Spring Budget 2020: 5 business changes

Amid virus fears and global economic shock, this year’s Spring Budget turned out to be one of the biggest spending announcements in years. The Office for Budget Responsibility reported that it was the “largest sustained fiscal loosening” since March 1992, and many of...

Saving time in your small business

Running your own business is rewarding, but it’s also a busy job. While you have the freedom to choose how and when you work, you also have the responsibility of making sure everything gets done, from sales and marketing to finance and stock control.  That pressure...

Spring statement round-up

For the second year running, the Spring Statement has been as low-key as expected, with only a few substantial announcements. Delivering the speech on 13 March 2019, Chancellor Philip Hammond focused heavily on the forecasts for the UK economy provided by the Office...

Travel expenses for sole traders

For many sole traders, travel is one of the main expenses involved in running a business. Whether you’re making frequent journeys to complete day-to-day work or just taking the occasional business trip, the costs can add up significantly over time. You can claim the...

GDPR: what’s changed?

After several years of preparation, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on 25 May 2018. With more responsibility placed on organisations and severe penalties for non-compliance hanging over business owners’ heads, it’s easy to get caught up...