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Oct 3, 2013

Why those running a home business need an accountant

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One of the big changes brought about by the recent recession is the huge growth in the number of self-employed people in the UK, especially those running a home business. There are several reasons why people have opted to work for themselves, and to set-up their business at home, with the main one being the

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Sep 30, 2013

Tips on how to pay less tax – if you are employed

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Most business owners are interested in how they can pay less tax and keep most of what they earn inside their business. That, in itself, is no bad thing since business owners and the self-employed will soon realise that overpaying their tax needlessly eats into their profits. However, with some effort that tax bill can

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Sep 26, 2013

Simple ways to pay less tax

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Tax Planning Strategies …Simple ways to pay less tax

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Sep 20, 2013

Healthy Workstations Are The Best Productivity Tool

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Have you ever heard of healthy workstations? If you haven’t, it’s about the time you do. Whether you work in the office of a large company, or you’ve decided to work from home and become your own boss. Your number one priority will always be to perform to the best of your abilities. In the

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Sep 16, 2013

Business Accounting: Why those in business should learn the basics

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If you have ever watched the Dragons’ Den, the BBC show for wannabe entrepreneurs, you will be aware that among the killer questions that are routinely asked surround the entrepreneur’s understanding of their business case. The Dragons themselves have built hugely successful businesses based on the fact that they understand their accounts and want to

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Sep 11, 2013

Control your expenses and save on accountancy fees

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One effective way of reducing your accountancy bills is to do a big chunk of the work for yourself and for many people this means managing their expenses more effectively. The common theme for these Yorkshire Accountancy blogs is to highlight how simple steps can make your business more effective but also how adapting your

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Sep 9, 2013

How to find an accountant

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Here at Yorkshire Accountancy we appreciate that potential clients may be reticent in signing up for our incredible, cost-effective personal service and that they are simply looking around for accountant they can work with. This blog post is to help people find an accountant by illustrating what they should be looking for in their accountancy

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Aug 9, 2013

Am I Employed or Self Employed?

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Determining whether someone is employed or self employed depends on several factors and does not just come down to how long someone has worked for you without a break in their contract. You would need to establish whether the person working for you has a contract of service (employee) or a contract for service (self

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Aug 5, 2013

Why remote and home working works for small business

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Here at Yorkshire Accountancy we are happy to give business help and advice to clients and would-be clients alike and one issue we’ve found is that increasingly our clients are working from somewhere other than an office. We all know that telecommuting is growing in popularity but now a survey has found that remote working is growing

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Aug 5, 2013

What is a Profit and Loss Account?

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We’ve already looked at the role of what PAYE is for a business and how you can put a business plan together, now it’s the turn of the profit and loss sheet. Clients often ask: ‘What is a profit and loss account?’ and I tell them that it’s simply the beating heart of the business.

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