What should you expect from your accountant/bookkeeper? The levels of service you receive from accountants and bookkeepers vary considerably as do the prices you pay. I think it's important that you receive a minimum level of service from your accountant/bookkeeper. Accounta...
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When you are a start-up or a small business, it can be hard to find suitable business partners to team up with.Sometimes the services your business needs can feel expensive and out of reach. Other times the support and personal touch that you need is simply not there. &...
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New Scottish Tax Rates

December 17, 2017
So the Scottish government has used  the powers Westminster granted it a couple of years back to dictate the tax rate on half of the income tax paid by Scottish residents. These powers mean 10p in every pound earned over the threshold (£11,850 as of April 2018) will go...
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Making Tax Digital

November 21, 2017

HMRC is going all digital....

As you may have heard over the last few months the government has now resumed the process and its progress towards the launch of MTD which had been postponed due to the general election. I wanted to take a few moments to explain to you what we know so far and how it may impa...
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Finance Advice

September 9, 2017
Unless you’re an accountant or bookkeeper it’s probably fair to say that the financial side of running your business isn’t your strongest skill. You only need to watch the entrepreneurs on Dragons’ Den crumble as they try to remember their figures to know you are not...
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Auto Enrolment Pensions

September 2, 2017
As a bookkeeper i want to help my payroll clients through the new automatic enrolment (AE) process. If you employ at least one member of staff then you will soon have AE duties to carry out. If you have eligible workers you must act to enrol them into a qualifying AE pension...
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Cash flow & late payment headaches?

Getting paid quickly... Late payments are one of the biggest challenges facing SMEs in the UK today, and a problem JGBC helps businesses with all the time. According to a report commissioned by Ultimate Finance, 81% of small business owners say that late payments are an issu...
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Is It Time To Outsource Your Accounts?

Every business needs its books keeping, but is the owner the best person for the job? There comes a time when every business should consider outsourcing bookkeeping to a licensed professional Bookkeeper. Normally there comes a point when many small business owners realise th...
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Card charges shown the red card

How Will This Affect Your Business? I’ve seen a lot of blogs and articles recently about the scrapping of the card transaction fees, and how this is a great win for customers. However very few people (if any) have looked at it from the point of view of the business owners....
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