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How much does it cost to hire an employee?

By |2019-06-21T07:30:55+00:00June 21st, 2019|Business planning|

Hiring an employee for your small business should be a celebration and feel like a step in the right direction and it means you are profitable and growing.  But the process of hiring an employee and being an employer may be a daunting task, and you will want to make sure you consider all the [...]

Ultimate business tips for the self-employed – growing your business

By |2019-06-13T08:29:56+00:00June 13th, 2019|Business planning, Tax|

When trying to grow your business, preparation is key and first impressions really do count. Before a networking event or meeting with a prospective client, do your research.  Prepare an elevator pitch ahead of events, so you don't waste people's time with too much detail and lose them in conversation.  Always follow-up after an event [...]

A Beginner’s Guide to Corporation Tax

By |2019-06-11T06:45:43+00:00June 11th, 2019|Business planning, Tax|

Your business has to pay Corporation Tax on its taxable profits if it is an incorporated business, in other words a business which has registered as a company with Companies House. These taxable profits include money that a company makes from doing business, known as ‘trading profits’, rental income from property, investment gains and other [...]

Can I reclaim VAT on cars used for business?

By |2019-06-05T16:39:39+00:00June 4th, 2019|Business planning, Tax|

This is a question we get asked by our clients frequently and although the law states clearly that only cars used solely for business purposes by firms such as driving schools, car hire businesses or tax firms can reclaim VAT on cars, there are grey areas to consider. What are the VAT on cars rules? [...]

How to finance a new business

By |2019-05-30T11:18:58+00:00May 30th, 2019|Business planning, Tax|

Having a great business idea is just the first step to setting up a viable business and one of the biggest barriers is how to get business finance for your great business idea. In this article, we provide the main revenue streams to consider to help finance new businesses in the UK as, let’s face it, [...]

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