Articles, guides and advice on Accounting for UK small businesses. Topics covered include: accounting software, choosing accountancy services, preparing accounts, tax efficiency, financial regulations for SMEs and related subjects.


What to do when facing financial adversity

Knowing the basics of accounting will help your business if you're facing financial adversity, says Andrew Walsh, founder of AW Repair Group

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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

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How to manage your accounts as a small business

John Hoskin presents what you need to know about preparing your financials in the early stages of business.

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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?

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Cloud and SaaS accounting — what are the advantages?

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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!

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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?

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Top 5 accounting software providers for UK small businesses in 2021

Looking for a new accounting software provider for your UK small business? Here are 5 accounting software providers to choose from

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Purchase Order Best Practices and Processes

Lucy Fox, general manager of cloud solutions at Exact, puts the management of purchase orders under the spotlight.

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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

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5 ways small businesses can keep on top of freelance payments

Freelancers have become increasingly important to even the smallest of businesses, says ETZ Payments CEO Nick Woodward. Here are 5 easy wins to ensure freelancers are paid

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Profit and loss template

Use this template to build your own profit and loss account as a small business owner.

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Can businesses save money on CBILS repayment costs by refinancing for a RLS loan?

Your business could save money on CBILS repayments by refinancing for an RLS loan – Funding Options tells us how

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What is professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance provides cover if somebody sues your business and they allege that your advice caused financial loss or damaged their brand. It’s not just for accountants and lawyers but for anyone offering a personal service, even web designers

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What is public liability insurance, and does it cover Covid-19 claims?

Public liability insurance can cover your small business if a third party has an accident or injury. But does public liability insurance cover claims made against your business arising from Covid-19?

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Business insurance everything you need to know

Every small business may need to be insured at some level. But which policies are must-haves, and which are optional? Edward Murray guides you through the maze