Author: Amy

Your guide to a successful financial audit

In any business, it’s important that you stay on top of your finances and prioritise your financial audits, especially when it comes ensuring that your company is always in the strongest position financially.   At the same time, a financial audit will also give you a fair and true insight into your current financial position…

How to go self employed

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there has been a stark rise in people becoming self-employed, with more people than ever before having to re-evaluate their careers and embrace new opportunities.   And, if you’re considering becoming a self-employed worker, you have certainly landed in the right place. We’ve created a helpful guide outlining everything…

Buying a second home? Know your taxes

The number of second homes in the UK has risen to an all-time high, with more and more people buying second properties, mostly as an investment. And, if you’re thinking about investing in a second property, you have certainly landed in the right place. We have created a helpful guide outlining everything that you need…

Should you trademark your business?

Trademarking your business might seem like a hassle at first however, there are a whole host of benefits that make the process worth it. Wondering whether or not it is the right decision to trademark your business? We’re created a helpful guide outlining everything that you need to know.   But first and foremost, what…

Work from home expenses claims

Since the Government advised businesses to work from home if they are able to do so following the onset of the global Covid-19 pandemic, many of us have found ourselves transforming our spare room, garage or other available space into a home office. And, with record numbers of people working from home than ever before,…

What are Business Assets?

There are lots of different types of business assets, but one thing they all have in common is that they help companies to optimise their performance, growth opportunities and production. From cash and stock through to office equipment, buildings and property, business assets are considered as being a resource of value that you own or…

The importance of cash flow forecasting

Cash is king in any business, but it is especially important for small businesses to look after their cash flow. If you don’t keep a tight hold of your cash flow you can quickly run into a catalogue of problems. Why is cash flow forecasting so important? Cash flow forecasting will not only help you…

How much is National Minimum Wage?

On April 1st 2021, the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates for workers changed. Employers are now required to pay their workers aged 23 and over the National Living Wage, while those 23 and under, as well as apprentices, must be paid at least the National Minimum Wage. These changes have been welcomed by workers of…

What to do about deferred VAT payments – everything you need to know.

Back March 2020, when Covid first locked down the UK, HMRC announced that they would allow business owners to defer VAT payments due between 20 March 2020 and 30 June 2020 to 31 March 2021, helping struggling businesses during the pandemic. This came as welcomed news to many businesses operating across a diverse range of…

Government backed coronavirus loans – everything you need to know

Government backed coronavirus loans – everything you need to know Since the pandemic began wreaking havoc throughout the UK economy, the Government has been working hard to protect businesses across a diverse range of sectors, after many have been forced to close their doors during periods of lockdown. However, many businesses have found it difficult…

Further easing of Covid restrictions confirmed for 12 April – what does this mean for UK businesses?

It was the news we were all waiting for in anticipation. On Monday 5th April 2021, Boris Johnson announced to the nation that further easing of Covid restrictions would go ahead as planned in the roadmap on April 12. But what does this mean for UK businesses? This means that outdoor pubs, shops, gyms, outdoor…

Covid-19 a year on – what does it mean for the economy?

Can you believe that it has been a year since the UK government plunged us all into a nationwide lockdown? A lockdown that seen offices close, shops shut and the nation told to stay home and only leave for essential purposes. During the first few weeks of the pandemic, no one could have ever anticipated…