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One of the many things I love about working with the variety of clients we have is being able to recommend them to each other.  We work with very few businesses which offer the same service so the opportunities to recommend are extensive. As a business we use our clients to provide services…
The last couple of years have got busier and busier for us.  Lots of new enquiries, lots of new clients and lots of one-off Xero training but with MTD looming I decided at the beginning of this year we would not take on any new clients for a few months.  As lovely as it is…
VAT records must be kept  for six years although HMRC are only allowed to adjust returns going back four years plus the current period.  However if you have purchased land or buildings you may need to keep relevant documents for 20 years.   But what VAT records do you need to keep?…
All businesses need to keep an annual record of their income and their business expenses in order to report them to HMRC through a tax return if they are a sole trader, through partnership accounts if their business is a partnership or through statutory accounts if they are a limited company.   So it is important that businesses keep regular and accurate records…
On 4 October 2018 the government issued a press release which stated that new measures were in place to end the problem of late payments to small businesses.  It stated that nearly a quarter of small businesses suffer from late payments which threaten their survival. …
The summer holidays are in full swing and you may be wondering whether you should pay your staff while they are on holiday. All employees and workers are entitled to paid holiday which begins to accrue…
In their simplest form management accounts inform the business owner and managers (where appropriate) of the key numbers for their business.  Every business is different and whilst some key numbers are important in every business each business might like to keep track of a different aspect of their business.…
Finally the month for submission of VAT returns via MTD arrived and we survived. Months and months of talking about it, reading about it and watching webinars. Then we just had to get on with it. …
Whilst we are still part of the EU VAT registered businesses which supply goods to a customer in a EU country must charge VAT at the standard UK rate.  However if that customer is VAT registered, as long as they provide you with their VAT number you can…
If you are a sole trader or consider yourself to be self-employed you will need to declare your income and expenses to HMRC at the end of each tax year through a self-assessment tax return.  Even if you earn income in addition to being employed and receiving pay through a payroll from your employer you need to declare your additional income to HMRC.  The only exception to this…
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