Category: Business consulting

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – help and support for businesses


Unprecedented measures to support businesses and protect the economy are being rolled out across the UK.  Used effectively, these will help many organisations come through the crisis created by the coronavirus. New details are emerging…

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – help and support for charities


In these difficult times the Charity Commission is providing specific advice to the charity sector. In this update, we summarise the advice announced so far. As more details emerge, we will update this webpage. Please…

Making Tax Digital for VAT – more changes to come


HMRC’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) campaign began earlier this year with the introduction of MTD for VAT.  The next phase of changes will have far-reaching consequences. What’s happened so far? VAT registered businesses with income…

Improved integrations – data flow vs data entry


Improved integrations between accounting software and the apps available in their ecosystems can solve complicated problems in amazing ways. As the world moves to digitalisation at an incredible pace, accounting software providers are keeping up.…

Long standing client John O’Conner celebrates 50 year anniversary


Family owned and run John O’Conner Grounds Maintenance celebrates 50 years in business this year. The award winning Hertfordshire based business that operates landscape maintenance contracts from the Scottish Highlands & Islands through to the…

Business confidence on the rise


Business confidence is at its highest level for two years, according to the latest ICAEW Business Confidence Monitor (BCM) report. What’s more, the positivity is widespread with 10 out of 11 regions and most sectors…

Cash flow – the secret to SME success


As obvious as it may seem, the success of any business relies on it making money. The major cause of business failure for SMEs in the UK is poor cash flow management. But how do…

Election impact reflected in ICAEW Business Confidence Monitor


Top ranking business professions running all types of businesses across the UK expressed their deep concern over business prospects in the latest ICAEW Confidence Monitor report. There are however, signs of optimism for an improvement…

UK businesses confident in prospects for business


Business confidence has turned positive for the first time since the EU referendum, according to the ICAEW business confidence monitor for quarter 2 (Q2) of 2017. Confidence is highest in industries with strong export expectations…