Is it time to register as a limited company?

One of the most common questions asked by the professionals that we work with is – “sole trader or limited company?”. Both choices have their own advantages, with sole trading in particular often deemed the easiest way to set up shop and start working for yourself. According to the latest… View Article
Tom Bell Tom Bell , 28 June 2018

6 reasons to choose a bespoke accounting solution like Shield

Whether you are a contractor or small business, finding the support you need to manage your finances is important. The world of accounting is a tricky one to grasp. Changing legislation and industry jargon are a barriers for both new and established professionals. Here at Shield Accountancy, we offer two… View Article
Jennifer Gannon Jennifer Gannon , 21 June 2018

Filing your Self Assessment: Why it pays to be an early bird

For self assessment tax payers, the start of the new tax year means one thing: constant reminders to file your tax return. You now have until midnight on the 31st January 2019 to file your Self Assessment tax return for 2017/18. This year’s deadline (for 2016/17 tax year return submissions)… View Article
Jude Eze Jude Eze , 14 June 2018

GDPR tips for small business owners

The time has arrived for our carefully prepared General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) plans to be put into action. As of the 25th May 2018, all businesses storing, managing and utilising the personal data of EU citizens must take extra precautions to protect this data and their privacy. Many companies… View Article
Tom Bell Tom Bell , 7 June 2018