This section looks at key financial elements for business owners and managers.

Buy, HP or lease?
Deciding whether to buy, hire purchase or lease an asset.
Capital allowances
An introduction to the main capital allowances.
Expansion – is your business ready?
Our guide to expanding your business.
Employer supported childcare
An introduction to the rules governing ESC.
How long should you keep books and records?
A guide to the rules for record retention.
How to gain the most from your accounting records
Reducing the time needed in your accounts preparation.
Keeping an eye on your cashflow
Including a cashflow checklist.
Take care to avoid a penalty
Make sure your tax affairs avoid an HMRC penalty.
The Construction Industry Scheme
Rules for contractors.
Cash Basis for the self-employed
An overview of the new cash basis for calculating taxable income.
The value of outsourcing
Which functions could you outsource?