Tech investment in UK soars to record high

Investment in the UK tech sector reached £10.1bn ($13.2 billion) in 2019 – a 44% increase on 2018’s very strong figures and the highest level in UK history.   UK companies secured a third of the £30.4bn raised in Europe during 2019, with UK-based tech firms receiving more VC investment than Germany (£5.4bn) and France (£3.4bn) … Read more

The Formations Company Review

Our The Formations Company review looks at whether this is a reliable agent to register a limited company with or if you should look elsewhere.

December Rise In Consumer Confidence Fails To Boost Festive Spending

Consumer spending reached just 1.0 per cent year-on-year growth in December, representing a decline in real terms when accounting for inflation. Data from Barclaycard, which sees nearly half of the nation’s credit and debit card transactions, reveals that spending on essentials declined 0.9 per cent in December, with supermarkets contracting by 0.9 per cent compared … Read more

Chancellor’s First Budget Set To Usher In ‘Decade Of Renewal’

Chancellor Sajid Javid has today launched the beginning of the Budget process and announced that his first budget will take place on Wednesday 11 March 2020. Setting the date during a visit to Trafford Park Metrolink in Manchester, the Chancellor said: “With this budget we will unleash Britain’s potential – uniting our great country, opening … Read more

The Best Self-Employed Accounting Software For UK Businesses

Best accounting software for UK businesses

Accounting has to be one of the most hated and feared parts of any business. But sadly, there’s no escaping it. It’s completely essential that your accounts are up to date, accurate and submitted on time.  If you don’t, your business could face dire consequences. In fact, you can be fined £100 if your tax … Read more

What Does The Conservative Victory Mean For Small Businesses?

Now that the Conservative Party has won a clear majority, business leaders want to make sure the new government sticks to its pledges. During the election campaign, the Tories committed to helping small businesses by: Ending the late payment crisis by introducing a reform package put on pause by the election. Helping small firms with … Read more

UK’s Business Community Reaches New Heights

Newly released data shows that the total number of businesses in the UK has almost doubled this century. In the past year alone 200,000 new private sector businesses have started trading.

Clear Books Review

Clear Books Review

Overall Rating: 8.5 Ease Of Use = 7.0 Value For Money = 9.2 Customer Support = 8.7 Features = 9.0 PROS: It has an option for small businesses and one for accounting and bookkeeping practices They offer free email and phone support Clear Books is HMRC recognised CONS: The software can prove to be difficult … Read more