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When keeping your accounts records you can choose whether to record your transactions on a cash or accrual basis so it is important to understand these terms when it comes to understanding your finances as they can each give a different picture of your business for the same period. Recording transactions on a cash basis means…
As business owners we are all encouraged to set goals in order to achieve what we set out to do.  Whether those are 5 year or 10 year goals to achieve a specific personal dream or short term goals to take baby steps towards your long term dream. There are numerous books written by successful business owners sharing…
Most apprenticeships tend to start in September so now is a good time to consider what having an apprentice involves for you, as an employer and what the costs might be.…
An article I read recently stated that there is £28m of overpayments on student loans waiting to be reclaimed.  Are you one of those who have paid more than you needed to against your student loan debt?…
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…
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