Category Archives: Business Tips

What expenses can you claim against your rental income?

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If you have any business, you want to make sure that you maximise your tax position. The same applies to when you are a landlord, so what expenses can you claim against your rental income? We refer to these as allowable expenses so in other words your business costs that can be deducted from profits. […]

Small Business Strategy

A recent survey by the Federation of Small Business (FSB) states that almost 50% of their businesses will face stagnation in growth due rising costs of operation.  As a business you need to review your risks and your small business strategy. Against the background of soaring inflation, the war in Ukraine, global supply chain problems, […]

Letting out your property as a holiday let?

The pandemic is said to bring a few behavioural changes.  Working from home including “blended working” is one such example and letting out your property as a holiday let may be another one. During the later part of 2021 many councils in the tourist areas of the country were experiencing significant rises is housing waiting […]

How can I avoid insolvency

The UK is one of the best places to do business in the world.  Yet the current economic conditions of high inflation and problems with resources has meant there is a chance you may be thinking of your business right now and asking the question “how can I avoid insolvency?” You are probably involved in […]

How to stay positive in uncertain times in the workplace

This is the big question of the day. How to stay positive in these uncertain times especially when it comes to the workplace. Not only have we had a global pandemic for two years, but we also have political upheavals around the globe, an all-out war on European soil and new stories everyday about rising […]

How is your business going in 2022?

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Businesses have a lot on their plate now! You have had a lot on your plate for the last two years. But our world is changing rapidly or so it feels. So how is your business going in 2022? This year has brought different challenges. There is the threat of the “great resignation” where workers […]

Why is time management skills important for your work?

Why does it matter you have a time management system for work? The UK is often labelled as a “low productivity” economy amongst the G7 economies.  Compared to France we rank much lower.  So, what do our peers do across the channel that we don’t. According to the Guardian newspaper the French have a wonderful […]

Tax breaks for your garden office

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Most restrictions in England will end tomorrow as Plan B comes to an end! Which side of the divide do you belong to?  Is it time to get back to “normal” and for everyone to go back to the office? Or is it too early and we should all carry on working from home until […]

How not to lose your staff to your competitors?

It seems that every week in the news we are hearing about staff shortages in the UK and when we speak to you about this many of you are confirming the same. So, how do you retain your staff. According to the BBC the shortage has been aggravated by the fact that 400,000 people have […]