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Managing Costs

  • FiT for purpose
    02/07/2015
    Would you like to generate free electricity for your business to use, and also get paid for the privilege? By putting photovoltaic (PV) panels on the roof of your premises, you can have your cake and eat it too...
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  • Money for nothing
    13/08/2013
    Are you one of the 90% of commercial property owners not claiming the full allowances you're entitled to? Then read on to find out how our Capital Allowance Reviews could save you a serious amount of money...
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  • Search & employ
    09/05/2012
    So you're looking for new staff, and you've drafted a job advert - but where do you put it? It's all very well coming up with a tempting job description, working out a suitable salary, and listing the essential qualities of your ideal candidate, but if you don't put that advert in the right place then you might not reach your perfect new employee...
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  • Tax investigation peace of mind
    24/04/2012
    In the past couple of years it's been widely acknowledged that HMRC is conducting more tax investigations than in previous times...
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  • Keep the cash flowing
    23/03/2012
    Aid cash flow by reviewing some of your company's monthly costs: Review your utility providers: Shop around to save money on your gas and electricity bills - typically, these can represent the second or third biggest controllable cost...
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  • Are you gambling on the mortgage rate lottery?
    23/03/2012
    The base rate is at an all-time low, and has been so for three years now - but although the Bank of England looks unlikely to increase it, lenders are beginning to raise their interest rates...
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  • A budget for business
    22/03/2012
    The Chancellor had promised to deliver a budget ‘backing business', and for the most part he has done so, since the measures announced have certainly favoured business rather than pleasure...
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  • 10 top tips on reducing tax
    29/11/2011
    Smart tax planning delivers instant savings and cash flow benefits...
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  • Free online planning tools
    29/11/2011
    Websites should do more than broadcast company information and achievements; they should be a genuinely useful business tool...
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  • HMRC to increase number of tax enquiries
    10/10/2011
    The current state of the UK economy has put significant pressure on HMRC to recover additional tax revenue in order to help them meet the growing deficit in the economy...
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  • Take the worry out of tax investigations
    30/08/2011
    At CBHC, we're always looking for proactive ways to safeguard our clients' interests, as well as helping their business to grow...
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  • Lightbulb moment
    07/07/2011
    When it comes to cutting energy bills and your carbon footprint, looking at your lighting system can be a really bright idea - you may be surprised how much you can save...
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  • Five top tips on reducing energy use (and bills!) at work
    06/07/2011
    It can be surprising how much impact you can make on your energy useage (and carbon footprint) by making some seemingly small changes - here's our top tips for cutting those fuel bills...
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  • How to thrive, not just survive, in a downturn
    13/04/2011
    The key to success in business, recession or not, is to increase your sales...
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  • Are you fit for recovery?
    13/04/2011
    The recent competition in the Daily Telegraph to find Britain's fittest director raised awareness of the fact that many executives have worn themselves out and need to get back into shape to take advantage of the upturn...
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  • 4 strategies to resist downward pricing pressure
    13/04/2011
    If you're experiencing pressure to drop your prices, think again! It's the fastest way to lower profits, so read on to find out how you can keep your prices, and your customer base, intact...
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  • Capital allowances – timing the relief
    13/01/2011
    The Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) is a tax relief which offers tax relief at 100% on qualifying expenditure in the year of purchase...
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  • Turn your trading losses into gains
    13/11/2010
    It may sound counter-intuitive, but a trading loss presents certain opportunities...
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  • Millions of pounds are lost due to fraud every year
    13/10/2010
    Lower court sentencing and technological advances have contributed to an increase in fraud over recent years...
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  • We offer business cost management advice on Businesswings.co.uk
    13/07/2010
    Gary White, Business Advisory Partner at leading Essex accountants CBHC LLP, has offered advice on optimising business costs to readers of Businesswings...
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  • 5 top tips for staying competitive
    13/06/2010
    Whether in a downturn or an economic boom, even the most successful companies can lose out if they rest on their laurels - these five easy points will help you make sure you can beat off even the stiffest competition 1...
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  • Could your business benefit from an FD?
    13/06/2010
    Whether you're looking for turnaround solutions or support in expanding your business, a consultant Financial Director might be just what your business needs...
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  • On your marks…
    13/05/2010
    Experts are divided over exactly when the much-anticipated economic recovery will occur...
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  • Have you underestimated us?
    13/04/2010
    Keeping you compliant is a vital part of our service, but it's not the full story...
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  • The measure of success: why an audit is essential
    13/03/2010
    The main point of an audit is to give a stamp of approval to outsiders, however it also plays an important role in encouraging investment and creating wealth...
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  • The positive approach to cost management
    13/02/2010
    In the current climate it's tempting to drive costs down, but this could be a false economy in the long term...
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