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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R&D rate change: what does it mean for your business?

In the Autumn 2017 budget, Philip Hammond announced a rate change for the RDEC tax incentive for large companies. To support the government’s Industrial Strategy and promote further innovation in the UK, the RDEC rate has now been increased from 11% to 12%. This rate change means large businesses

Trusts Registration Service

HMRC has launched a new Trusts Registration Service (TRS), so that trustees can register their trust online and provide information on the beneficial owners of the trust. The new service launched in early July for trustees and replaces the 41G (Trust) paper form, which was withdrawn at the end of April.

Measuring business performance.

Changing market conditions make it more important than ever to measure your business’ performance on a regular basis.
The impact caused by recent events, such as the vote to leave the EU in June 2016 and the snap general election, have added to the uncertainty felt by business owners around the UK.
Knowing your business’ strengths and weaknesses will help you manage your business efficiently.
There are various tools and techniques out there to help you assess the performance of your market, but knowing where to start can be the trickiest obstacle of all.

HSJ Accountants

Cloud software every small business should consider...

We’ve helped hundreds of businesses move to and thrive on Xero, it makes life so much easier having day to day business performance data in the cloud. That’s just the first step, the next step gets even more interesting: let’s feed in data from other areas of the business so we can rocket productivity...

MTD delayed by HMRC

HMRC has confirmed the requirements for digital quarterly reporting are being stripped back to cover only VAT in a revised road map for Making Tax Digital (MTD).

HSJ Accountants

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

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...

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