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Starting a business: should I niche?

Stand out from the crowd. According to data from Companies House, 222,068 new companies were set up in the UK within the first 12 weeks of 2023, a year-on-year rise of 8.2%. That’s a lot of businesses and a lot of competition.  It might seem safest to stick to tried and tested methods when you’re […]

Self-assessment tax returns

Reasons to start your self-assessment tax return now. With the new year just around the corner and tax season fast-approaching, now’s a good time to get a head start on your self-assessment tax return. Self-assessment is a system HMRC uses to collect tax on income that wasn’t taxed at source. People who are self-employed, have […]

Changes to CJRS – the furlough scheme

How will the changes announced in June 20 impact your business? Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) announced in June will see furloughed staff being able to return to work part-time, an end to adding new staff to the scheme from 10/6/20 and the amount of Government support reducing gradually from August 20. […]