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13th January 2019 5 things you need to know about Making Tax Digital

  Making Tax Digital (MTD) is the hot topic this year. It’s one of the most fundamental changes to the UK tax system since the introduction of self-assessment. From April 2019, VAT registered businesses with a turnover of over £85,000 will be required to keep records using software approved by HMRC.  We have condensed the…

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11th January 2019 Financing your self-build project

  Borrowing to build Self-builders require more money up front than conventional homebuyers. This is because they have to buy their building plots and fund their planning applications before they can apply for any loans. Self-build mortgages tend to be interest-only as fixed-rate loans have substantial exit fees for those who change loans when the…

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9th January 2019 Running A Business From Home

  If you are looking to start up a business, it is likely to be home based, at least in the early days.  Figures suggest that over 60% of businesses start in this way and that there are 2.9m businesses in the UK operating from home. This blog looks at some of the common questions…

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4th December 2018 Seminar Success

Our March office held its start-up seminar last week. The seminar covered key areas for start-up businesses, including business plans, business structure, accounting software and employee considerations. A big thank you goes to Emilia Cybulska from NatWest for her presentation entitled “Give Your Start-up a Boost”, which not only covered financing options, but also gave…

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16th November 2018 Top 5 tips for start-up businesses

Businesses are born in many ways but there are some common considerations for all start-ups. Legal form Consideration needs to be given as to the how you wish to set up and structure your business. If you are going it alone perhaps a sole trader could be the best route or, if there is more…

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8th November 2018 Further contingency planning guidance on a ‘No deal Brexit’

HMRC has issued a Partnership Pack to help businesses carry out contingency planning and to help their customers, members and clients to: think about how they will need to adapt their business to comply with new systems, processes and controls assess the impact of the increased demand for customs declarations on their business consider whether…

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12th October 2018 How to choose a business structure

Are you thinking about setting up a business?  If so, one of the first decisions you will need to make is that of business structure. The main business structures are: sole trader, partnership, limited liability company, and limited liability partnership (LLP). Sole trader – This is the easiest set up, with very little in the way of red…

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11th October 2018 Why a start up business should complete a business plan

A business plan is a written document that describes your business. By committing your thoughts to paper, you can understand your business better and also map specific courses of action that need to be taken to improve your business. It covers objectives, strategies, sales, marketing and financial forecasts. A business plan can help you to:…

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27th September 2018 Business Fayre empowers local business owners

Whiting & Partners hosted their first Business Fayre on Thursday 20 September at Knights Hill Hotel in Kings Lynn. The event welcomed exhibitors from across a number of industries including insurance, software support, IT, Land Management, HR, Business Growth, marketing and promotions. Each business had the opportunity to chat to delegates and advise them on…

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20th September 2018 HMRC advisory fuel rates for company car users from 1 September

HMRC has published the latest advisory fuel rates (AFR) for company car users, effective from 1 September 2018 reflecting the upward trend in forecourt fuel prices for higher emission cars.  These rates apply from 1 September 2018 and have increased slightly on the previous quarter rates, for petrol cars with engine of 1400cc or more…

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