What happens when you change accountants?

Many businesses and individuals change accountants. Maybe your needs have changed as you’ve grown and you want to work with an accountant offering multiple services. Or maybe working with an accountant based nearer to your offices will give you the benefit of a more personal service? Whatever the reason, once you know what you need, you can begin the search for a new partner. But what happens when you find the accountancy practice that’s right for you? And what do you do next?  Here’s the answer.

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What have businesses learned from Covid19?

This is the question we were discussing in the office recently. What have we learned from Covid19? Apart from the realisation that a tiny virus – about 0.12 microns in size – can cause extreme distress to the population and the economy, we’ve also learned a lot about how we as a business can deal with uncertainty. From flexible working to virtual networking – this is what we’ve learned from living and working with Covid19. 

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COVID19: The Bounce Back Loan and the Power of Protection

The Bounce Back Loan is designed to inject much needed cashflow to businesses to get the cogs of the economy moving again. If your limited company cannot bounce back, and has to close down, what happens? Well, usually bank borrowing is underpinned by a director’s personal guarantee which results in you having to repay the debt, when you’ve just lost your income. Ouch!

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HB Accountants – how to choose an accountant and tax specialist

Quite often we hear “I am a business owner but my company finances are not the first thing I think about when I get out of bed in the morning!”  We get this! That’s why we’re here!

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Companies: Managing risk in uncertain times

Even the best-run and longest-established.businesses across the country continue to feel the adverse effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown, whilst the UK government announces measures to keep the economy buoyant during the pandemic, managing risk and cash flow in these uncertain times is critical.

We have produced a three-page factsheet providing information for you and your business on:

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COVID19: Disincorporation – what you need to know before dissolving your limited company

The ongoing lockdown may be the catalyst for many limited company owners to change their business model in order to survive or to create a simpler way of working. One option is to disincorporate – in other words, dissolve the limited company and, if the business is still viable, operate as a sole trader instead.

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COVID19: What funding is available for my business?

Funding options and criteria available to you during COVID19 can be complex, which is why The Federation of Small Business have simplified the process so you can easily check your eligibility for different schemes. You’ll find tailored information for businesses in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, as well as advice on what you can access if you’re self-employed. Download the PDF guide for your home nation to get started. 

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COVID19: Immediate 3-month filing extension for company accounts

If your company accounts will be late because of the impact of Covid-19 you can take advantage of the immediate 3-month filing extension for company accounts.

However, you MUST apply before your filing deadline.

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COVID19: What you can do to help your business/sole trade through the Coronavirus crisis

The question echoing throughout Hertfordshire, Essex and businesses throughout the UK during these testing times is “What can you do to help your business/sole trade through the COVID-19 crisis?” – HB Accountants are here to help you.

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Why should you put your trust in an audit?

Around one in four small businesses believe that having their company’s annual accounts audited should be mandatory versus around half who disagree. In general, the larger the organisation and the more it wants to grow, the more likely it is to believe that annual accounts being audited should be mandatory, according to the recent study into small and medium sized businesses by the accountancy body, ICAEW.

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