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Crunch Coins - What, why, how?

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What are Crunch Coins, and how do they work? We explain in this simple article.

Father and son at a bakery - small business recommendations | Crunch

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‍We asked our amazing self-employed community to tip us off on their friends and families businesses, or simply ones that they thought deserved special recognition.

Exclusive Crunch discounts now available to Crowdfund investors, image of someone savouring their discount | Crunch

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Following a number of chats with our lovely Crunch clients and members, Crunch are delighted to reveal a new discount programme for investors in our ongoing Crowdfunding campaign.

Software and service: The accountant is DEAD, long live the accountant!, image of a golden King chess piece | Crunch

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It’s true! Crunch are no longer a simple accountancy firm, because modern small business management requires modern software and support.

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Online accounting 

Check out our accounting packages for sole traders and limited companies, along with our amazing free bookkeeping software.

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Stay up-to-date with the latest news affecting small businesses, and network with like-minded self-employed people.

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From understanding expenses to starting a limited company, we’ve a range of jargon-free business guides for you to download and keep.

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Work out your take-home pay, chase that unpaid invoice and calculate your IR35. Make running your business a breeze!

Crunch launch crowdfunding campaign, image of the Crunch team | Crunch
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Crunch are delighted to announce the launch of our first-ever crowdfunding campaign, available now on the investment platform, Seedrs!

Accountancy automation: How Crunch became head of the pack, image of people using their phones | Crunch
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Accountancy automation is the way of the future: while our competitors only seem to be realising that now, Crunch have been ahead of the curve since day one.

Follow-up inquiry into off-payroll working (IR35) rules launched, image of a GDPR stamp | Crunch
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A new inquiry on the implementation of IR35 rules in the private sector and how these rules are working in practice has been launched.

Autumn Budget 2021: Everything you need to know, image of Chancellor Rishi Sunak | Crunch
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Changes to the National Living Wage, dividend tax rates, and Universal Credit were all announced in the Autumn Budget 2021.

Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament | Crunch Chorus
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‍We’re obsessed with doing what we can to ensure everyone is able to love what they do, and want to make sure that people with an entrepreneurial spark don’t have to jump through all sorts of legislative hoops to become their own boss. 

Someone finding it difficult to get out of bed due to poor mental health | Crunch
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Our friends at Leapers run an annual study into the relationship between mental health and self-employment, and we at Crunch would love for you to be a part of this.

A lorry driver | Blame IR35 | Crunch
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A survey has revealed that tax changes have had almost as much effect on driver availability as Brexit, and more than COVID-19.

Increase in National Insurance and Dividend Tax from April 2022, image of a nurse tending to an elderly person | Crunch
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The UK government have announced an increase to National Insurance and Dividend Tax, which come into effect in 2020.

Unlocking mortgage lending after lockdown, image of a happy new homeowner | Crunch
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A number of lenders are now looking to actively support self-employed mortgage applicants by making it easier and quicker for them to get a mortgage

What awards have Crunch won?, image of Darren Fell accepting an award | Crunch
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Crunch have won awards ever since our inception in 2009 - here's a complete rundown of every award we've won.

QuickBooks vs. Xero vs. Crunch: which is better?, image of someone toppling a king in chess | Crunch
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Crunch has been competing with Quickbooks and Xero for over a decade. They may be bigger, but we're certain we're better!

Speak to Crunch Mortgages and get a YES first time!, image of a couple with their house keys | Crunch
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Getting a self-employed mortgage isn't hard, especially when you ask the right people for help - like Crunch Mortgages!

Some members of the Crunch team | Crunch
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Crunch nominated for gongs including Accounting Tech of the Year and Best Customer Service at the UK FinTech Awards / Brighton & Hove Business Awards.

People at a Crunch meetup
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Starting or running a business, and need tips? Want to network with fellow self-employed workers? Find out what events are coming up.

Uber Car
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In 2021, the Supreme Court ruled that Uber drivers were workers, not self-employed. But what does this ruling mean, and how did we get here?

