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How will Brexit affect UK Businesses?

July 2016

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Britain is leaving the EU. It’s all you hear on the news, all you read in the papers and it’s currently all us Brits talk about. But with so much conflicting information out there, how can we possibly reach a conclusion as to exactly how this will impact us? Brexit campaigners will tell you that […]

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Post-Brexit Effect on UK Tax System

July 2016

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On Monday, we saw George Osborne announce that he would be looking to reduce Corporation tax rates, possibly to 15% (we don’t know when) to encourage businesses to stay in or move to the UK. This is clearly an effort to stabilise the economy from what I suspect he thinks will be turbulent times. He […]

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The Impact of Brexit on VAT

July 2016

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I have been surprised by the number of people that I meet who are not aware that VAT is a wholly European sales tax. The rules and basis of VAT are enshrined in European legislation of which the UK version is purely a copy. When we Brexit the EU, VAT will cease to be controlled […]

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Factoring in Focus

June 2016

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*Featured In The EDP Norfolk Magazine* Following the Credit Crunch, UK businesses have been composing themselves, ready to fight their way back to a sound trading position. There has been a clear spike in the level of business and sales activity, this inevitably results in pressures on cash flow. This is where ‘Factoring’ comes in. […]

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How to Claim Bad Debt Relief

June 2016

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What is ‘bad debt relief’? Sometimes within the UK VAT system situations can arise wherein a business is required to pay VAT to HMRC before they have been paid by their customer. This can wreak havoc on a business’s cash flow. Fortunately, ‘bad debt relief’ exists to help businesses faced with this type of situation. […]

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What Impact Will the EU Referendum Have on VAT?

June 2016

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No one can predict what will happen to the VAT rules, and rates, following the referendum on 23rd June. All we can say with certainty is that a vote to leave will have a huge impact on VAT regulations. VAT is regulated by the EU and the UK government is bound to abide by the […]

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Aston Shaw Has ACCA Approved Employer Status Extended to 2021

June 2016

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Aston Shaw has managed to retain the highly sought-after status of ‘Platinum Approved ACCA Employer’ for a further 6 years – the highest award possible. Aston Shaw invests sizeable sums of money into the development and training of staff. The firm covers all training fees, as well as providing all the necessary resources staff in […]

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What is Development Finance?

June 2016

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Development finance is essentially a loan that goes towards the purchase of land/construction costs of a development. Property development is never easy, but there is no reason why finding finance for it can’t be. If you’re a property developer, investor, or landlord, then there’s a range of finance options available, that will enable you to […]

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Why You Should Be Using Cloud Accounting Software

June 2016

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*Featured In The EDP Norfolk Magazine* Why use cloud accounting software? In this article, I’ll highlight the key reasons why cloud accounting software is being recognised as a powerful tool for business, and used more and more by businesses and accountants alike. Whether you’re a freelancer, a small business or a larger operation, all can […]

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