Company mission, vision, values

Mission statement vs. vision statement

 

Even if prices are raised and there are more affordable alternatives on the market, we will often continue to buy products from the same brand. The reason for this is the same as explaining why we always choose to fly with the same airline or get our coffee from the same place:...

 

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...

 

Business plan creation

Writing a business plan: here’s how to plan your venture

 

Before a business idea can be implemented, it is necessary to create a business plan. This serves as the founder’s roadmap, and summarises all necessary information about planning and finances. However, the business plan is also highly relevant for investors as well as potential...

 

What is a small business?

Small businesses, explained

 

According to the Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC), a small business is a privately-owned and operated business with a small scale of trade and a small number of employees, depending on the industry. Small businesses are commonly referred to by the European term “SME” which...

 

Recording cash discounts

Many entrepreneurs ask themselves what an accounting record of a cash discount looks like. The concept in question seems simple to those who know how to record cash discounts properly. However, it can also cause some confusion at the start. How does this fit in with VAT? Are cash discounts recorded as deductions? Is opting for the gross method better than opting for the net method? We get to the...

Bring your own device (BYOD) – the digital trend with pitfalls

In the party scene, you’ve probably heard of “BYOB“ or “Bring Your Own Beer” where guests are expected to bring whatever they want to drink. The term “BYOD” therefore also sounds quite positive. “Bring Your Own Device” means you have the comfort of working on your own laptop instead of having to get to grips with the devices provided by the company. Mobile workplaces have now become the norm....

Cash inflow and outflow, simply explained

As the tax return deadline approaches, businesses are faced with a major challenge: They not only need to communicate their tax returns to the HMRC, but also their previous year’s profits. Small businesses, self-employed individuals, and freelancers need to take the cash inflow and outflow principle into account when calculating their profit. But what exactly does this mean? This guide will help...

Legal requirements for cash registers

Whether you are operating an open cash register, an electronic cash register with a print drive, or a modern PC cash register, your records are subject to the same legal requirements. Our article provides an overview of the different types of cash registers available, and outlines the legal requirements their records must adhere to.

Loss carryforward and loss carryback: how you can save on taxes

Just because your business has been running smoothly for years, it doesn’t mean that things will always be this way. There could be times where the expenditures of your business are greater than its revenues. It wouldn’t be fair to expect the company to pay tax when it isn’t as financially stable as in previous years. This is where the provisions, loss carryforward, and loss carryback come into...

Input tax: claiming tax rebates through tax deduction

Complicated tax regulations can be a minefield, causing confusion for entrepreneurs year after year. But it’s worth being fully aware of tax legislation within the United Kingdom; you could be entitled to a refund for the VAT spent on business operations. But how does this essential part of the tax law work? In this handy guide, we explain the concept of input tax and value added tax (VAT), as...

Entertainment expenses – make the most of the tax incentives

When it comes to entertaining clients and business partners, the UK is not the most tax friendly of locations. However there are still some ways of saving money with your entertainment expenses, and this includes entertaining both clients as well as your own staff. Here you can read all the steps that you need to take to make sure you file your company entertainment expenses correctly, as well as...

Corporate income tax: the basics at a glance

Whilst income tax is payable by private individuals and others, corporate income tax just relates to the taxable income of corporations and other entities. In this guide, we will answer the following questions about corporation tax: How is it calculated? How high is it? Who has to pay it, and who doesn’t?

All you need to know about VAT numbers

There are many exceptions and special regulations in VAT law - especially for transactions between companies operating in different EU countries. To ensure that tax collection functions smoothly for sales within the EU, VAT numbers are given to businesses, but only to those that do business with other EU countries. This article will look at the most important questions regarding VAT registration...