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How to help your business thrive in a changed world
Small businesses represent over 90% of all companies globally. They infuse character and personality into our communities. Small businesses are resilient and creative in how they serve customers, and this has been even more evident......
Is your business ready for hybrid working?
The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we work and welcomed a new era of hybrid working. With the hope that office spaces and workplaces will be opening again in the near future, some employees will want to come back into the......
How to master accountability in your workplace
Accountability is at the heart of every highly productive workplace and is linked to an increase in commitment to work and employee morale, which leads to higher overall performance on an individual and company scale. Accountability......
Domestic Reverse Charge VAT for the construction industry
From 1 March 2021 the introduction of the Domestic Reverse Charge VAT legislation has significantly changed the way in which VAT is accounted for in the construction industry.
6 great strategies to make your small business more efficient
To run a successful business, it is important to be productive and organised. And even if your business is running smoothly enough, things could always be better, especially when it comes to improving efficiency. This is particularly......
Why doesn’t the UK tax year start on 1 January?
There is little about tax that is intuitive and modern, including the date our tax year starts - 6 April. We have our ancestors to thank for that. Our tax year dates originate from when people in England were required to pay rent to......
12 top tips on how to be a better business leader
Every successful business has a strong leader behind it. While some of them seem to be born knowing exactly how to lead people, to most of us it doesn’t come quite as naturally. There is a set of skills that you should acquire and......
8 Benefits of hiring freelancers for your business
The Gig Economy is growing every year and currently self-employed people represent almost 15% of the UK’s overall workforce. This has been a rapidly growing trend not only in the UK but globally too. With freelancing becoming a fairly......
How to ensure that you hire the right people for your business
Employing the right people for your business is extremely important. Your employees should not only have the necessary skills and experience for the role, but they should also fit in well with your company’s culture.It comes as no......
Why am I in business or planning to be in business?
In the tax year 2018-19 there were more than 670,000 new business start ups in the UK.  That’s more than 1,800 per day and shows the incredible ambitions people hold.