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Health & Social Care Levy: how much more will you pay?

A levy to introduce a 1.25% rise in National Insurance Contributions (NICs) from April 2022 has been outlined by the government this month, known as…Read More

Breathing Space scheme launches to tackle problem debt

A new debt respite scheme will support hundreds of thousands of people struggling with debt problems. Around 700,000 people struggling with problem debt to benefit…Read More

Changes to the VAT penalty system

Currently, if you fail to file a VAT return or make the payment, there are no penalties for the first late payment, and if you…Read More

What are management accounts, and do you need them?

Management accounts are a type of financial report providing insight on the financial performance of your business. They are called management accounts because they are…Read More

8-Step Cash Flow Plan to Minimise Business Disruption

Across all regions of the UK insufficient cash flow reserves is a clear issue for many smaller businesses. The latest Understanding the business impacts of…Read More

Making Tax Digital & Digital links – are you ready for phase 2?

Making Tax Digital (MTD) Phase two with digital links is fast approaching and businesses need to act now if they haven’t already done so or…Read More

Tax avoidance schemes targeting middle earners

A new report by The Sunday Times suggests that more workers are being tied to tax avoidance schemes, whether they like it or not. As…Read More

Xero Making Tax Digital Update – February 2021

Following the news that all VAT registered businesses must be signed up to Making Tax Digital (MTD) by April 2022, Xero has been working on…Read More

Get ready for the “off-payroll” IR35 working rules

Large or medium-sized organisations that are paying workers via personal service companies (PSC) or agencies will need to operate new off-payroll IR35 procedures from 6…Read More

My apprenticeship at Cardens Accountants

Apprentice Bookkeeper Luke Wells joined Cardens Accountants in October 2020. As part of National Apprentice Week 2021: Build The Future, Luke shares his journey as…Read More

50 ways to grow a business – Part 1

What does it take to grow a business? Let’s jump straight in: 1)   Do a SWOT Analysis As part of your business planning process, conduct…Read More

A Guide to Tax Relief & Homeworking

Homeworking was already becoming more commonplace, but with the outbreak of COVID-19, millions more people will be working from home, so it is important to…Read More

Claim £6pw for working from home expenses

Working from home due to coronavirus? Claim £6pw tax back on extra home expenses. Millions of staff are still working from home due to the…Read More

Cycle scheme tax breaks for your business

What tax breaks are available to you if you provide your workforce with an eco travel/cycle scheme? There are different ways of providing cycles and…Read More

Making an R&D Tax Relief Claim

Making an R&D claim could lead to a welcome cash-flow boost for your business. An R&D claim could be a way for your company to…Read More

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