Tax and finance articles and news
Tax is one of the most important issues facing your business – but easy-to-read tax information can be hard to come by. From Self Assessment to VAT, we’ve compiled tips and guides to help you understand business tax in the UK.
Podcast: tax responsibilities of business owners
In this episode we will be looking at the tax responsibilities of small business owners.
Tax is a perpetual problem. Calculating it, paying it, and deducting it from your employees’ wages – all of these tasks take time and effort.
But tax can also be confusing, particularly for first-time business owners. So what do you need to do in order to make sure that your tax affairs are in order?
Factoring vs invoice discounting - which works for your small business?
Josh Hall | 5 Mar 2014
Invoice finance is a powerful means by which small and growing businesses can take control of the value locked up in unpaid invoices.
Fix your cashflow with invoice finance
Josh Hall | 5 Feb 2014
Two thirds of businesses have waited more than 90 days for an invoice to be settled in the last six months.
Apply now for a £2,000 government Growth Voucher
Josh Hall | 27 Jan 2014
The government today launched a new scheme offering subsidised advice to the UK’s small businesses.
Sorting your small business expenses
Joshua Danton Boyd | 24 Jan 2014
There’s a lot you can be getting back so if you’re not filling out the expenses part of your tax returns, you could be missing out.
7 last-minute Self Assessment tips
Josh Hall | 9 Jan 2014
The Self Assessment deadline is fast approaching – and you need to act now in order to make sure that you meet it.
Top tips for better cashflow
Josh Hall | 20 Dec 2013
Almost half of small businesses have cashflow problems.
Top tips for a successful first-time business loan application
Josh Hall | 13 Dec 2013
More than half of all first-time business loan applicants are turned down. Affordable finance is vital for small businesses, but all too frequently first-time applicants find it difficult to get the funding they need.
Pension auto-enrolment - How can I make it affordable?
Josh Hall | 23 Sep 2013
New pension rules will cost small businesses £8,900 each.
Don’t ‘do a Vince’ – remember your VAT
By Josh Hall | 8 November 2011
Mr Cable said he made the error “unknowingly” – but if one of the men in charge of the economy can’t get their tax right, what hope is there for the rest of us?
A sole trader’s checklist – 13 top tips
By Josh Hall | 21 October 2011
Amidst all the doom and gloom, last week saw some good news – the number of sole traders in the UK has risen by 123,000 since the start of the year.
Family business succession – tips for making it work
By Josh Hall | 18 November 2011
Family businesses are amongst the most important driving forces behind the UK economy.
Pension options for the self-employed
By Josh Hall | 11 August 2011
The range of pension alternatives on offer can be dizzying. So what are the main options, and how can they help you save for retirement?
Podcast: finding the finance you need to run your business
The range of finance options on offer can be dizzying and confusing. So, in this episode, we will be looking at the different forms of funding available to business owners.
Video: business tips from Andrew Keats of Action Business Consultants Ltd.
In this interview, Andrew Keats advises start-up owners to pursue business partnerships and research alternative sources of funding.
Video: business tips from Pal Carter of City Business Library
In this interview, Pal Carter points business startup owners to City Business Library for helpful tips, resources, and seminars.
Podcast: challenges associated with growing an existing business
In this podcast, Josh Hall talkes about the challenges associated with growing a business. Listen to the podcast or read the podcast on this page.