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Xero versus FreeAgent in 2021

Cloud computing has revolutionised the world of business in many ways. One of the most direct has been accounting. The cloud offers a compelling combination of added functionality, automation [...]

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Working from home expenses to claim during the pandemic

The pandemic has created additional challenges for all of us. Money is tight and, with the way we work changing, many may have to pay for additional equipment such as computers or working from [...]

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What Government Support is available in January 2021?

A new year has, as many expected, brought the third lockdown. With Boris Johnson placing the entire country under Tier 4 restrictions and closing schools, January 2021 feels a lot like March [...]

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What is Tax Investigation Insurance?

Managing a small business can be difficult at the best of times. Margins are low and finances are a delicate balancing act. During a pandemic, the thought of the additional unexpected costs of an [...]

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Is it Time to Move to Accountancy Software?

Business is going digital which means more and more people are transitioning to accounting software.  The market for accounting software has been growing over the past few years and the [...]

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Accounting for Climate Change

For years, climate change has been one of those issues that businesses were happy to ignore. Green washing was big business with firms keen to be seen to be doing the right thing but not taking [...]

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Making Tax Digital Hitting the Self Employed

From the introduction of personal tax accounts to the launch of Making Tax Digital (MTD), the Government has been incredibly keen to move businesses and self-employed people towards a paperless [...]

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What is a director’s loan and how does it work?

It’s perfectly OK for directors of limited companies to borrow money from their businesses, but there are strict rules that need to be followed. For sole traders, business and personal finances [...]

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Can I Pay HMRC with a Credit Card?

Freelancers and contractors are getting ready to pay their taxes to HMRC but those who would have liked to pay by credit card may have to find alternative. As 2018 dawned, HMRC had a nasty shock [...]

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Making Tax Digital Explained

Bringing Tax Online  At Budget 2015, the UK government set out its plans to transform the UK tax system as we know it. The Making Tax Digital initiative was announced soon after which aims [...]