How to ensure data doesn’t fall into the wrong hands

Cyber Crime and identity theft is at an all time high, we can’t stress the importance enough of ensuring that your data is protected at every stage of its journey, from the start of the data being transferred to the disposal when it’s finished with. Breaches of the data protection act more often than not only come to light once … Read More

What you need to know about the final Job Retention Scheme payment

The job retention scheme ended on 30th September 2021. Final claims for September should be made by 14th October 2021. For September you can still claim 60% of your furloughed employees wages for the hours that they have not worked. This is capped at £1,875 per employee per month. You will need to top up your employees furlough by 20% … Read More

How we interpret data

We all interpret data in our own ways. For example I’m a visual person, I would much rather see a dashboard with images and graphs than a list of text. We’re all different and where one thing works for one person, it doesn’t always work for another.  Ask yourself, do you like graphs and pretty charts or black and white … Read More

Bookkeeping can be a lonely place

Many bookkeepers’ start off their bookkeeping business alone, the majority remain that way for the duration of their business, whilst others build their businesses and welcome team members.  Running a business independently, and mostly from home can be lonely, I’m sure so many people can relate to this after the past year we have all been through with all office … Read More

Changes for HMRC customers who pay VAT by Direct Debit

HMRC are in the process of changing their VAT services, this will mean that existing customers will need to be transferred over to a new IT platform. All customers who currently have a Direct Debit set up with HMRC will be affected. What action do I need to take? By law HMRC must have a valid point of contact for … Read More

Have you heard about Pleo?

Recently I came across Pleo and I just had to share it with you! Pleo is a smart company card which integrates with Sage 50 Accounts and Sage Business Cloud Accounting. Simply load your card with cash and start spending! You can have multiple cards for your team which you can control and put spending limits on. No more surprise … Read More

Sage 50cloud Accounts update: V 27.2

New EU E-commerce rules due to come into place as of July 1st From 1 July 2021 new EU e-commerce rules will come to place. In the article below we have covered what you need to know and what this might mean for your business. It should be noted that these schemes are not mandatory and rules have been introduced … Read More

Do you have unreconciled Bank Transactions?

If your bank reconciliations are all tidy and tickety-boo you’ll have no unreconciled bank transactions rolling forward as queries or errors. But what if you do? In today’s blog we look at: What is an unreconciled bank transaction Why you should ensure you check if you have any When you should check for unreconciled bank transactions How to tackle tidying … Read More

What VAT Code should I use for bank charges paid?

At Sage Accounts Solutions we get so many questions about tax codes. We’ve had lots of recent questions arise in our Facebook Groups too, where like minded Sage users hang out and help each other with queries just like this. If you’re not already a member, then please join us! What code should you use for bank charges paid? It … Read More