With Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown in place, many employees of UK businesses that are able to, are now working from home to conform with the UK Government directive laid out by the Prime Minister, Boris Johnston. With the help and guidance that the UK government is offering businesses, we felt we could offer you some help … Read moreWorking from Home Advice for SMEs
Some new and positive updates were shared by Chancellor Rishi Sunak in his update on 25th March 2020 specifically for the self-employed who until this point had been not included in the Government help. The Chancellor acknowledged that this area is extremely complicated and that this was why it has taken a little longer to … Read moreCOVID-19 Support for the Self-employed
Updated 27.03.2020 What an interesting and very worrying start to the year it’s been. As the threat of the new Coronavirus has got closer, many have started to fear the unknown upcoming times. Lack of confidence has led to markets decreasing and economic uncertainty. Aside from the panic buying, the business world has seemed to … Read moreHow does the Coronavirus (COVID-19) affect you? Guidance for Employees, Employers and Businesses
Having children is a life-changing event, not least because of the impact it has on your finances. Child tax credits were introduced in 2003 and are designed to support parents who are in work but on low incomes. This has led to many working mums and dads taking years off work but, because they’re comfortable … Read moreWhy You Must Claim Your Child Tax Credits and What it Means to Your Pension
One of the best things about modern cloud accounting software is how easy it makes some once laborious processes. Take bank reconciliation. Remember when you had to do it manually by matching hard copy bank statements with your invoices and receipts? These days, direct bank feeds make the process far easier, and Xero has responded … Read moreFirst Direct Bank Feeds Now Live with Open Banking in Xero
“Oh, I’ll just do the numbers myself.” How many times do you think business owners have muttered that to themselves only to find, six months down the line, it’s become one of the most annoying tasks on their to-do list? And annoying tasks don’t get done very often or very thoroughly. You can’t run a … Read moreWhat Exactly Does an Accountant Do?