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Autumn Budget 2017 – The Summary

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Philip Hammond has delivered his second Budget as chancellor. The chancellor has announced plans on tax, housing and travel, alongside an update on the UK’s economic position. We have wrapped up the main summary of today’s budget.

Claiming Milage & Fuel – How does it work?

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Navigating the world of milage claims, fuel receipts and vehicle maintenance can seem complicated. We often get asked about how to claim, what can be claimed for and how it needs recording. So, we have put together some useful information and tips to explain it all.

If you are required to use your own vehicle or company vehicle for work, you may be able to claim Mileage Allowance Relief from HMRC based on the number of business miles you travel. This tax relief could be worth up to 45p for every mile you have travelled since April 2011!

VAT changes to eBay charges

Posted by Charlotte Morley in Accounts, Business, News, Sales, Tips, Xero | 0 comments

eBay recently wrote to business sellers to remind them of the upcoming changes to how VAT will be charged on fees. Effective from the 1st of August VAT will be applied to all fees. For the first time sellers will be able to reclaim the VAT on their VAT returns.

Historically sellers were unable to reclaim VAT but if they gave eBay their VAT number eBay would deduct the VAT at source. Then for the past 18 months eBay had special dispensation to not charge VAT for any business seller (even if they weren’t VAT registered).

Top Tips from successful business owners

Posted by Charlotte Morley in Accounts, Business, Marketing, Start Ups, The Business Hut, Tips, Xero | 0 comments

We’re fairly certain you didn’t start your business to become a business, marketing or financial expert. We suspect most of you started your business to do what ever you are passionate about or just really good at! What you probably found very quickly is that what your business actually does consumes most of your day. But maybe you’ve come to find that general information, tips and advice from others has been essential to the survival and growth of your business. Well, if that’s the case, you’re not alone.

The Sky’s the Limit with Cloud Storage

Posted by Alex Ruck in Business, Start Ups, Tips | 0 comments

Cloud storage is becoming an essential part of running a business, and we know those late to the party are feeling a bit left behind. Today I’m going to run down some of the best options out there to help narrow your search and encourage you to take your business to the cloud.

Instead of being stored locally on your machine, data stored on the cloud is stored on the provider’s server and is accessed through the internet. There are three main motivations behind storing files in this way, and sometimes they seem at odds with one another. The first is security, as businesses need a safe place to store important documents and need control over access permissions. The second is collaboration, as files need to be shared easily around the office. The third is remote access, so you can get to your data when working from home or edit that presentation while on the train.