Business Advice

MTD for VAT is coming!

What is “Making Tax Digital”? Making Tax Digital (MTD) is a government initiative to modernise HMRC’s tax system, with the aim of making the whole process of administering tax simpler and more efficient.   How does MTD for VAT work? Tax returns will have to be submitted digitally via MTD-compliant software and all business-related transactions…

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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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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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10 Things to Consider when Starting a Business

However you’ve reached your decision to take the plunge and start your own business, you need to go in with your eyes open –  there are certain things you need to do to make sure you stand the best chance of success.   1 – What’s your big idea? Research – check out the competition…

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