Budget 2021 – What do I need to know?

Here’s everything you need to know about the 2021 Budget. The Furlough scheme has been extended until September 2021: Until June businesses will still be able to claim 80% of employees’ pay. The amount claimable will decrease to 70% in July and 60% for August and September, however employees must still be paid at least […]

Is the Coronavirus Financial Support Fair?

There’s been a lot of discussion recently about the financial support offered by the government and even more discussion about those who fall through the gaps. One of the hardest parts of lockdown for me has been giving bad news to clients who aren’t eligible for any help. I know how hard many have worked […]

Covid-19 Update

With a large number of businesses in the UK now shut in accordance with government guidelines to help manage the Covid-19 pandemic I wanted to summarise the measures currently in place to help businesses. We are still waiting for more details on all the different options so for up to date advice the best place […]

Starting a New Business

Starting a New Business Blog

So you’re starting a new business…What do you need to do? In this blog post we’ll take you through some of the steps and decisions you need to make. If you don’t want to read the blog, scroll to the bottom to watch the video.

Tax Planning For Christmas

Whilst Christmas is still a few months away I expect many of you are starting to make plans, so it’s a great time to do some Christmas tax planning (if you’re a Limited Company). Read this blog for ways you might be able to save yourself money this Christmas.

7 Top Tips For Getting Your Pricing Right

Accounting Blog

Working out how to set your prices can be a minefield when you start a business? Too cheap and you’ll be working very hard yet not making a profit. Too expensive and you will struggle to find any customers. Here are my top tips to get you on the right track.

Should I Register For VAT?

Have you considered whether your business should register for VAT? In this blog we will explore the reasons why you might want to register.

The Woman Behind The Business

The Woman Behind The Business - Lucy Drake

Find out more about The Woman Behind The Business in this blog post about owner, Lucy Drake, who started her accountancy career at the age of 16.

14 Ways Your Accountant Can Make You More Profitable

The cost of appointing an accountant means many new businesses choose to try and complete their own tax returns and accounts. Whilst there is nothing wrong with this (and at Hassle Free Accounts and Tax I try to support small businesses do this by offering training) there are many ways that having an accountant can make you more profitable and save you money.

How Do You Choose An Accountant?

It’s a common misconception that a person needs to pass exams before they can become an accountant. Unlike many professions, anyone can call themselves an accountant and offer their services to the public. This can make it difficult for businesses who are trying to pick an accountant. So how do you choose an accountant?