Types of taxes in the UK

Taxation and the different types of taxes in the UK

 

Keeping track of taxes in the UK isn’t exactly a piece of cake. There are so many types of taxes that it’s difficult to know which ones apply to you and/or your business. If you don’t file your taxes correctly with the HMRC, it could result in penalties, which could cost you...

 

CRM tools: customer care made easy

CRM tools: software for customer care

 

Customer care is one of the corner stones of a successful company – whether you are running an online shop or offering bank accounts. Even smaller companies can benefit from the use of CRM tools, which help to organise customer- or buyer data. These software systems automate and...

 

Economies of scale

The success of a company is closely connected to its growth. Economies of scale describe the effects that an increase in input has on output. That is, more should come out than you put in! But what are economies of scale exactly, and what forms do they come in?

Outsourcing

Are time-consuming tasks interrupting your workflow and that of your employees? You can outsource routine tasks such as e-mail archiving, but also tasks which require a high degree of specialism, to external companies. This allows you to focus on your core competencies while at the same time saving costs. So, is outsourcing a workable strategy for your company?

What is corporate social responsibility (CSR)?

Companies have a responsibility towards their employees, the community, and the environment. The larger the company is, the more it penetrates into all areas of our lives and should therefore behave responsibly. The ethical focus of a company is known as its corporate social responsibility (CSR). It is not only an internal direction or corporate philosophy that dictates this – the company’s impact...

Balance sheets: the basics

Creating a balance sheet can give business owners and entrepreneurs a headache. After all, proper bookkeeping with a balance sheet and a profit and loss account is far more complex than a simple income statement. But how do you know whether you are obliged to create a balance sheet? Here, you can find out why you might need to keep a balance sheet, and what they mean for you and your company.

What is a P&L account?

In order to properly finalise an annual financial statement, most corporations must include a profit and loss (P&L) account, which, as its name already suggests, breaks down their profits and losses for a given financial year. However, we must ask what a P&L statement should really look like. We explain the procedure surrounding P&L statements so that you stay on top of all laws, methods, and...

How do you pay tax correctly as a freelancer?

Either October or January (depending on whether you submit on paper or online) are usually the deadlines for submitting tax returns on the previous financial year in the UK. This process often leads to questions: How do I determine my earnings? What can be deducted? Which forms need to be filled out? What are the deadlines and extensions? Something that often escapes many freelancers is that...

The basics of income tax – an overview

Income tax is an important topic for everyone – both for private individuals and for entrepreneurs. But who actually has to pay income tax on what income? How high are the tax rates, and what else does the amount of tax depend on? This article will look at why income tax is charged, and when you may be eligible for exemptions and deductions.

Annual accounts – an overview of the financial year

For publicly traded companies, annual accounts are due at the end of the year. This report allows you to present your company’s financial situation to the public, answering questions like: How much balance sheet profit did you make? What is the composition of income and expenses? What risks will investors be taking if they want to work with you? Drawing up an annual account will help you answer...

What is a low-value asset (LVA)?

By depreciating your low-value assets, you can get a better idea of your financial status, enabling you to work out when assets need replacing and their cost. There are two different depreciation methods: straight line depreciation and reducing balance depreciation – but you need to work out which of them works best for you and your business. Software can also facilitate the task and work out the...

Guidelines for a proper balance sheet, clearly explained

Anyone who is required to prepare accounts needs to pay attention to the guidelines and principles that come with them, especially when it comes to balance sheets. We expect the data to be reliable, verifiable, and objective, as well as consistent and compatible. Knowing these objectives helps you to prepare accurate annual financial statement for your company. We explain what is meant by the...

Grow Your Business

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.