How to be productive in 2022

After the festive season it’s always difficult to get back into your usual routine. Once you’re in it, it will be like you were never out of it! This time last year we blogged about how to stay motivated whilst suffering from the January Blues. For some inspiration you can read that here. I’m sure that’s still a reality for … Read More

The life of a trainer

The life of a trainer is never dull. It’s something I’ve done for about 21 years and it never ceases to amaze me how much people get from training.  It may be that clients have used Sage for decades and they just don’t see some of the features and benefits of the software. This is usually because they’re too entrenched … Read More

Will the new business rates affect me?

On 21st October 2021 Rishi Sunak the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced the changes to business rates as part of the Autumn budget. He said that from 1st April 2022 until 31st March 2023 a new business rates relief would come into effect. The 50% relief, which is capped at £110,000 per organisation, is available for eligible businesses in the … Read More

What is the Pomodoro Technique?

If you receive my weekly emails you will have read about the experience I had with the Pomodoro Technique a few weeks ago. Following the responses I received I thought I would share this with a wider audience. If you’re not subscribed to my mailing list then you can subscribe here to receive weekly updates. What is the Pomodoro Technique? … Read More

What tax code should I use for the ICO fee?

The amount you pay to ICO for your data protection fee depends on the size of your business. They also take into consideration your turnover and business structure. This can be any amount from £40 to £2,900. Is the fee subject to VAT? The ICO website states: “No. Statutory fees are outside the scope of VAT, so no VAT is … Read More

What I need to know about plastic tax

If you’re a business who manufactures plastic packaging or you import plastic packaging then you need to be aware of the plastic packaging tax which is coming into place from 1st April 2022. The government has introduced this tax in their efforts to help the environment. However, biodegradable and compostable plastic will still be subject to the tax. The tax … Read More

Sage 50cloud Payroll v27.04

The latest update of Sage 50cloud payroll is available to install. The latest release is v27.04 and has improved updates for you ahead of year end. To guarantee your year end runs smoothly into the new tax year 2022-2023 install the latest version now. The latest update also includes improvements to Sage Online Bureau and improved online services messages when … Read More

Did you know that Pleo now has a free plan?

You may recall our previous blog about how excited we were to use Pleo. We’re delighted to tell you, you can now have a Pleo card for free! The free option gives you access to; Up to 5 users Cards for your team Expense reports which are automated The facility to capture your receipts digitally Accounting integrations which are simple … 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