Category Archives: How to’s

How do I use my personal vehicle for business trips?

personal vehicle for company use

Grab a to-go cup of coffee and queue up your favourite playlist: it’s time for a business trip. But you’re not setting out in some stuffy company car: you’re hitting the road in your very own, personal vehicle.  There’s an estimated 4 million ‘grey fleet’ cars in the UK – or employee-owned vehicles used for […]

How can salary sacrifice schemes save my business money?

How can salary sacrifice schemes save my business money?  In April 2022, the new National Insurance rates will come into effect. Designed to help fund the NHS and social care in the UK, these new rates mean a 1.25% increase in National Insurance contributions for all employees, employers and self employed people.  As a business […]

What are R&D tax credits and how do I maximise them? 

Research and Development – or R&D – tax credits are a generous incentive by the UK government to get brilliant ideas funded, delivered, and creating profit. It’s a low-risk method to reward innovation, and HMRC are currently under enormous pressure to get this money out to eligible businesses with a mere 28-day turnaround rate. As […]

Getting your invoice paid – going nuclear!

You’ve done the work, it was good work, gratefully received. You issue the invoice and….nothing. You nudge, politely chase, leave messages, insist, get cross, write a snotty email, delete that snotty email, breathe and chase again, showing empathy and being super-reasonable and…..nothing. Now what?