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Top Tips for Small Businesses: overhead recovery

Are you getting your overhead recovery right? This could be the difference between your business making a profit or a loss.

Top Tips for Small Businesses: limited company dividends

Care should be taken in getting the paperwork right if you are paying limited company dividends.

Stay alert

In these difficult times it is not just the virus that we must stay alert to – criminals are at work.

Charity building change of use

A charity can claim zero rate VAT on a newly constructed building if it can certify that it will be used for a relevant charitable purpose. This applies to the ten years after construction.

Top Tips for Small Businesses: Forewarned is forearmed

Are you a risk taker or risk averse?  The two are not mutually exclusive. The approach I prefer to take is “forewarned is forearmed”.

Top Tips for Small Businesses: Don’t need a business plan?

Some entrepreneurs do not think they need a formal business plan – they keep it all in their heads.  For a new business to succeed you need to be clear about your goal. 

Top Tips for Small Businesses: Start Up Business? Think Big – Start Small

Thinking of a Start Up Business?  Think Big – Start Small.  The current difficult times of the coronavirus pandemic are fostering a new spirit of entrepreneurship.  New businesses which accommodate the new era of social distancing and remote working are going to thrive.

The paperless office

A nice idea but how does it work in practice?  Going paperless if you are previously used to using paper requires a big “mind shift”. 

Making Tax Digital – the end of the accountant?

HMRC’s Making Tax Digital consultation papers are now going through the consultation process and we are starting to know more about what they are envisaging. Some sceptics would say a conspiracy is afoot between HMRC and the software providers to elbow the traditional accountant out of the picture.