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Amanda Newman
27th November 2015 Trading Accounts

Putting off Preparing your first Accounts? Have you started in business between 6 April 2013 and 5 April 2014? If so, it is likely that you are due to prepare your first set of accounts. If you are self-employed these would have to be included on a self-assessment tax return, due for filing by the…

Amanda Newman
10th August 2015 Husband and Wife Tax Planning

Start-ups: Make use of your spouse’s tax allowances. There are a lot of costs surrounding setting up your own business, so saving tax is a big concern for most clients. This can be done in a number of ways, through ensuring you are claiming all your business expenses. However there is also the consideration of…

Amanda Newman
24th January 2015 Delay Payment of VAT to HMRC

Requests for Payment If you supply goods, the taxpoint for accounting for VAT on these sales is the sooner of: The raising of a tax invoice, or Receipt of payment. To delay this taxpoint, it will usually, therefore, be beneficial, prior to dispatching goods, to raise a “Request for Payment”,  “Application” or “Proforma Invoice” instead…

Mark Haydon
9th May 2014 Recognising Success

2016 British Small Business Awards: Nominations invited. This years Awards are taking place in London on 20th October and the nomination deadline is 27th May. There are 3 categories: Sole Trader of the year, Micro Business of the Year (2-9 people), Small Business of the Year (10-50 people). For further details visit:  http://www.smallbusiness.co.uk/news/opportunities/2516776/nominations-now-open-for-the-british-small-business-awards.thtml and for…

Amanda Newman
6th August 2013 VAT Registration

Do I need to register for VAT? This is one of the many questions we hear from clients who have just started in business. The compulsory VAT registration threshold is currently £79,000. If you expect your annual turnover to exceed that threshold quickly, then you are probably best registering on day one. If not, and…

Steve Smith
15th July 2012 Cashflow for Growth

Horizon 2020:  EU funding for ‘disruptive‘ SME’s. As part of the Horizon 2020 programme, the EU is selecting potentially disruptive businesses to invest in and support. SMEs with a strong growth potential and the ambition to become world-market leaders could receive up to €2.5 million in funding. The commission is looking for high growth, highly innovative…