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The Christmas and New Year break is a good time to reflect on all that is good and not so good with your business. Business owners have chance to step back and take time to look at what works, what doesn't and what could be better as well as planning for the coming year.…
Last week I was lucky enough to be invited to attend the IAB awards at the House of Commons. It was a great experience to join a ceremony which each year acknowledges good bookkeepers, payroll administrators and education centres and it was a reminder how important good qualified bookkeeping and payroll people are for businesses.…
If you are treating your staff to a Christmas party you should be aware of what is allowable and what is not according to HMRC.…
As a business owner how often do you review the costs going out of your business or do you rely on someone else to do that for you? Costs reduce your profit so you really need to understand exactly what running your business and creating your turnover is costing you. These are our tips for checking your costs…
For the last two weeks Karen, our Auto Enrolment Administrator, has been busy setting up workplace pension schemes with The People's Pension. This has been the most popular pension scheme with our client employers and several of them decided to have it set up before the new charges came into place today. Since the announcement was made Karen has set up 12 schemes for …
From 5 October 2015 large retailers must charge at least 5p for one-use carrier bags. A large retailer is a business with over 250 employees based in one or more branches. Smaller businesses can voluntarily charge for carrier bags. …
We have been talking to our employer clients about pension auto-enrolment for some time now and presenting them with fact sheets about the three schemes which would not cost them anything to set up. NEST, NOW Pensions and The People's Pension were all schemes that would take small employers with less than 50 employees. …
Both an accountant and a bookkeeper have valuable roles to play in your business and generally you need both and not one or the other. A very simple explanation of their roles is…
Following on from my blog post about bank charges there is another area of charges you should review. If you use a card terminal such as…
We have been working with Xero accounts software for a number of years and have found it to be very valuable to some businesses. So what are the benefits for our customers?…
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