The Importance of Continuous Learning

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Are you constantly seeking ways to enhance your skills and broaden your knowledge? Stepping out of your comfort zone to learn new things is not just beneficial—it’s essential for success in business and career advancement. Professional development plays a pivotal role in staying competitive and maintaining a professional image. But what exactly are the benefits for individuals? Why should I … Read More

Changes to National and Minimum Wage from 1st April 2024

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Get ready! As we approach April 1st, 2024, all employers need to be on their toes regarding the upcoming changes in the National Living and Minimum Wage rates. The National Living Wage, previously exclusive to workers aged 23 and over, will now extend its reach to include those aged 21 and over. It’s a significant shift and staying informed is … Read More

Will You Be Impacted By The New Online Seller Rules?

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HMRC has introduced new rules that affect anyone who sells items on sites such as eBay, Vinted, Etsy, or Depop or people who rent out their homes on Airbnb and other similar sites. It also includes delivery drivers for Deliveroo and UberEATS, or freelancers that sell services through a website and earn money from doing so. The new regulations came … Read More

Can We Claim Input Tax on a Gym Membership Scheme?

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As the new year unfolds, businesses may want to invest in their most valuable asset: their employees. One impactful way to support staff well-being and productivity is by offering corporate memberships to a gym, and there’s no better time than in January. Let’s look at what benefits it could bring to a business: Can we claim input tax on a … Read More

What expenses can I claim for meals while out on the road or staying overnight?

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If an employee or company director is required to travel for work or work remotely for an extended period away from their usual office, their employer might cover expenses such as accommodation, meals, transportation, and other essential costs, referred to as subsistence. Subsistence while working away from the office typically refers to the necessary expenses incurred to sustain oneself while … Read More

Bringing Payroll in-house

Many businesses are now choosing to bring payroll in-house instead of outsourcing it. There are several things you should consider when bringing payroll in-house, to ensure that you are making the right decision. It’s important to choose the payroll option that fits your business needs and choose payroll software that supports your needs. We have free guides for businesses using … Read More

What does the Spring 2023 budget mean for businesses and bookkeepers?

On 15th March 2023 Chancellor Jeremy Hunt delivered his Spring Budget. Here is what it means for businesses and bookkeepers. What the Budget means for personal tax What the Budget means for business tax If you are a business owner and you do your own record keeping using Sage 50 Accounts, and want to know how to do more of … Read More

Sage 50 Payroll year end software update

A new Sage 50 Payroll update will be available in March 2023. There are a few steps that you will need to complete to make sure that your installation goes smoothly. Look out for a pop-up from the Sage Advice Centre when you open your software. You will also receive an email from Sage to let you know when it … Read More

Understand your carbon footprint and achieve net zero with carbon accounting.

Sage Earth has created a practical approach to carbon foot printing, which allows a business to measure its carbon footprint with available accounting data, and then coaches them to refine this with better data over time. The product aims to provide a tool for small businesses to quickly and cost-effectively estimate their carbon footprint and take action to reduce it. … Read More