Guidance for SMEs

Guidance for SMEs

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Self-Assessment Deadlines Are Changing

HMRC recently announced new payment deadlines for anyone paying their Self Assessment tax liability.

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How to Hire and Pay Seasonal Workers

Seasonal workers are often employed on a short-term basis tasked with fulfilling their duties in a small window of time, this means that the way they are paid differs from full-time staff. Here’s what you have to consider when hiring and paying temporary or seasonal staff

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The Best Tax Deductions for Small Businesses

Recent findings indicate that 46% of UK small businesses are not knowledgeable about tax relief that is available from the government. In our latest article we discuss the best tax relief for small businesses

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How to Obtain Bank Funding

As banks become more open to lending to all sorts of businesses again, this article explains how to obtain bank funding.

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What Makes A Good Accountant?

When considering the characteristics of a good accountant, adjectives such as rational and logical often crop up but it takes a lot more than patience and numerical skills to make an exceptional accountant.

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UK VAT Rates

There are currently three different rates of value added tax which apply to most commercial enterprises; standard, reduced and zero. We explain them all in this article.

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What is VAT?

Value Added Tax, aka VAT, is excised on the sale of most goods and services. VAT, most commonly charged at 20%, is added to the cost of goods or services. Here’s everything you need to know about how it works.

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Business Funding With Invoice Factoring

Invoice Factoring can provide a solution to funding for many small businesses. This article tells you everything you need to know about invoice factoring.

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Business Finance Options: Debt vs Equity

The differences between debt funding and equity funding and the pros and cons of each for different businesses

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A Guide to Making Tax Digital

In a bid to make paying taxes more accessible the Government announced their ‘Making Tax Digital’ initiative. Here’s what you need to know

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National Insurance for the Self-Employed

An article covering everything you need to know about National Insurance Contributions

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Research and Development Tax Relief

Contrary to popular belief the HMRC Research and Development Tax Credit scheme is not just for technology driven enterprises. In fact, relief is open to any business investing in innovation regardless of industry.

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Cottons, Chartered Accountants in London

Cottons Chartered Accountants are an experienced firm of accountants and tax advisors and they now have offices in London

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What is the “Gig Economy”?

Explaining the Gig Economy and the tax, accounting and legal responsibilities for small business and contractors in the UK

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Effective Pensions Contributions for Consultants and Freelancers

Pension information for freelancers and small business owners. How to make tax efficient contributions from your company.

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Taxes and Compliance for Ltd Companies

Understanding the tax and filing compliance obligations of a Ltd Company to ensure you that your business is organised and stays on the right side of HMRC and Companies House.

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