Panthera News


Bogus HMRC calls - what to watch out for

Bogus HMRC calls - what to watch out for
Thursday, February 21, 2019

Fraud costs the UK £190bn a year, according to credit reporting agency, Experian. Everyone, it seems, is a target from people at home being duped into questionable investment schemes to fake emails for non-existent invoices being sent to none-the-wiser accounts clerks. You can be defrauded in the street, by email, on the phone, or by post – no-one is immune. Read More


VAT and your business

VAT and your business
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

If your business turns over more than £1,635 a week, then you need to register for VAT. At Panthera, we have clients across all different sectors and of all different sizes. For our smaller customers, registering for VAT is something that causes concern and anxiety. Not only have they gone through the experience of opening a company and then running it (and everything it entails), here comes something new to comply with. Read More


What does an accountant actually do?

What does an accountant actually do?
Thursday, February 07, 2019

Some people may think that all accountants do is just sit in a room with a green visor on, pouring over a stack of receipts. That couldn’t be further from the truth - we left the visors behind long ago (they weren’t doing anything for our image and it’s difficult to get that shade of green to match with anything else).  Read More


Is your payroll GDPR compliant?

Is your payroll GDPR compliant?
Tuesday, February 05, 2019

After being in the business news headlines for what seems like forever, the deadline for the General Data Protection Regulation came and went on 25th May 2018. GDPR came into full effect for all businesses within the EU on that date. Read More


Investors’ relief

Investors’ relief
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Introduced in the last two years, Investors’ Relief was a big change to the tax and investment environment. Investors’ Relief can save each investor up to £1m in tax over the course of their lifetime. Read More


When is it the right time to put your company on the market?

When is it the right time to put your company on the market?
Thursday, January 24, 2019

For everything, there is always an end. But that’s sometimes the end is a very positive thing. You may have put your heart and soul into building a profitable and sustainable business over many years which has provided you with professional and personal satisfaction. The fact that it has helped to pay for you and your family (and helped your employees do the same) is even better. Read More


Putting together a business plan for the next 12 months

Putting together a business plan for the next 12 months
Monday, January 21, 2019

For many business people, particularly whose companies are less complex to run, the difference between success and failure is measured by how much they’re able to take out of the business, whether they’re being paid on to and they’re making payments on time to their suppliers, and their ability to meet their tax obligations when they’re required to. Read More


What should you do when there isn’t enough cash in your business?

What should you do when there isn’t enough cash in your business?
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

When your business is having a lean month (or lean year for that matter), it is important to know what to do and when to do it to so that you can continue to trade. Many business owners who fail to change their behaviour and spending patterns in enough time will eventually find that they are in real danger of running out of cash. Read More


Panthera business jargon buster – Lean Six Sigma

Panthera business jargon buster – Lean Six Sigma
Thursday, January 10, 2019

In the first of an occasional series exploring the more complex world of business theory and how it relates to finance, Panthera’s second article this week is on Lean Six Sigma. Read More


The commercial finance market today

The commercial finance market today
Monday, January 07, 2019

Commercial finance is the money that you borrow to use for any one or more of a variety of different business purposes. It doesn’t matter what sector you are operating in - there will nearly always be banks and other financial institutions interested in helping you grow your company as long as you’ve got the fundamentals right so far and a great business plan to boot. Read More