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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Improving cashflow

A guide to maintaining a healthy balance between money coming in and out of your business. If your business does not have a steady stream of money flowing into it, you will be unlikely to be a going concern in

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Lack of funds prevents business opportunities

A fifth of SMEs have missed out on at least 1 business opportunity in the past 12 months due to a lack of funding/finance. Research by Aldemore found that firms are missing out on an average of £77,651 a year

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Employee benefits

A guide for employees on the tax implications of accepting common employee benefits. Most employers provide a range of benefits in kind to their employees. You may be able to choose which benefits to take up, so you should be

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Important dates and changes for April 2017

As another new tax year begins, here are some important tax dates and changes to be aware of this month. 1 April Auto-enrolment staging dates Auto-enrolment staging date for employers who don’t have a PAYE scheme. Business rates Rate payers

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National minimum and living wages rise from 1 April

The national living wage (NLW) is now £7.50 an hour. Most workers who are aged 25 and over and not in their first year of an apprenticeship are entitled to the new rate. The national minimum wage (NMW) rates for

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Apprenticeship levy approaches

Businesses are preparing for the apprenticeship levy which is due to launch on 6 April 2017. Employers with an annual turnover of over £3 million will have to pay a 0.5% levy of their wage bill into apprentices and training

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Pensioners staying in work drives up retirement income

The rise in the proportion of pensioners in employment accounts for a quarter of pensioner income growth, according to the Resolution Foundation. Since 2001 average pensioner income has grown so that now a typical pensioner household is £20 a week

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Spring Budget 2017

Introduction Chancellor Philip Hammond described his first and last Spring Budget as one that “takes forward our plan to prepare Britain for a brighter future”. The economic forecasts outlined by the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) were broadly in line

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Making Tax Digital

Firms prepare for Making Tax Digital Businesses will be given at least 12 months to prepare for the transition to digital tax accounts. Businesses, self-employed people and landlords will need to submit quarterly updates to HMRC and keep their records

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Autumn Statement 2016

Autumn Statement 2016 – Download AutumnStatement2016_PWAS.pdf – Click to download this article as pdf file.

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