General Business
Directors' Responsibilities
The position of director brings both rewards and responsibilities upon an individual. Whether you are appointed to the Board of the company you work for or you are involved in establishing a new business and take on the role of director you will feel a sense of achievement.
 
Preparing for your Accountant
Whether we are producing your accounts or carrying out your annual audit, being prepared for us will ensure our work is carried out smoothly and efficiently and with the minimum disruption to yourselves.
 
Company Secretarial Duties
Company legislation provides an opportunity for a business organisation to benefit from the protection of limited liability, separating the legal persona of the organisation from the individuals who own it.
 
Grants
Obtaining finance is not always easy especially if yours is a small business and particularly if it is a recent start-up. Borrowing may be difficult due to lack of security. A grant may be the answer.
 
Valuing Your Business
There are many reasons why you may need to calculate the value of your business. Here we consider the range of methods available as well as some of the factors to consider during the process.
 
Fraud and How to Spot It - Ten Step Guide
Major corporate frauds and collapses hit the headlines from time to time and many of these were high profile and the amounts involved quite spectacular.
 
Bribery Act 2010
The Bribery Act 2010 (the Act) applies across the UK and all businesses need to be aware of its requirements which came into effect on 1 July 2011.
 
Securing Business Success
As many as half of all businesses fail in their first three years of trading. A contributor to ensuring business success and avoiding failure is to know your enemies.
 
Accounting Standards Changes
Due to the introduction of new accounting standards, commonly referred to as 'New UK GAAP', the form and content of company accounts are changing.
 
Register of People with Significant Control
From 6 April 2016 all companies are required to keep a register of people with significant control (PSC register) and, from 30 June 2016, file relevant information at Companies House.
 
Small Company Accounting
The required format of statutory accounts for small companies has changed. This factsheet considers the reporting requirements and their impact.