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Generating Additional Income for Academy Schools

Academy trusts are facing a number of the same challenges as schools still under local authority control, with press reports of 60% of trusts warning that funding cuts and cost increases are driving cashflow and budget issues. Larger deficits are, in turn, putting pressure on pay, staffing and… read more

Cloud Accounting Support

As a business or individual, you may be looking at the HMRC’s new quarterly online reporting requirements with some trepidation. You may also be considering cloud-based programmes to ease the transition. And of course, each software supplier provides its own FAQ and support. One thing you don’t need… read more

How can cloud accounting benefit your business?

Managing your small business finances efficiently is essential to the success of your enterprise. You might be new in business and looking for the right approach, or maybe you have been established for a number of years and are wondering whether cloud accounting will suit you better than a traditional approach. Whichever… read more

An SME’s guide to making the most of Peterborough’s growth

We’ve seen a lot in the news recently about the growth of Peterborough – whether that’s a growth in business confidence, new businesses relocating to the city or professionals moving to Peterborough as an ‘affordable commuter city’. With growth there comes a mixture of opportunities and challenges. It’s… read more

Have you claimed your employment allowance?

Most employers who pay Class 1 National Insurance contributions on their employees earnings are able to take advantage of HMRC’s new employment allowance – has your business already claimed? From 6 April 2014 the employers can reduce the amount of National Insurance contributions that they pay for their… read more

Getting to grips with Auto Enrolment

I am sure that you will have you seen the adverts with Theo Paphitis declaring “I’m in” and wondered what he is talking about.  Under new rules which are being phased in over a few years, employers are being required to automatically enrol their employees into a pension… read more

New Year, New Business?

The allure of becoming your own boss and being in control of your daily work life attracts many as we enter a new year into taking the plunge and starting a new business. Start up businesses are becoming  more common as people strive to achieve their aspirations via… read more

Are you getting the most out of your accounting software?

Accounting software is an essential part of your business that contains all your financial transactions.  Your software should help to make accounting an efficient process and provide you with useful, up to date information so you can keep an eye on how your business is performing. For your… read more