Business

Business is one of the principle activities of citizens living in a society in which people are employed, employ others, produce products and deliver services.  Phew, that’s the technical definition of business anyway. Our vast experience in helping businesses and individuals operate their businesses on a day-to-day basis has given us some valuable experience and awareness which we like to share in our news area.

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Business Posts

To define 'Due diligence' a simple way of looking at it is investigating a business and its assets for an acquisition. The term can mean a legal process but often involves a voluntary investigation of the business for sale.

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Public Accounts Committee Urges Accountants Ban

The Commons Public Accounts Committee has urged a ban on external accountants inside the government in an effort to prevent taxation loopholes being passed on.

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Small businesses are being encouraged to tighten up their security amid research that revealed that cyber attacks on businesses have increased over the last year.

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How to Keep Records for the Self Employed

A quick guide on with pointers on how to keep records and set-up a record-keeping system. Guides you through the basic steps.

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Key Points Budget

Chancellor George Osborne has delivered his 2013 budget. Here are some of the key points.

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Business Rates Rise of Increasing Concern

Rises to business rates are a major concern for small firms amidst changes to the tax system, a survey of the Forum of Private Business (FPB) has found.

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Boost for Scottish Food and Drink Exports

Manufactured goods in Scotland grew by 0.8 percent during the third quarter of 2012, mainly due to growth in the food and drink sector.

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LIBOR and You

One of the highlights in the news this week has been the LIBOR rigging scandal, for which the part nationalised RBS has been forced to pay a £390m fine.

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The Steedman Column – A Tax Stuffing

Tracy Emin, one of the leading lights of the Brit-Art movement reportedly quit the country in early 2009, with the famous quote 'Stuff your 50% tax, I’m taking my tent to France'.

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