Working from home tax deductions

How to tax-deduct working from home

 

Whether you’re self-employed or employed – a growing number of professionals are working from home and many even set-up a dedicated space to perform their job duties. To reduce the tax burden, the costs for working from home can be tax-deducted. However, certain conditions need...

 

Creating a web store: the cornerstone of seed money

Seed money for your online shop

 

When planning the finer details of your online shop, rushing through your financial plan can lead to chaos. It’s important to be aware of how much money you need to spend, and only an extensive finance plan can provide the necessary security for the development of your web store....

 

SMART goals

How to achieve more by setting SMART goals

 

Have you heard of SMART goals, but you’ve never used an organised and effective method for setting objectives? We’ll explain the advantages of SMART goals, how to use the technique for your personal and business goals and what to watch out for with this method. Because, like all...

 

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP)?

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) explained

 

Neuro-linguistic programming, NLP for short, is a collection of tools and models designed to facilitate and strengthen communication in various areas of life and work. The goal is to better understand oneself and others, and to make positive changes. We will tell you exactly what...

 

Cost of sales method

The cost of sales procedure in the context of profits and losses.

 

The profit and loss account (P&L) is also called an income statement. All general ledger accounts are summed up with expenses subtracted from the income to leave a profit or loss amount for the period, which is usually one financial year. Daily operating expenses are summarised...

 

Register as a sole trader

How to register as a sole trader

 

It’s easy to become self-employed in the UK. All you need to get started is a business idea and a bit of courage. The one-person business does require registration with the HMRC and there are a few other requirements you will need to fulfil. It’s important to understand the risks...

 

Double-entry accounting, explained simply and briefly

Double-entry accounting simply explained

 

Double-entry accounting or double-entry bookkeeping is an essential part of the accounting system. Lots of entrepreneurs have a hard time with bookkeeping, when in fact it should be a boon and provide a detailed overview of your finances. Double-entry accounting isn’t an...

 

What is my UTR? Finding out your own taxpayer number

When that time of year comes around when you have to file your tax returns, you’ll be faced with the question: What is my UTR? What about my NINO? What do these abbreviations even mean? It can sometimes be difficult to keep track of things. But don't worry, there are simple ways to find the right taxpayer number.

Curriculum vitae: Template and tips

On average, HR spend four minutes on each application. That’s why you should make sure your curriculum vitae is setup in such a way that it’s easily skimmable – the best way to do this is with a tabular CV, which covers all your bases. With our free CV template, we’ll show you how to create this kind of CV and what contents HR look for.

Elevator pitch: How to convince in just a few minutes

Nowadays, an elevator pitch rarely takes place in an actual lift. But the fact remains that we often face situations in everyday life where we need to present ourselves in a brief and compelling way. Could you pique the interest of a potential employer or investor in under two minutes? Here's a guide on how to give a perfect elevator pitch.

Supply and demand – how they control the market

Supply and demand determine pricing in a free market. Demand has an influence on supply and vice versa. With no demand, any supply is redundant, and with no supply, demand is ineffective. When they are in equilibrium, prices remain stable and goods are affordable. But how exactly does the law of supply and demand work?

ABC analysis: a method for business planning

ABC analysis identifies which goods or customers generate the most revenue. It assigns individual items to specific categories based on how much they contribute to the total value. This makes it easy to determine which items are very important and should be prioritised (category A) and which only contribute a small amount to the total value (category C).

Statutory retention periods for business records

Which business documents are subject to retention? Who is obligated to store them? 2 years, 6 years, 10 years: How long is long enough? The requirements for retaining commercial documents and their relevance to tax law can be confusing. We will guide you through the process and show you what needs to be kept by whom and for how long, as well as how to properly store business documents.

5S Methodology: Increasing workplace productivity

Whether in a workshop or an office: Things don’t always go as planned. The 5S methodology can help us carry out tasks more efficiently and make better use of available resources. Invented in Japan, it has already revolutionised the corporate world there. What’s behind the method, and how can its individual steps be integrated into daily working life?

Records management: what does it entail?

Many UK companies must comply with records management or be penalised. The GDPR, Data Protection Act 2018 and ISO 15489 standard regulate how companies should act when it comes to records management. Read on for more information about the requirements and what they aim to achieve.

Starting a side business

Are you planning on setting up a side business and want to know how to go about it? Starting your own side business while working full time is a great way to minimise your financial risk. Test the waters, but first make sure you are legally registered and that you are even allowed to work on the side. This article contains a step-by-step guide on how to make the process run without a hitch.


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