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7 August 2018

Could you benefit from a research and development ta...

Business owners often aren’t sure what they’re entitled to in terms of claiming tax relief, and Research and Development (R&D) relief is...

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31 July 2018

What we can all learn from the Thai cave rescue

...and Apollo 13. When the crew of the space module Apollo 13 suggested that things weren’t quite going to plan and said: “Houston, we'v...

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25 July 2018

MTD is coming – this will affect you. Are you ...

Making Tax Digital (MTD) comes into force in April 2019. Are you wondering how you’ll cope with submitting your company accounts every thr...

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20 July 2018

The Times’ Lawyer of the Week: our client Yair...

We always feel so proud of our clients' achievements, so it was fabulous to see our client and friend Yair Cohen being showcased in The Time...

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18 July 2018

Offshore tax evasion: how to avoid a huge fine

If you have undeclared UK tax liabilities in respect of offshore money, you have until 30 September 2018 to correct the situation – or you...

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9 July 2018

Why does the tax year run from 6 April to 5 April?

In case you were wondering... Why does the tax year run from 6 April to 5 April? It’s a good question - and here's the answer!

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5 July 2018

Food from around the world – our team fundrais...

On Wednesday, the team here in Woodford gathered together for a special lunch in order to raise money for our Charity of the Year - Great Or...

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4 July 2018

Don’t get caught out by scam texts

A couple of our clients have received a text message from HMRC saying that they owe money or they are  due to receive a refund. These are s...

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29 June 2018

How’s your sporting events’ policy holding up?

There’s no doubt about it, and all the evidence backs it up, great sporting events trigger absenteeism. The 2006 World […]

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27 June 2018

When you forget the reason you started a business, y...

According to recent research, plumbers have the happiest lives of all professions, followed hot on their heels by builders. So where does yo...

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25 June 2018

Our Strategic Business Department is shortlisted for...

We’re proud to be finalists four-times over in the prestigious Accounting Excellence Awards 2018 - including being shortlisted for our suc...

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21 June 2018

Would you join a gym if the membership was VAT-free?

The BBC reported that the boss of Britain's largest gym chain is calling for the government to remove VAT from gym memberships in a bid to i...

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20 June 2018

How to actually start the task you’ve been avoidin...

These useful tips will help you increase productivity by getting things done, avoiding excuses and embracing the challenge you've been putti...

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18 June 2018

The secrets of selling an investment at the right ti...

Luke Johnson shared his insights this weekend on the best time to sell your investment. Here's his Animal Spirits column, as produced in the...

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18 June 2018

We’re on our way to raising £10k for charity

The first half of this year has seen us launch our charity campaign, with the whole team getting involved to raise money for the wonderful G...

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12 June 2018

A business conundrum to get you thinking

A rosewood coffee table set is on sale in three places.  Estimate the price it would be sold at Harrods, M&S and at a car boot sale.

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5 June 2018

Carve out time to sharpen your saw

We recently stumbled upon this short story, which we'd like to share with you. Imagine that you’re walking through the woods, and you come...

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25 May 2018

New Registered Audit division for Nordens

We are delighted to announce that the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has approved our application […...

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25 May 2018

Understanding your profit and cashflow

In this video, Mitch Hahn explains the difference between profit and cashflow and gives three simple tips to dramatically improve your busin...

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22 May 2018

Are you getting what you want out of your business?

We should be living lives that are empowered by our businesses, not dictated by them, and to do that requires setting goals and implementing...

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22 May 2018

The three categories of succession planning

Most of us believe that, when the time is right, we will sell our business and easily transition into retirement on the earnings generated f...

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8 May 2018

Nordens’ success at the Graham Roberts Charity...

We entered a team in The Graham Roberts Golf Day, an annual charity event held in support of the Centre Algarve: holidays for people with sp...

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1 May 2018

Think like a business owner, not an operator

In this video, Mitch Hahn explains how thinking like a business owner and not an operator can move you from working IN the business to worki...

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30 April 2018

Online is here to stay, but unethical use of persona...

The growth of online has been a boon to business but has also led to a proliferation of unethical practices. […]

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30 April 2018

The Power of the Team Survey

If there’s one thing business owners shy away from more than holding their team accountable, it’s holding themselves accountable to thei...

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27 April 2018

Mentoring For Growth

A business advisor can help you take your business from where it is now to where you want to be.  They have the advantage of looking at it ...

