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Do I need an audit and what does it consist of? - news article image

Do I need an audit and what does it consist of?

by Steve Neal

17 Feb 2021

A statutory audit is required when a UK Limited company or a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) meets certain criteria. Auditors report to the company’s shareholders (or members) on whether the annual accounts show a ‘true and fair view’ of the company’s financial activity and position.

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How do I start international trade? - news article image

How do I start international trade?

by Peter Watts

15 Feb 2021

Many owner-managed businesses investigate overseas trade when they can’t increase sales in their home market. Whether you are trading online or through in-country sales teams, there will be different tax legislation requirements

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Shaw Gibbs announce the appointment of Tax Partner Phil Dickinson - news article image

Shaw Gibbs announce the appointment of Tax Partner Phil Dickinson

by Fran Kidd

15 Feb 2021

Phil, who joined the firm at the beginning of February, is a tax specialist who has been involved in advising owner managed businesses on the direct tax challenges for over 10 years.

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Will my business assets be subject to Inheritance Tax? - news article image

Will my business assets be subject to Inheritance Tax?

by David Rickwood

12 Feb 2021

Assets in a private company are subject to Inheritance Tax but Business Relief can reduce this

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The construction industry domestic reverse charge scheme - news article image

The construction industry domestic reverse charge scheme

by Asim Khan

10 Feb 2021

The construction industry domestic reverse charge scheme The VAT domestic reverse charge for building and construction services is scheduled to come into effect on 1 March 2021.

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What if the internal functions of the business cannot cope with the levels of growth? - news article image

What if the internal functions of the business cannot cope with the levels of growth?

by Sarah Gardener

9 Feb 2021

What if the internal functions of the business cannot cope with the levels of growth or you need to scale up or down? You can outsource as many or as few back-office functions as you wish. The benefits of this are not only financial

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Can I claim R&D tax relief? - news article image

Can I claim R&D tax relief?

by Leigh Smith

8 Feb 2021

Research and Development (R&D) tax relief is generally considered to be one of the most attractive tax reliefs available, often resulting in significant cash repayments from HMRC.

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How much information should I share about my business? - news article image

How much information should I share about my business?

by Peter Watts

5 Feb 2021

If the business begins to prosper, suppliers, HMRC and even employees begin to demand greater visibility. HMRC are becoming more demanding when it comes to sharing of company information specifically with the advent of Making Tax Digital (MTD).

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The Brexit trade deal explained - news article image

The Brexit trade deal explained

by Asim Khan

3 Feb 2021

As the timing of the Brexit deal took place in late December 2020, this meant that many organisations were left with minimal time to understand the various implications on their activities before it took effect.

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What if I need funding for my business? - news article image

What if I need funding for my business?

by Charles Breese

1 Feb 2021

Owner Managers tend to self-fund their businesses, this may include personal savings, followed by long or short-term debt. They are often reluctant to source external equity-funding with the belief that it will erode independence.

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Should I go into business with my family? - news article image

Should I go into business with my family?

by Sarah Gardener

29 Jan 2021

It might seem sensible to go into business with a family member or spouse. Employment costs are not as likely to be as high and the negatives of the employer–employee relationship are not so prevalent.

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Paying your deferred VAT - news article image

Paying your deferred VAT

by Georgi Pacetti

28 Jan 2021

To support businesses during the pandemic, HMRC allowed VAT payments due between 20 March and 30 June to be deferred until the 31st March 2021.

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What should my long-term strategic goals be? - news article image

What should my long-term strategic goals be?

by Leigh Smith

27 Jan 2021

It is imperative that owners and managers of any business take time to focus and plan the strategic direction of the business and set key objectives to achieve the overall ambition .

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The average weekly cost of private residential care varies by more than £800 across Britain - news article image

The average weekly cost of private residential care varies by more than £800 across Britain

by Gemma Lanning

27 Jan 2021

The highest average weekly private cost was found in Islington in London, at £1,488, while the lowest was found in Blaenau Gwent in Wales, at £621.

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How do I choose the right business structure? - news article image

How do I choose the right business structure?

by Darshil Shah

25 Jan 2021

Structuring your business at an early stage will save time later and money in the longer-term

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COVID-19: Supreme Court ruling means insurers must pay for lockdown losses - news article image

COVID-19: Supreme Court ruling means insurers must pay for lockdown losses

by Sarah Gardener

21 Jan 2021

Small businesses have a huge opportunity to get back on their feet as the Supreme Court has ruled that insurers will pay out for losses caused by lockdown.

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Shaw Gibbs accountant wins global prize - news article image

Shaw Gibbs accountant wins global prize

by Gemma Lanning

21 Jan 2021

Outsourcing senior Alec Thompson, has won recognition in his ACCA Strategic Professional Level exam receiving the highest mark worldwide in the December 2020 examinations.

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Top tips for effective probationary periods during lockdown - news article image

Top tips for effective probationary periods during lockdown

by Kerry Whitfield

15 Jan 2021

HR Manager Kerry Whitfield discusses the Top tips for effective probationary periods during lockown

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Here I go again on my own goin' down the only road i've ever known - news article image

Here I go again on my own goin' down the only road i've ever known

by Ed Gibson

11 Jan 2021

There are times when you can’t beat a bit of 1980’s “poodle rock”; even more so when it’s co-written by a local boy (for those interested in that sort of thing Bernie is still in Buckinghamshire and until Covid hit was available for music lessons).

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European grant funding post Brexit - news article image

European grant funding post Brexit

by Malik Salim

8 Jan 2021

Horizon 2020 is the largest European fund for research and innovation. The fund, which was established by the EU ran from 2014-2020 with a budget of 79 billion Euros.

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