CIS Monthly Return; What Is It?

Simply put, the Construction Industry Scheme “CIS” helps regulate the payments that construction contractors make to subcontractors who carry out work for them. They must complete a CIS return each month, so that HMRC know who has been paid, and how much. Who should register for CIS? A contractor, architect or tradesperson who uses subcontractors … Read more

The 6 Simple Steps of Starting a New Business

Are you dreaming of starting your own business? Has COVID/lockdown made you re-think your options and want to be your own boss? Going it alone is a very exciting time, but it can also be hard to know where to start. Here’s a six-step guide to starting your very own successful business: Get Clear on … Read more

What to Include on an Invoice

Not sure what to include on an invoice you’re sending to a client? Here’s a quick guide to what to include! Legal Information There is some information that must legally be included on your invoices. Firstly, you must clearly display the word ‘invoice’ on the document that you’re sending to the customer! You must also … Read more

Introduction to the VAT Flat Rate Scheme

What Is the VAT Flat Rate Scheme and How Does It Work? The amount of VAT a business pays/claims back from HMRC is usually the difference between the VAT charged to customers and the VAT the business pays on their own purchases. With the Flat Rate Scheme: You pay a fixed percentage of VAT to … Read more

COVID-19 / Support for the self-employed

It’s good news at last for the self-employed! The chancellor announced yesterday evening that you can get a taxable grant up to a maximum of £2,500 a month, for 3 months. CAN I APPLY? Yes, IF you’re self-employed or a member of a partnership AND if: You’ve submitted your 2018/19 tax return (this was due … Read more

We won 2 x SME News Finance Awards!


We won 2 x SME News’ Finances Awards! Most Outstanding Accountancy Firm & Distinction Award for Client Service Excellence In SME News’ words: “Whilst the greater financial landscape has become defined by long-standing brick and mortar establishments, the work of British SMEs cannot be underestimated. Regardless of their size or scope of their expertise, it … Read more

I got a text!


No this isn’t #LoveIsland !? We’ll remind you how much you owe HMRC, and when to pay it. All by text message in January & July! So that’s one less thing to worry about remembering.Dead. Simple.

The small business guide to marketing on a budget


Tide Banking have put together this fantastic FREE guide. ? FREE pdf guide download: ? We’ll be featured as guest bloggers on Tide’s site very soon too, offering our two cents on all things tax & accounting. ? Remember you can setup a Tide Banking account in 5mins, and if you use the promo code DEADSIMPLE you’ll get … Read more

Client Spotlight #2 Fred Janssen | Founder of Green House


A London delivery based restaurant making the best food for your brain, mind and body. No shortcuts. No excuses. A fully transparent food company focused on making real, nutrient-rich food, with pronounceable ingredients. So Fred tell us a little bit about yourself, and the story behind starting Green House I’m originally from Belgium and have … Read more

Client Spotlight #1 Michael Man | Co-founder of ManMade Group


An award winning family from Reading who have a passion for telling stories through video production & photography Their awards include: Top3 Videographers in Reading Regional winner of the 2019 Wedding Industry awards National finalist of the 2019 Wedding Industry awards We’re Berkshire-based videographers who tailor our video production and photography services to the specific … Read more