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Monthly News: Exams, Partners and Local Business

It’s been an exciting month here at Cottons Chartered Accountants with everything from one of our staff achieving the highest global Corporate Finance and Advice exam score, to our new London branch embracing local currency. Here’s what’s been going on in detail…

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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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Be Tax Efficient Without Being Tax Evasive

As HMRC win most tax avoidance cases they bring forward we discuss how to be tax efficient without being tax evasive

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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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Daventry’s Lisa Malone Peddles to Paris for Charity

On July 20th our very own Lisa Malone set off on a gruelling cycle that would take her from Daventry to Paris. Cycling as part of the Daventry Cycle Club Lisa raised over £1,000 for Cancer Research.

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Cottons Rugby Acquire Premises and Support Local Businesses

After moving to Chestnut Field House in 2013, Cottons Chartered Accountants in Rugby have now acquired ownership of the property following a six-figure funding deal with Royal Bank of Scotland.

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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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Client News: James Golding Breaks Guinness World Record

Cottons Chartered Accountants congratulate client James Golding for his record success and ongoing strength.

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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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Cottons London Launch New Business Learning Sessions

Cottons Associate Partner Ollie Warne lead a group of business owners in a presentation regarding business and accounting in Cottons Chartered Accountants first Business Learning Session

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Cottons Northampton Opening Event

On Friday 7th July, Cottons Chartered Accountants Northampton officially opened the doors of our new office and celebrated the move with colleagues and clients alike.

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