Construction Industry Scheme

The construction industry scheme sets out rules for how payments to subcontractors for construction work must be handled by contractors in the industry, taking into account the subcontractor's tax status. We take a look at who the scheme affects and [...]

2019-11-11T11:34:02+00:00August 5th, 2019|Business|

Identifying Inefficiencies in a Business

One of the key principles in achieving greater efficiency is identifying recurring problems and addressing the cause rather than applying the same hack every time. Areas to improve efficiency could include cashflow, processes, accounting and tax. The greatest potential for [...]

2019-11-11T11:34:02+00:00July 1st, 2019|Business|

The Scourge of Late Payments

When you supply goods or services, you expect to be paid promptly, but there is a deeply embedded culture of late payments. For some businesses, delaying payment is an essential part of the business model. Outstanding payments are problematic for [...]

2019-11-11T11:34:02+00:00June 3rd, 2019|Business|

Risk Assessment and Contingency Planning

It has been a challenging and eventful few years for UK businesses from the continued pressure of uncertainty relating to Brexit to events such as extreme weather and cyber-attacks. How would your business cope if it was affected by something [...]

2019-11-11T11:34:02+00:00May 8th, 2019|Business|

The politics of tax breaks

Tax reliefs, or tax breaks as they are sometimes called, aren't without controversy. Critics say there are too many of them and deny the public purse much needed funds. In January this year, a think tank published the results of [...]

2019-11-11T11:34:02+00:00March 4th, 2019|Business|

Outsourcing payroll

There are many benefits of outsourcing your payroll function including reducing stress and leaving more time to reinvest in growth. In addition, it removes the burden of keeping up with the latest legislation and best practice. At Brown & Co [...]

2019-11-11T11:34:11+00:00January 7th, 2019|Business|

Starting a business

Spotted a gap in the market and have a bright idea? Then you'll need to test, prepare and assess the risks and opportunities to give your new business the best chance of survival. Read our guide here to see what [...]

2019-11-11T11:34:11+00:00November 6th, 2018|Business|

Using pension funds in your business

As traditional loans fall out of favour with increasing numbers of business owners, you may be looking for an alternative route for financing - and your pension could be the answer. Read our guide here to see how your pension [...]

2019-11-11T11:34:11+00:00October 1st, 2018|Business|
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