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How to spot a "phishing" email

Whitehill is now being targetted by "phishing" attacks of the sort usually seem from banks and building societies. Here we outl…

Survival rates for new businesses drop

Survival rates for new businesses have plumetted with just four in ten new UK businesses make it to the age of five, despite 91 …

The end of the tax return?

Introduction to the new HMRC initiative to make all tax digital, ending the tax return altogether.

5 steps to creating the perfect business document

Having professional business documents is essential for your business. These documents may include running financial reports, pr…

Is it time to go paperless?

The idea of paperless, electronic communication emerged with the introduction of the computer nearly twenty years ago. Read on t…

Tax rates and thresholds for 2016/17: get ready for the new tax year

Get ready for the new 2016/17 tax year with our handy tax tables.

Which website style is right for your business?

Before your customers make a purchase, chances are they will look online. First impressions count - read on to find out how you …

What every small business should know about going digital

Thinking about pushing your businesses presence in a digital market? Here are some vital points to think about when planning you…

How can we help? Free information to help you break free from the jargon

From explaining what you can claim on a tax return to what an aged debtor is, we have the information you need.

Discover what the rest of the world can see about you: Does your private address stay private online?

Where does my address appear on public records? How can I check? Use our simple guide to find out. Includes links to common da…

Taking your business to the next level: why management reporting matters

Answers to 5 common questions about management reporting. Why do I need it? Is it different from financial reporting? and muc…

Why a business address with Whitehill might make sense for you

We have a large variety of mailbox clients and they all want the same thing - to run their business without the risk of losing …

Six marketing skills every business needs to know in 2016

Marketing is a continually evolving business discipline that requires a very specific set of skills. The ongoing rise of digital…

Pensions autoenrolment: what you need to know

With auto-enrolment coming in 2016/17 for most small businessess, we provide a short introduction to what every business needs t…

Changes to salary and dividend tax rules from April 2016

There are a number of changes which affect how salaries and dividends are treated for small businesses. Here's a summary of the…

5 tax changes affecting small businesses in April 2016

5 tax changes small businesses may need to know about which are coming up in April 2016

The basic requirements for setting up your business.

Working for yourself puts you in a position of great autonomy and responsibility. The situation can bring a considerable amount …

5 Reasons Why You Need a Professional Mailbox Address

A professional postal address can boost sales and increase confidence for your customers - provided it includes the online secur…

Five things for small business owners to know about the 5G Network

5G for the future will make networks faster, more reliable and efficient. It will help with many different companies. And commun…

Why the right business structure is important

Starting your own small business is very chancy, because it could go either ways. However, when starting a business people worry…

Top tips for starting a business

Starting your own business is exciting, however it is also nerve racking. These are some top tips you can follow to make sure…

Five tips for success

For starting a new business these are five tips that would make your business more successful.

Do you need a business bank account?

Jodi Lane regarding a business bank Account ‘what would be wrong with opening a personal account just for the business?’

Four things that could help your small business get paid quicker

When you’re running a small business it’s important to get paid quickly, but securing the cash you’re owed can also be incredibl…

Management reports - the missing support?

management reporting is traditionally done in house but small businesses also need good management reports

Launch of new Excel tools

Whitehill has launched new Quickbooks-Excel integration tools

What's the point in cold-calling?

The law consultancy, protecting.co.uk, has completed research that has shown that the time equivalent of two staff posts are tie…

UK Leads the Way in Start-Up Job Creation

In 2012, well over half a million (553,761) people were employed by businesses launched in the UK that year with 242,400 start-u…

Small Businesses Urged to Engage Older Workers

Recent trends show that many people put off retirement, says a study from AXA PP. It has also been found that, in this study, 1…

Do Small Businesses Lack Digital Skills?

Around 23% of all small to medium sized businesses still lack basic digital skills according to the latest UK business digital i…

Are Small Businesses Scared of Auto-Enrolment?

Business owners are beginning to suspect that any pay rises in the future may be affected by the new workplace pensions being pu…

Is your small business 'recognised' or 'invisible'?

What are 'invisible businesses' and why aren't they being counted in statistics?

Budget summary

Short summary of the March 2015 budget details

UK Small Businesses Expect Turnover Increase

Around half of small businesses in the UK expect their turnover to increase within the next year, according to research complete…

2 in 5 People Seek to Start a Business

Some 39% of would-be entrepreneurs say they think every day about starting their own business. What could be stopping them?

