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. Read more ›
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 available information from the 63 largest towns and cities in the country
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 take for granted. If you’re one of the UK’s 4.5 million self-employed workers and worried about how to safeguard your finances, here are a few things to consider. Read more ›
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 more vulnerable to criminals who’re using increasingly sophisticated ways of obtaining private information. Read more ›
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 helps you compile spreadsheets, assess profit margin and calculate tax payments with added clarity. Read more ›
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 that will suit different business models. Read more ›
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 as the likely launch date.
If your business deals in cash, you should prepare for the change by updating payment terminals which accept and dispense banknotes. Contact the manufacturer for further information. Here’s what else you need to know. Read more ›