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Should you fear your accountant?


In a study of the most feared professions, accountants and bookkeepers rank the second highest, just behind chefs, waiters and bartenders in the hospitality industry. Gordon Ramsey has got a lot to answer for. And yet at the same time, accountants are one of the most trusted people in society. However, based on the statement

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When should a startup business hire an accountant?


If there’s one thing I’ve learnt in business, it’s to delegate where possible. I guess in many ways, if I didn’t believe that you should be comfortable delegating work, projects or small tasks, I wouldn’t have set up an outsourced accounting business. However, when you’re setting up a business, there is a real tendency to

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5 Tax and finance tips for freelancers in the gig economy


Last weekend I was in the Peak District for a wedding for some very good friends. Staying in a quaint little cottage in Thorpe near Ashbourne, over breakfast I was chatting to the owner about city life and he explained how he loved the peacefulness of Peak District having spent the majority of his life

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