Claim Research & Development Costs

Can I claim a research...

Carrying out research and development (R&D) can be an expensive part of developing your product/service and growing your business. So, finding a way to claim back tax against your R&D costs is a sensible way to reduce your…

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Loans to Directors

Are loans to directors and...

If you’re a director then taking out a director’s loan against the cash in your limited company might seem like a sensible thing to do. But the reality is that overdrawn loans to directors can lead to unintended…

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Tax Glitches

8 Methods to Overcome Tax...

8 Methods to Overcome Tax Glitches while Preparing Taxes Are you sick and tired of errors while preparing for tax? Whether it is self-assessment or corporate tax preparation, there is always a chance of a 0.1% error margin,…

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Yearend Essentials

10 Essential Things Every Small...

10 Essential Things Every Small Business Owner Should do Before End of the Year Have you noticed how it’s already Q2 and, most small business owners are deeply immersed in prepping for Q4? Despite the invisible enemy (Covid-19),…

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VAT Deferral Scheme

The VAT Deferral Scheme

VAT Deferral Scheme Have you joined the new VAT payment deferral scheme? Following a recent announcement by HMRC, it is no longer business as usual. It instigates that millions of taxpayers who deferred VAT payments in 2020 can…

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Business After Brexit

Business after Brexit

Business after Brexit For the last couple of years, there was uncertainty over the Brexit deal. Well, the confusion is now over as it is here with us. What now? Is it business as usual? Small to medium-sized…

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Tax & NIC

Tax and NIC Thresholds for...

Tax and NIC Thresholds for 2021 As a business owner, I’m sure you have been eagerly waiting for the HMRC news on the 2021/22 thresholds for income tax, statutory payments and national insurance contributions (NIC). They are among…

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Budget 2021

Crucial aspects of the Budget...

The main aspects of the Budget 2021 The long awaited budget is finally out and the chancellor really knuckled down on it really hard in his desire to recoup all the government expenditure incurred through the pandemic support.…

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Essentials of bookkeeping

Essentials of Bookkeeping

Getting a clear picture of your business finances starts with having the essentials in place. Typically, perfect bookkeeping is a fundamental aspect of success for any business. That is why Ernest & Co Accountants will work with you…

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