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  • Crunch Careers - Kelly's story
    Kelly Mattacott discusses her route to becoming an Accountant at Crunch. Crunch provides online accounting for freelancers, contractors and small businesses: https://www.crunch.co.uk/?utm_source=social&utm_medium=youtube Like Crunch on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crunchaccountants/ Follow Crunch on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeamCrunch
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  • Startup Funding – What Are Your Options?
    So you’ve got your business idea in place – congratulations! You’re probably raring to get started in your exciting new venture – but before you get too giddy, it’s wise to be absolutely sure of where your startup funding is coming from. Getting the right startup funding in place early can help you set up your company faster, and more securely – but where should you look? Here’s a quick run-throug...
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  • Making Tax Digital delayed to 2020 for most businesses
    The Government’s plan to shift tax online has been hit with a further delay, with most businesses now not being affected until 2020 at the earliest. The new timeline for Making Tax Digital (MTD) means only those businesses earning over the VAT threshold (currently £85,000) will need to file digitally starting in 2019 – and only for their VAT. Businesses outside of this group won’t be affected by M...
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  • Directors’ Responsibilities | Crunch help video
    Here's what you need to know about running your limited company. Crunch provides online accounting for freelancers, contractors and small businesses: https://www.crunch.co.uk/?utm_source=social&utm_medium=youtube Like Crunch on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crunchaccountants/ Follow Crunch on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeamCrunch
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  • Business competition – How to Stand Out from the Crowd
    Not being able to stand out from the crowd is a common and legitimate concern amongst new business owners. But as Richard Branson said, “If you want to stand out from the crowd, give people a reason not to forget you”. Short on ideas for standing out amongst your business competition? Here’s some inspiration.   Thank you notes This one works well with clients who you’ve enjoyed working for, but......
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  • Crunch Careers - Helena's story
    Service Operations Manager Helena Mann talks about her career journey at Crunch and also reveals why she loves living in Brighton. Crunch provides online accounting for freelancers, contractors and small businesses: https://www.crunch.co.uk/?utm_source=social&utm_medium=youtube Like Crunch on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crunchaccountants/ Follow Crunch on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Tea...
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  • Taylor Review calls for new ‘dependent contractor’ status
    The long-awaited review into modern employment by Matthew Taylor, chief executive of the RSA, was published today, with the so-called gig economy taking centre stage. The review, titled Good Work: The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices, was commissioned in October 2016 by Theresa May in response to growing concerns over the low pay and lack of rights experienced by people working in the sec...
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  • The latest news on equal pay and gender pay gap reporting
    Until recently, for a worker to challenge any inequality in pay or contractual terms and conditions, they would have to make a comparison with a real person of the opposite sex who is employed by the same employer (or possibly an associated employer) who is doing “like” work, “work related as equivalent” (under a job evaluation scheme) or “work of an equal value” . However, a change in the Equalit...
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  • Direct Earnings Attachment – what micro-businesses should know
    As an employer, you can be asked to deduct money from an employee’s pay if they have been overpaid benefits by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). This is called a Direct Earnings Attachment. The first you’ll be aware of this is if you are contacted by the DWP Debt Management team asking you to make deductions directly from your employee’s earnings by operating a DEA. DWP Debt Management h...
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  • Deliveroo prepared to provide benefits to its riders
    Deliveroo has indicated it’s prepared to provide its riders with sickness and injury benefits and has called for the government to create a new classification for so-called gig economy workers. Currently, riders for the takeaway delivery firm are classified as self-employed and therefore aren’t entitled to the minimum wage, sick pay or other benefits. It’s a model followed by other gig-economy fir...
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  • Social media marketing guide for small businesses | Crunch
    Our jargon-free guide will help you figure out which social media platforms are suitable for your business, and how to get more eyes on your business once you’ve signed up to them. Download here: http://crch.co/2sNScJ6 ------------------------------------------------------------ Crunch provides online accounting for freelancers, contractors and small businesses: http://crch.co/2tPu4FG Like Cru...
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  • Year end guide for limited companies
    A year end can be a daunting undertaking for first-time  limited company directors . In this checklist, we detail your key responsibilities and those all-important deadlines. We’ll also take a look at other tasks you might want to consider when your year end arrives. What is a year end? A ‘year end’ is accountancy slang for the day your company’s financial period ends. It’s also the day the clock ...
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  • Crunch Careers - Andy Tyrrell
    Client Experience Manager Andy Tyrrell explains his role at Crunch and discusses what he loves about living in Brighton. Crunch provides online accounting for freelancers, contractors and small businesses: https://www.crunch.co.uk/?utm_source=social&utm_medium=youtube Like Crunch on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crunchaccountants/ Follow Crunch on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeamCrunch
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  • Staff retention problems? Time to rethink your recruitment process
    If you’re struggling to recruit and keep good staff and freelancers, it might be time to take a look at the bigger picture of how your recruitment process to see if there are any improvements you could make. A 2014 study found that the average cost of replacing a member of staff when they leave is more than £30,000 , with two main factors making up the cost: Lost output while the replacement empl...
