Business management

Interesting Accountancy Facts

At OBC we are keen to prove that accountancy is more than just numbers but did you know that the accounting field is rich with history & tradition.

Scotland: Firms need clarity on referendum

Scottish businesses need more clarity on how the referendum will affect them before voting on whether Scotland should remain part of the UK or become independent, the Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) has said.

Customers increasingly aware of data rights

Businesses will need to realise the commercial importance of handling customer data correctly in order to succeed in 2013, the head of the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has said.

How much can you pay family members earning their keep?

A lot of business owners are assisted by family members in the day to day running of the their business but are often unsure about whether these amounts can be claimed as a deductible expense.

2 Profit Tips for Doctors

Two tips submitted to our summer AISMA newsletter

Your accounting system should be "in the cloud" ?

Read this blog from Katy Biffen to find out why we are recommending software called Xero

Relaxed RTI rules extended to April 2014

The temporary relaxation of real-time information (RTI) reporting rules for small businesses will be extended until April 2014, HMRC has announced.

Cyber crime costs SMEs up to £800 million

Cyber security breaches and fraud are costing small businesses around £785 million a year, a report by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has found.

SME websites key in driving sales and job growth

Small firms in the UK are being encouraged to increase their online engagement in order to boost sales and employment growth.

Employee share buy-back rules relaxed

Simplified rules for businesses to buy back employee-owned shares in the company have come into force. The changes are aimed at encouraging greater take-up of direct employee ownership and reducing the regulatory burden on businesses.

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