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How much could a tax dispute cost your business?

Tax investigations into businesses are on the up. In fact, last year alone, some of the biggest companies in the UK set aside just over £2.7 billion just so that they could cover the cost of going through lengthy tax disputes. Back in 2015, there was a huge 62% rise amongst the FTSE 100 companies[…] Read more »

The importance of business plans for new start-ups or additional business finance

Business plans are not just essential for new business start-ups. They are also important if you have an existing business and you are looking for additional finance; from a bank or an angel investor, or from the point of view of keeping your business on track.

Three signs your business needs an accountant

Lots of small businesses do their own accounting because they are under the impression it will save them money. Sometimes this is true, however, on occasion, an issue will arise that is far too complex for an untrained accountant to manage on their own. When this happens, trying to fix the problem without the help[…] Read more »

Top 4 accounting tips for your small business

Whilst some small businesses need the assistance of an accountant, many business owners aim to keep track of their own financial records. This can often be easier said than done as some may be unaware of how to do so effectively; having had little or no experience with being self-employed. An accountant can be hired[…] Read more »

Corporation tax – what it is – what the rate is and when it must be paid

Corporation tax is one of those necessary evils that all limited companies have to consider. It is an annual tax that you must pay to HMRC on any profits your business makes. Although it’s a job that is usually delegated to the company accountants, in or out-house; ultimately it is the company’s directors who are[…] Read more »


It is an exciting prospect for South East businesses when they finding a new niche or market opportunity for them to seize. Or possibly you have a full order book and you have outgrown your existing business premises or workforce? Now you have a shopping list of investment required to build capacity, add machinery or[…] Read more »

Why risk processing your accounts in-house?

With plans for HMRC to digitize tax returns, businesses may be forced to deal with new frameworks and processes when it comes to handling their accounts. Of course, failure to submit your accounts on time or an error in your filing could still result in fines being issued, regardless of whether a new system has[…] Read more »

Need help with a business start-up?

If you are thinking about starting up your own business in Dartford or Shoreditch, you will want to get things off to the best possible start. You need to carefully consider your current circumstances, what you are hoping to achieve, and how you will go about it. When you have all this clear in your[…] Read more »

Can you be employed and self-employed at the same time?

In these days of the ‘gig’ economy, many people have more than one way to make a living, often holding down a permanent job and making some extra money on the side. So, can you be both employed and self-employed?

6 Tips On Finding The Right Dartford Accountants For Your Business

Whether you are the owner of a company, self employed or someone who needs help with their tax return, then finding the right Dartford accountants is very important. One mistake when it comes to completing a tax submission can mean paying more than you should, or if the deadline is missed then it could result[…] Read more »

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