• Love

How to love your business again

February 6th, 2019|0 Comments

Valentine’s Day, the day of L-O-V-E! But do you still love your BUSINESS? Many business owners we meet, certainly DON’T. They used to. They used to wine [...]

  • Work Christmas Party

Feeling Festive? Is your Christmas Party Tax Deductible?

December 20th, 2018|0 Comments

It's that time of year again, mulled wine, mince pies, Christmas jumpers and parties! Are you thinking about hosting an office Christmas party this year? Well, you’ll [...]

  • Christmas

Merry Christmas from Cedar + Co.

December 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Have you decorated the tree? Finished your shopping? Started wrapping? Can you believe there is only 11 more sleeps til Christmas? 2018 has simply flown by for the [...]

  • Black Friday

A Black Friday Deal that could change your business!

November 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Do you know why it's called Black Friday? In accounting terms, operating at a loss (losing money) is called being “in the red" because accountants traditionally used red ink [...]

  • payment

Getting clients to make a payment

November 20th, 2018|0 Comments

You’ve done the work. You’ve invoiced the client 60 days ago. You are still waiting to get paid 30 days after payment was due. It’s time to [...]

  • account

Improve your business results by holding your team to account

November 13th, 2018|0 Comments

How easy do you find it to hold to account the people around you when they fail to meet your expectations? Most of us don’t want the [...]

  • Plan

What’s your plan?

October 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

“The best way to predict the future is to create it” Abraham Lincoln If you watched a game of sport where there was no winner, try, goal or [...]

  • Consent

GDPR – gaining consent to contact your customers

September 28th, 2018|0 Comments

All of the hype has started to die down, but GDPR shouldn't be forgotten or swept under the carpet! Quick review... What is GDPR again? Under General [...]

  • social media

Why and how to make more of social media

September 18th, 2018|0 Comments

Your business can use social media to deliver great customer experiences and develop deeper relationships. Creating good content and distributing it over social media can be a [...]

  • Selling

A much better way of selling for your business…

September 12th, 2018|0 Comments

The world of sales – love it or hate it, we are all involved in it. Most of us sell something or are sold something every day. [...]

  • Pension Savings

Check your Pension Savings Annual Allowance!

September 5th, 2018|0 Comments

HMRC have updated their guidance on the rules for carrying forward the unused pension savings annual allowance. For most taxpayers the maximum amount of pension savings that [...]

  • Offshore Property

Time to declare offshore income gains and assets warns HMRC

September 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

HMRC is urging UK taxpayers to declare any offshore income or profits on assets before 30 September to avoid higher tax penalties. New legislation called ‘Requirement to [...]

  • talent

Talent Development – Creating the future management for your business

August 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

Regardless of the type of business that you run, you will have talented people in your team who you will want to develop and grow into future [...]

  • productivity

Productivity = Success

August 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Most business owners, managers and senior executives are juggling day to day responsibilities, growing the business and various projects. With so much to do, improving your productivity [...]


Making Tax Digital for VAT Guidance Issued

August 7th, 2018|0 Comments

HMRC have issued their detailed guidance on the digital record keeping and requirements for Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT. VAT Notice 700/22 clarifies that spreadsheets may [...]

  • Construction

New VAT rules for the Building and Construction Trade in 2019

July 31st, 2018|0 Comments

Under new rules due to come in on 1 October 2019 builders, sub- contractors and other trades associated with the construction industry will have to start using [...]

  • Satisfying

Why just satisfying your customers could be a recipe for business disaster…

July 27th, 2018|0 Comments

When you started your business, you had a business plan and goals in place to make your business successful. Probably the most important one was to attract [...]

  • 2018 Golf

Cedar + Co. 2018 Golf Day

July 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Our 2018 Golf Day was another huge success. The sun was glorious (potentially a little too hot at times). There was some good golf, delicious food and [...]

  • MTD

Making Tax Digital (MTD)… Is it really happening?

July 10th, 2018|0 Comments

The short answer is YES absolutely, this is happening! There is still a lot of speculation around Making Tax Digital (MTD) and we know some things have [...]

  • Meetings

Use your time wisely – make your internal business meetings matter

June 20th, 2018|0 Comments

How do the internal meetings that happen within your business make you feel? Have you ever been in a meeting that felt unproductive and wasteful? Are you [...]

  • termination

Changes to termination payments

June 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Letting an employee go is never pleasant, and it is a situation that most business owners would rather avoid. Termination is always emotionally charged and there are [...]

  • perspective

Growing your business is all about perspective!

May 16th, 2018|0 Comments

The image above drove people crazy for weeks... is it white and gold or blue and black? We all have different perspectives. Our perspective shapes our expectations [...]

  • Apprenticeships

What’s happening with Apprenticeships?

May 14th, 2018|0 Comments

This week we are excited to have a guest blogger. Bob Harris of Stanford Management Processes has been in training for 30+ years and a client of Cedar [...]

  • Passwords

How secure are your passwords?

May 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

This may seem like a random blog, but with GDPR just around the corner, passwords will become even more important! Every day, we read stories about the [...]

  • GDPR

GDPR – Only 1 month to go… are you ready?

April 24th, 2018|0 Comments

We have had a lot of questions from clients over the past couple of weeks about GDPR and what you need to do to get ready. So, [...]

  • P11D

What is a P11D and do I need to complete one?

April 19th, 2018|0 Comments

What is a P11D? The P11D form is used to report benefits in kind. These are items or services which you (or your employees) receive from your company [...]

  • golf 2018

Cedar + Co. Annual Golf Day 2018

April 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Our 2018 annual golf day is coming up soon! The golf day will be held on Friday 6th July at Mickleover Golf Club. The format will be AM/AM, [...]

  • trivial benefits

Trivial benefits… there’s still time to grab some tax free perks!

March 27th, 2018|0 Comments

The 2017/18 tax year ends on 5 April. There is still time to take advantage of the trivial benefits exemption for this year. So... what can you [...]

  • business development

Building a business development culture

March 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

As the business world becomes more competitive, it is increasingly important to create a business development culture within firms. To achieve this, the whole firm must shift [...]

  • pension contribution

Pension Contribution Increases – Are you ready?

March 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Under the 2008 Pensions Act, every UK employer is now required to set up a pension scheme for employees and make contributions towards it. From 6th April [...]


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