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Tax Advice
04 Sep 2017
We take a look at how to extract cash from your business in the most tax efficient manner and examine the income tax rates for the 2017-18 accounting year.
30 Aug 2017
Entrepreneurs like to have as much control over their businesses as possible, but if things go well, they will need to delegate. If you’re thinking of becoming an employer, it’s important to know your legal and tax obligations.
Small Business Advice
03 Aug 2017
Most businesses make mistakes when they apply for funding we take a look at the most common mistakes made.
Small Business Advice
02 Jun 2017
We take a look at how you can benchmark your business against your competitors and ask the question: should you be taking on another employee or getting more from the ones you have?
Small Business Advice
05 Apr 2017
Understanding how your business performs is essential if an entrepreneur is to really take control of their business. We take a look at how we work with our clients to support them in achieving quality reporting and performance analysis even in small business.
Small Business Advice
23 Feb 2017
In short, Working Capital is defined as, “The capital of a business which is used in its day-to-day trading operations”. It is important for small businesses to understand what their working capital is in order to manage every day operations; it is the capital which you have to work with. Find out more...
Industry Specific Advice
20 Jan 2017
We take a look back over 2016 to see what the data really shows about the London property market. We show how the London property market has slowed in both transaction volumes and price growth and take a look towards 2017, at what to expect in the London property market.
Small Business Advice
13 Dec 2016
It is the season to be jolly, in this article we explore VAT and Christmas markets. Who has to charge VAT and how much? If your thinking about trading at a Christmas market this year read on to find out what you need to know.
Industry Specific Advice
29 Nov 2016
Digital Agencies have seen Gross income increase, however, they have failed to translate this to bottom line profitability. Accounts & Legal explore the use of freelancers and what effect this has had on the sectors financials
Client of the Month
14 Nov 2016
We explore Passerini, an interior design house that brings Italian and European design to the world through their London studio. Sophia sits at the heart of Passerini, discover more about her experiences setting up a UK business and selling throughout the world in Novembers client of the month segment.
Small Business Advice
07 Oct 2016
Accounts and Legal see business from every market and sector. We have recently seen a rise in the number of Amazon drop shippers we decided to investigate what they are and why more people are doing it.
Industry Specific Advice
05 Oct 2016
The recruitment industry is booming but, in our quest to deepen our understanding of the the industry, we asked the question - who is your recruiter really working for?
Industry Specific Advice
28 Sep 2016
Whilst accounting conventions can be very useful for some things they can also hide commercially significant data. We look at one convention in the recruitment industry and explore how this could impact on a business.
Our News
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14 Sep 2016
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Small Business Advice
06 Sep 2016
New challenger bank set up to specifically address the needs of the UK's Freelancer community - we look at what makes them different.
Small Business Advice
05 Sep 2017
With 57% of British SMEs admitting they don’t offer training and development for their staff, we consider a range of no cost or low cost management training courses.
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Tax Advice
04 Sep 2017
We look at the Option to Tax exploring when you should opt to reclaim input VAT on a building or development and how you can do so.
30 Aug 2017
Pension rules are changing and unfortunately it is going to be expensive for small businesses.
Small Business Advice
04 Aug 2017
We take a look at some Kickstarter campaigns to see what there is to be learnt from the world of crowd funding.
Accounting Advice
23 Jun 2017
Becoming a boss is an exciting time, but will also come with some responsibilities to the HMRC. Here's what you need to know about how to register for payroll, and why you need to.
Small Business Advice
18 Apr 2017
An EMI scheme could allow you to incentivise your staff in a tax efficient way, locking in key members of staff so you can grow your business quickly and efficiently.
Small Business Advice
23 Feb 2017
Who are your debtors and who are your creditors? Though these terms are seemingly straightforward they can often be confused. It is important to understand that the debtor and creditor process can work in different ways, especially for small businesses. This article explains it all...
Small Business Advice
06 Feb 2017
Tips to help creative businesses to focus on the accuracy and timeliness of systems and identification of risks to allow them to make better commercial decisions, identify cost savings, better cash flow management and inevitably succeed.
Our News
14 Dec 2016
Brighton’s Chamber of Commerce gathered these minds at The Grand Hotel in Brighton for a Business Leaders Lunch.
Industry Specific Advice
30 Nov 2016
We look at one of digital marketing’s most consistent sectors – Branding & Design – to find out what is driving this consistency and what are the benchmarks to analyse as the sector consolidates.
Industry Specific Advice
24 Nov 2016
Not only did the 2016 Autumn Statement rock the Estate Agent industry, it also announced changes to the flat rate VAT scheme which will affect some contractors and freelancers.
Small Business Advice
14 Oct 2016
We take a look at the rising star of the recruitment sector - tech. With demand for skills outstripping supply, coders and programmers are choosing to go it alone rather than stick with permanent contracts - we look below the surface to understand how this is impacting on the recruitment industry.
Client of the Month
06 Oct 2016
Nathan Smith of Smith’s Hair Studio offers great haircuts and a fresh take on the traditional salon business model. All to the sound of great music with a happening vibe. We dropped in to see what it's all about.
Small Business Advice
28 Sep 2016
We are regularly asked: as a non-UK resident how can I open a business bank account in the UK? We looked in to this and here's what we found.
Our News
22 Sep 2016
Brighton Business Club has been created by Accounts and Legal to bring the local business community together with the hope of informing and inspiring them. Last night we hosted our first Brighton Business Club session and it was a very enjoyable evening for all involved.
Our News
19 Sep 2016
We started fresh on Friday 16th September as we attended the buzzing Juice FM Business Breakfast Club.
Small Business Advice
08 Sep 2016
Ensuring invoices are paid, and paid on time, is a critical issue for most small business owners, since unpaid bills (or even late payments) can seriously undermine a company’s cash flow.