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21 Nov 2019

Analysing the Plastic Packaging Tax

The government is set to introduce its new ‘Plastic Packaging Tax’ in 2022. Our blog post analyses the new tax, and considers its potential effects on certain businesses and individuals.

28 Oct 2019

How can businesses combat climate change?

Climate change is proving to be a hot topic, with countries around the world witnessing thousands-strong demonstrations and protests. Businesses are being urged to do their bit to help mitigate the effects of man-made climate change. Here, we consider ways in which firms can help to reduce their carbon footprint.

26 Sep 2019

The challenge of promoting cultural change

The modern business environment is fast-paced, rapidly shifting and complex. Successful organisations need to be open to rejuvenation through change in order to continue thriving.

20 Aug 2019

Protecting your firm from cyber threats

Research carried out by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) recently revealed that cyber-attacks on UK firms cost £4.5 billion per year. One in five small businesses suffered a cyber-attack between January 2017 and January 2019, with a total of seven million attacks taking place over the two-year period. With this in mind, we consider ways in which you can help protect your accountancy firm from debilitating cyber-attacks.

19 Jul 2019

Harnessing digital transformation to keep an accounting practice relevant

As the march of technology continues, it is changing the world of tax for both accountants and their clients, so keeping pace is key for firms that want to both retain customers and attract new ones.

25 Jun 2019

Taking a look at the Companies House reforms

Companies House is poised to undergo one of its biggest overhauls since it was first established in 1844. The government recently launched a consultation on the reforms to Companies House, and plans to tackle some significant issues. The consultation aims to prevent misuse of the Companies Register by ‘ensuring the accuracy and security’ of the information held at Companies House. It also proposes to ‘establish better links between Companies House and other public and private sector bodies’.

17 May 2019

SEO: are you getting the most from your website?

You’ve spent both time and money ensuring your website is appealing, modern and engaging. However, without a properly-implemented search engine optimisation (SEO) strategy, all your efforts could go to waste. Putting SEO algorithms into place is key to attracting new clients to your website. Here, we take a look at SEO and its benefits in greater detail.

23 Apr 2019

Preparing for Brexit - key questions to consider

The government has issued a series of advisory documents in order to provide guidance to small businesses on what to do when the UK leaves the EU. According to the government, the information it has provided will ‘help business owners to understand how leaving the EU may affect their business’.

12 Mar 2019

Changes to payroll: are you up-to-date?

The start of the new tax year brings significant changes to the payroll regime, and it is crucial that employers stay up-to-date. Here, we take a look at the changes to payroll that could affect your clients’ businesses.

20 Feb 2019

Taxing businesses in the digital age

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the international body responsible for co-ordinating economic policy, believes the current international tax system is ‘no longer fit for purpose’ in the digital age. It has opened a consultation, and is inviting comments on its proposed changes to the taxation of digital businesses.

21 Jan 2019

Refreshing your website: key areas to consider

Your website often acts as the first point of reference for your clients, so taking the time to make it look appealing is essential. There are many reasons why someone may visit your website: maybe they are seeking quality accountancy services or tax advice, or they may have heard good things about your firm and want to find out more. Alternatively, they might be looking to work for you.

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