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Should I Hire a Bookkeeper for My Self-Assessment?

As the deadline date for your self-assessment submission is fast approaching, you may find yourself asking the age old question ‘Should I Hire a Bookkeeper for my Self-Assessment?’ Well, that all depends on your particular situation as to whether or not this is a viable option or if it is …

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What support can I get as an Employee?

I’m sure that you’re probably all aware that the Government are trying their hardest to help us all out. Whether it’s us as an employee or a business. However, with how fast the situation keeps changing this means that their help keeps changing making it hard to keep up with! …

As An Employer What Support is Available To Me?

The Government have made announcements about more changes to the support available to you the employer. Below is the updated information for you in simple language! Job Support Scheme Open If you are a business and you are in a position where you have bought staff back, but due to …

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Ever Changing Government Support Schemes for You the Employer

As a Business Owner and employer I’m sure that you’ll agree that with all of the changes that the changes the government has to keep making it can make things a little difficult to keep track of. To try and make things a little easier we have put together some …

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Back to the Office – Are you Ready? (Part One)

So after nearly 6 months of very unprecedented times, the time is now coming when we’re all starting to think about getting back to ‘normal’ or whatever the new normal is. For a lot of us, that means getting back into the office and a more normal way of working. …

Bookkeeping

A Day In The Life Of A Bookkeeper

Life as a bookkeeper was interesting, life as a self employed bookkeeper is something else entirely and no two days are the same. On a “normal” day I’ll wake between 5:30 and 6:00 and make my first cup of tea….there’s definitely a lot of tea drunk and biscuits eaten in …

Startup

Pre Start Up Costs – What are they & what can I claim?

Starting your own business is a scary step. Whether it’s a profession you’re familiar with or completely new territory the decision to make the move into self-employment is daunting. Before you start your business one of the things that could be on your mind will be pre start-up costs. What …

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Running a Business – Why do I need to keep good financial records?

There are many reasons that keeping your accounts organised is beneficial, the main one being that you will be compliant. HMRC can impose penalties on businesses whose accounts are not in good order and up to date. This penalty is generally in the region of between £250 and £500. However, …

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VAT – Do I need to register my business?

One of the most commonly confusing and daunting topics among business owners is VAT registration. In our many years of practice as bookkeepers, we have dealt with a large clientele and the question that very often arises is whether registering for VAT is the right decision for their company. Even …