Category Archives: Bookkeeping and Payroll

Company Car’s & Tax

Company Car’s & Tax

Company car’s: Are low emissions cars tax efficient? First of all significant changes are being made from 2020-21 to the company car tax benefits-in-kind bands affecting ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs). The taxable benefit arising on a car is calculated using the car’s full manufacturer’s published UK list price. It includes the full value of any accessories. This figure is then

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Management Accounting

Management Accounting

What is Management Accounting? First of all it is using accounting and business information to make informed business decisions more efficiently, and more immediately. Financial accounting This tells your business story through your financial statements to those outside of your business. These statements are typically your profit and loss, balance sheet and cash flow statement. They are  produced once a

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VAT And Pricing

VAT And Pricing

VAT- What is it? VAT  is a tax on sales, not profit. It is a multi-stage tax, charged at each stage of the business cycle on the “value added” at that stage. Most importantly the basic principle is that the VAT is actually paid by the non-VAT registered customer. VAT is charged on the taxable supply of goods and services

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Profit & Your Break-Even Point

Profit & Your Break-Even Point

Profits & your break-even point are so important to businesses that we’ve dedicated this blog and clip to this subject.   You might be wondering why knowing about this is important. Stay with me as we look at break-even. The bottom line is knowing your gives you better business insights and helps you make more profit in your business. Let’s

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Business Budgeting For Success

Business Budgeting For Success

Understanding Business Budgeting Business budget for success First of all a successful business needs the solid foundations of sound financial management built into its overall strategy.  For that reason finances should underpin every aspect of its work.  Activities need to be planned and costed, so resources are properly considered. “Failing to plan is planning to fail,” Benjamin Franklin “Those who fail to

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Cost Type: Direct & Indirect

Cost Type: Direct & Indirect

Accountants classify cost as either direct or indirect. Differences between direct and indirect costs It is important to know the difference as this helps when it comes to: Pricing of goods and services Business Planning Controlling costs Understanding profitability of customers, products and services Improving efficiency Direct cost This refers to cost related to the production of products.  Below are

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NFP And Private Businesses

NFP And Private Businesses

NFP does not = Not for Business. All Businesses Count We are fortunate to work across business sectors, and consequently have a wealth of knowledge and experience of the private and not for profit. Businesses are typically classified as private or not for profit (NFP), not for profits typically include many art organisations, charities, Community Interest Companies (CICs) and social

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Are You Ready For MTD?

Are You Ready For MTD?

There has been a lot of news and noise about Making Tax Digital (MTD). The purposes of this short blog is to remind you the key points about MTD, which becomes live on 01-Apr-19. MTD is compulsory if you’re VAT registered and over the VAT threshold, currently £85,000. MTD is about how you submit your VAT return to HMRC, the

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Healthy Business, Healthy You

Healthy Business, Healthy You

Getting a Healthy Business is Like getting a Healthy You A healthy business is what we strive for. This blog will outline a five point approach for getting and improving business health, and how the approach has a lot in common with getting and improving personal health. Firstly, Objectives: It’s important to have objectives, for improving our personal health one

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Manage What You Measure

Manage What You Measure

Take charge of the numbers What gets measured, gets managed. This phrase was coined by Peter Druker, the ‘father of modern management’, way back in the early 1950s. We still referred to him all these years later. It becomes challenging to know how our business is doing, our progress to our objectives, what we are doing right unless we are

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