Small Business Expenses Advice

Articles and guides on the complex subject of business expenses. Keeping correct records can help lower your taxes and increase your profits, so find out here advice on what qualifies, what is allowable and which expenses are deductible.

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How to take control of your business expenses

Cash is the lifeblood of business, yet too often entrepreneurs spend more money than they need to, putting a strain on cashflow. Here’s how to do a better job of controlling your business expenses

Accounts & Tax

Reclaiming pre-trade expenses

I have a home-based business idea. I need a computer to write my business plan (to support business post launch). Can I claim this expense back against tax when I eventually set up my limited company?

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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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What expenses can I claim through my business?

Darren Fell, managing director of Crunch Accounting, discusses what costs be claimed on as a small business.


More than a third of workers never claim back on expenses

New research reveals that more than a third of workers never claim back expenses while some avoid racking up the costs altogether.


Overclaiming on expenses is costing the economy £1.6 billion a year

White paper reveals that more than a third of British professionals overclaim on their business expenses.

Legal advice

Closing the gap on delayed compensation claims

Travel delay compensation is much more than just about getting your money back. It’s about wasted time as Dr. Steve Cassidy, managing director, Viaqqio, explores.

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Expenses fraud: Haven’t we heard it all before?

Here, Melanie Guy discusses the importance of an appropriate and up-to-date expense policy which your employees understand.

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A guide to claiming legitimate business expenses 

This handy guide to business expenses will tell you everything you need to know about making a claim and how much your employees could be entitled to.

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Most businesses don’t exercise the right to claim back expenses

Only one in four small business owners claim back all of the expenses they incur personally for their business, finds research.

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Managing employee expenses

One of the biggest headaches for small business owners is the problem of employee expenses. SmallBusiness.co.uk offers some top tips to managing them.

Accounts & Tax

Guide to pre-trading expenditure

If you have expenses in respect of your self-employment in the seven years before you commenced trading, you may be able to claim these items against your profits.

Partner content

How to prepare for business growth in 2022

The team at Funding Options explain how to prepare for business growth in 2022

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Tide to empower small businesses to optimise cash flow with insights tool

Tide is introducing a Cashflow Insights tool to help small businesses mitigate delays in payment and improve their credit score

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Business Current Account Masterclass

Tune into the Masterclass from the Current Account Switch Service to find out why you should switch your business account pronto

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How should I select my business broadband provider?

As with any supplier, it’s important to do your research and ask important questions before you select a broadband provider for your business. But what are the must-have things you should take into consideration?