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Nick Williams is Head of Business Development, UK Accountants at Intuit.

Getting Through The Final Days Before The Self-Assessment Deadline

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) reported a record of 5.5 million private sector businesses at the start of 2016. The growth of SMEs in the UK is a huge benefit to our economy – these businesses stimulate growth, bring innovation and diversity to our business landscape and many are ‘early adopters’ at the forefront of technology, using tools that enable them to focus on what matters most: running their business, and nurturing their craft. But year after year like clockwork, so many self-employed workers and small businesses race to complete their self-assessment (often in a frenzy). Completing taxes on time is integral to the smooth running of any business. And while I always advocate planning ahead and using tools to alleviate manual labour (think: sorting receipts out of a shoebo...