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What You Need To Know About Gender Pay Gap Reporting

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With gender equality a hot topic right now, employers in the UK should be aware of their responsibilities when it comes to any disparity in pay between male and female members of staff.

Posted in Business News

Ipswich – The Best Place to Start a Business?

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It may be a surprising choice, but Ipswich has recently been named the best place to start a new business in the UK. The results come from a survey conducted in September 2017 by business-support group Informi, taking the latest

Posted in Business News

How to Safeguard Your Finances if You’re Self-Employed

Although being self-employed brings many benefits, there are potential downsides also. Not only can work dry up and cut off your only source of income, but there are further worries over retirement, tax and insurance – aspects many full-time workers

Posted in Finance Tips

Financial Considerations For Business Start Ups

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The opportunity to become your own boss is a draw that appeals to millions of people in the UK. Entrepreneurship is encouraged and anyone can set up their own business either as a sole-trader or limited company.

Posted in Finance Tips

How Accountants Can Protect Themselves from Cybercrime

How accountants can protect themselves from cybercrime

Accountancy firms are an attractive target for cyber criminals and should stay extra vigilant against online attacks. In a digital world, it’s likely your data will be stored on a PC or via a cloud-based account. However, this makes it

Posted in Small Business Advice

Pension Options for the Self-Employed

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The self-employed must consider their pension options with more urgency than those in full-time employment. Without the privilege of being automatically enrolled into a workplace pension scheme, saving for retirement can be tricky.

Posted in Tax Tips

What to Look for in Your Business’s Accountant

Hiring an accountant is a crucial decision to get right, especially during the vital start-up phase. Without one, key decisions can be missed at extra financial burden to your business. On the other hand, having accurate figures to work from

Posted in Finance Tips

Is It Worth Moving to Cloud Accounting?

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Cloud accounting has proven increasingly popular in recent years. It allows companies to store data off-site on remote servers in a bid to save time and money. There are plenty of cloud-based software options out there, each with various features

Posted in Small Business Advice

How to Save Money on Your Business Bank Account

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Although business bank accounts aren’t a legal requirement for start-ups, you’ll find it difficult to manage your affairs without one. Not all are the same however, so it’s within your best interests to find a deal most suitable for your

Posted in Finance Tips, Small Business Advice

The New £10 Note is Coming – Here’s What You Need to Know

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The new £10 note is set to be unveiled on 18 July, showcasing a modernised polymer design imprinted with the novelist Jane Austen. Its release into circulation is still some time away and the Bank of England have earmarked September

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