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By Andrew Woodhouse

If your business is growing and you’re increasing the number of employees, you may benefit from introducing an organisational chart to keep track of who everyone is, and what they all do. Organisation chart definition An organisation (or organisational) chart is a structural diagram or graphic that shows how all…

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By Andrew Woodhouse

During busy times, you may need your employees to work longer hours or extra days. You might offer them overtime pay, but you can also offer them time in lieu. What is time in lieu? Time in lieu is the paid time off work an employee gets for having worked…

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By Andrew Woodhouse

We’re very pleased to announce enhancements to the Additional User area in KashFlow! One of the most popular requests on KashFlow Canvass, we’ve spent time working with our customers to perfect a system that allows different members of your team to access KashFlow with individual log-ins and levels of permission.…

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By Andrew Woodhouse

What is a notice period? A notice period is the amount of time an employee has to give between handing in their resignation and actually leaving the company. This notice period also applies when an employer tells an employee their contract is being terminated. As an employer, you have to…

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By Andrew Woodhouse

What is the Bradford Factor? The Bradford Factor is a formula employers can use to monitor unauthorised absences. By calculating an individual score based on absence patterns, the Bradford Factor gives a fair way to assess when to take action against employees that are constantly calling in sick. Why use…

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By Andrew Woodhouse

What is holiday entitlement? Holiday entitlement is the legal minimum amount of time employees can have off each year. Under UK law, paid holiday entitlement is currently 5.6 weeks per year. Holiday entitlement UK In the UK, you’re entitled to a minimum of 5.6 weeks of paid holiday per year.…

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By Andrew Woodhouse

At the end of August, we were fortunate enough to attend the latest Small Business Advice Week, held at the ICAEW Headquarters in London. Small Business Advice Week has been helping bring brands, banks and organisations closer to small businesses for over a decade. It provides a fantastic forum for…

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By Andrew Woodhouse

Say hello to our fantastic new HR software! We’re very excited to announce the launch of our new HR software: KashFlow HR! It’s the easiest way to keep on top of business data compliance legislation and people management. By giving your employees opportunity to manage their own data, from booking…

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By Guest Contributor

More effort is placed on energy efficiency than contract management—and that’s costing you dearly. Remarkably, more businesses spend large amounts of time and money developing initiatives to become more energy efficient than managing their gas and electricity contract costs. That’s not to say that efficiency measures are a waste of…

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By Guest Contributor

Unpaid invoices are more of a problem than many people realise. If unchecked, these can lead to financial loss, redundancies, or even bankruptcy. To discuss the issue, Liz Parsons – working with World First – looks into how to prevent these from ever occurring. It may be a key part…

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By Andrew Woodhouse

If you’re self-employed, it’s your responsibility to pay tax and National Insurance for yourself. This can be a scary responsibility, and sometimes quite confusing. To help you understand the shape of the UK tax system, and how you fit into it as self-employed, we’ve written this blog on tax and…

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By Andrew Woodhouse

If you’re looking for an easy way to do your accounts, then you’ve probably read about cloud accounting. Over a quarter of UK SMEs now use cloud accounting due to its benefits in security, flexibility and reduced overheads. But what is it, exactly?   What is the cloud? The cloud…

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By Guest Contributor

Fire Protection Online is the ‘Amazon’ of the fire protection world, offering quality products and service at unbeatable prices. They are also committed to helping simplify the fire safety so everyone is better protected. Stuart Collyer, Staff Writer at Fire Protection Online, is here to help you get your business…

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By Andrew Woodhouse

When you’re self-employed, creating a pension can be easy to forget about. But with the State Pension predicted to pay out just £8,000 a year and retirement ages changing, it’s becoming increasingly important to make plans for your future. Pensions can be a daunting topic, especially if it’s not something…

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By Andrew Woodhouse

Whether you’re a brand new business or an industry stalwart – you need to take your marketing online. Why? Well, here’s six big reasons, in no particular order: Your online presence is permanent You won’t always be sat at a stall in a Trade Fair. The advert you’re running won’t…

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By Andrew Woodhouse

P11D is a tax form for expenses and benefits that needs to be filed by employers of nearly all business sizes. To fill it in, you’ll need to calculate the cash equivalent of benefits and expenses you’ve provided during the tax year. We explain how to do this further down.…

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By Andrew Woodhouse

The first year of running your small business will go by in a blur. There’s a lot to do, and it’s got to be done right first time. Fortunately, there’s plenty of advice and software available to help every entrepreneur get going. Wondering where you’ll start? Here are some of…

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By Andrew Woodhouse

Learning to prioritise your workload is a key skill for everyone, in every profession. If you’re self-employed or a small business owner, it’s especially important to prioritise as you’re always doing so many things at once. We know it can seem overwhelming at times, especially when something goes wrong and…

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