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How to nail the next steps in your business journey

It’s easy to find yourself constantly working in your business, rather than on your business. In an ever-changing environment, it’s hard to keep up with what’s happening today. A chance to sit down and carefully plan out where you’d like to be in 12 months becomes a ‘would like to have time to do’, rather…
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Mastering work/life balance

Having a better work/life balance brings benefits to every part of your life. A reduction in stress allows you to improve yourself, your relationships and your experiences, not to mention your health. This increases your efficiency, contentedness and productivity breathing new life into your job or taking your outside world to new heights. So, what’s…

Get the most out of the Christmas rush

Seasonal changes are the lifeblood of some businesses. In the retail sector, hectic rushes of customers can breathe life into bank accounts. For some, like hospitality, it’s a great way of getting some cash in ahead of quieter months at the start of a new year. Here, we list a few ways we can help…

Joe David and team celebrate at Gloucestershire Business Awards 2018

On Thursday 11th October, Joe David and staff at DS Accountancy joined other finalists at the prestigious Gloucestershire Business Awards. The Awards, now in their 21st year, are one of the most significant events in the local business calendar, giving businesses and professionals an opportunity to share their success stories. Joe was delighted to be…
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How will Making Tax Digital’s rules affect your VAT-registered business?

From 1 April 2019, businesses with a ‘taxable turnover’ above the VAT registration threshold must follow the rules set out by the Government’s Making Tax Digital initiative. So what exactly is included in ‘taxable turnover’? HMRC states that the taxable turnover for Making Tax Digital is the same as for VAT – and is ‘the…

Gloucestershire Business Awards Finalist

DS Accountancy founder, Joe David, shortlisted for Young Business Person of the Year in the Gloucestershire Business Awards The Gloucestershire Business Awards are set to take place on the 11th October at The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse. DS Accountancy are excited to inform you that their founder and director, Joe David, has made it through to the…
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Ask DS Accountancy: What are the tax implications of an overdrawn director’s loan account?

We are often asked what needs to be considered regarding company law and tax when a director of a limited company goes overdrawn on their loan account. While going overdrawn on a loan account is not a problem in itself, there are a number of things to consider before doing so. Seeking approval from the…
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Ask DS Accountancy: What home office expenses can a limited company director claim?

It’s common today for small companies that offer professional services to work from home. One question we are often asked is about what home office expenses can be claimed back on a limited company? In this short article, we have outlined your options. HMRC Flat rate HMRC allows £4 per week as a fixed home…
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