How the founder of Freelancer Club built an award-winning startup using only freelancers
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Matt Dowling founded the Freelancer Club in 2014 after his own experiences as a freelance photographer highlighted a need for a change.

Crunch Free - the perfect replacement for Wave Accountingin the UK
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Wave Accounting is removing access to its free accounting software in the UK, but there’s an even better replacement for the UK’s self-employed heroes.

Woman working from home
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Half of the self-employed wanted to obtain a better work-life balance but research suggests many are working an additional 14 hours every week.

Brighton beach
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What makes Brighton an exciting place to launch a small business? Is it the sea air, or is it that the city is the creative and digital hub of the South?

Changes to off-payroll working (IR35) rules effective from April 2020
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Get your small business insured in minutes. With our low premiums & low excesses, you’ll be amazed how affordable business insurance can be. Contact us now!

Man doing his taxes on his phone
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With Snap, our new receipt scanning app all you have to do is take and upload a photo of the receipt or invoice for an expense.|With Snap, our new receipt scanning app all you have to do is take and upload a photo of the receipt or invoice for an expense.

Crunch's open letter to the Chancellor asking for more support for limited company directors and the self-employed - image of the entrance to Downing street | Crunch
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Crunch has written to the Chancellor providing analysis and feedback from clients, which we believe justifies a widening of the government’s grant support.

Crunch launch simple bookkeeping software Crunch Free - Promotional image of Crunch Free on a mobile
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Crunch are delighted to announce the launch of our simple, online bookkeeping software for limited companies and sole traders, Crunch Free!

Open banking is coming to Crunch - Image of someone banking online
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Upload bank transactions in a flash with Crunch's simple and secure Open Banking feeds, with established links with several of the UK's biggest banks.

Tea
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It's no secret the British love tea. But it's also interesting to know that our tea consumption is driving factor for the economy. We explore.

Young business owners
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Research has shown that business owners are younger now than previous years when they decided to set up their own business. We take a look.

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Metallica and Napster have learned to co-exist. But did file-sharing create a race to the bottom for musicians, or liberate them from greedy middle-men?

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Scared of asking for money? Just remember some guy gained £42k for a potato salad. And that's not the weirdest thing on this list of crowdfunding successes.

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Office workers are frequently told that their sedentary lifestyle is causing them injuries, but you'll be surprised by some of the professions on this list.

Crunch explained in 90secs - Online Accounting, Expert Advice, Real People
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At Crunch, our mission is simple: we’re taking the stress out of accounting by reducing both cost & time. Find out more about Crunch with our short video.

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Now in her third year as a Crunch client, Siân's business finances are looking better than ever. Here's why...

A gourmet burger
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Never to pass up an opportunity to stuff our faces, we have happily munched our way to five of our favourite street food startups in Brighton.|Never to pass up an opportunity to stuff our faces, we have happily munched our way to five of our favourite street food startups in Brighton.

Smaug
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Ever wondered about Middle-earth economics? What impact would all that gold have on inflation and the cost of living for the average Hobbit?|Ever wondered about Middle-earth economics? What impact would all that gold have on inflation and the cost of living for the average Hobbit?

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Universal Credit combines & simplifies many benefits & tax credits into a single payment - but improvements can be made to the programme.

An entrepreneur
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What do the world's biggest entrepreneurs have in common? Compare them to yourself with this essential list.

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Why business owners love us

Jad Deeb

November 26, 2021

Professional helpful staff Quick responses and they're really thorough and explain the process step by step :)

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A Hussain

November 16, 2021

Needed to get my business up and running quickly. Crunch took care of so much so quickly. Registering my business with companies house and sorting out the tax side with HMRC - only needing me perform tasks that HMRC do not allow them to perform. The Crunch software is easy to use and there are plenty of helpful videos and documentation. Great service from the Crunch support team, especially from Olivia Beadle. Thank you.

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James Cash

November 8, 2021

Crunch was able to find me the right mortgage, they kept me informed on progress and were responsive to my requests.

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