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In my blog last week I wrote about the varied reasons why clients leave. This week I thought I would consider why they choose to stay with us and on reflection I think it is probably for similar reasons to those that I have for staying with the individuals and companies who support our business:…
I have been a bookkeeper for quite a few years now and it is always sad when you have to say goodbye to a client.  As a bookkeeper I am trusted with confidential financial information and often become the first port of call for running through new ideas or sharing business issues.  Every business owner goes through ups and downs with their business…
If you are earning income from a business activity you must register with HMRC as self-employed (also known as being a sole trader) and submit a self-assessment tax return annually by 31st January each year. A business activity includes:…
Business owners can’t do it all as much as they would like to.  There just isn’t enough time once your business is growing. Eventually you will feel swamped with paper and to do lists.  Everyone has different skills and at the top of your task list will be the things you like to do and the things which are income generating and at the bottom are the things which you will get round to when you need to.  Eventually there comes a time when those things at the bottom of the list have to be done and you either work more hours, you outsource or you employ someone.…
Until now employers have had advance warning of when they will have to set up a pension scheme but from October 2017 new employers will not.  …
Having recently carried out "formal" reviews with each of my team I know, for me, it is very valuable. Employee reviews are new to me.  I never had a review in all the years I was an employee so when it was suggested I carry out regular reviews with each of my employees I had no idea where to start.  So I have based my employee reviews on what I think I would have liked had I had one!…
If any of your employees have expenses or benefits it is time to prepare your P11D and/or P11D(b) for the 2016-17 tax year. These must be submitted by 6 July 2017 and any Class 1A NICs due on these expenses and benefits must be paid by 22nd July 2017.…
Did you know that if your employee is not reimbursed for travel or things they buy for work they can claim tax relief? The tax relief is claimed online…
If you are considering employing an apprentice there are some things you should know:…
All growing businesses will become VAT registered. It is not daunting. You just need to become organised with your record keeping and remember your VAT return deadlines. So what should you know about becoming VAT registered? …
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