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  • Crunch Chorus Stories: Explaain founder, Jeremy Evans
    Continuing our Crunch Chorus Stories series, Explaain founder Jeremy Evans shares his experiences of running a startup. Want to share your story with the world? Drop us a line at chorus@crunch.co.uk . Tell us a little about yourself and Explaain I’m an entrepreneur, journalist, developer and teacher, now running the startup Explaain with my co-founder Matt Morley. Our mission at Explaain is to mak...
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  • “Strengthen protection against late payments”, Government urged
    The topic of late payments has often been highlighted as one of the biggest obstacles for small businesses owners, with a recent Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) survey revealing 30% of its members’ bills are paid late. Even more damningly, almost nine in 10 of these overdue payments were said to have been delayed by over a month. Whether a client has a valid excuse for tardiness or not, unpai...
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  • CitySprint bike courier “not genuinely self-employed”
    Following the recent Uber ‘worker’ decision , another employment tribunal has found that a bike courier working for CitySprint is also a worker rather than self-employed, giving her rights to holiday pay , Statutory Sick Pay, and the National Living/ Minimum Wage . Brief details of Dewhurst vs CitySprint Maggie Dewhurst cycled up to 50 miles per day for CitySprint, between 9.30am to 6.30pm, four d...
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  • Generate leads for your business – the ultimate checklist
    If you’ve got a fantastic business idea but are struggling to work out how to generate leads, you’re not alone. Even seasoned self-employed professionals can find it difficult sometimes. Having a broad set of methods for getting in front of the right people (and knowing how to hook them in) will improve the cashflow and public image of your business, and – just as importantly – your own morale. In...
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  • ProductTank Brighton meetup: A look into what every product manager forgets
    Being a product manager is rewarding, but it’s certainly no easy feat. It’s easy to forget or neglect a few elements of the job when you are being pulled in so many directions. Luckily, if you’re falling into this common trap, hope is not lost. We’re playing host to a ProductTank Brighton meetup , in which three experienced speakers will be sharing their experiences and wisdom about what can somet...
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  • More small business support is needed, say RSA
    As part of The Entrepreneurial Audit (a joint project from the RSA and Crunch) twenty policy ideas have been proposed to strengthen self-employment in the UK. A large section of the report looks into the  small business support and advice available to the self-employed, and what can be done to make assistance more readily available to those who need it. The self-employed are considerably less like...
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  • Why businesses fail – and how you can avoid it happening to you
    As the old cliché goes:  those who don’t learn from history are condemned to repeat it. If you don’t have an understanding of why businesses fail, your startup is pretty much doomed to go the same way as infamous flops like Trump Steaks and Virgin Cola . We examined the experiences of British entrepreneurs to come up with some examples of why businesses fail so that you can dodge the bullets like ...
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  • Hung parliament means more uncertainty for self-employed & small businesses
    At a time when stability is in short supply, the UK has woken up to a somewhat uncertain general election result. All but three seats have been declared at time of writing, with the Conservatives securing 316, Labour 261, SNP 35 and Liberal Democrats 12. However the final seats fall, it won’t affect the final outcome of a hung parliament. It’s a result that only a few weeks ago would have seemed h...
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  • Why should micro-business owners vote for your party?
    An estimated 96% of all UK businesses are micro-businesses (those with less than ten employees), but their needs and concerns aren’t always understood or considered by those shaping our economy. With the snap election on 8th June fast approaching, political parties have been scrambling to get their 2017 manifestos together. To give our community of freelancers, contractors, and small businesses an...
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  • Get your free online legal health check
    As highlighted in a recent YouGov survey, small businesses that fail to take care of legal issues are said collectively to be losing over £13.6 billion a year . The survey showed that the average SME in the UK is likely to encounter more than eight commercial legal issues a year, with more than 43% of these issues resulting in costs of £5,000 or more. More than half of all issues were found to be ...
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  • Tax-free childcare for the self-employed is here
    For years, the self-employed have drawn the short straw when it comes to getting help looking after kids.  We’ve got good news though: in April 2017, the Government finally started rolling out a new Tax-Free Childcare scheme that actually benefits the self-employed.   What is the Tax-Free Childcare scheme? Tax-Free Childcare is a new HMRC scheme that offers working families support towards childca...
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  • #NationalWorkFromHomeDay – Have you caught the bug?
    Today was #NationalWorkFromHomeDay, and from checking out the buzz surrounding that hashtag, plenty of people in the UK today thought to themselves: “hmm, I could really get used to this”. Maybe you’re fed up of the commute, done with grumpy colleagues, or just want to spend more time with the cat. If you’re one of these folks, it’s time to map out what to make this daydream a reality, and... Rea...
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  • Tech Blog: Style guide driven development (part two)
    The team behind our online accounting software and website are a talented bunch. As part of our Tech Blog series, Lead Front-End Developer, Ben Herbert, continues his look at how we’ve adopted style guide driven development. The aim of a style guide is to provide a toolbox of “ready-to-go” UI components that can be used for any given application. Achieving this can be challenging and must be purpo...
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  • How HMRC could make tax less of a pain
    As part of The Entrepreneurial Audit (a joint project from the RSA and Crunch) twenty policy ideas have been proposed to strengthen self-employment in the UK. One of the sections of the report focuses on tax simplification – no doubt a cause every self-employed worker in the UK can get behind. Making Tax Digital , the Government’s programme to move all personal and business tax online, is underway...

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