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HMRC have numerous tools and calculators available on their website.  Whether you want to get an estimate of the tax you may have to pay in the current year, your Statutory Maternity Pay entitlement or whether you want to find out if you qualify for tax credits there will be a useful calculator for you.  The tools cover a wide variety of topics but the most recent one is about Preparing your Business for the UK leaving the EU.…
The world of bookkeeping and accountancy is changing and has been changing rapidly over the last few years.  At one time small businesses would have…
Did you know that if your earnings for the year are below the tax threshold you can pass 10% (currently £1,190) of your tax free allowance to your partner if they pay tax at the basic rate of 20%? …
The new payroll year begins on 6 April 2019 and employers should be aware of the changes they will need to make.Every April the minimum wage and living wage increase so employers will need to ensure that their employees are receiving at least the minimum hourly rate for their age.…
One of my clients asked me last week if they still needed to be VAT registered. Their business has changed now they no longer have an employee to help them.  So I took some time this morning to calculate whether they would be better off de-registering for VAT.  There are a number of factors to take into account when doing this…
The majority of businesses will need to provide their customers with an invoice for the goods they have bought or the services they have received.  The format of that invoice and how it is presented to the customer will vary from business to business.  …
Last week we finally had our Christmas get together.  With December being short on working days and a hectic schedule for everyone both at work and at home during December we decided to do something in January instead.…
Are you an employer who agrees a net pay arrangement with their employees?  This net pay arrangement means that you as an employer guarantees that an employee will receive the same amount of pay every pay day.This creates a financial risk to your business because…
Being a bookkeeper and a business owner means my day rarely runs to plan.  A full day of bookkeeping only happens when I visit clients because there are no telephone calls, emails, visitors, staff or other priorities requiring my attention. When I am in the office for the day I often leave feeling I haven't achieved anything that I wanted to.  Today was one of those days so I thought for my blog this week I would look back at today and see what I really did achieve.So, this was today in the life of a bookkeeper and business owner .................…
With the changes to the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage just around the corner HMRC have published the top ten ways an employer may not be paying the minimum wage even though they think they are. Here are the top ten common mistakes employers make:…
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