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Useful insights

Ideas, inspiration and insight.

It’s a big, wide business world out there. And there’s nothing we like better than sharing our thoughts on helping businesses grow, what’s happening in accountancy, tax and finance and what inspires us to do what we do.

Whether you’re after an insight into the way we think, a few tips to help your business, an update on the latest developments or just a good read, here are a few of our latest thoughts.

Building A Better Business – Step 6

Posted 2 days ago

Are there signs of toxicity in your business? A toxic workplace culture will inhibit the success of your business. Be a better leader and build a stronger culture.

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Building A Better Business – Step 5

Posted 4 days ago

Are you the bottleneck in your business? How many departments are you leading? Are you doing a good job of them all? Get the right organisation structure in place and you’ll free up your time and reduce stress.

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Building A Better Business – Step 4

Posted 1 week ago

Don’t be a slave to your business! Create a plan so you can extract what you want from your business.

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Building A Better Business – Step 3

Posted 1 week ago

Reflecting on your business’s vulnerabilities and defining where your business is at, warts and all, is a crucial step to #BuildABetterBusiness. Knowing your starting point will clarify how you’ll reach your endgame.

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Building A Better Business – Step 2

Posted 2 weeks ago

Being open to new learning is an essential part of building a better business. Where could you extend your knowledge? Set a target and get learning!

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Building A Better Business – Step 1

Posted 2 weeks ago

You can’t build a better business without defining exactly what you want. Your business is there to serve you, not the other way around!

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“Be, Do, Have” – A Better Way To Achieve Your Goals

Posted 3 weeks ago

Our success in life depends largely on our mindset. We take a look at “Be, Do, Have” as a better way to achieve your goals in life.

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Budget 2021 – Smoke & Mirrors

Posted 3 months ago

Budget 2021 – delivered with the confidence of a victory lap but does it stack up, does it address the real issues and what is the impact on taxpayers.

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National Insurance Increase – A Clever Disguise

Posted 4 months ago

The Prime Minister announced increases to National Insurance from 6th April 2022. At first glance, only a small increase but digging a little deeper it becomes clear that the tax rises are wider reaching measures.

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Optimum Director’s Salary – 2021/22

Posted 11 months ago

Calculating the optimum director’s salary for 2021/22 may look straightforward but there’s a lot in play to get to the right figure – a review of individual circumstances will achieve that tax optimisation.

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National Minimum Wage from 1 April 2021

Posted 11 months ago

The National Minimum Wage increases from 1 April 2021 with changes for 23 and 24 year olds which may catch out some employers.

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Budget 2021 – Tricky For Rishi

Posted 11 months ago

Budget 2021 – it was always going to be a tricky one to navigate for the Chancellor – not many surprises but the detail shows how they plan to recover the deficit.

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Brexit – VATs It All About?

Posted 11 months ago

Don’t get bogged down in VAT & Brexit. Trust us, we did and it wasn’t pretty!

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VAT Deferral New Payment Scheme – Details Released

Posted 11 months ago

The VAT Deferral New Payment Scheme will be open from 23rd February 2021 to allow VAT deferred from 2020 to be spread in equal instalments up to 31st March 2022.

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Kickstart Scheme – Update – Improved Access for Small Businesses

Posted 12 months ago

The minimum job placement requirement to qualify for the Kickstart Scheme has been removed – fantastic news for small businesses!

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CIS VAT Reverse Charge – Changes From 1st March 2021

Posted 12 months ago

Big changes are scheduled to be implemented on 1st March 2021 for VAT registered businesses operating in the Construction Industry. A handy flowchart and examples to guide you through the detail.

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Lockdown 3.0 – Further Business Support

Posted 1 year ago

Lockdown 3.0 – a familiar sequel with new business support measures announced by The Chancellor.

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Quarterly Tax Update – December 2020

Posted 1 year ago

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The 3rd SEISS Grant – “Don’t Ask Me About My Business, Rishi”

Posted 1 year ago

The 3rd SEISS grant has significant criteria differences to the 1st & 2nd grants. Don’t give Rishi an excuse to “make you an offer you can’t refuse”.

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Rishi, is everything alright at home?

Posted 1 year ago

Countless changes to furlough in the last few months but maybe we’ve finally got to a point where we know what Winter support will look like for employees and the self-employed.

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Like A Goat On AstroTurf

Posted 1 year ago

Here we go again…..it’s Lockdown 2. An offer of a helping hand and getting hold of the controllables.

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Changes to the Winter support packages

Posted 1 year ago

Yesterday, The Chancellor made changes to previously announced support schemes to assist with businesses with job retention and grant funding over the Winter months – we give you a summary of the main changes & improvements.

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Expenses Guide – Sole Traders & Partnerships

Posted 1 year ago

An A-Z help guide to the expenses that can be claimed by sole traders & partnerships.

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Expenses Guide – Limited Companies

Posted 1 year ago

An A-Z help guide to the expenses that can be claimed by a limited company.

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Winter Economy Plan – A Summary

Posted 1 year ago

A summary of the new package of measure announced on 24 September 2020 to support the economy during Winter 2020.

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Fight, Flight or………wait, there’s another “F”?

Posted 1 year ago

We’ve all heard of the Fight-Flight response but there’s another “F” in play which might be holding us back

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Quarterly Tax Update – September 2020

Posted 1 year ago

Elevate’s quarterly tax update keeping you on top of all recent developments and news in the world of tax

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Kickstart Scheme details

Posted 1 year ago

The eagerly awaited details on the Kickstart Scheme are released but the practicalities for small businesses are all too plain to see.

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Summer Statement Highlights

Posted 2 years ago

A brief update on the main points raised in the Chancellor’s Summer Statement.

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Xero Business Snapshot Feature

Posted 2 years ago

A quick video running through a new feature recently released by Xero – Business Snapshot.

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Changing Your Accountant Need Not Be Terrifying – Video

Posted 2 years ago

Changing your accountant is a big decision. Will the grass really be greener?  Better the devil you know and all that!

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Revive Your Business During COVID-19 – Video

Posted 2 years ago

The Coronavirus situation has three stages for businesses. Survive, Revive and Thrive.

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HMRC COVID-19 Tax Reliefs – Q&A Video

Posted 2 years ago

A man on a walk, talking you through all the recent tax reliefs on offer from HMRC in light of the COVID crisis.

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COVID-19 – just another obstacle you can overcome

Posted 2 years ago

Practical positivity in a world gone crazy – a few easy steps to get your sh*t together!

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Yesterday’s news…..it’s only the beginning

Posted 3 years ago

The world has become “live” and “on-demand” – how to make sure your business is doing the same, delivering you tomorrow’s news

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Autumn Budget 2018 Update

Posted 3 years ago

Find out about the key budget changes in 2019/20 that will have an impact on both individuals and businesses.

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Positivity

Posted 3 years ago

Think Positive – A positive mindset is crucial, not only for business success, but for a successful life in general.

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Making Tax Digital

Posted 3 years ago

The way that businesses and individuals report their figures to HMRC is changing with ‘Making Tax Digital’. Find out how.

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Business Start-Ups

Posted 3 years ago

It can be a daunting time when setting out on the journey of starting a new business. Here are some of our top new business tips.

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