chancellor mulls keeping on Entrepreneurs’ Relief for existing businesses, but abolishing it for start-ups

Accounting

Small businesses spend hour and a half each day chasing late payments

UK SMEs are owed more than £50bn of late payments between them as big companies put off settling invoices

Accounting

Freelancers call government 6-week review into IR35 ‘an insult’

Government confirms review into controversial IR35 tax changes, which will drag thousands of freelance contractors into PAYE

Accounting

Microbusinesses spent 10 weeks handling financial admin in 2019

Financial admin is time-consuming for micro firms – and it's not helped by late payments. Here's how to protect your business against them.

Accounting

Over half of self-employed don’t even know what IR35 is

Nearly 60 per cent of self-employed are unaware of IR35 tax changes coming in April 2020, which could reduce a worker’s net income by up to 25 per cent

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Ex-small business commissioner blames Whitehall for pushing him out

Paul Uppal, who stepped down in October, says government ignored his office, which he says needs more resources to tackle scourge of late payments

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Why you need a business bank account

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5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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How to create good cashflow habits

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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