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Accounts and Accounting

Accountancy advice tailored for small businesses

Accountancy is one of the most important areas of business. Every SME owner needs to have their finances in excellent shape – disorganized or inaccurate figures could harm business and impact the bottom line. Why not browse through articles in this section to polish up your knowledge on topics ranging from tax returns abd PAYE, to accountancy software and budgeting?

What Is the New VAT Reverse Charge?

What Is the New VAT Reverse Charge?

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What Is the New VAT Reverse Charge?

The new 2021 VAT reverse charge impacts how VAT-registered businesses operating under CIS process their invoices. Here's everything you need to know

How to Prepare for the End of the 2020/21 Tax Year

How to Prepare for the End of the 2020/21 Tax Year

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How to Prepare for the End of the 2020/21 Tax Year

A guide exploring how to prepare for the end of the 2020/21 tax year as a sole trader or director of a limited company, brought to you by the experts at Crunch

How to Check Your Business' HMRC Position

How to Check Your Business' HMRC Position

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How to Check Your Business' HMRC Position

Here's our handy guide covering how UK business owners can check their company's HMRC position for PAYE and VAT online

Covid-19: How Accountants Can Support SMEs

Covid-19: How Accountants Can Support SMEs

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Covid-19: How Accountants Can Support SMEs

Elizabeth Hughes of Pandle outlines the many ways an accountant can provide practical guidance to help business owners weather the Covid-19 storm

What Happens to VAT After Brexit?

What Happens to VAT After Brexit?

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What Happens to VAT After Brexit?

Andrew Diver, Head of Taxation at Beatons Group, debunks some common myths about VAT after Brexit and sheds some light on what may happen in the months ahead

Talk Money Week: Support for Business Owners

Talk Money Week: Support for Business Owners

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Talk Money Week: Support for Business Owners

We take a look at how business owners can cultivate healthy conversations about money, along with outlining three steps to achieve stable cash flow

How to Understand Your Payslips as an Employee

How to Understand Your Payslips as an Employee

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How to Understand Your Payslips as an Employee

Stacey McIntosh of Sage Advice UK​ talks us through how to understand your payslips as an employee, including a look at key terminology

Recent Changes to Corporate Tax Submissions

Recent Changes to Corporate Tax Submissions

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Recent Changes to Corporate Tax Submissions

Tim Pearce of BTCSoftware UK talks us through recent changes to Corporate Tax Submissions that will impact UK SMEs, such as the recently reduced VAT rate for hospitality businesses

Covid-19: The Impact on R&D Tax Credits

Covid-19: The Impact on R&D Tax Credits

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Covid-19: The Impact on R&D Tax Credits

Alistair Aird of Easy R&D explores the impact of the UK Government's coronavirus support loans on the SME R&D Tax Credit Scheme

Covid-19: Changes to VAT Obligations

Covid-19: Changes to VAT Obligations

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Covid-19: Changes to VAT Obligations

Tamara Habberley, Senior Consultant at The VAT People, shares her guide exploring everything UK SMEs need to know about their VAT obligations during the coronavirus pandemic

A Guide to IR35 Minor Status Tests

A Guide to IR35 Minor Status Tests

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A Guide to IR35 Minor Status Tests

Alice Hickling of Larsen Howie talks us through the minor status tests that assessors look at when evaluating a company's IR35 status

IR35 Changes & The Construction Industry

IR35 Changes & The Construction Industry

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IR35 Changes & The Construction Industry

Barbara Jamieson of LawBite talks us through the impact of IR35 changes on the construction industry, including how businesses should be using the delay to prepare

Understanding Cash Flow Analysis

Understanding Cash Flow Analysis

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Understanding Cash Flow Analysis

Keeping track of your cash flow is essential to the overall health of your business. Here's a quick look at understanding cash flow analysis and gaining insights from your cash flow statement

IR35 Delayed to 2021: What It Means for Business

IR35 Delayed to 2021: What It Means for Business

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IR35 Delayed to 2021: What It Means for Business

The IR35 reform has been delayed to 2021, giving the private sector extra time to prepare. The Larsen Howie Team, experts in IR35, explore what this means for your business

How to Prepare for the 2020 IR35 Reform

How to Prepare for the 2020 IR35 Reform

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How to Prepare for the 2020 IR35 Reform

Hannah Robinson of Larsen Howie breaks down the private sector IR35 reform due to be rolled out on 6th April 2020 and delves into what it will mean for business owners in practice

Claims Management Software for SMEs

Claims Management Software for SMEs

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Claims Management Software for SMEs

Claims management software can speed up claims processing, reduce errors and enhance the customer experience. Here's a guide to how it can benefit your SME

How to Deal with VAT Error Correction

How to Deal with VAT Error Correction

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How to Deal with VAT Error Correction

Alan Rolfe from HWB Chartered Accountants outlines the correct procedure for VAT error correction to follow if you've made a mistake on your quarterly tax return

Common Financial Pitfalls & How to Avoid Them

Common Financial Pitfalls & How to Avoid Them

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Common Financial Pitfalls & How to Avoid Them

Chris Woodard, Co-Founder of Handle.com, explores some of the biggest financial mistakes that new business owners make and how to avoid them

How to Increase Profits Without Increasing Sales

How to Increase Profits Without Increasing Sales

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How to Increase Profits Without Increasing Sales

Mark Tighe of specialist tax relief consultancy Catax explores how businesses can generate revenue from existing assets, both physical and intellectual, with a focus on tax breaks

A Guide To Chasing Late Payments

A Guide To Chasing Late Payments

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A Guide To Chasing Late Payments

It's important to be aware of how to chase up unpaid invoices to protect your business and its cash flow. Here's Sage's guide on how SMEs should approach chasing late payments