Is My Startup Still a Startup?

Saying you’re a startup business has a certain appeal – it’s trendy to pop in a LinkedIn post, and an ultimate icebreaker at networking events. But being a ‘startup’ simply means your company is in its first stages of business – and it comes to a point where that’s no longer the case. So, how…

What is My Government Gateway ID?

What is my Government Gateway ID?

Most HMRC services, such as viewing your tax account or submitting a return, are available online, so you’ll need a Government Gateway ID to verify your identity and access these. Your Government Gateway ID acts as a portal, connecting you to any services which you sign up for and link to your account.   How…

Applying for Small Business Grants and Funding

No matter what stage your business is at, there may be times when you’re considering the benefits of applying for grants or funding – whether direct grants from the government or crowdfunding online or in your local community. The process of winning grants and other funding usually means you’ll need to put a fair amount…

Can I Apply for Gross Payment Status?

If you’re a subcontractor in the construction industry, then the contractor you work for will normally take CIS deductions from your pay each month, and pay these towards your income tax and National Insurance. In some cases you can opt to handle your taxes independently without the contractor making CIS deductions, but only if you…

Bookkeeping for Your Side Hustle

With the cost-of-living soaring, many of us are looking to make a bit of extra cash in our spare time. After all, there’s more opportunity to earn money online than ever. But before you jump in, it’s worth doing your homework, especially around bookkeeping and tax. We’ve put this article together to get you started…