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23 April 2018

How a £500m company fell apart in a matter of weeks

This article about an off-licence that went bust emphasises the need for good quality bookkeeping, regular advice and critique over the numb...

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11 April 2018

Making Tax Digital – timetabling and exemptions

Making Tax Digital (MTD) is being phased in gradually. This info will help you work out when your business goes digital.

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5 April 2018

Centre for Fashion Enterprise Opportunities

The Centre for Fashion Enterprise, London's Pioneering Fashion and FashTech Business Incubator, has two fantastic programmes open for applic...

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29 March 2018

The long term view of the first quarter

No one can say the first three months of this year haven’t been action-packed. And for some, it’s been emotional. In January Carillion w...

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29 March 2018

Business Factor update!

We're pleased to announce that the first round of the exciting Business Factor is now complete, and 12 of our most entrepreneurial clients h...

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23 March 2018

We are proud to name Great Ormond Street Hospital as...

Why GOSH? There are many people among the Nordens team who have had first-hand experience of the expertise and care of its medical teams dur...

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23 March 2018

Childcare vouchers: Surprise delay to scheme cancell...

The government has announced a surprise decision to extend the salary sacrifice childcare voucher scheme (CCV). A leading payroll expert has...

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13 March 2018

Making Tax Digital: possible penalties for VAT issue...

It's been warned that the Making Tax Digital requirements will be ignored by taxpayers unless there are sanctions for anyone who fails to co...

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11 March 2018

February 2018 economic statistics: All the figures b...

Whether you run a large-scale operation or you're an entrepreneur wondering how the lead-up to Brexit is affecting British businesses in rea...

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11 March 2018

Changes to the National Minimum Wage and National Li...

From 1st April 2018, the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) will both increase. NMW is for employees under the age ...

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5 March 2018

Does the Option to Tax apply to a new building when ...

The owner of an industrial unit had lodged an ‘option to tax’ on the building, then later demolished that building and built a new one. ...

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28 February 2018

Mitch Hahn at Wembley Stadium to advise sports-minde...

Mitch Hahn, Partner at Nordens, has been invited to sit on the UCFB’s employer’s panel at Wembley Stadium’s careers fair next Tuesday ...

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28 February 2018

Beastly Emma chaos likely to cost UK £2.5 billion i...

Getting to work is imperative for many of us but our road and rail infrastructure virtually grinds to halt when bad weather hits. And it’s...

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28 February 2018

Tax help for older people

Our tax specialist Denise recently attended a tax clinic at Age UK for the charity Tax Help for Older People, which provides free advice to ...

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27 February 2018

The advantages of business forecasting

Financial forecasts assist in managing your finances. They are future predictions of your business finances, as compared to statements, whic...

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27 February 2018

GDPR: General Data Protection Regulation

In this latest edition of Nordens TV, Mitch Hahn takes advice from Owen Rounthwaite, MD of Integrated Associates

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20 February 2018

Are you a visionary or a two-percenter?

When you start your own business you have a goal in mind - a vision! Yet only a small percentage of us reach that goal. So how visionary are...

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19 February 2018

Starting and growing a small business can be a lonel...

Running your own small business can be all-consuming; with so much to do to establish it, win customers and get repeat work, it can be a lon...

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9 February 2018

VAT changes to HMRC’s view of zero-rated buildings

HMRC has changed its criteria for deciding whether construction services should be zero-rated. Here is an overview of the new rules. As with...

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6 February 2018

Unlimited investment for your business

Due to the overwhelming response to the Business Factor, where a panel of investors are ready to invest in YOUR business, we have extended t...

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5 February 2018

Why bosses should not sugar coat their comments

Yet again, the brilliant Luke Johnson's Animal Spirits column strikes a chord with business owners. This week he discusses issues relating t...

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1 February 2018

Are you a Sage user? HMRC Gateway changes on 14 Feb ...

If you submit your own accounting information to HMRC via Sage software, you won’t be able to do so after February 14th as the HMRC Gatewa...

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30 January 2018

Let Property Disclosure

Undeclared rental income? HMRC is running a ‘Let Property Campaign’ giving you the option of voluntarily disclosing undeclared income an...

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26 January 2018

Carillion, cashflow and chasing payment

While many of us were stunned at the collapse of Carillion, the UK's second biggest construction firm, the signs were there for all to see. ...

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