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Marriage Tax Allowance

Are you married or in a civil partnership? If so you may be entitled to a £900 tax break called the marriage tax allowance. Yet about one million couples are still missing out.
Read on to find out more about what this new tax is, who qualifies for it and details of how to claim.

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How To Spot And Avoid HMRC Phishing Scams

As HMRC moves more of its services online, fraudsters are exploiting this transition by targeting taxpayers with fake emails. With an increasing number of phishing scams, HMRC has released updated guidance on how to recognise genuine contact from its agents.

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Have you experienced cash flow problems?

There are several reasons why businesses experience cash flow problems. For the SME sector the most common is late payment. This can then lead to a successful business being unable to pay their creditors on time. Luckily, Xero have come to our rescue with a lovely piece of software.

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Final Countdown Towards Making Tax Digital

The steps you need to take to get ready for April 2019 will depend on what software you use currently. Many businesses will already be using accounting software that has been tested and approved by HMRC, in which case the steps needed for April 2019 will be minimal.

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The Benefits of Having an Employer/Employee Contract

A good employment contract is essential to both the employee and the employer. It is a legal requirement to have one in place within two months of taking on an employee, but the benefits to both sides are far greater than just ticking the box for the legal requirements.

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What Is An Award Worth?

On immediate face value, awards for success in business seem highly desirable. The glamour of the black ties and ball gowns, the prestige of being nominated and maybe even winning an award all add to this effect. There are certainly many benefits to winning awards but not all awards are what they might seem.

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Making Tax Digital – The Journey Continues

As advances in technology are harnessed by software developers, the future of accountancy will be less about Making Tax Digital and more about accountants acting as consultants through advising their clients about their business activities in real-time.

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The Benefits Of Hiring An Apprentice.

Apprentices can allow you to grown your own, well trained, employees of the future. The National Apprenticeship Service reported that employers with established apprenticeship programmes see an improvement in productivity and in the quality of their product or service.

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The 5 Main Benefits To Outsourcing Your Company’s Payroll

A blog from Simas Payroll outlining the 5 main benefits to outsourcing your company’s payroll.

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Can You Grow Your Business Without Getting Bigger?

Many business owners want to grow, be successful, earn decent amounts of money and perhaps win awards – but they want to stay as a small business.
Sound familiar?
Then read our blog to find out how to grow without getting bigger, with our top 5 tips.

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