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Budget Report

Add a comment   Posted on March 30, 2016   by damionviney

Following this month’s Budget we give our highlights from the point of view of small business.


Corporation Tax – the Chancellor announced a reduction in Corporation Tax to 17% by 2020.  This is obviously welcome to anyone paying Corporation Tax and interestingly moves the goalposts once again regarding tax when considering trading through a Ltd […]

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Year-End Tax Planning

Add a comment   Posted on February 29, 2016   by damionviney

With the approach of the tax year end it is worth considering the following areas regards tax planning.  In particular this year, Company Directors are advised to consider the new Dividend Tax which will come into effect in April:


From April 2016 the new dividend tax comes into effect with the 10% tax credit abolished […]

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Limited Unlimited

Add a comment   Posted on January 30, 2016   by damionviney

With the new tax rules on dividend in sight (Apr 2016 – see Budget Review) we take a look at how the landscape has changed in deciding whether to trade through a Ltd Co not.
Until the Chancellor’s announcement in July the decision on whether to incorporate one’s business or not had been simplified by one powerful […]

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Why Crunchers is moving to Google

Add a comment   Posted on December 31, 2015   by damionviney

A couple of years ago I started working with an extremely helpful and reasonable IT guy called Pawel.

I had the idea to upgrade us from desktop Microsoft Office suite to Microsoft 365 and get a couple of laptops set up and I started to talk to him about what computers we should buy and how Microsoft […]

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Do you know your Break-even?

Add a comment   Posted on November 30, 2015   by damionviney

Almost certainly the answer to that question is ‘No’.

It could be you don’t know the concept, it could be you have not worked it out, it could be that the calculation is out of date or it could be that you have worked it out wrong.

Whichever is the case, knowing your break-even is one of […]

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Receipt Bank Update

Add a comment   Posted on October 31, 2015   by damionviney

With so many of our clients using Receipt Bank who may not be aware of some of the new features, and so many who may not know of it’s amazing functionality at all, we bring you an update on the application.

The Basics

In the old days of bookkeeping, every receipt and invoice needed to be uncrinkled […]

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Beware of Mixed Messages

Add a comment   Posted on August 29, 2015   by damionviney

We sometimes get asked at Crunchers questions like:

How much should we charge?
Do you think we should add x,y or z product or service to our range?
Should we deliver an online service?

In our opinion these kind of questions often arise when a piece of strategic thinking is missing from a business.

The planning that is missing is […]

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Alternative Accounting – New Video

Add a comment   Posted on August 29, 2015   by admin


A short video is a great way to pitch yourself online and to get your content out.  Video is easy to consume and can be just what someone needs to understand how your service or product solves their problem.

The good news is that it’s now possible for start-ups and small brands to compete online with […]

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Budget Commentary

Add a comment   Posted on August 5, 2015   by damionviney

It seems the July Budget holds little of cheer for small business owners.

As one contributor on AccountingWeb asked: ‘Surely a Conservative Government didn’t just launch the biggest raid on small business owners in living memory?’


Two measures in particular:  the change to dividend taxation and Employers Allowance (See Budget Report for details),  affect a particular profile of business owner – […]

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Budget Report

Add a comment   Posted on August 5, 2015   by damionviney

In the Spring Budget we found precious little to report and it is now clear that the Chancellor was saving it until after the election.

This is probably the most significant budget for small business in many years and what follows is our summary of the announcements most likely to affect small business owners.  The article below […]

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