25 Sep 2018

Sunny Accountants: Taxman investigations into inheritance tax up 5% this year

Sunny Accountants is the leading Nottinghamshire accountancy practice helping clients to protect their estates from the full effects of inheritance tax.

24 Sep 2018

Sunny Accountants: Taxman gets himself into a lather about expenses

When can the washing of an employee’s work clothes be considered for tax relief?

19 Sep 2018

Four ways that contractors can save money with Sunny Accountants

At Sunny Accountants, we’re passionate about helping our clients keep more of the money they’ve worked so hard to earn.

11 Sep 2018

What can an intrapreneur do for your business?

An intrapreneur is much like an entrepreneur. Intrapreneurs are employees who often take a leading role in your business by overseeing whole departments and leading projects that improve company performance, productivity, and profitability.

10 Sep 2018

Can outsourcing bring benefits to your business?

Outsourcing describes when a business goes to a third-party company to carry out some of their business processes or to fulfil a specific business needs.

04 Sep 2018

Beware umbrella companies bearing gifts

In this article, the Sunny team will look at what these avoidance schemes are, how to spot one, and what you can do to ensure you don’t get on the wrong side of the taxman.

29 Aug 2018

When should you place an employee on gardening leave?

In this article, the Sunny Accounting team explain what gardening leave is, when you should give it, and what that means for your employees.

28 Aug 2018

Securing up to £100,000 funding for new and young companies

In this article, the Sunny team will explain everything you need to know about securing funding for your business through The Start Up Loans Company.

22 Aug 2018

Making Tax Digital and expenses management

Today, we guide you through the top five challenging areas when managing your expenses and the best solutions to overcome them.

14 Aug 2018

Make VAT work for you

In this article, the Sunny team looks at whether VAT registration is right for your business, what it means for your bookkeeping, and how you can make VAT work for your company.

13 Aug 2018

Your responsibilities as an employer

There’s a lot of law surrounding employment – both general and taxation-related so the Sunny team have put together this handy guide to what’s expected of you as an employer.

07 Aug 2018

The first Making Tax Digital VAT return successfully submitted on Quickbooks

As the final rollout date for the submission of VAT returns under the new Making Tax Digital (MTD) system, Intuit QuickBooks has managed to submit its first test MTD VAT filing to HMRC.

31 Jul 2018

What is mutuality of obligation?

Mutuality of Obligation – or MOO – is one of HM Revenue and Customs’ infamous ‘tests of employment’ when it comes to suspected IR35 cases.

30 Jul 2018

How to stop a HMRC scam

Cybercriminals are forever developing new ways to scam people into handing over their bank and personal details. As these cons become more sophisticated it becomes harder for victims to recognise the signs of a scam.

25 Jul 2018

Tax tips for married couples

They say that, when you get married, everything changes. For the longest time, that didn’t apply to matters of taxation until April 2015 when the Marriage Allowance was introduced. If you’ve just tied the knot, here is everything you need to know about married life and your tax affairs.

17 Jul 2018

How do tax fraud investigations work?

HMRC are watching you. Essentially the financial boogieman for small enterprises and sole traders across the UK, the thought of coming under investigation by taxman is enough to put the frighteners up the vast majority of us.

16 Jul 2018

Skills to keep contractors in demand

The UK has a serious skills shortage. But fortunately for Britain’s businesses, contractors are here to fill the gap.

10 Jul 2018

Pimlico Plumbers ruling

Last month’s Supreme Court ruling in the Pimlico Plumbers Ltd v Gary Smith case was another step towards codifying how people who perform work for a company are classified legally for employment purposes.

03 Jul 2018

The Beginners’ Guide to Using Direct Debits in Your Business

In this article, the Sunny Accounting team will explain what a direct debit is, how they work, and how you can incorporate them into your working practices.

02 Jul 2018

Why you should choose a contractor-friendly accountant

In this article, we will guide you through the benefits of a contractor-friendly accountant – so you aren’t left out of pocket.

27 Jun 2018

The right to work scheme – avoid a £20,000 penalty

As an employer, you know you have a wide range of obligations to meet before you can start adding new staff to your company.

19 Jun 2018

Does commuting time affect your employees?

Whilst you may be doing everything you can to keep employees happy and engaged at work, the hours around the working day spent travelling could be negatively impacting their overall wellbeing. So why is that any of your business?

18 Jun 2018

Understanding Benefits in Kind

Many employers, perhaps yourself included, like to add a little something extra on top of your staff’s pay. These perks are known as Benefits in Kind and, if you give them to your staff, they could have a huge impact on your tax bill.

12 Jun 2018

4 bad things about KPI

How can something that measures success lead to so many headaches? KPIs are used in businesses up and down the country but they can be abused just as easily as they can be used.