Small Business Guide: Sole Trader vs Limited Company

Small Business Guide: Sole Trader vs Limited Company

You have decided to take the big leap of faith and start your own business, the next question is how this should be structured. Should you trade in your personal name or through a limited company? Follow the link below to read our guide on the key accounting and tax...
3.3m sole traders to have ‘no pension by 2028’

3.3m sole traders to have ‘no pension by 2028’

More than three million self-employed people could be left without a pension in the next 10 years, according to a recent report. The warning came from the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE). It made the claim based on the growth of...
NR Barton visited by Metalfloor UK chairman Lord Digby Jones

NR Barton visited by Metalfloor UK chairman Lord Digby Jones

It was a pleasure for the team at NR Barton to host Lord Digby Jones at the offices today. Neil Whittingham and Paul Flint from the team at NR Barton work closely with directors Phil Preston and Jacqui Ward to provide strategic advisory as the business continues to...
Small business owners hold on to cash for Brexit

Small business owners hold on to cash for Brexit

Small businesses across the UK have increased the amount of cash they hold in current accounts by over 78% over the past two years in anticipation of a Brexit fueled credit crunch. The hoarding reflects growing fears over the economy and a desire to have cash assets...
Improving efficiencies with a cloud based purchase order system

Improving efficiencies with a cloud based purchase order system

Segregation of duties is important for any business, but even more so as your company grows. The delegation of work allows everyone to be more efficient, meaning the right skill levels can undertake the appropriate tasks and the company to continue to grow. Approval...
120k firms miss MTD for VAT deadline

120k firms miss MTD for VAT deadline

More than 120,000 VAT-registered businesses in the UK missed the August deadline to file returns through Making Tax Digital (MTD). HMRC confirmed that around 116,000 businesses with quarterly obligations and 5,000 firms that file monthly returns did not sign up in...