Burton Sweet are chartered accountants and business advisers, based in and around the South West’s largest city. We work closely with business owners, FDs and financial controllers who use financial planning not only to target profitability but to analyse, understand and control their businesses.

Can we claim for marketing, entertainment and subscription costs?

The self-employed are often concerned if an expense is allowable or not for tax purposes. In this article, we will briefly look at the rules for claiming marketing, entertainment and subscription costs.
Most marketing expenses are treated as

Basic monthly tasks if you run your own payroll

One of the most time-consuming admin tasks associated with the running a small business can be dealing with the payroll.
Generally speaking, you can:

Run your own in-house payroll, or
Hire your accountant to do the work for you.
If you operate

The end of credit card payment surcharges?

From 13 January 2018, it will become illegal for any business to charge a fee in addition to the advertised price of a transaction to consumers (widely known as surcharging). For example, a travel company charging more to use a credit card rather

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