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23rd December 2015 UK Trade & Investment

Exporting is GREAT Campaign: Bid for real export contracts. As 2015 draws to a close the Government have launched a new 5 year campaign with the objective of creating 100,000 new exporters. https://www.exportingisgreat.gov.uk This new website platform lists real export contract opportunities that are currently out to tender, inviting SME’s to register an interest. Blog entry by:…

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13th October 2015 Infrastructure Funding

Slow Broadband: £3k grants available. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport have grants available for up to £3,000 to cover the broadband installation costs of upgrading to a faster and more reliable connection for your business. They say you could get a fibre optic, cable or wireless broadband connection,n amongst other options.  Most businesses…

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26th August 2015 Centre of Excellence

Fenland Office: Plans announced to create ‘Centre of Excellence’. We are pleased to announce plans to create a newly constructed super-office on the southern edge of March. This will enable us to create, under one roof, the teams of specialist advisers that modern day clients require to service their compliance, out-sourcing and advisory requirements. Blog…

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2nd July 2015 Public Record Disclosures

Abbreviated Accounts: keep your business finances confidential. Instead of filing full statutory accounts on the public record and revealing your sales and gross margin to your competitors and suppliers, you may be eligible to choose instead to file abbreviated accounts if certain conditions are met. Abbreviated accounts are shorter accounts and as such do not include…

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6th June 2015 Share Valuation Test Case

Mr & Mrs Foulser v HMRC: interesting test case on valuing shares in unquoted company. Business owners may only have to value shares in their family company on a few occasions during their lifetime (eg for commercial share transfers, gifts or capital taxes calculations), but the numbers involved are likely to be material. So a…

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3rd February 2015 Pension Schemes

Despite the bad press that pension schemes have received over the last 20 years, there are still many appealing tax, protection and wealth creation features of setting up and running your own pension scheme. The legacy of Robert Maxwell lives on, in the form of the Pensions Act 1995, and all such pensions must now follow…

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24th January 2015 Protect Valuable Assets from Business Risks

We can assist in this process by assisting in assessing risk and then advising on introducing appropriate mitigation: Robust Financial Management Undertaking a voluntary or statutory audit as, both, a preventative and detective measure. Introducing appropriate financial controls, timely financial reporting procedures and other examples of best practice governance. Registering for the Companies House PROOF…

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9th May 2014 Recognising Success

2016 British Small Business Awards: Nominations invited. This years Awards are taking place in London on 20th October and the nomination deadline is 27th May. There are 3 categories: Sole Trader of the year, Micro Business of the Year (2-9 people), Small Business of the Year (10-50 people). For further details visit:  http://www.smallbusiness.co.uk/news/opportunities/2516776/nominations-now-open-for-the-british-small-business-awards.thtml and for…

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27th February 2014 Whitings SME Growth Index

Data Source: Whitings’ SME Growth Index The Whitings’ SME Growth Index is a barometer to measure and bench-mark how successful our clients are in being able to grow their businesses. It is constructed as follows: Year on year turnover (excluding exceptional income sources) is continually measured over the review period. Results are assigned to the year in which…

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24th January 2012 Company Pre Year End Planning

Reviewing business financial performance just before the year end, then taking actions to influence how the year end results will look, should be a key element of the annual financial management routine for larger more pro-active businesses. Although tax mitigation is usually the key aim of most company directors performing this task, they should not…

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