9 Ways to Become a Better Leader

9 Ways to Become a Better Leader

Keeping your employees motivated and happy isn’t just important for morale – it’s important for your bottom line too. Happy employees are more productive, create more satisfied clients and make fewer mistakes. And it doesn’t necessarily need to mean paying them more... read more
Expand your business – become a franchisor…

Expand your business – become a franchisor…

If you’ve worked hard to establish your business and have achieved success in one or two locations, have you considered that your business may be perfect for franchising? As with any business model, franchising has its benefits and drawbacks that you’ll need to fully... read more
7 proven ways to find good business ideas…

7 proven ways to find good business ideas…

If you’re in business, or are thinking about running a business, chances are that you have lots of ideas that could transform your fortunes. But how do you know if they’re ‘good’ ideas, Ideas that will bring new revenue streams and profits? Fortunately, there has been... read more
Claiming private mileage – is it worth it?

Claiming private mileage – is it worth it?

We probably don’t need to remind you that the tax on private fuel for company cars is high. So much so, that for many employees, there is no tax advantage in claiming private fuel as a benefit. Of those that do claim, it can often lead to a tax charge and the employee... read more
Should Entrepreneurs Write a Business Plan?

Should Entrepreneurs Write a Business Plan?

For many businesses, the year end is a time for setting objectives and writing plans for the following year. Historically business plans are a ‘fund raising’ exercise used in the following situations: You want to start a business You own an established business and... read more
How to Enjoy a Tax-free Xmas Party

How to Enjoy a Tax-free Xmas Party

Yes, it’s that time of year again! If you’re just about to book your Christmas Party – consider these tips to make it as tax efficient as possible… Generally speaking, the cost of your businesses annual Christmas party is allowable as a deduction for tax purposes.... read more
Autumn Statement paints painful backdrop to UK finances

Autumn Statement paints painful backdrop to UK finances

The post-Brexit referendum Autumn Statement was never going to be pretty. But even forecasters hadn’t anticipated the scale of Governments borrowing projections in Philip Hammond’s first Autumn Statement. At £100bn it’s the equivalent of the entire NHS budget and over half of this figure is the anticipated costs of Brexit. Whilst no-one is projecting a recession, with growth forecasts of +1.7% in 2018 raising to +2% by 2021, it’s clear that challenging times are ahead. We review the key points arising and how they may affect you and your business.

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