Need reliable information? Want to get something done?

Check out these great online links, apps and downloads.


Personal taxes

Set up or sign in to your HMRC account.

Check income tax rates and personal allowances.

Get a State Pension forecast.

Your business

Self-Employed?

Claim simplified expenses for:

Limited Company?

Register your company.

Make changes to your registered address, directors or file your confirmation statement at Companies House.

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Check Corporation Tax rates and reliefs.

Taking on employees?

7 steps when you become an employer

Employing people

Changing an employment contract

Ditch the payslips with Xero Me (iOS / Android)

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Pay expenses at fixed rates without having to report to HMRC:

Pay the actual cost incurred by your employee without having to report to HMRC:

Check out the A-Z of Expenses and Benefits on the gov.uk website.

Ask us about reporting other expenses on a P11D form.

Check one of your employee’s driving licence.

VAT

Find out how and when to register for VAT.

Check out your Customers

Look them up at Companies House. Check their name and address. Are their accounts up-to-date? Download copies for free. Look at ‘persons with significant control’. Check they are not disqualified directors.

Get paid

Direct Debits for Xero from GoCardless (Directli)


Sell more

Know your customers, contacts and sales opportunities

For sales-focused businesses who want to be able to see opportunities move through a pipeline, and monitor sales activities such as calls and meetings, try Pipedrive.

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Reach and engage with your audience

Get on the map with Google My Business (keep your profile updated with the app: iOS / Android)

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Create a Facebook page  (keep your page up-dated with Pages Manager app: iOS / Android and Ads app: iOS / Android)

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Ask your customers for their email address and try Mailchimp to keep in touch with them (iOS / Android).

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If you’re running a ticketed event, try Eventbrite (and use the check-in app: iOS / Android).

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Run your business effectively

Get things organised and done

For a flexible tool you can organise just about anything with, try Trello. Think of a ‘board’ with lists and cards. Move them from left-to-right (to do – doing – done), or create a list for each subject. Add dates to cards and switch to calendar view to see what’s happening when (iOS / Android).

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Need a project budget, gantt chart or task list? Looking for webforms for data entry? Try SmartSheet. (iOS / Android).

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If you have a Google account, Keep offers simple sticky notes (iOS / Android).

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Keep track of the time you spend on a project using GTimeReport.com and a Google Calendar.

Automate tasks

Manual data entry is a thing of the past! Ask us to set up your app and send bills and receipts straight to Xero at the click of a button.

Connect your web apps with Zapier, and automate tedious tasks.


Do things safely

For low-risk office work, check out Health & Safety Made Simple and carry out an office risk assessment.

Ask us to recommend a supplier if you require affordable expert safety advice for your business.


Other useful links:

Convert currencies (iOS / Android)

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Tax credits calculator

Benefits calculator

Google Translate (download offline languages before you go! iOS / Android)

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ICAEW Business Advice Service (good quality business guides available)


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