Category: News

What are statutory accounts?

When you’re running  a business, there are a number of tax returns, accounts, and other financial obligations you should be aware of. All private limited companies operating within the UK must complete statutory accounts, accurately and on time. Statutory accounts are also known as annual accountants. They are a set of in-depth financial reports that…

A guide to 2020/21 dividend rates in the UK

All limited companies operating throughout the UK, regardless of their size, should be aware of the 2020/21 dividend rates in the UK. This is because, there are a whole host of dividend tax rates that affect how much money you can take from your company in the form of dividends. If you’re struggling to get…

VAT Return

Our guide to completing a VAT return

As soon as you reach the VAT threshold, which is currently £85,000, you will be expected to pay VAT on all taxable sales. However, you may also be entitled to claim back VAT that has been charged on business purchases. As part of this process, you will also need to submit a VAT return to…

Why should your small business be using Xero?

Xero is a cloud accounting software tool used by over two million people worldwide. Designed to meet the accounting needs of small and growing businesses, Xero has revolutionised cloud accounting, making it easier and simpler for small businesses to manage their finances. But why is it so popular? And why should your small business be…

Are you ready for the new 12.5% VAT rate for hospitality?

If you’re a business in the hospitality sector, or your business claims back VAT on travel or staff entertainment, it’s important that you’re aware of a change to VAT rates. Goods that were previously subject to a discounted rate of 5% VAT, will be affected by a new higher 12.5% rate coming into force on…

Are entertainment expenses tax deductible?

The world of business is not confined to one place. And it’s not uncommon for clients to want to connect with or thank their colleagues or clients outside of the office. For many businesses, entertaining clients and customers is part and parcel of their marketing strategy. So it’s common practice for companies of all shapes…

The small business guide to managing cash flow

As a small business, your cash flow can make or break your business. In fact, according to research: Cash flow is the number one reason for business failure amongst start-ups 78% of all UK SMEs that are owed money are forced to wait at least one month beyond their agreement terms for payment 52% of…

How is furlough changing and when will it end?

Although lockdown restrictions have been lifted here in the UK, Covid-19 is still posing a number of challenges, especially when it comes to protecting the economy. And, with the Government furlough scheme, which has protected millions of jobs over the past year, due to end in September, many people are worried if there will be…

When should your business register for VAT?

No matter what industry you operate your business in, by law, you must register for VAT if your VAT taxable turnover goes over £85,000, or that you know that you will go over the tax threshold by the end of the year. And, when it comes to working out your VAT taxable turnover, you must…

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…