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Elaine Clark

CheapAccounting.co.uk

Chartered Accountant

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CheapAccounting.co.uk




About the company

CheapAccounting.co.uk delivers quality, affordable and professional accountancy services as standard to UK businesses, whatever their size. By delivering online accountancy services at a cost effective price, CheapAccounting.co.uk supports the growth of the micro business economy in the UK.

About Elaine Clark

Elaine Clark is managing director of the award-winning national accountancy firm CheapAccounting.co.uk.

She was named the winner of the Woman in Finance Award by the Network of Aspiring Women in 2011. She has made several appearances on BBC Radio 4’s Money Box with Paul Lewis and is frequently asked by newspapers, magazines and websites to provide expert comment about tax, finance and other issues relevant to small and medium-sized businesses in the UK.

In January 2015 Elaine Clark was named as the 8th most influential source of finance news and information in social media by economia readers.

ELAINE'S CONTRIBUTIONS

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What you need to know about finding an accountant

The term “accountant” is not regulated, so anyone can call themselves an accountant regardless of their background, experience, training or professional qualifications....

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A basic introduction to bookkeeping, bank accounts and allowable expenses

Every business needs accounts. They may differ in format and complexity, but every self-employed person must produce accounts to complete their tax return, while limited companies must complete accounts according to the Companies Act. Here are the answers to a few frequently asked questions about st......

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RTI: possible late-payment penalties

There seems to be some confusion about the new Real Time Information rules (RTI) and when penalties apply. There are three situations where a fine can be imposed....

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The dangers of using spreadsheets for accounting

In this day and age of cloud computing, mobile apps and so on, the spreadsheet really has had its day when it comes to your accounting system. Why? While it may seem like a very cheap or free option, using an accounting spreadsheet can severely limit your options....

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When is it best to accept defeat and close down your business?

The past few years have been tough for most businesses and even highly experienced business people have suffered. Many a good business that in more prosperous times could have been successful has gone to the wall, with failure often being outside of the owner’s control....

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Tax rules about employing family members

On the face of it, employing family members can be a good idea. You know them well, so all of the issues of trust and reliance on a stranger should be eliminated....

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How to minimise your accountancy costs

Every business has different needs when it comes to using an accountant. Indeed, some may decide not to use one at all....

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Limited company director? Could you be earning more?

Some of you may be operating your own limited company. It might be just you, maybe you and your partner/spouse or you and your employees....

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Do you work at home? Rent a room to your company!

If you operate a limited company and work at home, why not rent a room to your business?......

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Ten top tips for completing your Employer Annual Return

Elaine Clark, www.cheapaccounting.co.uk......

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Q&A: Producing invoices

If you've never produced an invoice before, how do you know what to include? Chartered accountant Elaine Clark answers key questions about invoices....

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Controlling your costs

While you may not be able to influence how much customers spend, you can do is to control your costs and look at variable and fixed costs. ...

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Limited company filing responsibilities

Setting up a company is quick and easy, but it creates a range of administrative responsibilities. Here's a basic introduction to get you started....

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Sole trader v Ltd company tax calculator

Visit the cheapaccounting.co.uk website to use a simple online tool that enables you to estimate your take home pay after tax as a sole trader....

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Five common myths about accounts and taxation

There are many myths about accounting and taxation, most of them wide of the mark. So what's the reality? Time to dispel these five common myths....

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Five top tips for doing your own books

Maintaining your own financial records (doing your books) can seem daunting when you’re new to it. Elaine Clark gives her top five tips....

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Save money by renting a room in your home to your business

If you operate a limited company from premises, yet do some work at home, why not rent a room to your business and reduce your tax bill....