UK VAT Changes from 20% to 5% for Tourism and Hospitality Sectors (08/07/2020)

In today’s summer statement, the UK’s Chancellor said he plans to change UK VAT for the hospitality and tourism sectors from 20% to 5% with effect from Wednesday 15th July 2020 until Tuesday 12th January 2021. Any businesses that buy and sell food, provide accommodation or manage attractions will be affected by the change. We’ll publish more on this topic … Read More

Option to defer paying VAT ends on 30‌‌ June 2020

If, due to COVID-19, businesses could not afford to pay their VAT, HMRC offered a deferral without interest or penalties, meaning although the VAT return still needed to be filed, any VAT due for payment between 20 March 2020 and 30 June 2020 could be deferred until 31 March 2021. To do this, any business who had a Direct Debit … Read More

Coming in 2020 TWO Sage 50Cloud Payroll year end updates

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Come and join our support community of Sage 50 Payroll Users on Facebook for tips and advice. This year the Government have announced that the Budget will be issued later than usual on 11th March 2020. Due to this Sage (UK) will be releasing two Sage 50Cloud Payroll updates. The 1st update will be released in February 2020, which will … Read More

Capture App compatible with Sage 50c v25

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Sage Mobile Capture App is working with Sage 50c v25 We have been informed by Sage that their Sage Capture app is compatible with version 25 of Sage 50c Accounts. For more information on Sage Capture, click here. Sage Mobile Sales and Accounts Tracker apps (used in conjunction with Sage Drive) are compatible with v21-24 and are no longer available … Read More

MTD Upgrade to v25 of Sage 50

Thinking about a Sage 50 version 25 MTD Upgrade? We’ve had a number of phone calls from clients wanting to upgrade to Sage 50 version 25 in order to be compatible with the upcoming MTD requirements. The good news is that if you’re already a Sage user, the price you pay should be lower than the RRPs you may already … Read More

Common FAQ’s about Making Tax Digital

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Making Tax Digital – What does it mean for your business? If you are VAT registered then you will need to start to keep a digital record  (i.e. use software to record all your VAT invoices and receipts). If you are not VAT registered then digital record keeping is optional. If you are VAT registered and do not currently use … Read More

Workplace Pension Duties – New Employers

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New employers guide through workplace pension duties Are you taking on your first member of staff as a new employer? If so, you will have workplace pension responsibilities from the moment your new staff start working for you. A great new, simple online tool from the Pensions Regulator makes it easier to understand what you have to do. By answering a … Read More

Making Tax Digital – More Information

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Making Tax Digital Making Tax Digital is a key part of the government’s plans to make it easier for individuals and businesses to get their tax right and keep on top of their accounts. HMRC’s plan is to become one of the most digitally advanced tax administrations in the world. MTD is making fundamental changes to the way the tax … Read More

NEW advisory fuel rates from December

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New advisory fuel rates from December HMRC has released its latest advisory fuel rates (AFRs), to come into force from December 1. There are no changes to the rates for petrol cars, but the rate for diesel cars, with an engine above 2,000cc, increases by 1p per mile (ppm), from 13-14ppm. All other diesel rates remain unchanged. There is also … Read More

Sage win Accountancy Software Provider of the Year 2018

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Sage win Accountancy Software Provider of the Year 2018 The British Small Business Awards event is now in its third year. The awards celebrated the UK’s small business sector. They recognise Britain’s best sole traders, micro businesses and small companies, as well as the services of the providers and advisers that support them. At the start of 2017, there were … Read More