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25 Mar 2020

Mental health in times of crisis

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused major disruption to businesses and economies worldwide. Drastic measures have seen many people working from home or self-isolating, leaving them vulnerable to mental health problems. However, simple steps and employer support can make a vital difference. Here, we consider steps you can take.

10 Mar 2020

How to get the online edge over your rivals

Make little tweaks to your website to produce dramatic results

19 Feb 2020

Considering Brexit transition period guidance

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) have jointly published guidance for accountants and auditors detailing changes to accounting, auditing and corporate standards during the Brexit transition period. Here, we take a look at the guidance in detail.

24 Jan 2020

Taking a look at the new anti-money laundering regulations

The government recently published new anti-money laundering (AML) regulations, which took effect on 10 January 2020. Here, we consider the changes to the regulations.

16 Dec 2019

Combating fraud and business crime

Business crime and fraud are significant problems for UK firms. Businesses face threats ranging from cyber-attacks to theft and property damage. Costs incurred as a result of fraud and business crime run into the billions each year. With this in mind, we outline the steps businesses can take to protect themselves.

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.

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