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With the school summer holidays just around the corner you may be wondering if you can employ a young person to help you out in your business.  The benefits for both you, as an employer, and the potential employee can be valuable.…
The newest recruit to our bookkeeping team joined us at the beginning of May. Ryan is a trainee currently about to complete his Level 3 exams.  I know Ryan is really enjoying the variety of work we do and being able to learn from our experienced bookkeepers but I thought it would be interesting if he wrote about why he chose to do accounts and how he has found the first few weeks.  This might help others considering a similar change because it is always daunting, as well as exciting, to take a massive step in a different direction. Here is the beginning of Ryan's bookkeeping journey.…
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…
One of the services we offer is Xero training.  There are many businesses using Xero who may be unsure of whether they are using it effectively for their business.  Or they may feel they are not using the software to its full potential.  If you are using Xero in your business and you would really like some help to use it better we have some bespoke training sessions available for you to book in August.…
In our business I believe having a qualification to do bookkeeping or payroll is essential. For me,studying to gain a qualification shows commitment to providing a professional service and is the foundation for building on that skill and knowledge.…
If you are taking on people to help you in your business you need to know whether they will be a worker or an employee.  Worker and employee are two different statuses of employment and each have different rights which a business owner or employer should be aware of. So how do you distinguish between each employment status?…
HMRC have this month updated their Notice 700/22 relating to Making Tax Digital.  The update shows that bookkeeping entries can be made much more simply than was previously described. …
If you want to grow your business at some stage you will need to take on your first employee.  It can be daunting because there are many things you need to consider.  But once you have taken that first step you are on your way to developing your business.…
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Some businesses do not want to become VAT registered because they think it is too complicated to do VAT returns.  It is quite straightforward especially now that VAT returns can be submitted directly from your accounts software. Here are some tips for keeping VAT simple and getting it right.…
Small employers will soon be receiving, if they haven't already, notification from The Pension Regulator that they need to carry out re-enrolment. Auto-enrolment into a pension scheme began for many smaller employers within the last 3 years.  Re-enrolment requires employers…
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