SMEs

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Colin: There's nothing like a well-thought-out plan

Colin wonders whether some SMEs are keeping it too simple

16 Apr 2014

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Lack of planning hitting SME profits

Exact's survey finds SMEs are much more likely to turn a profit if they make a business plan

11 Apr 2014

SouthWestfd increases presence with two new recruits

Steve Moncur and John Fowler increase SouthWestfd's associate numbers to 16

25 Feb 2014

FreeAgent launches accountants’ division

Dedicated accounting division launched by FreeAgent

25 Feb 2014

Menzies' partner promotion in SME R&D tax drive

Andy England promoted to partner as Menzies continues push for SME tax specialisms

03 Jan 2014

Growth and financing easier for small business in 2014

FSB sees growing confidence in the ability to access finance

17 Dec 2013

SMEs 'optimistic but cautious' on growth prospects

SMEs line up growth in 2014, but unsure about taking aggressive action to drive forward, finds Baker Tilly survey

13 Nov 2013

Finance function is ‘root of small company underperformance’

SMEs and small caps slow to apply shared services, ‘right-sourcing’ and technological best practice, research finds

05 Nov 2013

Unused PAYE schemes to close

HMRC is to close down unused PAYE arrangements

22 Oct 2013

UK SMEs’ financial systems losing £3.7bn unnecessarily

Inefficient financial management systems are causing UK SMEs to lose significant amounts of money

08 Oct 2013

Accountants missing a revenue growth trick with RTI

Accountants failing to increase advisory revenue with introduction of RTI, says Sage research

19 Aug 2013

HMRC moves on single compliance process for SMEs

HMRC hopes new process will reduce compliance burden on SMEs

08 Aug 2013

Sage launches first online business management suite for SMEs

Sage announces first cloud business management program for small businesses

05 Jul 2013

SME owners' time consumed by admin

Many SMEs spend more time on admin than on strategy planning, a survey finds

25 Jun 2013

HW Fisher ramps up SME turnaround offering

Top 30 firm lines up distressed debt investors and sector specialists to turn around struggling SMEs

10 May 2013

Keep flawed Share for Rights off the shoproom floor

The tax implications of offering employees shares in small business is just one reason why the scheme won't work

18 Apr 2013

HMRC wise to relax real-time requirements

Relaxing real-time PAYE obligations for small businesses in the first six months of its roll-out could be the difference between its success and failure

05 Apr 2013

Simplified corporation tax welcome, says CIoT

"Harmonising" corporate tax rates will lead to fewer companies planning their affairs artificially

02 Apr 2013

£30m 'advice voucher scheme' for SMEs launched

Government launches Growth Vouchers Programme for SMEs to use on professional advice

22 Mar 2013

Budget 2013: Tax reliefs tap into entrepreneurial spirit

Osborne announces series of measures aimed at encouraging growth in SME sector

20 Mar 2013

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Bank raiding powers could put HMRC at top of insolvency pecking order

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The Practitioner: The promise of the pension pot

The combination of pensions drawdown and enterprise investment tax planning makes the Practitioner's mouth water - but can the firm get its pensioners lined up in a row?

Leader: Charity begins at home

With so many accountants require support and counselling, an already charitable profession must consider where its efforts go

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Social networking: How does the Top 50 stack up?

Firms are failing to realise the business benefits of social media sites such as utilising LinkedIn

Colin: There's nothing like a well-thought-out plan

Colin wonders whether some SMEs are keeping it too simple

Taking Stock: When tax is stranger than fiction

Sometimes you just can't make it up, TS finds

Scrapping IR35 all very well – but what else?

IR35 has proven ineffective, but 'what are the alternatives?' asks Calum Fuller

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Why budgeting fails: One management system is not enough

If budgeting is to have any value at all, it needs a radical overhaul. In today's dynamic marketplace, budgeting can no longer serve as a company's only management system; it must integrate with and support dedicated strategy management systems, process improvement systems, and the like. In this paper, Professor Peter Horvath and Dr Ralf Sauter present what's wrong with the current approach to budgeting and how to fix it.

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iXBRL: Taking stock. Looking forward

In this white paper CCH provide checklists to help accountants and finance professionals both in practice and in business examine these issues and make plans. Also includes a case study of a large commercial organisation working through the first year of mandatory iXBRL filing.