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Managing cash flow – an ICAEW publication

BAS logoThe Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) runs a Business Advice Service (BAS) which we are members of.

As part of the BAS commitment to UK business, we offer a free introductory meeting to any nearby company i.e. within 10km of the SW6 or TW9 post codes.

If you would like to meet up to discuss your business then please give me a call on either number at the top of the page.

Whatever your business, cash flow will be key to its success and you might find this PDF document, Managing Cash Flow , useful.

In addition to this ICAEW guide, we have put our best blogs on cash flow and getting paid in one place – here!

 

As well as cash flow advice, we offer a wide range of practical financial services for owner-managed businesses and I hope we can help you soon – don’t forget the BAS free introductory meeting!

 

Michael
@diaryofanomb

he Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) runs a Business Advice Service (BAS) which we are members of.

As part of the BAS commitment to the UK business environment, we offer a free introductory meeting to any business that’s local to us i.e. within 10km of the SW6 or TW9 post codes.

If you would like to meet up then please give me a call on either number at the top of  the page.

In the meantime, if you are just starting out or getting to a point where you might want or need to register for VAT, you might find this PDF document, Basics of VAT , a useful read.

We offer a wide range of practical financial services for owner-managed businesses and I hope we can help you soon!

Michael
@diaryofanomb

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Basics of VAT – an ICAEW publication

BAS logoThe Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) runs a Business Advice Service (BAS) which we are members of.

As part of the BAS commitment to UK business, we offer a free introductory meeting to any nearby company  i.e. within 10km of the SW6 or TW9 post codes.

If you would like to meet up to discuss your business then please give me a call on either number at the top of the page.

In the meantime, if you are just starting out or getting to a point where you might want or need to register for VAT, you might find this PDF document, Basics of VAT , a useful read. We can help you register for VAT, consider the flat-rate scheme, which is helpful for some small businesses and also look at whether being on cash accounting for VAT would be useful.

 

As well as VAT, we offer a wide range of practical financial services for owner-managed businesses and I hope we can help you soon – don’t forget the BAS free introductory meeting!

Michael
@diaryofanomb

 

Dividend tax implications 2016

From April 2016 there are changes to the dividend tax rules which do several things but the bottom line for most owner-managed companies will be that the “low-salary-high-dividend” approach to earnings will result in more income tax being paid than under the current rules.

Three questions arise:

  • What are the new rules?
  • How do they impact me?
  • What can be done – before April 2016 and after

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Pensions auto enrolment – how to get started

auto enrolmentPensions auto enrolment (AE) is the law and it’s making its way to your business NOW!

As we go through 2016 and beyond, more and more companies will have to auto enrol their staff into an approved pension scheme and this blog gives an overview what’s involved.

There are three big areas to work through:

  1. Preparing and choosing a pension scheme
  2. Running your pension scheme
  3. Compliance declarations

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Getting paid on time – your company is NOT a source of alternative finance!

Getting paid on timeGetting paid on time – it’s one of the biggest drags on the business community and it particularly hits the smaller business hard.

But there are things you can do, it’s time to hit back.

Remember – your company is NOT a source of alternative finance for your customers!

 

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Accounting software for small business

Outsourced accountingThere has never been more accounting software for small business users available than there is now.

It’s a buyer’s market.

Fuelled by a flight to the cloud, providers are fighting it out for SME accounting software spend and the alternatives available have never been better.

Leaving one key question to be answered – how do I choose?

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