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Solar energy grants: Enjoy hot water for less all year round

The Government’s Green Homes Grant, (also colloquially named ‘solar energy grants’) came into effect in September 2020. However, as expected, there’s been some confusion over who is eligible and what, exactly, is covered under the scheme. One of the most popular and confusing improvements is in regard to the funding for solar panels. That’s why…

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Double glazing grants: Get your home toasty for winter

Those who search for double glazing grants will find themselves transferred to the Government’s Green Homes Grant scheme. That’s when things get confusing. Working out your eligibility requirements, how to apply and what you’re entitled to can feel a little complicated. However, fear not! We’ve put together everything you need to know about double glazing…

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How do you deal with late payments and unpaid invoices?

One of the most uncomfortable parts of being self-employed is dealing with customers and clients that fail to pay you on time. On one hand, you need to make sure you get paid promptly for your work, but on the other, you want to keep things civil and not antagonise a client who may want...

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How to manage your cash flow

Managing your cash flow is a vital part of being a successful sole trader or limited company. No matter how much money you’re bringing in, a huge turnover means nothing if your outgoings are just as big – or worse, bigger. That’s cashflow in its simplest form: making sure your incomings are greater than your...

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How to invoice quickly and on-the-go

Preparing and sending invoices is one of the most important parts of being self-employed. This is how you are paid for your work and you want to make sure your invoices say everything they need to and can be prepared and dispatched efficiently. At Crunch, we know compiling invoices can be a confusing task if...

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What is bookkeeping and how do you keep on top of it?

Bookkeeping is the process of recording your company’s financial information, which makes it easier to understand how much money is coming in and going out of your bank account. You can use bookkeeping to manage your personal finances, and it’s essential for any small business. It’s the cornerstone of every successful business: keep on top...

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Are travel and professional subscriptions allowable expenses?

The list of allowable expenses you can claim as a sole trader or a limited company is long and varied. While that’s ultimately to the benefit of tradespeople, it can make it difficult to work out what can and can’t be claimed for. Some of the most confusing types of expenses are travel and professional...

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