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Going on holiday? Here’s how to manage client expectations

Are you looking forward to a holiday but worried about managing your clients during your time off? Balancing work and a well-deserved break can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be stressful. Follow this step-by-step guide to manage client expectations and ensure you can fully enjoy your holiday without any lingering work concerns. You

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 How to harness the power of the slow summer season (and prepare for the busy season)

While Summer may seem like the perfect time to take it easy, especially if your business is prone to seasonal changes and this is your slow month, savvy business owners know it’s a golden opportunity to reflect, optimise, and prepare for the busier months ahead!  Here’s how you can make the most of the quieter

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Management Buyout: Key Tax Considerations for Management

If you were given an amazing opportunity to buy shares in the company you work for through a management buyout (MBO), would you understand all the tax implications? You could be taking full control or owning a significant stake, allowing you to benefit directly from the company’s future success – but what does this mean

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Want to work smarter, not harder? Here’s how to work more efficiently

Do you feel like you’re constantly running with your business tasks, but getting nowhere? Like you’re working hard but not necessarily getting anywhere fast? It’s time we revive and embrace a seemingly forgotten mantra: work smarter, not harder.  Lazy efficiency is about doing more, with less effort. Harnessing technology and innovative processes can reduce time

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New Companies House Rules for Registered Office Addresses

Under the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act, there are new rules for registered office addresses.  Companies must now have an ‘appropriate address’ as their registered office at all times. An appropriate address is one where: This means you cannot use a PO Box as your registered office address. You can still use a third-party

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Government launches new online voluntary National Insurance payments tool

The Check your state pension forecast tool from HMRC and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has been enhanced to make it a fully end-to-end solution where taxpayers can check their pension forecast and make voluntary payments. This allows the majority of taxpayers under state pension age to view gaps in their national insurance (NI) record

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Reduction in higher rate of capital gains tax on residential property gains

For capital gains tax purposes, residential property gains have their own, harsher, rules. Not only are taxed charged at a higher rate, but taxpayers also have a shorter window in which to report the gain and pay the corresponding tax over to HMRC.  In the 2024 Spring Budget, the Chancellor announced that the higher rate

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How to protect your business from an HMRC investigation

Just the thought of an HMRC investigation can send shivers down the spine of any business owner, but fear not!  We’ve got precautions and strategies to share with you that can significantly reduce the likelihood of finding yourself under HMRC’s microscope. They will also help guide you through an investigation smoothly.  What is an investigation

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