Our last blog on Pensions Auto-Enrolment was back in May 2015. For most of our clients the date from which they much Auto-Enrol is sometime in 2017. This is still a way away but it is something that needs to be planned and therefore we feel it is time to bring into focus again.
Our last […]Continue reading ›
Britain has voted to leave the EU with far reaching implications for UK business. In this report we attempt to distil what this means for the small business community we represent. A more complete and in depth version of what follows may be found as a link at the end of this article.
One certain outcome of […]Continue reading ›
Hopefully you are enjoying being in business. Hopefully the sun is shining and you are making hay. In which case this article may not relate to you, but it is not uncommon for small business owners to experience stress, upset and get worn down.
As Michael Gerber pointed out so elegantly in the E-Myth, a business […]Continue reading ›
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 […]Continue reading ›
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 […]Continue reading ›
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 […]
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 […]Continue reading ›
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It could be you don’t know the concept, it could be you have not worked it out, it could be that the calculation is out of date or it could be that you have worked it out wrong.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 […]Continue reading ›
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.
In the old days of bookkeeping, every receipt and invoice needed to be uncrinkled […]Continue reading ›
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 […]Continue reading ›