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We have grown…

We have grown…

Due to the continued growth of ShoeBox.co.uk we have moved into a new premises in Warrington town centre. Our new offices are positioned directly behind the main train station 'Warrington Central' and will allow us to continue our growth plans for the future. Our new...

How to Grow Your Freelance Business

How to Grow Your Freelance Business

When you make the hugely liberating decision to break free from the world of employment, it can be extremely exciting, but there is no denying that it is also daunting, with the main concern of whether you will be able to earn any money from it! Fear not though, if...

Recruitment – A Guide to Recruiting Staff

Recruitment – A Guide to Recruiting Staff

The key to running any successful business is having good staff behind you and it is imperative to get the recruitment process right. If you are a small business, you may have never hired before and the thought of recruitment may seem a little daunting; you might not...

Can I claim expenses for my lunch when I am on the go?

Can I claim expenses for my lunch when I am on the go?

Lunches can be a legitimate business expense however, the rules can be somewhat complex. This neat little infographic produced by our digital partner FreeAgent will help give some clarity on what is and isn't claimable.

Why you can’t afford not to have an accountant

Why you can’t afford not to have an accountant

Setting up on your own can be exciting. It’s an opportunity to work with who you want to, when you want to, and how you want to, not to mention to work when you’re most productive (instead of when the boss decides you need to be productive), and to farm out the...

How do I calculate my home working expenses?

How do I calculate my home working expenses?

This neat little infographic has been produced by FreeAgent. We came across this whilst providing a client with information on how to calculate their home working expenses and felt that it was worthy of a post on the shoebox.co.uk blog.

Benefits in kind – what are they, and how do they affect me?

Benefits in kind – what are they, and how do they affect me?

If you are an employee or a director of a company, you may be receiving benefits in kind. These are items which are given to you by the company but not through your salary. The value of these items is taxable. What is a benefit in kind? There are a number of common...

What are payments on account?

What are payments on account?

Once you start being eligible to complete a Self Assessment tax return, you may be liable to make payments on account. It sounds a lot more daunting than it actually is, so here’s our easy guide to everything you need to know. What are Payments on Account? In basic...

What is the cycle to work scheme?

What is the cycle to work scheme?

Riding a bike to work can be a great way to fit some exercise into your day, but did you know it can be as good for your wallet as it is for your health? The Government introduced the ‘Cycle to Work’ scheme in 1999 to encourage employees to use bikes for commuting,...