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New Beginnings
Today we say goodbye to Laura, who has been our Digital Marketing Assistant over the past year. Laura has been a key member of our team and has created a lot of valuable content for us. If you’ve been exposed to any creative content......
15 Ways of building a better business
Every business, small or large, is constantly looking for ways to improve its operations. Building a better business means maximising your profits yet keeping your customers satisfied and your team happy. Building a successful business......
10 Ways to deal with stress at work
Experiencing some stress at work is fairly common and in most cases perfectly normal. However, it can quickly become too much and pose some serious risks. In the UK, one in four adults experience mental health issues every year,......
VAT Special Schemes Guide
We have already covered the topic of VAT in our complete VAT guide as well as VAT registration & deregistration thresholds. However, there are some special VAT schemes that apply to certain business industries and include different......
Accountants: A cost or an investment?
Maximising profits is one of the main goals for every company and so it’s natural that business owners tend to be very strict with the money that is going out of the business. However, some expenses are unavoidable, so the key is to......
How much does it really cost to employ someone? [+FREE Calculator]
At first, it might seem like a simple question to answer.  If you've decided how much to pay your new employee it should be pretty straightforward to work out the hourly rate or the annual salary... and bingo!
Postponed VAT Accounting: How does it work?
On the 1st of January 2021, the UK officially became independent from the European Union and all the new post-Brexit measures came into effect. Brexit has brought certain changes that impact citizens as well as the way companies do......
How much should you pay yourself as a business owner?
Starting your own business means doing something you’re passionate about. However, at the end of the day, the main idea is to also make a living out of it. As a business owner, you need to decide how much money you want to pay yourself.......
Do I need to register for VAT - The complete guide
If you're unsure whether you should be registered for VAT we've put together this handy guide to help you.
VAT Registration & Deregistration Thresholds
Thresholds from January 2021   Registration threshold £85,000 Registration for distance selling into Northern Ireland £70,000 Registration for bringing goods into Northern Ireland from the EU £85,000 De-registration threshold