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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:…
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?…
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