If you take stock of what you do in a day, how many of those tasks are repetitive? Sometimes all but a glorified tick boxing exercise? These types of manual tasks that are repetitive, can be templated, are perfect candidates for automation. But how do you know what automation is worth?

Digital automation costs. From the beginning, it’ll be an expensive process but equally, from the beginning it will add value to your business. The journey through automation is often a long and winding one. …


According to an article in The Times, HMRC is being “inundated” with claims for tax relief on items such as office furniture and printer ink, from employees who have been forced to work from home due to the Covid19 pandemic.

Millions of salaried employees in the UK, now working remotely because of Coronavirus are entitled to claim back tax relief, potentially worth hundreds of pounds, on items that are deemed “wholly, exclusively and necessarily” required to do their jobs, including office chairs, furniture, printer consumables and stationery.

Prior to Covid19 these claims, which are made using P87 forms sent to…


Are you claiming back up to 33% of your development costs?

It’s a shame when brilliant ideas are left in limbo before they are able to come alive because of financial constraints. Did you know that most founders underestimate how much time their startup will need to achieve market validation by 2–3 times? What if one of these businesses runs out of money before anything viable can be completed, then this means that many great ideas are never given the chance they deserve. How many businesses could have succeeded if they had more time and money?

When releasing a product to the market it can take longer than expected before the…


Amazon has been branded the “worst out of big six US tech companies” for “aggressive tax avoidance” by a recent report published by UK-based campaign group Fair Tax Mark.

The report, which claims Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Netflix and Microsoft have collectively avoided a total of £75 billion in tax globally over the last ten years, singles Amazon out as the worst offender.

Tax avoidance by large multinational companies triggers increasing resentment amongst the general public, but is it right to expect these companies to pay more tax than they are required to by law? …


In this last article in our series on working from home, we’ve got some handy tips to help you work remotely. In the last few articles, we’ve given advice on some of the best bits of kit you can buy to help you work more effectively from home.

So, say you’ve got all the kit, you’ve got it all set up and now the time has come to get down to some work, but there’s always the temptation to have another session on Doom Eternal or watch your favourite political extremist YouTuber’s latest video. It’s important to be able to…


If you are based in the UK you may have noticed hashtags like #lockdown2 popping up over social media as our pubs, house parties and restaurant limits are reduced back to 6 people. Although many of us began feeling the sweet smell of victory over Coronavirus, it appears that the carpet has quite literary been yanked from under us. This got us thinking, will things ever go back to normal?

With winter looming over us and all the flu scares that it already brings without adding Coronavirus to the mix, it appears that some element of working from home will…

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