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.

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The top five accountancy errors made by small businesses

Emily Coltman lists five mistakes small businesses make with accounting and how to avoid unnecessary accountancy errors

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What happens when your business is subjected to a PAYE audit 

Ercan Demiralay, partner at Wellers, offers his advice on what businesses need to know when the taxman visits to inspect your payroll records

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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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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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4 small business functions that must be automated for greater profits

Can technology help you create more efficient business models? In this article, we explore how you can use technology to boost your business

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It’s time the UK’s small businesses got the seamless communications and collaboration tools they need

Why seamless collaboration is crucial for UK small businesses and what tools can help

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Flexible work is making cybersecurity tougher for UK SMBs. It’s time they got the tools, and the platform, to defend themselves

The cybersecurity landscape for small businesses and the tips and tools that can help

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How to enhance your customer and employee experiences using Uber Vouchers

This article explains how Uber Vouchers can enhance both your customer and employee experience