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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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6 top tips to prepare for IR35 tax changes – Small Business checklist

Nearly three-quarters of businesses are unaware of impending IR35 tax changes. Here are six top tips to help you prepare

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Claiming mobile phone expenses as part of your business

What's the standard policy for mobile phones expenses? Can you claim back anything from the tax man for business mobile phone usage?

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How to wind up your personal service company ahead of IR35 legislation

Many freelance contractors will need to wind up their personal companies ahead of IR35 being rolled out to the private sector this April. John Bell offers a step-by-step guide as to what to do.

Accounting

Expat taxes for Americans living in the UK – how to fill out your return

Americans living in Britain have to file tax returns to both HMRC and the US IRS tax authorities. It can be a minefield without specialist advice

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9 accounting software platforms for Making Tax Digital

Here, Mariah Tompkins scrutinises accounting software options that small businesses can use for their digital tax returns.

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5 steps to take if a company you supply goes into administration

There are steps you can take if you suspect a company you supply is heading into administration and owes you money, says Rebecca Dunne

Accounting

HMRC’s new digital VAT rules – 6 steps for submitting tax returns correctly

This handy checklist will give you the lowdown on how to comply with HMRC’s rollout of Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT.

Accounting

Crunch to roll out accountancy on its new freelance bookkeeping network

Crunch, the Brighton-based digital accountancy platform, plans to add freelance accountants to its new self-employed bookkeeper service

Accounting

HMRC’s new digital VAT rules – 6 steps for submitting tax returns correctly

This handy checklist will give you the lowdown on how to comply with HMRC’s rollout of Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT.

Accounting

Crunch to roll out accountancy on its new freelance bookkeeping network

Crunch, the Brighton-based digital accountancy platform, plans to add freelance accountants to its new self-employed bookkeeper service

Accounting

How UK businesses should cope with incoming IR35 rules

Around 170,000 individuals are expected to be affected by IR35 being extended to the private sector next April. Chris Cook outlines how businesses in the UK should prepare, so they don’t fall foul of the rules

Accounting

How to change your small business accountant in 10 easy steps

There are many reasons why small businesses outgrow their first accountant. Here is a step-by-step guide if you want to change accountancy firms

Accounting

Late payers to small business could be barred from public sector contracts

Some of the biggest Government outsources face being axed from public-sector contracts if they fail to start paying small businesses on time

Accounting

Government must halve late payments window to 30 days, urge experts

Government clampdown on large companies abusing late payments to small businesses do not go far enough, complain professional bodies

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Why you need a business bank account

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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