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Annual Tax on an Enveloped Dwelling

What you need to know about the ATED charge if you are holding a residential property in a Limited company.

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Pension Contributions Are Increasing

On April 6th the amount small businesses have to contribute to their employee’s pensions is increasing.

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Spring Statement 2018: What Changed and Why

2018’s Spring Statement is expected to be very different. Here are the reasons behind the changes and our predictions.

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5 Steps to Ensuring GDPR Compliance for Small Businesses

No matter the size of your business, you will need to comply and be aware of the new regulations set out under GDPR.

Here are 5 steps to ensure your small business is compliant.

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How Cottons Can Help With GDPR

It’s widely known and well documented that the UK and Europe are preparing for the largest data protection overhaul in decades: GDPR. What’s less apparent however, is exactly what small businesses need to do. What changes do they need to make to which parts of their systems and processes? And where do they go for assistance?

Cottons have got you covered.

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GDPR: A Definitive Overview

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new regulation which will take effect from 25th May 2018. It is being introduced to strengthen data privacy for individuals across the EU.

Here’s everything you need to know…

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Why Businesses Need Annual Budgets And Forecasts To Supercharge Their Growth

Budgets and forecasts are the business equivalent of Satnavs. If you don’t know what to aim for and what your goals are it will be impossible to reach your end destination.

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Alternative Sources Of Finance For Early Stage And Growing Businesses

Since the financial crisis it has become even harder for SME businesses to access debt finance and growth capital.

However, over the last decade a plethora of different funding options have emerged, facilitated by generous tax breaks from the Government as well as technological developments.

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Client Management Buyout Update – Payment Plan Completion

In 2017 we assisted a client in achieving an important round of funding in record time!

We’re now pleased to update that the management buyout we helped to shape is at the end of the payment plan with the seller.

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Cottons host Event for the VAT Practitioners Group

Cottons Chartered Accountants are proud members of VPG (VAT Practitioners Group), a national organisation of people who specialise in VAT.

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The Tax Challenge

In this article we discuss the importance of developing a relationship with a good accountant, and invite you to take part in the Cottons Tax Challenge.

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Hot or Cold? Eat In Or Take Away? VAT’s The Difference In The Food Industry

The specifics of whether food sales are VATable and at what rate can be a minefield… here’s everything you need to know!

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Maximise Savings by Using Tax Relief Schemes

The new calendar year is a great time to take stock of your finances. Reviewing your finances in January and February provides sufficient time before the end of the tax year, at the beginning of April, in order to make sure that you are fully utilising all of the tax reliefs which are available to you.

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Small Business Trends For 2018

Small business owners tend to work in an evolving, fast-moving market and it can be challenging to know how your business should grow in order to be successful in the future.The key to being ahead of the rest is being proactive and innovative whilst taking note of key trends

So, what small business trends are in store for 2018?

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2017 – A Year Of Growth

Cottons has seen extensive growth with new offices and staff, continued client success and even a brand-new website. In this article we discuss our top news stories of 2017.

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