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How to plan your property investment portfolio

How to plan your property investment portfolio

Benchmarking Finance


If you need to purchase using loan finance, will a mortgage company lend to your limited company rather than yourself? If yes, will they charge a penal rate?

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Making your properties tax efficient

Making your properties tax efficient

Against the rental income of furnished residential properties, you can offset a significant amount of the ongoing expenditure, including:-

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Meet the Team | Dawn

Meet the Team | Dawn

Profession: Accountant


Years in the business:  Over 20 years

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Why you should Benchmark your Business

Why you should Benchmark your Business

Benchmarking is simply the process where you compare your financial results with your competitors and it is one of the most widely used management tools.

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Strategic Reports

Strategic Reports

For financial years ending on or after 30 September 2013 all UK companies other than those entitled to claim small company exemptions are required to include a Strategic Report as well as a Directors’ Report as part of their annual accounts reporting package.

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Systemise your business for a better life

Systemise your business for a better life

Last evening I went out for a drink with a long standing client of the practice and we lamented on how our respective businesses were dependent on ourselves – the more successful we get the harder we have to work.

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How to inspire your team!

How to inspire your team!

Have you ever walked into business and the first person you come across is unwelcoming, disengaged, or just neutral? Does it make you think this employee is not happy, that this might not be a great place to work, and more importantly is it really the kind of business you want to work with?

Here are five ways you can foster a positive work environment and empower your team: -

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10 steps to a Google-friendly website

10 steps to a Google-friendly website

Are you having trouble bringing the right (or any) people to your website? Chances are your business is buried somewhere in the pages of Google. If that's the case, here are some basic SEO strategies you can begin to implement in your own website!

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Meet the Team | Kayla

Meet the Team | Kayla

Profession: Marketing & Communications Manager 


Years in the business:  2 years

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Total Accounting Solution

Total Accounting Solution

In the coming weeks we are launching our new service called the James Stanley & Co Total Accounting Solution.

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Meet the Team | Rebecca

Meet the Team | Rebecca

Profession: Organisational Project Manager 


Years in the business: 2 years

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Credit Control

Credit Control

Last week I ran a successful seminar entitled ‘How to get paid on time every time’. The delegates considered 17 separate strategies which they could use in their respective businesses in order to improve their debtor collection.

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Help to grow your business is here!

Help to grow your business is here!

Would you like to grow your business further and become part of a 15,000 strong high growth community in England? Would you like a review of your business’ strength and weaknesses and a low-cost way to find new opportunities or better exploit existing ones? If the answer to these questions is yes, GrowthAccelerator may be for you.

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Working away from home expenses

Working away from home expenses

Working away from home may cause additional costs. These costs may qualify as being tax deductible but must be reasonable.

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Meet the Team | Alice

Meet the Team | Alice

Profession: Accountant


Years in the business: 6 years 9 months

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Leaving your business

Leaving your business

Every business owner should have a personal exit plan. We sometimes refer to this as a 'starting with the end in mind' strategy.


Whatever thoughts you have concerning the sale of your business, creating and putting into practice appropriate strategies is essential if you want to secure the maximum reward for taking the risk of being in business.

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Follower and Accelerated Payment Notices (APN)

Follower and Accelerated Payment Notices (APN)

Basic Facts


From the date The Finance Bill 2014 receives Royal Assent (within the next couple of weeks!!), any individual or company that has undertaken aggressive tax planning since August 2004 may receive a “Follower Notice and/or an Accelerated Payment Notice (APN)” requiring them to amend tax returns, and in some cases payback the tax saved via “tax advantageous” strategies.

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Flat Rate Scheme for Importers

Flat Rate Scheme for Importers

The Flat Rate Scheme is not always a good system to adopt if your business has a substantial amount of zero rated purchases as is the case when you import extensively from EU suppliers.

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Andrew's Pick | One Page Plan

One of the most powerful tools in our AVN toolkit is the One Page Plan – it is so useful that we recommend that all of our clients use it to help drive their businesses forward. The One Page Plan is exactly what is says – a business plan that fits on to a single sheet of paper.

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Meet the Team | Demelza

Meet the Team | Demelza

Profession: Student at Hillcrest School for Girls. In the middle of my final two years of school, going into year 11 in Sept. 2014. I hope to study Psychology, English language and literature as well as history or geography. I'm currently doing my work experience at James Stanley & Co to get a feel of what my future will hopefully be like. 


Years in the business: --

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