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 ÂŁ110,000 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 ÂŁ40 to ÂŁ2,900. 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

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

Are you a visual learner?

The way in which people obtain and recollect information differs from person to person. Some find it easier to absorb information in the form of text and number whereas others (being the majority of people) are more visual, retaining information better when they can physically see something in front of them. Research shows that the use of graphics, images and … Read More

What’s new in V28 of Sage 50Cloud Accounts?

Sage have released v28 of Sage 50cloud Accounts. This version brings new and improved features to the software. There are also some things you need to consider before making the switch. What’s new? A new business dashboard which is customisable so that you can choose what key business information you want to view without having to run various reports There … Read More

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 ÂŁ1,875 per employee per month. You will need to top up your employees furlough by 20% … Read More

How can Satago help me with my cash flow?

If there’s something we all hate doing, it’s chasing invoices! Let’s face it, we don’t want to have to chase people for payment, it’s awkward and not a good use of our time. Satago gives you the option to automate your invoice chasing by integrating with your email. You can set up automated reminders that have that personal touch, so … Read More