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When does a hobby or side hustle become a business?

Do you have a hobby or side hustle which is starting to earn you some extra income? Before you start spending the money, have you...

Considering offering an apprenticeship? Read this first

Offering an apprenticeship has never looked so appealing, but before you start hiring you need to know exactly what you are getting into....

HMRC investigation: don’t panic, read our essential guide

The words ‘HMRC investigation’ are enough to make the heart of every business owner miss a beat. Your mind conjures up images of men in...

National Insurance: what are the contributions for 2021-22?

This year sees Easter, a festival celebrating birth and renewal, coinciding with the arrival of new National Insurance thresholds. So has...

Everything you need to know about SEISS — the self-employment grant

Self-employed workers are celebrating the Chancellor’s decision to extend the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS), meaning more...

Should I take a salary or a dividend? Weigh up the pros and cons

Earning an income from your business is not as straightforward as it sounds, as there are a variety of options available, including...

Chasing Payments

Every business owner should read these tips for chasing payments

Late payments lead to cash flow issues which can cripple or even kill a small business — so how can you ensure that you successfully...

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Do Business Benefits Justify Setting up a Limited Company?

Businesses come in all shapes and sizes, but while being a sole trader can be very straightforward, there are clear business benefits to...

MTD Making Tax Digital

Are SMEs Ready for the Making Tax Digital Deadline?

Most SMEs understand that deadlines are a part of doing business, but while they might be fully focused on their own affairs, how aware are...

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Can Value Added Accounting Services Boost SME Growth?

Having an accounting service on hand is a valuable resource for SMEs, but they may not realise just how valuable. At a very basic level,...