Finance

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Getting a grant - checklist

Your business might be entitled to claim a grant. Here's how to identify a scheme and apply for grant funding.

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Start-up business plan: Top 10 tips

Writing a business plan can seem daunting if you've never done it before but you can't afford to put it off. Here's how to get it right.

Accounting

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Using accounting software

Good accounting software puts you in control of your business, letting you automate regular tasks, prepare forecasts and monitor business performance.

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How to take payments

Getting paid is crucial for any small business. Whether you invoice, take payments online or in person, make it easy for customers to pay you.

Insurance

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Business interruption insurance

Putting things right after a major incident at your workplace can be time-consuming - and while you're getting back to normal, you're losing income.

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Legal costs insurance

If you need to defend a legal claim, costs can quickly mount up. Without insurance, it might be simply too risky - even if you're in the right.

Pensions

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FAQs

Auto-enrolment FAQs

The auto-enrolment rules can be confusing for small business owners - find out from our helpful FAQs what your obligations are.

Tax

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Annual Tax on Enveloped Property

Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (previously called Annual Residential Property tax) is payable on certain high-value, enveloped properties.

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Q&A: IR35 tax rules

IR35 rules will change from April 2020. Seb Maley of Qdos answers the frequent questions on IR35 tax changes for contractors.