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The People Behind the Numbers

“You’re hired” is a phrase associated with the nail-biting finale of The Apprentice on BBC1. Here at The Accountancy People it’s a phrase James used to make one of his soundest decisions since creating the company when he said it to our very own apprentice Joe Finn. Unlike many Apprentice wannabes on television, Joe is … Continue reading The People Behind the Numbers

Is your business working for you?

To me, your life is much easier if your business is aligned.  Aligned with your life and what you personally want to do. That’s when your business starts working for you. The great thing about having a small business is that you make the decisions. Ultimately you choose whether your business is aligned.  One important … Continue reading Is your business working for you?

Tax Free Savings

In the new tax year it is good to look at the tax free savings schemes that are available: Lifetime ISA:  The benefit is that you can put in up to £400 a month and the Government tops this up by 25% to £500.  You need to be under 40, you can use the money … Continue reading Tax Free Savings

Budget 2017

My video on the 2017 budget can be found here: The budget was one of the shortest and simplest in recent times.  There were two significant tax changes: The tax free amount of dividends goes down from £5,000 to £2,000, which might cost a married couple paying basic rate tax £450, from 2018/19. Class … Continue reading Budget 2017

Is Benchmarking Comparing?

Benchmarking is important in business, it’s the process of checking out how you compare against your competitors. Through this process you find out how you are placed in the market, whether your products are up to date, correctly priced and efficiently produced. This is important and will help you improve your business and work out … Continue reading Is Benchmarking Comparing?

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