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Cash is King

Cash is King In times of uncertainty, cash is king. If you have plenty of cash or reserves to get through this period, then you do not need to read on. If not, then monitoring cash flow must be one of your priorities. We’ve already looked at reducing your fixed and operational costs and the…
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Stay visible to your customers

Why it’s more important than ever to stay visible Whilst you may be experiencing a downturn in business during this time or you may be thinking of mothballing the business in readiness for the end of the crisis now is most certainly not the time to go quiet on your customers. Actually, quite the opposite.…
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Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) – Update 4th May

Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) – Update 4th May 2020 HMRC have now issued guidance on how this scheme will work and the steps you need to take now to ensure you are ready to make your claim and receive the grant without delay. Please note that HMRC have specifically EXCLUDED accountants and agents from being able to…
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Bounce Back Loans

Bounce Back Loans The government have listened to taxpayers who were concerned that the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loans didn’t fit the size and requirements of smaller businesses and have therefore announced a different type of loan, launching on Monday 4th May 2020. These are loans of between £2,000 and £50,000 to assist businesses that have…
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Why you should get the Accounts done early

Why you should get the Accounts done early If you are self employed you will know that your Self-Assessment tax and NIC payments on account are based on profits earned in the previous tax year and balancing payments due are not payable until the 31 January following the tax year end date. From a cash…
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Self Employed Income Support Scheme – How will HMRC work out your income ?

HMRC will assess your eligibility for the grant based on your total income and trading profits. This guide details how they will do this. You can use this guide to find out if you’re eligible and how much you may get and if you want my help in assessing your possible grant please get in…
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Incorporation…sole trader to Limited Company

Incorporation – from Sole Trader to Limited Company Thinking of changing from a sole trader to a Limited Company ? Why would you do that ? There are a number of ways that businesses can trade – the most common legal structures for businesses are sole-traders, partnerships, Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs) and Limited Companies. What…
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Can I claim for Entertaining clients and staff ?

Entertaining Clients and Staff Can we deduct entertaining expenses? The tax rules on the deductibility of entertaining expenses are harsh and often misunderstood – the fact that the expenditure is incurred for businesses purposes does not make it deductible. Subject to certain limited exceptions, no deduction is allowed for business entertaining and gifts in calculating…
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Construction Industry Scheme – Don’t ignore the rules

Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) If you work in construction, whether you are a builder, carpenter, plumber, plasterer, painter etc AND you use the services from time to time of other workers in the construction industry you will need to comply with a special set of tax rules collectively known as the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS). The…
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Selling your business ? – A short guide

Selling your business – A short guide If you are selling your business, there are some important actions you must take. I have listed below some of the main steps you need to take if closing your business. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list and it is important to check what else may…
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