Stephenson Smart Team Blog

Read the latest news and views from the team at Stephenson Smart - bringing you updates on the financial world, and tips on how you can make the most of your money.

Our Guide to Starting a Business

Starting a business is an exciting and challenging experience, and one which also carries a fair degree of risk. During the start-up phase you will need to make all kinds of decisions that could be critical to the long-term success of the enterprise.

​Making Tax Digital

HMRC is phasing in its landmark Making Tax Digital (MTD) initiative, which will see a fundamental change to the way in which businesses keep records and report to HMRC.

​Choosing the right VAT scheme for your business

There are a number of ways to account for VAT. While standard VAT accounting is used by many firms, small business owners may wish to consider the alternative schemes that are available. Choosing the most suitable option could save you a considerable amount of time and money.

Tax planning for a prosperous future

Effective business and personal tax planning can help to ensure a secure financial future for you and your business. Here we highlight some strategies to consider when reviewing your financial plans.

Marriage Allowance

With recent research revealing that more than 2.9 million couples in the UK have yet to claim the Marriage Allowance, we review the key features of the initiative, and highlight how you could stand to benefit.