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Introduction to Beyond the Numbers
  • 2017 Budget – does it affect you?

    Posted: 17 Nov November|Tax news,

      You may be wondering if all the chat about the budget actually has any impact on your own position from a tax point of view. We have summarised what we think may be of interest so why not have a read here: Beyond The Numbers Budget Newsletter Autumn 2017 Much of this budget related to England only so if you are tax resident in Scotland watch out for our update on the Scottish budget coming up in December. In the meantime if you'd like any more information on any of the points in our summary then why not get in touch and we will see how we can help you [xyz-ihs snippet= Read more

  • GDPR – just another load of letters or does it affect you?

    Posted: 17 Nov November|Industry News,

    You may have heard somewhere that the European data protection laws are changing next year on the 25th May and you may have yawned and thought, that's really nothing to do with me. For owners and managers of SMEs, think again! A recent report from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) claims that SMEs are now more likely to be targeted by cybercriminals than their large corporate counterparts and cybercriminals consider SMEs softer targets! The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is considered a necessity for the protection of data in a modern internet based society. It is Read more

  • Top ten learnings from an inspiring week

    Posted: 17 Oct October|Top tips,

    At the end of a fabulous week of learning, starting with the fantastic Brad Sugars on Monday and then with the inspiring conference from AVN yesterday #AVNCONF, I thought I would jot down some of the nuggets I have taken away from this week, so here are my top 10: 1. Measure client happiness and the bottom line will follow 2. Money is silent applause for a job well done 3. Once you have chosen a lane, make sure you stay in it, don't be distracted by the apparently faster moving lane beside you 4. Don't get paid for what you do, get paid for who you are 5. Change your communicati Read more

  • Struggling to find focus?

    Posted: 17 Sep September|Top tips,

    If you're running a small business, the chances are that your "to do" list is so long that it actually becomes blurred when you are looking at it. Sometimes, you're so busy firefighting or reacting to the demands of customers, suppliers, employees and HMRC that your list of priorities looks more like this: It may seem impossible to sort out the important, life-changing or even what's essential for the survival of the business from the day to day minutiae clogging up your thinking - but really, it's not! All you need is someone who is not working with you day by day in your busines Read more

  • Cash flow getting you down?

    Posted: 17 Aug August|Top tips,

    The VAT bill is due, the corporation tax bill is due, the wages need to be paid and your biggest customer has not yet paid you for the last two months - aaarrgghh! Sound familiar? There is nothing more likely than cash flow problems to keep a small business owner awake at night when they should be getting that all important beauty sleep. Don't despair, though, there may be some things that you can do which will help ease the pain and let you carry on with running your business without that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach. First of all, try calling HMRC and negotiating a Read more

  • The new “Making Tax Digital” timetable

    Posted: 17 Jul July|Industry News,

    The Treasury has how confirmed delays for the Making Tax Digital timetable. It seems that the government has listened to the concerns raised by the accountancy profession and acted accordingly by delaying the timetable and making some changes to the requirements. The good news for small businesses is that only businesses with a turnover above the VAT threshold will have to keep digital records and only for VAT purposes. The start date for this is now April 2019. Businesses will not be asked to keep digital records, or to update HMRC quarterly, for other taxes until at least 2020. The Read more

  • One business or two for VAT?

    Posted: 17 Jul July|Tax news,

    Where the same person carries on several businesses, the combined turnover of all those businesses needs to be considered in deciding whether or not the VAT threshold is exceeded. In fact, HMRC have been successful in a number of cases in aggregating the turnover of two businesses carried on by the same person(s). In a recent case, a VAT Tribunal had to decide whether two hairdressing businesses should be treated as a single business for the purposes of VAT registration. The distinction was critical as the two separate businesses were operating below the registration limit (currently Read more

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