When a UK government authority or department procures services or goods, it is required to allow private contractors to bid on projects. This allows any interested company to submit an application to secure a project contract. The legislation ensures that there are no unfair competitive advantages and that state taxes for government projects are used economically. But what types of tenders exist...
When a company is interested in bidding for a public contract, it creates an invitation to tender based on a statement of work. This includes detailed information on the project’s goal and expected services. To make sure that the awarding entity receives suitable offers, a few points should be taken into account when creating a statement of work.
Is it possible to improve economic success without raising product prices or lowering quality? Companies that optimise their value chain can do just that. Just-in-time production streamlines procurement and production, enabling significant savings. But careful: the strategy is not suitable for every company and every industry.
Many business owners will withdraw cash from their business and invest money from their personal accounts back into their companies. This is generally not a problem, but these contributions and withdrawals need to be recorded correctly. Here’s what you need to know to ensure your contributions and withdrawals are recorded properly.
Withdrawing from company assets for personal use is a matter of course for many business owners. After all, they have to live off something. This process is known as a withdrawal and is not always straightforward when it comes to accounting and tax law. What do you need to consider, what kind of withdrawals are there and is it possible to do this in a limited company? We provide the answers.
Payment holidays are can be a good option in times of financial hardship. What is a payment holiday, and which payments does it apply to? Who can get a payment holiday? Has the Coronavirus pandemic changed eligibility? There is a lot of confusion around payment holidays, but this article will help clarify some of your questions.
Is your company currently unable to meet its payment obligations? Are you unable to make your second payment on account? In that case, opting for a deferral of payment, in the forms of a VAT deferral or a self assessment payment deferral is an option to delay payments. We’ll show you what conditions must be met, and what you need to look out for.
As a business owner, it’s sometimes necessary to invest personal assets into your company. Whether it’s smaller purchases in everyday life – paying for petrol at the petrol station, for example – or larger sums if you’re trying to keep your company liquid. These are all known as capital contributions. We will provide a definition and explain what you need to keep in mind.
In business, things don’t always go as planned. Whether it’s a mishap with an order situation, or too much debt, a company can quickly find itself staring in the face of financial ruin. No matter the situation, creditors will still be demanding their legitimate monetary claims, regardless of whether your company is facing insolvency or not. The final option is liquidating the company. The goal is...
Insolvency has a bad reputation. It stands for a lack of funds and high debts. However, people often forget that insolvency proceedings don’t necessarily spell the end of a company. Insolvency administrators can help settle outstanding liabilities and help people keep their jobs.
A solid business growth strategy is paramount for any business owner. This category focuses on all the aspects that follow the establishment of a company; from business strategy and growth, to recruitment, bookkeeping, and taxes.