Bookkeeping by remote – and how it works

The traditional self-employed bookkeeper will generally come to your office say one day a week or one day a month depending on your business need. The traditional bookkeeper will need space in your office, which can often be difficult. One

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Businesses prepare for data protection changes

Businesses are preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation, which comes into force from 25 May 2018. All businesses holding personal data will need to ensure their procedures are fit for purpose and compliant when the new rules take effect

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Padam Walburn takes on it’s first employee

In July 2017  Jodie joined the team as Manager. Jodie brings with her over a decade  of experience in the field, specialising in the accounts of Dental and Veterinary Practices.  Jodie started working for Hazlewoods in 2006 and has acted

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Salary or Dividend

PWAS_Jul_2017_Salary-or-Dividend.pdf– Click to download this article as pdf file.   What combination of salary and dividend should you take in 2017/18? As the owner and director of your own company, you can choose how and when to extract funds from

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Planning your retirement

PWAS_Jul_2017_Planning-for-retirement-4.pdf – Click to download this article as pdf file.   Whatever your age, it’s never too late to start saving to retire. It’s more important than ever to start your retirement planning from an early age, however dull a prospect

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Second payment on account deadline reminder

The second annual deadline to submit advance payments towards your self-assessed tax bill for the previous year is due on 31 July 2017. ‘Payments on account’ take place every six months – on 31 January and 31 July – and

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Capital gains tax planning

A guide to capital gains tax and the reliefs available for 2017/18. When you buy an item with the intention of selling it for a profit, that transaction is treated as a trade and you should pay income tax on

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Staff fear working beyond 65

The number of employees who think they will work beyond the age of 65 is at a record high, according to research by Canada Life Group. Out of 1,000 workers surveyed, 73% are expecting to work past the age of

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Employers back employment law rights

Employers are in support of the current employment law rights as negotiations to leave the European Union continue. The CIPD asked 500 employers about the 28 areas of employment law and found the majority thought all areas were necessary. Legislation

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Dreading those P11D’s?

Expenses and benefits deadline looms Expenses and benefits not payrolled for the 2016/17 tax year will need to be reported to HMRC by 6 July 2017. Employers can report them by completing specific forms which are available to download on

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Firms plan to offset rising costs

More than half of businesses are planning to offset rising prices, according to a study by ICAEW. 53% of firms have seen input prices increase over the past year but less than half are willing to absorb the costs. Businesses

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