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Financing your business

Financing your business

Congratulations! You’ve got a business idea that’s hot to trot. Now it’s time to turn it into a reality. The problem is, you’re going to need some start-up funding to finance your business before you can get anything off the ground, and you’re not...

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Stamp Duty Land Tax – what do you need to know?

Stamp Duty Land Tax – what do you need to know?

Property in the UK is big news right now, with house prices hitting a record high. According to the Office for National Statistics, the average price in March 2022 was £24,000 higher than at the same point in 2021.  However, the cost of living...

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Tax-efficient finance for your company

Tax-efficient finance for your company

HMRC have recently updated their guidance for companies looking to attract investors to buy shares in their company. If structured correctly, and if the company qualifies under the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) or the Seed EIS rules, the...

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Employee-owned businesses – how do they work?

Employee-owned businesses – how do they work?

Employee-owned businesses – how do they work? If you’ve ever shopped at a branch of John Lewis, you may have heard the people working there referred to as ‘partners’. This is because John Lewis is one of the 470 employee-owned businesses in the UK,...

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Understanding your balance sheet

Understanding your balance sheet

Be honest, how closely do you look at your balance sheet when your accountant produces a report for you? Do you glance at it, check you’re in profit and then carry on with what you were doing, assuming that if there was anything really worrying...

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Understanding Inheritance Tax

Understanding Inheritance Tax

If, as Benjamin Franklin said, ‘Nothing is certain except death and taxes’. Then it’s important to have an understanding of the latter and how the former (or more specifically, inheritance) can affect you financially.    What is Inheritance...

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6 top tips to make your bookkeeping easy

6 top tips to make your bookkeeping easy

When you’re running a small business, bookkeeping may be the last thing you want to think about. But the reality is that it needs to be a high priority! Keeping accurate books is vital for accurate financial reporting and is critical should you...

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Why Pay Pension Contributions?

Why Pay Pension Contributions?

Personal Pension Contribution When it comes to personal pension contributions, there are a lot of benefits to be had. Not only do you get the peace of mind that comes with knowing you're doing something to secure your future, but you can also enjoy...

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Financing your business

Financing your business

Congratulations! You’ve got a business idea that’s hot to trot. Now it’s time to turn it into a reality. The problem is, you’re going to need some start-up funding to finance your business before you can get anything off the ground, and you’re not sure where to start....

read more
Stamp Duty Land Tax – what do you need to know?

Stamp Duty Land Tax – what do you need to know?

Property in the UK is big news right now, with house prices hitting a record high. According to the Office for National Statistics, the average price in March 2022 was £24,000 higher than at the same point in 2021.  However, the cost of living crisis means that the...

read more
Tax-efficient finance for your company

Tax-efficient finance for your company

HMRC have recently updated their guidance for companies looking to attract investors to buy shares in their company. If structured correctly, and if the company qualifies under the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) or the Seed EIS rules, the investors can potentially...

read more
Employee-owned businesses – how do they work?

Employee-owned businesses – how do they work?

Employee-owned businesses – how do they work? If you’ve ever shopped at a branch of John Lewis, you may have heard the people working there referred to as ‘partners’. This is because John Lewis is one of the 470 employee-owned businesses in the UK, meaning that each...

read more
Understanding your balance sheet

Understanding your balance sheet

Be honest, how closely do you look at your balance sheet when your accountant produces a report for you? Do you glance at it, check you’re in profit and then carry on with what you were doing, assuming that if there was anything really worrying going on that someone...

read more
Understanding Inheritance Tax

Understanding Inheritance Tax

If, as Benjamin Franklin said, ‘Nothing is certain except death and taxes’. Then it’s important to have an understanding of the latter and how the former (or more specifically, inheritance) can affect you financially.    What is Inheritance Tax?  Inheritance Tax...

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6 top tips to make your bookkeeping easy

6 top tips to make your bookkeeping easy

When you’re running a small business, bookkeeping may be the last thing you want to think about. But the reality is that it needs to be a high priority! Keeping accurate books is vital for accurate financial reporting and is critical should you face an audit.  As your...

read more
Why Pay Pension Contributions?

Why Pay Pension Contributions?

Personal Pension Contribution When it comes to personal pension contributions, there are a lot of benefits to be had. Not only do you get the peace of mind that comes with knowing you're doing something to secure your future, but you can also enjoy significant tax...

read more