Finance

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Writing a business plan

A business plan outlines your strategy - from your market and finances to your staff and marketing activities. Our guide to writing a great business plan.

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Car finance

Get finance for your business cars wrong and you could end up with big headaches and even bigger bills. Read our guide to arranging car finance terms.

Accounting

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Preparing for your annual accounts

Every company needs to prepare annual accounts for the tax man. Our guide to the records you need to keep and how to stay organised.

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Managing your cash flow

Effective cash flow management is vital so your business has the funding needed to keep trading. Our guide to controlling your cash with confidence.

Insurance

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Insurance against legal claims

The cost of litigation can put you under serious financial pressure, even if you win. Read our guide to insuring against the cost of legal action.

Pensions

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Pension income calculator

To work out how much income you are likely to receive from your pension, visit the Money Advice Service website for a pension forecast.

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FAQs

Auto-enrolment FAQs

Find out how the auto-enrolment rules for pensions affect your business. Answers to common questions about your obligations as an employer.

Tax

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National Insurance

Employers pay employer National Insurance contributions (NICs) for each employee, and also collect their employees’ contributions. Our guide to NICs.

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Payroll

HMRC expect you to file pay information accurately and on time - and employees also won't be happy if they aren't paid correctly. Managing payroll.