SMEs urged to improve productivity

Posted in Blog, SMEs | Posted on 11 Jun, 2018

A new study suggests that ‘poor company culture’ is costing the UK economy billions of pounds every single year – and that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) need to do more to motivate their staff


One in ten SMEs have spent more than £50,000 recovering from a cyber attack

Posted in Blog, SMEs, SMEs / Business | Posted on 7 Jun, 2018

A worrying new report has revealed the true costs small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can face if they fall victim to cybercrime.


The rise of the freelance economy

Posted in Blog, SMEs | Posted on 6 Jun, 2018

The desire to work flexibly is taking workers out of the office to become their own boss, a new study has revealed.


HMRC cracks down on ‘call forwarding’ scams

Posted in Blog, HMRC | Posted on 4 Jun, 2018

In a press release issued over the weekend, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has revealed that it has saved taxpayers some £2.4 million by cracking down on ‘call forwarding’ scams.


Government urges business to take advantage of cloud accounting ahead of Making Tax Digital

Posted in Blog, Making Tax Digital | Posted on 30 May, 2018

The Government has launched a nationwide review with a focus on encouraging businesses to take up new technologies, such as cloud accounting and e-purchasing.


HMRC considers extension of IR35 rules to private sector

Posted in Blog, Tax | Posted on 22 May, 2018

After much deliberation, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has finally shed light on the future of IR35 tax legislation in the private sector. The consultation, which will “make sure that people who effectively work as


SMEs anticipating substantial growth over next two years

Posted in Blog, SMEs, SMEs / Business | Posted on 17 May, 2018

New research carried out by Wesleyan Bank suggests that 65 per cent of Britain’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are anticipating achieving growth of at least 40 per cent in the next two years.


Treasury Minister warns taxpayers of HMRC phishing scams

Posted in Blog, HMRC | Posted on 14 May, 2018

MP and Treasury Minister Mel Stride has warned taxpayers to be on the lookout for increasingly elaborate phishing emails, text messages and phone calls purporting to be from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).


HMRC proposes important changes to CGT

Posted in Blog, HMRC, Tax | Posted on 10 May, 2018

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has proposed a number of important changes to the ways in which it collects Capital Gains Tax (CGT) following the sale of residential properties.


SME owners suffering due to late payments

Posted in Blog, SMEs / Business | Posted on 10 May, 2018

Research by the Prompt Payment Directory has found that small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) owners are both struggling financially and suffering from mental health problems as a result of late payments.