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Our managing partner, Rob Jones, has appeared on some podcasts recently sharing his experiences in business and offering tips and advice for start up founders. Click on these link to listen to what Rob had to say. Business Mastermind This podcasts is for business owners and leaders in small to medium sized businesses. If you […]

Government financial support during lockdown – what’s available?

As the UK is into a third period of Covid-related lockdown, with non-essential businesses now closed, it’s important to know what financial support is available from the Government. With your business closed, or running with a skeleton team of essential workers, revenues are likely to have dropped alarmingly – and that’s bad news for your […]

Hiring Your First Employee – Screening and Interviewing Techniques

Check out our previous article Hiring Your First Employee – What’s the role and are you REALLY ready? Where we talked about checking if you are really ready to make your first hire and a quick checklist to guide you into attracting the right talent for your business. Now, hopefully, you’ve got applications rolling in […]

PIVOT!- ‘Lockdown Proof’ Your Business With These Ideas

Are you sick of lockdowns, uncertainty and however many tiers we are on now?  Yep, us too… As we enter the second lockdown across England it’s easy to get disheartened with the seemingly never-ending cycle of lockdowns, restrictions and change in advice. But, it’s not all doom and gloom, some businesses have used the pandemic […]

On your marks. Get ready. File – the race to get your tax return finished has started

Tax season is looming. We give some top tips for completing your tax return, including the tax deadlines you need to know about. This year hasn’t exactly been the one we were all expecting. To protect lives, we’ve been forced into accepting a new kind of normal. Our working lives have also changed dramatically. For […]

7 Ways Rishi Sunak Can Kickstart The British Economy Back Into Life

Governments all over the world are desperately trying to mitigate the impact of lockdowns on business owners and individuals. In the UK we’ve seen loans, grants, tax deferrals and more measures implemented by Rishi Sunak in an attempt to keep the economy going. But we think he’s missing some important areas.  Here are 7 ways […]

How to help support your employees through the current global crisis

As most working professionals spend a third of their time at work, it’s been a massive adjustment for the millions of people who have had to start working from home. With many other stressors and worries piled on top of this, it’s no surprise then that this has had a major impact on the health, […]

How to adapt your marketing to turbulent times

Every business is on a three-step journey: survive, adapt, and thrive. ( By the way you can buy accounting packages on our website for each step of that journey!- http://rjf.uk.com/manchester-accountant-prices/.) Before COVID-19 hit, many were adapting or had adapted and were thriving, only to be thrown backwards to tread water once it did. With the […]

COVID-19: Government support tracker

The Corona Virus bill is passing through parliament today. This tracker covers measures announced by the government to support individuals and businesses, as we get through COVID-19. At a glance Announcements cover the following topics: IR35 & off-payroll working Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) IR35: off-payroll working & SSP Self-employed and low earners Business rates Small […]

What Is Entrepreneurs Relief?

Entrepreneurs relief was introduced in 2008 for business owners as an incentive to start and grow British businesses. The rule states that if you sell your company you’ll only pay tax at 10% on any capital gain. Which is quite attractive for a startup looking for an exit… However, there are some restrictions and conditions: […]

Taxes made simple – What taxes do I need to pay as a limited company?

You’ve formed your company, done all the paperwork, received your congratulatory letter from companies house informing you of your responsibilities as a director. You’re up and running! But one thing springs to mind… how much tax do I actually need to pay from my company? It’s something you certainly need to budget for so you’re […]

Why Sticking With A High Street Generalist Accountant Could Cost You Hundreds Of Thousands

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“You know you were entitled to several hundred thousand pounds in tax relief for that, don’t you? Did your current accountant not mention it?” Silence… “But, my accountant never said anything!” Her face shifted from surprise to anger. That was the first awkward conversation we had when a new client using a well known high […]

How To Finance Your Next Great Idea

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Raising finance is an art form. It’s one of the subjects we deal with the most for clients who know what they can offer, yet haven’t scoped out the full means to bring it to market. It’s time we spoke about how to raise business finance, from tax credits to an investment round. There’s much […]

Your Recruitment Agency Should Be Going Global. Here’s Why…

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Diversification means different things to different people. For some businesses, it refers to widening their services and branching into new professional skills. For others, however, it is firmly about expanding: bringing your specialism to as many countries as you can. One definition can complement the other, of course, but you should be thinking globally – […]

Is Your Accountant Limiting Your Business Potential?

‘Accountancy’ means different things to different people. For some, it’s a simple matter of crunching numbers and ticking boxes. For others, it’s an integral part of growing, managing and protecting a business – informing decisions and driving plans. So it’s hardly surprising that accountants vary considerably in the level of service they provide. Almost every […]