Commentary and insight

Our team of experts keeps a close eye on developments in tax law and financial regulation. Our blog is where they interpret the ever-changing statutory landscape in plain English, highlighting what’s important and offering practical advice on what businesses can do to avoid pitfalls or seize the opportunities presented.

How Can KPIs Improve Your Business Performance?

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are measurable values that show how effectively a business is realising its key objectives. How you measure the success of your business is vital to ensure you meet your overall strategic plans and objectives....

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Bringing Your Year End Accounts to Life

Are you fed up with your usual year end accounts meeting where your accountant talks you through your statutory accounts and you are not sure exactly what they mean? Year end accounts are seen by many clients as a necessary evil. So as part of our...

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How Can Xero Meet Your CIS Obligations?

If you are a construction business in the UK, you have to comply with tax rules set by the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS): HMRC - Construction Industry Scheme. The CIS applies to contractors, subcontractors and any business that has a high...

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How Can a Virtual FD Add Value to Your Business?

Do you want proper control of your business finances? Many SMEs are extremely busy running their businesses and don’t have the time to keep on top of their financial accounting function, nor do they have the expertise required to ensure their...

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Top Tips on How to Improve Your Cash Flow

Cash flow is one of the biggest challenges any business has to face and is especially time consuming for owner-managed businesses. Good cash flow management is critical to ensure the success of your business. The Horsfield & Smith team thought...

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Top Tips on How to Increase Your Profit

As a business owner, your profits are your reward for all your hard work and are the only accurate measurement of your success. Profits stimulate growth, support the business owner, provide for the wellbeing of staff and determine the success or...

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Good Reasons to Outsource Your Bookkeeping

Accurate and up-to-date financial records play a vital part in the success of any business. Many business owners try to save money by doing their own bookkeeping or delegating it to another member of staff. By doing so, they are using up valuable...

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The Importance of an Exit Strategy

What is an Exit Strategy? An exit strategy or “succession plan” is a plan for when you want to leave your business. Most entrepreneurs sell their business for a change of ownership. Executing a well thought out exit plan or strategy can...

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