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SMEs, Not Big Businesses Will Feel the Corporation Tax Pinch

The recent budget slapped businesses in the face. Not only are many still reeling from the impact of Covid (and will for many years to come), now they’re faced with the first rise in corporation tax in 47 years. But it’s OK. All the media’s headlines reassure us that the increase will only affect big …

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Embrace Virtual Meetings

Why You Should Embrace Virtual Meetings

Virtual meetings may have been forced upon you by COVID, but that shouldn’t be viewed negatively. If anything, you should be embracing video meetings. For some, the thought of attending virtual meetings on Zoom, Teams or Skype meeting (other platforms are available) is akin to tooth extraction. However, they are a far better alternative to …

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Bookkeeping – The In-house or Outsourced Dilemma

Bookkeeping is a vital part of any company regardless of its size. Accurate and timely financial reports mean you can keep on top of your business and make informed decisions. Cost is always a significant factor when looking at whether in-house or outsourced bookkeeping is right for you. But there are more critical issues such …

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Is Working From Home More Productive?

With the coronavirus crisis having driven employees out of their workplaces and into their homes, questions surrounding productivity have continued to be at the forefront of every manager’s mind. So, is working from home more productive? Truthfully, there isn’t a right answer here as productivity can increase or decrease depending on working circumstances. But, with …

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How to Manage a Remote Employee with Adjustment Issues

Much like working from the office, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach for employees that work remotely. Remote employees should have a management plan tailored around their unique skills and personality. But for managers in the Covid-19 era, new challenges have presented themselves in how to manage a remote employee with adjustment issues. Within the office …

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5 Tools for Remote Working Your Business Needs

If your business has recently started a remote working policy or even if you’ve had something implemented since the advent of Covid-19, choosing the right tools makes a world of difference to productivity. Unsurprisingly, there’s a whole host of tools for remote working out there – but don’t let it overwhelm you. Like working from …

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What’s the Difference Between a Bookkeeper and an Accountant?

Bookkeepers and accountants play closely linked and vitally important roles for small and medium-size businesses across the UK. Unless you’re taking care of the monitoring and management of your business’ day-to-day accounts, you’ll need a bookkeeper. And, on the other end of the spectrum, you’ll need an accountant unless you plan on completing all of …

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