Horley Business Brunch

Sausage and Bacon Baguette

Following past successful events, we are pleased to announce a series of “Business Brunch” events, hosted in colaboration with our friends at RH Networking. All events are hosted at The Tavern (42 High Street, Horley RH6 7BB) from 10:30-12:00. Tickets for each brunch at £10, and include: Your choice of breakfast baguette Prosecco / bucks…

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Bounce Back Loans, Recovery Loans and “Pay as you grow”

banknotes and coins

Many of us took Bounce Back Loans (BBLs) from our banks last year. For many they were a stop-gap in hopes of more Government support to come, particularly for those that for one reason or another fell through the gaps in support. It seems evident now, that there is no other support coming, so those…

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Budget Update

We are sure that there will be more news coming over the next few days, and we will keep you updated on developments, however, key takeaways from today’s budget are: Furlough extended to the end of September. Employees will continue to receive 80% of their normal salary, however companies will have to contribute 10% in…

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VAT reverse charge for CIS

The rather innocuous sounding “domestic reverse VAT charge for building and construction services” comes into force tomorrow (1st March 2021). If you are a VAT registered member of the CIS scheme, you may need to take action. Below are some basic guides for both contractors and subcontractors, but as with anything else, if you have…

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Award Winning Accountants!

We are delighted to announce that Baird Consulting has won “Best Bespoke SME Accountant (South East England)” at SME News Magazine’s Finance Awards 2020.   Bespoke is at the heart of everything we do, whether that is bookkeeping and accounts, a full outsourced finance function, a finance director, a company secretary, or business advice and…

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There’s Something About Start-ups

The FT reported in October 2017 that the number of UK start-ups had risen to a new record level. Forbes went on to say in a article in April 2018 that the number of UK tech start-ups increased 60% 2016 vs 2017. In hard figures, there were some 197,000 more businesses registered with Companies House…

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The minefield of self-employed expenses

Originally taken from an industry forum, and shared with permission:   I thought it might be useful if I shared some of my experience as an ex HMRC compliance officer so here’s a list of useful things to take into account in relation to Self Assessment.   Turnover – It must include all of the…

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Why Every Small Business Should Have an FD

A Finance Director (FD) or a Chief Financial Officer (CFO), will play a central role in shaping, implementing and executing the company’s strategy, that’s why no large company wouldn’t be without one. In a FTSE 100 company they will be the MD/CEO’s right hand man, combining financial and accounting skills with commercial and business acumen.…

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Is an FD Worth the Cost?

Where your business has been, where it’s going and the best direction to get there are all important parts of running a business. A bit like buying a second hand car, in a business we want reliability and safety, a clean history and it to be in good condition.   Extras are nice, but we…

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