Start-ups

Insights that help your business improve, enhance and grow

How does maternity pay work? Part 2: Maternity Allowance

The lowdown on Maternity Allowance, the state benefit for employees who don't qualify for Statutory Maternity Pay.

Setting up as a sole trader: Part 1 – Three key tips for turning a profit

Advice on setting up as a sole trader – and the three key steps needed to make your self-employed business profitable.

How to set up a new employee in Xero Payroll

A step-by-step guide to setting up your start-up's first employee in Xero Payroll.

How does maternity pay work? Part 1: Statutory Maternity Pay

Everything you need to know about paying Statutory Maternity Pay to your employees.

The end of the line: how to close a limited company

If you're looking to close down your limited company, we've highlighted all the key steps you need to take.

How does the matching principle affect my profit and loss?

Getting your head around the basics of accrual accounting means you'll get better insights into your business numbers.