Finance

Import finance

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Import finance

Many businesses find importing requires more financial flexibility than buying from a UK supplier. Our guide to credit, currency and payment terms.

Accounting

Collecting debts - checklist

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Collecting debts - checklist

Almost every business will experience late payment at some point. This practical checklist will help you recover the money you are owed.

Controlling credit - checklist

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Controlling credit - checklist

To avoid the risk of late payment - or no payment at all - it's essential to vet the people you offer credit to, and make your terms clear.

Insurance

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Pub, restaurant and cafe insurance

If you run a pub or restaurant, you need to be protected against risks like theft or flooding as well as legal claims against your business.

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Shop insurance

Shop owners have specialist insurance needs to make sure they're protected. Our guide to the main issues to consider and how to reduce your risks.

Pensions

Arm in suit sleeve sorting piles of coins

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Your money and your business

How to manage both the investment you put into your business as an owner-manager, and the income, profits and other benefits you get from it.

Tax

Businessman filling in a VAT return

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VAT records

As well as ensuring you comply with your legal obligations under the "Making Tax Digital" initiative, maintaining accurate, current VAT records makes it easy to get the VAT you paid back.

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Self assessment online

How to register for self assessment online, your business or personal tax account, and where to find help with self assessment