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Latest business tips, news and stories from Cornwall's #1 provider of Xero

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Five reasons why you can’t afford to ignore GDPR with the 25th May deadline fast approaching
19th April 2018

1. The deadline is looming (but there’s still time to get it right) GDPR is coming into force on 25th May….

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How do pension contributions on behalf of company directors/employees effect my corporation tax bill?
17th April 2018

Corporation tax is currently charged at 19% on chargeable profits. Contributions made by a company into company pension schemes for directors/employees…

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The Peloton hosts the beautiful work of artist Joe Morris
17th April 2018

We’ve been lucky enough to have the walls of our office adorned with some beautiful artwork. Up at the moment are…

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Are networking events tax deductible?
16th April 2018

Events held for clients that are free of charge are treated as business entertainment thus disallowed for tax purposes. If the company is holding and…

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Training – is it tax deductible?
16th April 2018

The general principle at play is that training undertaken to acquire new skills, expertise or knowledge cannot be treated as a…

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Accountants – aren’t we interesting?
16th April 2018

Let’s face it, as Accountants we’re boring, or at least perceived to be boring. And given that perception is more important…

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How will Cloud Computing help me run my business?
9th April 2018

Technology and its development is at our core and we have successfully been using cloud computing and online software to make…

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First steps to becoming self-employed
9th April 2018

“How much tax will I pay?”, “can I claim costs at all?” These are regular questions people ask themselves before they…

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Why choose a Chartered Accountant?
9th April 2018

Did you know that anyone – yes that’s right, ANYONE can call themselves an accountant, but not anyone can call themselves a Chartered accountant, so when…

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Questions to ask before appointing an accountant
4th April 2018

Before committing to working with an accountant it’s important to understand exactly what you’re getting for your money. It can be…

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Filing Your Tax Return Early
29th March 2018

With the rapid approach of the end of the financial year for the majority of businesses, we thought we’d take a…

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Top 10 Xero Tips
26th March 2018

We have successfully been using Xero cloud-based accounting for some time now, and we have obtained some great hands-on experience that…

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Getting inspired by… Kate from Orbis Travel
26th March 2018

We are lucky here at The Peloton in that we get to discover and learn about many different businesses as we…

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Spring Statement 2018 Parliament
Spring Statement 2018
14th March 2018

On Tuesday 13 March 2018 Phillip Hammond presented his Spring Statement. So what exactly did the Chancellor say and, more importantly,…

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Pension contribution increases from April 2018
13th March 2018

Your pension provider should have already been in touch with you about the increases due from April 2018 but we thought…

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Top 10 Xero apps
8th March 2018

Xero Cloud-based Accounting has over 600 connections with other time-saving apps and software aiming to automate your workflow, here’s our top…

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How Technology is Changing the World of Accountancy
7th March 2018

There was a time when an organisation’s books were managed using pens, pencils, and massive hand written ledgers. Luckily, rapid technological…

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Five reasons NOT to become a Limited Company
6th March 2018

I sometimes dread the limited company question. It often starts with…..my mate / financial advisor / father-in-law / bloke at the garage…

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What does severe weather look like for businesses?
28th February 2018

With storm Emma, otherwise known as the ‘Beast from the East’,  forcing her way through the whole of the UK at…

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I’m planning to have a baby – what do I need to know?
27th February 2018

So you are having baby… or you already have children This is the FAQ for you if you have children, or…

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The key to a successful team
19th February 2018

Someone sent me an article this week with the message ‘This sounds very like The Peloton!’ and reading it I did…

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Are you aware that the National Living Wage will increase on 1st April, 2018?
19th February 2018

National Living Wage rates will increase on 1st April and employers need to make sure the new rates are implemented for…

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Thinking of starting a new business? Read this.
13th February 2018

If you are thinking of starting in business, then there are a few things that you must do, and some that…

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Champions for Xero in Cornwall
12th February 2018

Xero is online accounting software for your small business. It’s beautifully simple yet immensely powerful, offering you all the time-saving tools…

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The Benefits of Fixed Fee Accounting
7th February 2018

It’s at this time of year that we often get enquiries from people looking for a new accountant because they’ve just…

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Aiming for Paperless
6th February 2018

In an age where almost everything is digital, why are we still bogged down by paper? It occurred to me today…

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Making Tax Digital is upon us – is my business ready?
5th February 2018

You may have heard the term ‘Making Tax Digital’ being thrown about recently. Perhaps from your accountant, or online. But what…

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Making Tax Digital
Making Tax Digital – what do I need to know and do
31st January 2018

What is Making Tax Digital? Making Tax Digital (MTD) is part of the government’s plan to make it easier for businesses…

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January – the big push
29th January 2018

For most people January is dark, cold and pretty dull, but not all of Cornwall is on shut down for this…

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Top tips for marketing your business through social media
25th January 2018

In an age when social media can really increase website page visits, here are our top tips. 1. Posting You wouldn’t…

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