What does an accountant want?

Whether you’re a bookkeeper or a business who deals with their accountant directly it’s important you understand what they need from you. Some accountants will do the bookkeeping all the way up to year end accounts, but the majority concentrate on year end, leaving the preparation of accounts to the bookkeeper.  I have a 12- Steps Year-End course which shows … 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

What I need to know about VAT for the 2022/2023 tax year

VAT wasn’t mentioned during the Autumn budget back in October. This means that for the 2022/2023 tax year the following will apply for VAT; Rates will remain the same The VAT threshold will remain the same The current VAT rates of 20% for the standard VAT rate, 5% for the reduced rate and 0% on zero-rated supplies will still be … 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

What Changes have been made to the Furlough scheme?

If you are taking advantage of the Government Furlough Scheme then you need to be aware of the changes that came into effect from 1st July 2021. It is essential to continue to pay your employees at least 80% of their wages and the cap of £2,500 per month remains in place. You will continue to contribute to your employees … Read More

How to add festive cheer to your invoices

As Christmas is quickly approaching we thought it would be great to tell you about adding some Christmas cheer to your Sage 50 Accounts invoices. There’s nothing like a personal touch on your invoices to put a smile on your clients face and help them to get into the Christmas spirit during these difficult times. You can easily add a … Read More

What do I need to know about the construction industry VAT reverse charge?

As of the 1st March 2021 the domestic VAT reverse charge must be implemented for the majority of supplies to building and construction services. HMRC have introduced this initiative to combat tax fraud. This was originally supposed to be introduced in October of this year, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic the government pushed this back. Businesses will need to … Read More