Elaine Clark

Elaine Clark


Chartered Accountant


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Company description

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 the expert

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.

Articles by this expert, by highest rating

  • The Budget in action — better or worse off?

    It has been a month since the Budget and businesses have had a chance to absorb how much the Chancellor really offered them this year. The Government claimed it was an “Enterprise Budget”, but the business owners we’ve talked to don’t agree. Now the dust has settled, we find out if the Budget will really help small firms, or if it was all talk and no substance…

  • Five common myths about accounts and taxation

    As an accountant, often I'm flabbergasted by some of the myths that exist about accounts and taxation. I'm not sure where they come from, but most of them are very wide of the mark. So what's the reality? Time to dispel five common myths about accounting and tax…

  • Q&A: Producing invoices

    It might seem simple, but if you've never produced an invoice before, how would you know what to include? Chartered accountant Elaine Clark of cheapaccounting.co.uk answers the key questions about invoices…

  • Limited company filing responsibilities

    Maybe you're considering setting up a limited company. Perhaps you've already done so, but now find you're being swamped by letters from HM Revenue & Customs and Companies House…

  • 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? Then you can offset the rental against your business profits and reduce your overall tax bill…

  • Controlling your costs

    While you may not be able to influence how much customers spend with you, the one thing you can do is to control your costs…

  • Five top tips for doing your own books

    Maintaining your own financial records – AKA doing your books – can seem daunting when you're new to it. However, it's an essential part of running your business. Elaine Clark of CheapAccounting.co.uk gives her top five tips on doing your own books…

  • 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 or limited company, based upon your anticipated profit (ie turnover minus costs…