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A Simple Guide to GDPR

December 2017

GDPR

Aside from Brexit, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the topic on everybody’s mind. GDPR affects everyone, businesses and individuals alike, so knowing as much as you can about this new EU regulation now – and preparing for its impact now – will help you be compliant and avoid a huge potential fine in the […]

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Budget 2017: Key Points

November 2017

Chancellor of the Exchequer holding Red Budget Box

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has finally delivered his much-anticipated ‘Budget 2017’. Having considered the announcements carefully, we have highlighted the key points below. We hope that you will find this summary useful. Business • The VAT threshold will be frozen at £85,000 for two years. • £540m to be invested in the growth of […]

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5 Reasons Why You Should Start a Business In Cambridge

November 2017

Cambridge High street

Cambridge is a quintessentially English city, synonymous with bicycles, punting and a world-class university. While it may not be quite so well known for its thriving business community, it is just as much an integral part of the city’s culture as cyclists! There are many well-founded and valid reasons to start a business in Cambridge, but in […]

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Do You Still Need to Submit a Self-Assessment Tax Return?

October 2017

HMRC engraved on stone building

Are you one of the two types of people no longer required to submit a self-assessment tax return? Simple Assessment first took effect in September 2017, which means some taxpayers no longer need to disclose information about their income via a self-assessment tax return. The term ‘Simple Assessment’ may ring a bell, it’s a term […]

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Why Ipswich Is a Great Place to Start a Business

October 2017

"Ipswich, England - March 22, 2012: A junction of streets in the older part of Ipswich, the County Town of Suffolk, England, on a bright spring day with sunlight and shadows: Elm Street, Lion Street, King Street and Arcade Street through the arch. The blue plaque on Poets Bistro records that the poet Jean Ingelow once lived there. She wrote many famous poems including 'High Tide on the Coast of Lincolnshire'. Two women and a man chat on the sunny side of King Street."

Ipswich is the county town of Suffolk, a town that makes the defensible claim of being the oldest in the country. Ipswich has a long and varied history, its beginnings can be traced back to early Roman settlers. Today, Ipswich is a prosperous town that many successful businesses are fortunate enough to call home. We […]

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A Short Guide To Self Assessment Tax Returns

October 2017

Self Assessment Tax Return 2016

Who needs to file a Self Assessment Tax Return? The self assessment tax return is an annual requirement for people who do not pay their tax automatically through PAYE. Self assessment tax returns are often submitted electronically to HMRC, with the deadline being 31st January following the end of the tax year. Alternatively, if filing […]

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Why You Should Start A Business In Norwich

October 2017

A photo taken from Mousehold Heath on a Summer's day in the city of Norwich. The image shows many landmarks including the Cathedral, The Forum, City Hall and the Roman Catholic Cathedral.

Norwich may have once had a reputation for being something of a quaint, sleepy and colloquial backwater, but that worn-out stereotype couldn’t be further from the truth today. In fact, as recent surveys and high-profile news articles will confirm, Norwich is one of the most popular places to live, study, work and do business in […]

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5 Things to Consider Before Running a Business from Home

September 2017

Red Monopoly house sitting on top of a pile of British pound coins

Have you ever thought about running a business from home? Let’s take a look at what you need to know to make your decision. 1. Permissions You may need permission from a few entities before you can run a business from home; one of these is your mortgage provider or landlord. You should check with […]

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6 Things Holding you Back from Switching Accountants

September 2017

Switching Accountants Aston Shaw

Switching accountants is quicker and easier than you think. If you feel as though you’re not getting the quality of service you deserve or the right kind of advice when you need it most, then it’s time to think about switching accountants. Maybe you think your accountant is charging too much and not reducing your […]

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