If you’re a regular visitor to our blog, you’ll know we’re always extolling the virtues of cloud accounting platform Xero. Similarly, we’re big fans of measuring business success via the use of financial KPIs (key performance indicators).
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As widely anticipated, in his summer 2015 Budget, the Chancellor announced measures that will eventually allow couples to pass on their family home to their children or grandchildren free of inheritance tax (IHT free) as long as the home is not worth more than £1 million.
With creative work revolving increasingly around the digital space, the projects you work on are now more measurable than ever. Your clients want to see tangible return on their investment, and can use all manner of criteria (from website analytics to video views and social followers) to judge the success of a campaign.
Employees frequently use their own cars for business journeys and it is common for employers to pay employees a mileage allowance each time that they do so.
We promised more blog posts for hair and beauty salon owners, so today we’re looking at the financial implications of the popular ‘rent-a-chair’ model.
One of the surprises of the summer 2015 Budget was the Chancellor’s announcement that the dividends tax rules are to be radically reformed from 6 April 2016.
Working at a forward-thinking creative agency, there’s every chance you’re already using ‘the cloud’ to bring little rays of sunshine to your working day. Maybe you’re quickly and conveniently sharing hosted documents with clients via Dropbox or Google Docs, for instance?
There is a common misconception among buy to let landlords – and some of their accountants – that the cost of repairs to a newly-purchased property cannot be claimed before it is first let out.
With a number of our clients based in the hair and beauty industry, we think we’ve gained something of a unique insight into what makes a successful salon.
So in this blog post - the first of many to come for salon owners - we’ve ‘highlighted’ some of the common habits shared by successful hair and beauty businesses, and how you can follow in their footsteps…