Ok, not the most glamorous and exciting of blog posts, but I get lots of questions about VAT so here are the top ones and my answers:Read More
OK, so I have not completely loopy after the January rush and I am not expecting flowers, chocolates and wine from you all (but feel free … I won’t say no!) but what are the top things to do and not do to keep your accountant happy (be that me or someone else)? And why would you want to?Read More
Firstly to confirm, if you run as a limited company you MUST have a separate business bank account in the name of the business as it is a separate legal entity. If you run your business as a sole trader / self employed, then there is no legal requirement to have a separate bank account but I do highly recommend it and you can read any here.
But I think you should have more than one account and here's why.Read More
Midnight tonight (31st Jan 2018) is the deadline for filing your self assessment (I'm hoping that isn't a surprise to you).Read More
Thanks to my delightful 13 year old for asking what DOES Mum do all day, but she might not be the only one thinking this ... drink tea and count beans is NOT an appropriate answer!! You can always count on your husband for a helpful answer!! His attempt at humour wasn't what she wanted, so ... What does an accountant DO all day???Read More
So, we're over half way through January, how are those New Year’s Resolutions going? I didn't set any this year ... they never last! They are always unachievable and far too random to actually stick. But that doesn't mean you can't have ambitious plans and goals, it's how you go about it that mattersRead More
Part 2!Read More
One of the words I heard a lot in December was BUSY ...
Lots of small businesses have been feeling the overwhelm, the pressure of Christmas deadlines and client needs. The break over Christmas has made people realise how crazy it's been. If this rings true with you then read on.Read More
It’s December .. where has 2017 gone? It’s been a busy year and lots to keep us on our toes and / or out of mischief depending on your perspective!!Read More