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IR35

Off-payroll working rules delayed

In the end the government decided to delay the reforms to the off-payroll working rules in the private sector. What does this mean for your company?
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COMPANY LOANS

How to restructure debt tax efficiently

The MD’s father, also a director, lent money to the company to assist her in setting it up. To strengthen the balance sheet, she now wants to write off the loan. Are there any tax implications in doing so and is there a better alternative?
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CORONAVIRUS - RAISING FINANCE

How to make a successful coronavirus loan application

You’ve heard that businesses have struggled to get one of the new Coronavirus Business Interruption Loans. What can you do to maximise your chances of getting your hands on the cash?
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CREDIT CONTROL

Setting cash collection targets

Although larger debts are being collected, you’ve noticed that the level of older debts is building up. How can you motivate your sales ledger staff to keep debtor days down to an acceptable level?
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COMPANY CARS

Share the company car?

A friend has told you that you can save tax and NI if your company car is provided to your spouse instead of you as they pay tax at a lower rate. Are they right and if so what are the potential savings?
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POSTAGE

How to dodge the mail price hike

Stamp prices have gone up sharply again which has made you wonder how much your business is spending on postage these days. Are there any options to make savings?
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OFFICE COSTS

Water cooler savings

Many offices and commercial sites still have water coolers. But with the pressure on plastic, staff are making noises for you to get rid of yours. What options are there, and which is the cheapest?
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INSURANCE

Are brokers getting the best deal?

Small businesses like yours need decent insurance to provide protection if things go wrong, for example to cars, property and equipment. Is a broker the best bet to save on premiums?
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coronavirus - SHARE SCHEMES

The advantage of granting share options now

It’s important for your company to incentivise the right people as it looks to the future and adjusts to the effects of coronavirus. A share scheme would be a non-cash way of doing this. What are the benefits of setting one up now?
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CORONAVIRUS - CORPORATION TAX

How to successfully negotiate time to pay

The corporation tax (CT) bill is due soon but you’re concerned the company won’t have enough cash to pay it. You’ve heard HMRC has made changes to its existing time to pay (TTP) scheme for coronavirus. Can you take advantage?
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SPREADSHEETS

A better way to show year on year changes in Excel

The board has asked you to come up with a year on year variance report. One way of doing this is to use formulas, but this will take time to set up and can lead to errors if changes are made to the data table. Is there a better way?
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CORONAVIRUS - COMPANIES HOUSE

Three-month filing extension for accounts

Last updated: 01.06.2020

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