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

How to manage growth within your business
15th June 2018

Oh my god, don’t get me onto ‘managing growth’, this has to be my all time favourite subject and I could…

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How to create an effortless flow of communication with colleagues and clients
13th June 2018

Morning Meetings A lot of people think the morning meeting is just something to get to work on time for, sit…

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An open invitation – come and view art work by Falmouth University illustration students @ The Peloton
12th June 2018

We are stoked about teaming up with Falmouth University for our latest display of local art. Falmouth has been home to…

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How you can work with us from anywhere in the World. Probably.
7th June 2018

The danger now, is that we head off into an article that was probably written about 10 years ago regaling the…

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A different way of looking at Business, Marketing, and Trust.
30th May 2018

On my very first day here at the Peloton, Mike gave me a book to read, “They ask you answer” by…

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Employing school age children – What do I need to know?
18th May 2018

Employment law states that a young person must be 13 or older to start work. There are restrictions on what kind…

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Do I charge VAT to a VAT registered customer who is based in the EU?
8th May 2018

As long as they are VAT registered then no. But you do need to make sure you have all the correct…

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Can I email sales invoices into 1tap?
8th May 2018

In Short.. NO In long, yes if you don’t mind logging onto a computer: Info from 1tap: Unfortunately, it’s not currently…

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Xero Vs FreeAgent – A non-biased review
3rd May 2018

What’s best, FreeAgent or Xero? Ease of use of Xero and FreeAgent I’ve been banging on for ages about ‘the revolution…

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Digital Vault Cloud Accounting
Everything in its place with The Peloton’s Digital Vault
3rd May 2018

The beauty of having your accounts ‘in the cloud‘ and on Xero, is that you have easy access to everything, right…

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I do some ad hoc work alongside my normal job – do I need to pay tax on this income?
3rd May 2018

This is a question we get asked a lot. A typical scenario would be that someone is employed either full or…

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Can I claim money back on payments I’ve made on behalf of my customers
2nd May 2018

When you make payments on behalf of your customers, for goods or services received and used by them, you might be…

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Cornish landscapes by Helen Jones
30th April 2018

At The Peloton office we welcome artists in to display their work in the space, we have had several installations by…

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How to change the user on the feed from your bank to Xero
30th April 2018

If you wish to change the user on the feed when a staff member leaves, this is normally done by: 1….

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Our GDPR breakfast with Jarrang
30th April 2018

In amongst the torrent of GDPR emails we’ve been receiving, we noticed one company seemed to be making the topic actually…

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‘Why can I sometimes see a balance difference in Xero?’
26th April 2018

Differences will appear until you have reconciled everything in your bank account on Xero. At this point you should see a reconciled…

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I’m selling my house and I’ve made a capital gain, what tax reliefs can I claim?
26th April 2018

When you sell the residential property there are 3 types of reliefs available: 1. Capital gains annual exemption The current rate…

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I’m self-employed, is my medical treatment tax deductible?
26th April 2018

Unfortunately in most cases, no. HMRC believes that health treatment services have duality of purpose (element of both business and private…

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I worked some of the tax year under employed status and the rest as self-employed. What do I do?
26th April 2018

You or your accountant will need to declare your employment income on your tax return for that year. Tax deducted when…

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Is it still beneficial for me to take dividends out of my company rather than a salary?
19th April 2018

The answer to this question in most cases is still yes! For the 2018/19 tax year the tax rates dividends are…

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Why purchasing a vehicle on Hire Purchase is the most tax efficient option
19th April 2018

Hire Purchase agreement is the most tax efficient option when it comes to the purchase of any equipment, including cars and…

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GDPR
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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