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COMPANY CARS

All change for company car tax

If you run a company car fleet, from April 2020 you will see a substantial overhaul in how these vehicles are taxed. What’s changing?
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PROJECT APPRAISAL

Is it a profit centre or an investment centre?

Your company is planning a new venture and you’ve been tasked with deciding the most appropriate way to measure its performance. Should you be setting up a new cost centre or something else?
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COMPANY LAW

How to successfully appeal against a late filing penalty

Only 2% of Companies House (CH) late filing penalties were overturned in 2018/19. So where do you stand if, through no fault of your own, your company’s accounts are filed after the due date?
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RATIOS

Calculating the customer lifetime value

The board will be able to gain greater insights for strategic initiatives if they have a better understanding of the real worth of the company’s customers. But how do you measure a customer’s value?
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TRAVEL

Travel disruption compensation

Holiday travel disruption causes misery every summer due to adverse weather, power cuts, technical glitches and strikes, and this affects business travellers too. What can you do to minimise the impact on work travel plans and claw back some of the costs?
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ACCOUNTANCY FEES

New accountant’s fees over the top

The business has recently changed accountants and you have just received your first bill from them. The figure is far higher than you were quoted. What can you do, and are there ways to cut the next bill?
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PRICES

Brexit price bluffers

A long-standing and regular supplier has just informed the company that they’re increasing their prices by 20% due to “Brexit”. Can they really do that and, if they can, how do you keep any rise to a minimum?
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PERSONNEL COSTS

Give them time to resign

A key member of your team has just handed in their notice. Legally, you can’t refuse to accept it, but can you put things on ice so you can convince them to stay? And what might you save in doing so?
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ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING

Are your money laundering procedures in order?

In 2019 HMRC fined a London money service business a record £7.8 million for failures in its anti-money laundering (AML) procedures. How can you ensure that your business doesn’t fall foul of HMRC’s requirements?
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CREDIT CONTROL

Assessing your customers using Z scores

Z scores are used to indicate the financial health of a company. In the current economic climate, it could be a useful tool to help evaluate the solvency of key customers. How do you calculate and interpret Z scores?
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SPREADSHEETS

Working together in Excel

Having multiple users working on the same Excel file can be very frustrating. Only one person at a time can edit, with everyone else in read-only mode. Could a new workbook-sharing feature of Office 365 solve this problem?
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CORPORATION TAX

Corporation tax rate changes

Last updated: 11.12.2019

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