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Does Converting to Xero Worry You?

Many people chose to stay with their current accountancy software, despite not being completely satisfied, due to not wanting to deal with the hassle of converting their information over. With the help of our specialist cloud department (AV Cloud) and Xero add-ons, moving all your important information has never been easier. MoveMyBooks has been designed […]

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11th Hour Changes to Childcare Vouchers

Plans to scrap government childcare vouchers have been delayed to October 2018 the exact date has not yet been communicated by the government. The scheme was set to close on April 5 and be replaced by tax-free childcare, which entitles families to claim up to £2,000 a year per child. Why the delay? Since launch […]

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Accounting made simple!

Cloud accounting products like Xero are without doubt disrupting the small business accounting world, and you may wonder why, or not really understand what it is! By Nikki Adams, CEO One of the barriers to small business owners and entrepreneurs talking to their accountants at the right times, when their advice is really needed, is […]

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We’re Hiring – UK Accountant/Client Manager

Exciting opportunity! UK Accountant/Client Manager job for an innovative, exciting company based in Milton Keynes, paying £35,000-45,000 p/a basic salary dependent on experience.  Part-time and flexible working patterns are available for suitably qualified applicants.   For more information visit our Careers Page…

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Changes to Minimum Pension Contributions from April 2018

Under the Pensions Act 2008, the minimum amount an employer must pay into auto-enrolment pension schemes will increase over the next two years, with minimum contributions initially rising effective from 6th April 2018 and further increases outlined from 6th April 2019. In recent times, and up until 6th April 2018, the minimum contribution has been […]

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Certificates of Tax Deposit Schemes Closed

The government have put an end to the Certificate of Tax Deposit scheme (CTD), announcing they are no longer available to buy from midnight on 23 November 2017. Although this decision has been made to ensure “the tax system is simpler and fairer”, current certificates will be honoured for an additional six years after the […]

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New Year’s Resolutions – Success or Epic fail!

Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you are right either way! – Henry Ford Every year it is reported that millions of us make New Year’s Resolutions but less than 10% of these ever succeed. The ritual of making a New Year Resolution is not new.  The tradition can be traced […]

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The Virtual Finance Director

An innovative cost effective way for small businesses to manage their finances  By Becky Wemyss ACA The Virtual FD is an effective way for your businesses to get access to an experienced financial professional at a fraction of the cost of a full-time FD. What do they do for you? Handle all the duties of […]

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HMRC phishing emails, texts and tax scams

We are aware that some taxpayers have recently received emails, claiming to be from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), asking for personal details or information relating to a tax return. In many cases, they are suggesting that the taxpayer is due a refund and should click on a link to claim the repayment. To clarify, […]

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