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XERO TO THE RESCUE!

You know tax time is a drag. No matter how much you prepare for it, something happens, or forms get more complicated, or you seem to suddenly miss an important receipt or write-off, and tax time becomes stressful for you and your business. Well, no more! Xero to the rescue! Xero is an accountancy service […]

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A Quick Guide to Corporation Tax

Corporation tax is paid by companies that are legally incorporated as limited companies. Unincorporated organisations such as clubs and societies will also be liable for payment of corporation tax if they have a taxable income. Corporation tax is essentially a tax on the profits that your company makes in each financial year. Registering a new […]

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Tax Enquiry Fee Protection Insurance

The HMRC has been targeting small businesses for failure to pay taxes, or paying the incorrect amount on tax bills, and as such, it is critical that your business is prepared should the HMRC come knocking down your door for a tax investigation. Tax investigations mean that you can be left with a pretty large […]

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Are Directors Entitled to Maternity Pay?

DIRECTORS AND MATERNITY PAY There are new rules in effect for directors of companies in the United Kingdom regarding maternity pay and more. The new regulations are for companies that were incorporated on or after 1 October 2009, and provide new Articles of Association for these companies by, among other things, allowing the directors to […]

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How to Save Money When Starting a Business

Starting a business is exciting, stressful and expensive. Whether you’re paying out of your own, an investor’s or bank’s pocket, every penny counts. Having a solid financial base for your business when it all gets going is incredibly important. You do not want to be starting on shaky ground. Getting your business going has its […]

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What’s Good About Ecommerce and How to Get it Right

Adding an e-commerce dimension to your site is becoming part and parcel with most commercial web pages. If you’re consulting someone about the web design of your company’s site they are eventually going to ask whether you want a section where customers can purchase your services or products online. So what are the benefits of […]

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Are Directors Entitled to Redundancy Pay?

Redundancy pay is, on its face, designed for workers who are deemed to be employees of a company, rather than those who are known to be self-employed. Self-employed workers typically are not entitled to any redundancy pay or statutory notices that are afforded to regular employees of companies. This issue looms large should businesses become […]

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How Payroll is Changing With RTI

HMRC is now introducing a new form of payroll reporting for businesses called Real Time Information, or RTI for short. Beginning in April 2013, employers will be required to report payroll in RTI methods, which means that information about all payroll must be submitted to HMRC at the time a payment is made online as […]

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RTI: All You Need To Know

Real Time Information (RTI) is beginning to loom. It isn’t long now until this massive HMRC overhaul will come into effect. We’ve already had a look at RTI previously on this blog, but we’ve put together a helpful FAQ so that you can be sure you’re up to speed with everything. The new system is […]

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What is Statutory Redundancy Pay?

Redundancy pay is a concept born out of the idea that people who lose their job need some sort of payment to maintain their lives while searching for another job. Statutory redundancy pay, specifically, is a pay scale set down by law that requires employers to pay a former employee who has lost their job […]

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Thinking of becoming a company director?

Company directors are the head honchos, the big wigs, the guys and gals that run the company and see it through thick and thin, building profits and making sure the organization runs smoothly. But what do you really know about directors? How much do you know about their legal and tax obligations, anyways? If you […]

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Beware: Carbon Credits Scammers

Con artists are everywhere and always have been. They don’t just target old ladies though, everyone is a target. This is why you always have to keep your guard up and either investigate things properly or go after expert advice. There have been plenty of smart people who have fallen for cons, so don’t think […]

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