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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:…
Businesses fail for many reasons but nearly all of them cite outside forces working against them - rent or rate rises, parking charges, delays caused by suppliers, no support from the bank, etc, etc. What they don't think about is that maybe they are selling the wrong product…
I am often asked by a new business owner what accounts software they should use. A simple question but of course it all depends .....…
I was chatting with a business owner today who said there are only two advantages to being self-employed - you can go on holiday when you like and you can work with who you want to. That started me thinking - are there really only two advantages and no disadvantages?  If that was the case why isn't everyone self-employed?…
Its that time of year when we may be thinking about how to reward our employees for their support during the year.  A Christmas meal, a bonus, a bottle of wine or some chocolates? …
As an employer you may be unsure whether your employee can take holiday when they are off sick.  Employees can request that they use their holiday during periods of sickness instead of receiving sick pay.…
If you are a sole trader preparing to file your tax return did you know that some of your business expenses can be calculated using HMRC's rules for simplified expenses?  This includes motor vehicle costs and working from home which can often be time consuming to keep records of.…
As an employer you can pay your employees for mileage incurred when they are using their own car to travel on business.  HMRC sets out the rates you can pay without the payment being subject to tax and NI. The approved rate is…
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