Latest Articles

VAT accounting for mixed business and non-business purposes

The issue of VAT accounting when the goods involved are put to both business and non-business purposes is perhaps more widespread than many would first consider. Careful use of the so-called ‘Lennartz Accounting’ scheme can provide cash flow benefit for a number of organisations.

How many business enterprises are there in the UK?

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released its latest report on the number of registered businesses in the UK. There was a 3% rise in business enterprise numbers in the year to March 2008.

Turn your website into a deadly selling tool

The code that effectively created the world wide web, was put into the public domain by the Cern physics lab, based near Geneva back in 1993. Its creator, Tim Berners-Lee, believes that the web is still in its infancy. That seems very true – but what a difference it has made to the way businesses […]

How to Make Web Conferencing Work

Many businesses work on long-distance collaboration, and up until recently that meant lots of conference calls for some people. Now, however, the world is moving at a totally new pace, as internet technologies develop and broadband speeds increase.

Reviewing how your business is performing

It’s easy to focus on the day-to-day running of your business, especially when you have only just started-up. But once your business is established, it is actually time to start planning again. Here’s why you should review the performance of your business and how to get started.

Advice on succession planning for small business owners

Small business owners and managers are risking it all by having absolutely no plans in place for their business when they retire or if they were to suddenly become ill or die, according to the latest research from Bibby Financial Services.

Value Added Tax – The Basics

Value Added Tax (VAT) is a tax which is applied to transactions of most goods and services provided by VAT registered entities in the UK.

Top Tips for Questionnaire Design

A questionnaire can be an important business tool, whether it’s to collect essential information from new applicants, or just to build up a database of market research information.

How to deal with share sale disputes

Ben Hopps solicitor in Sykes Anderson LLP’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department discusses problems that can arise when buying the shares in a company from a buyers’ perspective.

Small businesses in the UK – Key Statistics

A major report published by Warwick Business School entitled “Finance for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises” reveals some fascinating statistics relating to the small business world in the UK.

Comprehensive small business statistics released

The Small Business Service (SBS), an executive agency of the Department of Trade and Industry, today published Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) Statistics for the UK 2003. The figures make fascinating reading…