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Everything You Need To Know About The New £20 Note

Money notes cash New £20 note coming soonHot on the heels of the new style £5 and £10 notes, the Bank of England have announced their plans to introduce new polymer £20 notes. They have been unveiled to feature a very prominent British artist, who was chosen using a new character selection process. Read more ›

How To Prepare Your Business for Brexit

Brexit is looming large, and business owners who haven’t already embraced the challenge of Britain’s departure from the EU should really begin to re-evaluate their approach when possible.   Read more ›

What You Need To Know About Gender Pay Gap Reporting

With gender equality a hot topic right now, employers in the UK should be aware of their responsibilities when it comes to any disparity in pay between male and female members of staff. Read more ›

Ipswich – The Best Place to Start a Business?

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It may be a surprising choice, but Ipswich has recently been named the best place to start a new business in the UK. The results come from a survey conducted in September 2017 by business-support group Informi, taking the latest available information from the 63 largest towns and cities in the country

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How to Safeguard Your Finances if You’re Self-Employed

Although being self-employed brings many benefits, there are potential downsides also. Not only can work dry up and cut off your only source of income, but there are further worries over retirement, tax and insurance – aspects many full-time workers take for granted. If you’re one of the UK’s 4.5 million self-employed workers and worried about how to safeguard your finances, here are a few things to consider. Read more ›

Financial Considerations For Business Start Ups

The opportunity to become your own boss is a draw that appeals to millions of people in the UK. Entrepreneurship is encouraged and anyone can set up their own business either as a sole-trader or limited company. Read more ›

How Accountants Can Protect Themselves from Cybercrime

How accountants can protect themselves from cybercrime

Accountancy firms are an attractive target for cyber criminals and should stay extra vigilant against online attacks.

In a digital world, it’s likely your data will be stored on a PC or via a cloud-based account. However, this makes it more vulnerable to criminals who’re using increasingly sophisticated ways of obtaining private information. Read more ›

Pension Options for the Self-Employed

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The self-employed must consider their pension options with more urgency than those in full-time employment. Without the privilege of being automatically enrolled into a workplace pension scheme, saving for retirement can be tricky. Read more ›

What to Look for in Your Business’s Accountant

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Hiring an accountant is a crucial decision to get right, especially during the vital start-up phase. Without one, key decisions can be missed at extra financial burden to your business.

On the other hand, having accurate figures to work from helps you compile spreadsheets, assess profit margin and calculate tax payments with added clarity. Read more ›

Is It Worth Moving to Cloud Accounting?

Cloud accounting has proven increasingly popular in recent years. It allows companies to store data off-site on remote servers in a bid to save time and money. There are plenty of cloud-based software options out there, each with various features that will suit different business models. Read more ›