Would you choose a Carbon Positive Accountant?

Would it make you feel great knowing that your accountant is actively striving to miminise their impact on the environment and by choosing to partner with them would help the planet just a tiny bit more by a tree being planted?

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UK Tax Rates for 2021/2022

HB Accountants have produced a Tax Card which summarises many of the rates and allowances fundamental to your business and personal lives. It’s a great point of reference throughout the coming tax year and contains lots of information on personal, business, employment, property and capital taxes, including any changes.

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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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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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Why Do Auditors Invoke Fear?

Auditors… Does this conjure up an image of an impersonal, fearful, detail-obsessed tyrant desperate to find errors in your accounts? I completely understand why the thought of an audit would fill you with dread, but this blog shares how to have the same positive audit experience that our clients enjoy and one that will ultimately help and support your business. 

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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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My top accounting tips for Hoddesdon businesses

1.    Make use of technology

Today, businesses have a myriad of resources available to make managing accountancy records convenient and simple. I’d urge businesses to make the most of cloud computing and automation. This is especially valuable now that the Government’s requirement for Making Tax Digital is a reality for the majority of businesses, and flexible working rights have all increased the demand for secure, flexible ‘on-the-move’ cloud-computing solutions.

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