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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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28th September 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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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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14th September 2018 Sage 50 VAT T Codes

Sage 50 VAT T Codes. Sage 50 Accounts book keeping software populates its VAT return by using tax (T) codes to indicate which VAT rate to apply to each transaction. Whenever you post a transaction in Sage 50 Accounts you must enter the relevant T code:   T0 – Zero rated transactions (eg most food, books, new builds,…

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29th August 2018 Beware the fraudsters

We are fortunate to have many worthy charities in and around our area all making a huge contribution to our community. When it comes to the fraudsters charities do not have any exemption, in fact quite the opposite, they are often seen as a soft touch.  The Charity Commission has just published ‘Tackling Charity Fraud’…

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1st June 2018 Fraud

Fraud is a gigantic area which I would never be able to discuss fully in one blog however, after a recent run-in with a fake HMRC line; I did want to make you aware of a few key things to look out for or to be aware of when dealing with possible fraud. It’s important…

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5th April 2018 Reclaiming VAT: Checking the validity of your supplier invoices.

  VAT registered businesses will be aware that they can only reclaim VAT on business purchases if they have a valid VAT invoice.   For supplies over £250, this invoice should disclose: Supplier: sales invoice unique sequential invoice number, name, address and VAT number. Date and tax point, if different Your name and address Description…

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9th March 2018 Quickbooks Connect

  The “Beast from the East” didn’t stop Accountants, the Self-Employed, Developers and Small businesses as they attended QuickBooks Connect London on 27th and 28th February. Attendees from all over the world had gathered to develop the knowledge in QuickBooks online, meet QuickBooks Add-on Exhibitors, hear from featured speakers who were specialists in their industry…

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