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Welcome to the Friend and Grant blog area.  Here you will find all the latest news, views and helpful guides in relation to accountancy, taxation and running a business.  We hope you find the information we post interesting.  Give us a call if you’d like to discuss how we can help you and your business.

14th Mar 2019
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Somebody Anybody Everybody Nobody

When employees know what they have to do, why, how and when, everything runs smoothly in your business. But if the most common statement uttered in your office is ‘That’s Not My Job’ or ‘It’s Not My Problem’ then the business descends into chaos.

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5th Mar 2019
Startup Guide to VAT Registration

Startups VAT Registration Get it Right!

For all startups knowing when to register for VAT is fundamental. Get it right and you could save £’000s in tax, get it wrong and there could be penalties and additional costs. The rules are fairly straightforward but unfortunately many businesses still fail to register on time.

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26th Feb 2019
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5 Easy Tax Wins For Company Directors Looking To Grow Their Businesses and Save Tax!

As a company director are you looking to build a strong working relationship with a trusted advisor who will help you save tax and grow your business. If you are then why not speak to us about 5 easy tax wins which we can implement with you.

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20th Feb 2019
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Why Expert HR Support is Crucial

I have a saying; “business would be easy without clients or employees”. Many business owners and managers can easily relate to that statement, when they review exactly what they had to do last week and how much time was spent on staff issues rather than time spent focused on the business.

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14th Feb 2019
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Making Tax Digital – Two months to go!

In a little under two months, the majority of VAT registered businesses with turnover exceeding the £85,000 threshold will be required to file VAT returns digitally.

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8th Feb 2019
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Estate Planning for Your Parents

You don’t have to be a client to access our Estate Planning for Your Parents service. Our clients agree that this type of forward planning is very tax efficient and helps them to understand the estate that they may have to administer when their parents die.

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7th Feb 2019
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The Let Property Campaign & Undeclared Rental Profits

We have recently taken on a number of new clients who have undeclared rental income. Often these individuals have received prompted letters from HM Revenue & Customs’ Let Property Campaign department. HMRC have access to all land registry documents and a sophisticated computer system that can identify taxpayers who own multiple properties.

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1st Feb 2019

Sales. How to Ask for the Business

Sales is all about the ‘ask’; you have to ask for the business. Asking doesn’t come naturally to everyone so, here is a checklist to help you get back into asking mode. Make sales, build a business and make more money.

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24th Jan 2019
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Introducing AHR Consultants – Our HR Business Support Partner

We are delighted to tell you that we have appointed AHR Consultants as our HR support supplier and partner. Here are some emerging HR trends that all businesses should be aware of.

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