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Do you have a second Property? Then you need to know about these changes to Capital Gains Tax

Do you have a second Property? Then you need to know about these changes to Capital Gains Tax

The Autumn Budget 2018 introduced some changes to Capital Gains Tax on property. This blog, based on an article by Rebecca Benneyworth in Taxline Publication, is an important read for anyone who may sell a property that is not their main residence on or after the 6th April 2020.

22 August 2019
How will a no-deal Brexit affect VAT for agencies

How will a no-deal Brexit affect VAT for agencies

With Brexit looming we thought we’d give a quick run-down of a potential no-deal Brexit on VAT for agencies. It’s not the most interesting of subjects so we’ll keep it a quick read and cover only the main points.

19 August 2019
Xero add-ons for Project costing: Harvest, Xero Projects and WorkflowMax

Xero add-ons for Project costing: Harvest, Xero Projects and WorkflowMax

Project tracking is essential if you want a thriving agency. By tracking your project profitability you will have better data to manage your current projects and to use when you create a quote for your next piece of work.

05 August 2019
Xero Bank Feeds Are Changing - Top Things You Need to Know

Xero Bank Feeds Are Changing - Top Things You Need to Know

New EU standards scheduled to take effect on 14 September 2019 will give you more control of your banking data and how it's used. It also means the way some banks connect to Xero will change, so we want to make sure you're up to speed on how it'll impact you.

19 July 2019
Perks without the Tax Bill: Using PAYE Settlement Agreements for Staff Benefits

Perks without the Tax Bill: Using PAYE Settlement Agreements for Staff Benefits

Once you have taken advantage of the non-cash tax-free benefits you can give to your staff you may be considering rewarding your employees with a few more perks. But what to do about that tax bill it causes them? Here we talk through your options.

13 July 2019
An Easy way to manage and have timely visibility of your expenses and costs!

An Easy way to manage and have timely visibility of your expenses and costs!

An EASY way to manage and have visibility of your expenses and costs! I bet you didn't expect to see all of those words in the same sentence but it's true! Using Receipt Bank technology allows you to manage your day to day expenses in an efficient way which can then provide timely visibility of your costs. Here are 5 key ways Receipt Bank can help you use the word EASY when you are talking about your expense and cost processes.

04 July 2019
How can tracking my project costs help my agency be more profitable?

How can tracking my project costs help my agency be more profitable?

It goes without saying (but I’ll say it anyway) that a basic principle of doing good business is being profitable. At a very simplistic level for an agency this comes down to ensuring that projects are priced in a way that delivers an appropriate profit margin and then delivered on budget.

27 June 2019
Re-enrolment for Workplace Pensions: An Employers Guide

Re-enrolment for Workplace Pensions: An Employers Guide

We all know that saving for our pensions is important and when the Workplace Pension requirements came in a few years ago, it was a step forward for employees all over the country. However as an employer, it may also have felt like one more thing to understand, fund and juggle with business as usual (hopefully you had the help of a friendly accountant to take some of the pain away!).

20 June 2019
Pricing: How do we work out our fees?

Pricing: How do we work out our fees?

We know price is an important factor when choosing an Accountant so we've written this article to explain how we calculate our fees and ensure they are clear and transparent.

05 June 2019
Get the most from your business mileage claims with Trip Catcher

Get the most from your business mileage claims with Trip Catcher

Employees of a business (including directors and owners) must keep records of business mileage, claiming HMRC's Approved Mileage Allowance Payments (AMAP's). Supporting evidence must be maintained to support any payment in respect of AMAP's. Trip Catcher captures business journeys as you make them and as it integrates seamlessly with both Xero and Receiptbank gives you comfort that your business mileage claims are correct.

22 May 2019
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