Increasing Costs for Small Businesses

Around 59% of small businesses are reporting increasing operation costs and half of these say that it has been having a negative…

Early settlement discounts - if you're VAT registered you need to read this...

From April 1 2015 the rules change on discounts for early settlement. Here's a brief summary.

Introducing Swiftmail!

Avoid the worry of customers turning up at your door - keep home and business separate and under control, and reinforce your pro…

What's the best mix of salary and dividends for 2015/16? Some factors to consider.

Some thoughts on the optimum mix of dividend and salary for small company directors.

New scam for tax return - information and details

One of our clients has received a "scam" email relating to tax return. Details are here

Small Businesses Predict Expansion in 2015

Research from the FSB (Federation of Small Businesses) has suggested that with the aid of new government schemes, small business…

Triple Bottom Line: Our Promise to You

At Whitehill Business Services, we have recently taken it upon ourselves to focus on developing our skills for sustainability. W…

Pension auto-enrolment

2015 is when auto enrolment for pensions gets interesting for small businesses. Here's the dates when it applies.

UK Tax rates for 2015/16 - part 1: Personal tax

Summary of the tax rates for 2015/16 for personal taxes

Has technology given small businesses an advantages over larger firms?

Recent research suggests that small businesses are prioritising technology within their organisations in order to compete with l…

Small Business Branding - Dos and Don'ts!

Promoting your brand and distinguishing your business’ image and reputation from others in the right way can be a great way of g…

Are British employees less productive away from their desks?

The majority of people feel they do not have the right level of technology to work effectively away from the office, according t…

UK Set to Overtake Germany's Economy

Recent studies are showing that the UK's economy could be the second strongest of all advanced economies in Europe.

Would Graduates Rather Go It Alone Than Become Employees?

Latest research completed by the free-lance listing website People Per Hour has shown that graduates are becoming increasingly l…

How do I leave my day job and start my own business?

Former post-woman Anna France decided to quit her day job and start her own dog walking business.

Small Businesses Fail to Take Advantage of Social Media - npower survey

Recent research suggests that small businesses are not always realising the successes that come from developing an online presen…

Apple's Business Tips

Take a leaf out of Apple's book with some great tips for small businesses.

20 principles for spreadsheets

20 principles for good spreadsheet design using Excel

Whitehill staff receive full signoff from Xero to offer Xero across the UK

Whitehill staff training in Xero have received certification and Whitehill can now offer the full range of services in Xero, the…

Where can I go for information on pensions?

Useful web sites for small businesses and individuals looking for information on pensions

Technology - where next?

Predictions for UK business in 2020 from Intuit's country manager - Intuit are the makers of Quickbooks and Quickbooks online

HMRC continues to warn taxpayers to be aware of the problem of fraudulent phishing emails

HMRC continues to warn taxpayers to be aware of the problem of fraudulent phishing emails. Here's why, and where to find out mo…

Tax info: tax free limit for employer loans is doubled

The chancellor doubled the limit on benefit-in-kind loans from April, which helps businesses which offer loans to help their sta…

Whitehill publish white paper on cloud accounting packages

Whitehill today published their first white paper, on cloud accounting.

It's official: People like small businesses

A new study has shown that many people show loyalty to local, small businesses. Target them with a local online campaign

Quickbooks Cloud - Whitehill achieve certified status

Whitehill have achieved Quickbooks ProAdvisor status with several bookkeepers trained and certified by Intuit, the makers of Qui…

HMRC to monitor credit and debit card transactions

From September 2013 HMRC can monitor your income through credit and debit card transactions. There are limitations, but the aim…

Moving to the Cloud

One client's experience of moving to a cloud solution

Red tape cuts - latest from the UK Government

Cutting red tape is one of the UK Government's objectives, especially as it applies to small businesses. Read here about the la…

The new Employment Allowance - what does it mean?

Many of our clients have just received a letter from 10 Downing Street telling them about a new Employment Allowance which could…

New article in Talk Business magazine - "Bookkeeping - cutting costs"

In the April edition of the Talk Business magazine we've contributed an article focusing on the cost savings available when smal…

Budget - March 2014. Read a summary here

Here's a brief summary of the main changes announced by the Chancellor today. Check out the new tax rates and other changes.
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