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Exporting for small businesses

How to sell goods and services overseas for beginners. Internationalising your client base can be an intimidating prospect for small business owners with no experience in trading overseas. Depending on your sector and your export destinations, deciding to sell products and services abroad can increase your expenditure, consume your time, and introduce new regulatory and […]


We’re Hiring: Semi-Senior Accountant

Overview The principal function of a Semi-Senior is to work within the Audit team undertaking an Accounts and Audit based position.  This role is responsible for assisting in audit work and the preparation of accounts and involves working as part of a team carrying out tasks under some coaching and supervision.  There is a small […]


Raising finance for small businesses

Raising finance is a crucial but challenging aspect of running a successful business, whether you’re launching a start-up or looking to expand your operations. You can have the best product in the world, a solid business plan and a comprehensive marketing strategy, but if you can’t access the necessary finance success will be much harder […]


Tax, reliefs and allowances on different types of property income

There are many ways to earn an income from property such as residential properties, furnished holiday lettings, commercial properties and renting out a room in your house. The exact tax treatment and allowable expenses will differ depending on the type of property you own and your level of income. In most circumstances income from property […]


How and when to complete your self-assessment tax return

HMRC uses self-assessment to collect tax from individuals who run their own businesses or if they receive income that is not taxed through PAYE. The individuals who have to submit a self-assessment tax return fall into a number of diverse circumstances including: being self-employed having savings or investment income above £10,000 before tax receiving £2,500 […]


Download our full guide to the Autumn Statement 2016

The first major economic statement since the EU referendum focused on measures to “prepare our economy to be resilient as we exit the EU”. Unsurprisingly, the Ofice for Budget Responsibility (OBR) forecasts for growth Unsurprisingly, the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) forecasts for growth have changed since the last figures were published in March. The […]


Inheritance tax and the residence nil-rate band

A detailed guide to the residence nil-rate band for inheritance tax. The rise in property prices throughout the UK means that even those with modest assets may find that their estate exceeds the £325,000 nil-rate band for inheritance tax (IHT). The percentage of properties sold for more than £325,000 has doubled since the current nil-rate […]


What to consider when starting a business

Last year 608,110 businesses were incorporated according to data from Companies House. This is a year-on-year increase of 26,937 on the 581,173 businesses started in 2014. However, figures from the Office for National Statistics show that 55% of new businesses fail within 5 years. In order to avoid becoming part of this statistic, it is […]