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IMPORTANT UPDATE: Reverse Charge VAT for the Construction Industry

June 2019

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There is an important change that you need to be aware of, coming into effect on 1st October 2019. This change will affect any business that is CIS and VAT registered or that pays suppliers that are CIS and VAT registered. The new legislation is aimed at shifting the VAT liability on building and other […]

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What You Need to Do About IR35

May 2019

What You Need to Do About IR35

IR35 is a piece of tax legislation designed to combat tax avoidance by off-payroll workers who provide their services to businesses as a self-employed individual on a regular, long-term basis. In the eyes of HMRC, workers of this kind are what’s known as ‘disguised employees.’ This means that as far as HMRC are concerned, the […]

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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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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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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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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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How We’ve Helped Our Clients Save on Their Business Costs

February 2019

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We work hard to make businesses as profitable as possible by eliminating waste on essential spend. Our Business Cost Reduction service has saved many of our client’s vast sums of money on overheads such as utilities and insurance. In this blog, we’re going to share some of our favourite examples of how we’ve been able […]

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What Is a Limited Company?

February 2019

What Is A Limited Company?

We’ve all heard of a limited company, but what exactly does it mean to be ‘limited’? The word itself can carry negative or positive connotations, depending on its use. An example of the word used in a negative context could be, dare I say it, the beer selection is limited. Used in other contexts, the […]

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Don’t Listen to the Bloke Down the Pub

December 2018

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One of the great difficulties we face as accountants is providing clarity to our clients amongst all the misinformation, rumours and hearsay floating around out there. The issue of misinformation is particularly prevalent in the accounting industry, this is because there are so many rules and regulations that businesses must abide by that are constantly […]

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