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Major changes to the VAT Flat Rate Scheme

If you currently charge 20% VAT on your sales to customers but pay a much lower VAT rate as a percentage of your Gross sales (between 12-14%)  please read on! From the 1st April 2017, the Flat Rate VAT Scheme is changing.  HMRC is introducing a new 16.5% rate which is likely to be less…Read More

Self-employment rates in the UK continues to soar

The latest figures which have been released from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that the rate of self employment in the UK is continuing to grow year-on-year. Since 2008, the number of freelancers or self-employed workers has risen by an impressive 700,000 and now stands at 4.5 million. Furthermore, in the period…Read More

Should I set up my company as a sole trader or a limited company?

Setting up your own business is an incredibly exciting time but it can also be daunting when you’re not sure of the best way to go about it. From being a sole trader or joining a partnership to registering as a private limited company, there are several different avenues you can pursue. Each has their…Read More

The most common accounting mistakes small businesses make

When running a business, mistakes are inevitable and one of the most common areas in which people slip up is with accounting and bookkeeping. Accounting mistakes can range from minor errors such as forgetting to keep low-value receipts all the way up to issues that can really affect your company’s cash flow and even put…Read More

The things you should consider before starting your own business

Running your own business can be great – you have complete control, you get to work with the people you want to work with, it’s exciting watching it grow and you get to reap the benefits of the profits. There is a lot of hard work involved with setting up your own company however and…Read More

How to write a Marketing Strategy

A ‘marketing strategy’ isn’t just for big corporate organisations, it’s for every business.  Size really is irrelevant – it’s all about having a clear focus of what you want to achieve and how you are going to do it. So how do you keep a marketing strategy simple?  Here’s our 4 step guide! Market Research…Read More

How to raise finance for your business

Regardless of what stage you are at with your business, there are bound to be times when you need help with accounts related activities. If you are just starting out you may need finance for premises, equipment, advertising, collateral, insurance, stock, wages or legal fees. As you expand, further investment may be necessary for increased…Read More

Crowdfunding: What is it and why is it changing the world of business?

The Internet has dramatically changed the world and the way that many companies now do business. From websites and social media to managing online reputations and having the ability to engage with customers instantaneously, you would struggle to find a company that isn’t online these days. One of the most notable features of the Internet…Read More

Promote your business through Windsor Accountancy

Here at Windsor Accountancy we are always thinking of new ways to help our customers and show them how much we appreciate them. Bearing this in mind, to coincide with the launch of our brand new website, we have come up with a great new concept that we think you will love. We would like…Read More

How do you know if starting your own business is right for you?

Having the ability to ride out a recession with a smile on your face is a task that very few people will ever accomplish. With the rate of unemployment rising every year, it’s hard enough to keep an existing job, let alone find a new one. With government statistics revealing that the number of self-employed…Read More

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