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The Furloughed Accountant's Goodbye Blog

End is not the end, in fact E.N.D is “Effort Never Dies” and if you get NO in an answer, then remember NO is “Next Opportunity”. Always be positive.

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June 16, 2020

Tax doesn’t have to be taxing

Now is a good a time as any to get your 2019/20 personal tax return submitted

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May 26, 2020

No Slacking

The Furloughed Accountant gets to grips with accounting Slack.

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May 15, 2020

Claim your SEISS Grant today - if you are self employed

The UK Government announced the Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) as part of the COVID-19 support measures. The Scheme is going live 13th May 2020 for claiming eligible grants under the scheme. Check if you are eligible and start claiming!

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May 13, 2020

R&D relief for Small Companies - not just for people with 'white coats'!

Research and Development (R&D) tax reliefs or credits as they are called are a government incentive designed to attract and reward UK companies for making investments in innovation and transforming processes. They can be a valuable avenue of cash generation for a business to invest more in staff to nurture further growth of the company.

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April 22, 2020

The Furloughed Accountant

While some accounting firms have had to furlough staff we have been very fortunate to gain an incredible asset in a Chartered Accountant from Scotland working with us remotely over 400 miles away! Here he shares his experience of working with us and joining a digital firm.

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May 7, 2020

New Tax year prompts submission of 2019-20 Tax Returns

The UK Chancellor in his recent support measures to tackle the financial difficulties caused by COVID19 has announced a grant worth 80% of trading profits for all self employed earnings based on last 3 years tax returns to 2018-19. This also gives us focus to keep our house in order and now that the 2019-20 tax year has come to a close on 5th April 2020, to start preparing and the tax return for 2019-20 in the event of having to prove the level of income in the tax year.

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April 8, 2020

Co-Working

We are big fans of co-working spaces having tried out several co-working spaces around London. Here are our top tips and some tax implications when considering a co-working space for your business.

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October 21, 2019

Employee Share option schemes for Small Business and Startups

Are you a small business or a startup that wants to recruit and retain talent? You are aware that you are in competition with big business that can offer higher salary packet and perks. You can offer your employees an opportunity that they cannot get from a big corporate - a slice of the pie, the chance to own a part of your business that they can help build! 

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October 4, 2019

Mental Health in the Workplace Workshop

How often do you discuss mental health in your workplace? As an employer it is important that you take care of the mental health of your workforce, join us for this exclusive workshop where you will receive practical advice on employment documentation, how to protect your employees' mental health and boost morale.

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September 30, 2019

Pension tips for new employers

Are you setting up a business and employing staff ? Does Pension automatic enrolment apply? This can be a daunting question for a small business who has never paid staff, leave alone set up a pension scheme. Where do you start?

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September 26, 2019

Paperless business

Our CEO Suzy Kerton recently chaired panel discussions in London and Glasgow hosted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland alongside Mazars and Receipt Bank talking about the Digital Practice and the benefit of cloud software, a quick read on her insights on best digital practices for small businesses.

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September 25, 2019

Plexal lunch and learn accounting workshop

If you're a start up looking for some sound advice then come along to our lunchtime talk

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August 27, 2019

Meet our director Suzy Kerton

Find out more about our co founder Suzy Kerton

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August 27, 2019