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Year-end tax planning strategies for #SmallBusinessSaturday

Nov 30, 2023

As we approach the 31 January 2024 tax return deadline, it's crucial for sole traders, to be well-prepared and aware of your obligations. Below, we outline some practical steps to help you navigate the complexities of the Self-Assessment tax return, a ...

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How SMEs should prepare for and handle tax investigations

Nov 28, 2023

Between the 2020/21 and 2022/23 tax years, there was a 21 per cent rise in tax investigations into SMEs, highlighting the fact that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has ramped up its interest in this area. With this in mind, compliance ...

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How to use the new HMRC app for your tax returns

How to use the new HMRC app for your tax returns

Nov 23, 2023

For small businesses navigating the Making Tax Digital (MTD) for Income Tax Self-Assessment (ITSA) initiative, tax returns can be complex. The new HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) app seeks to make the process easier, however. The digital tool marks a significant shift ...

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Autumn Statement 2023

Nov 22, 2023

With a General Election looming on the horizon, Jeremy Hunt rose to deliver his second Autumn Statement as Chancellor in the knowledge that his latest measures could have a substantial impact, not only on the future economic success of the nation but ...

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How fintech lending can help SMEs unlock new financing opportunities and boost growth

Nov 21, 2023

The current economic climate is less than favourable for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Due to this, it is important for SMEs to continually seek innovative and efficient ways to fuel their growth and overcome financial challenges. One innovative solution that has ...

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How the King’s speech could affect your business finances

Nov 16, 2023

His Majesty the King's speech, at the state opening of Parliament, is a significant event for businesses and financial professionals who rely on Government regulation to function effectively and within the law. Last week’s speech outlined the Government's legislative agenda, signalling ...

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What businesses need to know about recent updates to payroll

Nov 14, 2023

The Department for Business and Trade has recently released feedback on two major consultations concerning payroll and holiday entitlements. Changes in holiday entitlement calculation  The Government has opted against adopting a 52-week reference period for holiday entitlement.   Now, the calculation of holiday entitlement ...

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How can the Marriage Allowance save you money?

Nov 09, 2023

There are many financial and legal benefits to being married or in a civil partnership, but one of the most overlooked reasons is the potential for tax relief. This is because, thanks to the Marriage Allowance, where one partner earns below ...

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How will the new Procurement Act benefit SMEs

How will the new Procurement Act benefit SMEs?

Nov 07, 2023

The recent Royal Assent of the Procurement Act marks a significant milestone in the evolution of public procurement. The Act, which is due to be implemented in October 2024, ushers in a new era of procurement, one that promises to be ...

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Is unconscious bias impacting your business decisions?

Nov 02, 2023

When it comes to business decisions, taking an objective view is essential. But distinguishing your thoughts from the facts is easier said than done.  You must try to recognise your, personal, impact on your business and take action to limit this.   What ...

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