HSJ Blog - Here to help you

Our blog offers practical advice on Tax, VAT, Bookkeeping, Accounts, Sage Xero Payroll, as well as money and time saving tips for you, your family and your business.

We also have a range of guest bloggers such as company formation agents, solicitors, grant advisors and sales and marketing professionals to help us offer a broader range of advice.

We hope you enjoy our posts, and look forward to reading your comments and hope you will consider sharing our posts.

Calling all Business Bloggers...

Our blogs aim to provide hints and tips on a range of topics affecting everyone whether you are a business owner, an employer, employee, a home owner, a saver or a spender our blog will offer some great advice.

We are hoping to develop our guest blogger slots and would welcome budding business bloggers to get in touch and write guest articles for us.

If you want your voice heard by Welsh business, please email marketing@hsj.uk.com 

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Making Tax Digital - Be ready...

Did you know that just as businesses are getting over the huge cost and upheaval from the Automatic Enrolment regime HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are introducing ‘Making Tax Digital’ (MTD)?

HSJ Accountants


A number of changes are set to take place in 2017, including changes to the VAT flat rate scheme which could significanly affect the tax liability of many small businesses. Therefore, it is important to...

HSJ Accountants

Starting a business? Here's what you need to consider...

While you might think that your business idea is uniquely brilliant and a guaranteed success, you may be in a minority of one. Testing your idea before you invest time and money can prevent future frustration, financial losses and failure.

HSJ Accountants

Do you know who’s on site? Keeping safe in construction.

Having the best people on board is essential when it comes to maintaining both safety and productivity levels in any industry, not least within construction. As a business owner operating within the field, the people that you bring on site represent your business and the standard of performance which your company upholds as employees who are visible to the customer the majority of the time...

Gifts & inheritance tax

Inheritance tax (IHT) at 40% is due on the portion of a person’s estate that exceeds £325,000. This can be reduced to 36% if 10% (or more) of the estate is given to charity.

HSJ Accountants

A sporting chance...

Why screening is vital in the sports sector

Why employers should background screen new employees

Rachel Bedgood, CEO of Complete Background Screening believes it is crucial to vet candidates before bringing them into your business in order to really know who you’re hiring. She explains why this is so important and tells us how informative background checks can actually be.

5 tips to help you focus on growing your business

If you are seriously consider growing your business you need to ensure you have the infrastructure around you and have considered the implications. Use these top tips and start sowing the seeds of growth.

Leanne Owen

This time next year Rodney - Only fools fail to forecast!

When I talk to a lot of small business owners about forecasting their performance for the year ahead it is typical that many do not see the purpose because of the uncertainty around what will happen. Here are my top reasons why you should use forecasting in your business:

Leanne Owen

5 benefits of cloud accounting...

If you want your business to work smarter and faster, cloud accounting software is a wise investment.

Leanne Owen
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