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What is PAYE and How Does It Work?

April 2019

What is PAYE and How Does It Work?

PAYE is an acronym for Pay As You Earn. This is the system whereby employees and pensioners have tax deducted using their ‘PAYE code’. HMRC uses these PAYE tax codes to tell your employer or pension provider how much they need to deduct from your pay. Where HMRC doesn’t have quite enough information to provide […]


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How to Start Your Own Business

April 2019

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Starting a business isn’t easy. There are numerous hurdles you must overcome; however, the result can be extremely rewarding. If you would like to start your own business there are series of steps you need to follow, follow these steps and you’ll be well on your way to owning a successful business. Ask yourself why […]


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What Is the Difference Between Bookkeeping & Accounting?

April 2019

What Is the Difference Between Bookkeeping & Accounting?

Is there a difference between bookkeeping and accounting? The short answer is yes, though there are similarities, so you would be forgiven for thinking they’re one and the same. Both accountants and bookkeepers work with financial data, the difference between the two lies in the way in which they work with this data. A bookkeeper […]


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Our Comprehensive Guide to Making Tax Digital

April 2019

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Making Tax Digital (MTD) is the name of the Government’s ambition to change the way in which we record financial data and report this information to HMRC. It requires taxpayers to keep digital records, instead of manual ones, and communicate with HMRC using a different reporting system to that which is currently in operation. Why […]


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Does Your Business Have Adequate Insurance Cover?

March 2019

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Ensuring that your business has the right level of cover is of paramount importance. However, many businesses are at risk of underinsurance. What is underinsurance?  Underinsurance is when you or your business has an insurance policy that is inadequate and wouldn’t hold up in the event of a claim. This could be due to company […]


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Be Wary of Scammers Claiming to be HMRC

March 2019

HMRC Phone Scams

HM Revenue & Custom’s (HMRC) have warned of a 360% increase in phone scams within the last six months, as agents, we have also noticed a rise in the number of concerned clients getting in touch about suspicious calls. HMRC attribute this spike to a successful crackdown on email and SMS phishing, resulting in criminals […]


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Review Your Personal Finances Before the Tax Year End

March 2019

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As we fast approach the end of the tax year, now is the time to review your personal finances. Here are the key areas we recommend you review before 5th April 2019. ISA Allowance For the 2018/19 tax year, the maximum amount you can add to your ISA is £20,000 and this allowance will remain […]


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Capital Gains Tax Changes That All Landlords Need to Be Aware Of

March 2019

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Attention all landlords & ladies: Are you considering selling one of your properties, or at least toying with the idea? If so, read on as some upcoming changes might affect your decision. As a landlord, you’ll already be feeling the pinch from the various changes the government have introduced; most notably with stamp duty, relief […]


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Are You Paying Too Much National Insurance?

March 2019

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Worried you’re paying too much National Insurance? Read on to find out. There is what’s called an ”annual maximum” of national insurance contributions applying to every individual in a tax year. The most common scenario of an individual paying too much national insurance arises when they are working two or more jobs. It even applies […]


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Why You Should Start A Business In Norwich

February 2019

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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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