Top 10 tips for looking after your wellbeing

If like the majority of us, you are working from home, looking after your well-being is more important than ever. Come on, admit it – like some of us, you’re more likely to put a load of washing in the dryer or browse social media than take 30-minutes out of your day to take some time for yourself. Am I … Read More

The History of a Trial Balance

A trial balance is probably much older than you would expect, in fact it dates back to 1458! It’s fascinating that we are still using this process over 500 years on. It was originally believed that Fra Luca Bartolomeo de Pacioli also known as Luca di Borgo after his place of birth, Borgo Sansepolcro, Tuscany, was the first to describe a trial balance … Read More

How to stay motivated whilst suffering from the January blues

January is always a difficult month to stay motivated. Whether you have enjoyed a Christmas break or have worked through the festive period, we welcome in the New Year and then the celebrations come to an end. I’m sure most people were glad to see the back of 2020 so moving into 2021 we need to stay positive and focused.  … Read More

Should I employ a Bookkeeper or hire a Freelance Bookkeeper?

Setting aside time to do your accounts whilst running your own business can be tricky. When first starting out you may be inclined to take on the duties yourself in order to save money. Of course this is fine in the short term, but once you start to get busy, you will find it even harder to make the time … Read More

A COVID Christmas

Christmas is usually a time of relaxation and getting together with loved ones. Even though the government originally tried to offer relaxed restrictions in order for us to have a more ‘normal’ Christmas, it wasn’t meant to be and the festive period won’t be the same. Without the usual build up to Christmas people are making the most of it, … Read More

Christmas gifts for your clients and employees and tax implications

Christmas is an ideal time to express your gratitude to your clients and employees. A simple gift or gesture can go a long way. But does this need to come out of your own pocket or can you claim the gifts as expenses? Client Gifts and Tax The guidance from HMRC is that you can claim for gifts worth up … Read More

IMPORTANT: support@sage.com email being retired

Sage (UK) Limited has taken the decision to retire the email address support@sage.com. They want to reassure everyone that support is still there via other means, as follows: Help Centre The Help Centre is a digital platform where you can explore trending topics and search for common questions and answers. You can also access guides which cover topics in more … Read More

What steps do I need to take to prepare for the VAT deferral?

The VAT deferral scheme ended on 30th June this year. In September the chancellor Rishi Sunak confirmed that businesses who opted to defer their VAT between March 2020 and June 2020 will now be able to pay the amount in instalments over a longer period of time. Originally businesses who took advantage of the VAT deferral scheme were due to … Read More

How to add a festive greeting to your employees payslips.

With Christmas payroll just around the corner, we would like to show you how to add a Christmas greeting to your employees payslips within Sage 50 Payroll. A little gesture for their hard work over this most unusual year. Within Sage 50 Payroll you can add a unique message to everyone’s payslips individually, but this of course will depend on … Read More