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

AutoEntry by Sage Mobile App

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We’re thrilled to announce that the AutoEntry by Sage mobile app now supports the upload of multiple images directly from your phone gallery, with a maximum of 15 images per upload. You can also capture photos using your phone camera, making it easier than ever to upload your documents in bulk. This enhancement is designed to save you valuable time, … Read More

Sage 50 Accounts v30 is here!

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There is a phased rollout of Sage 50 Accounts version 30. This will be a 64-bit version of Sage 50 Accounts. Transitioning to a 64-bit application will be straightforward for most users. When you install v30, you will be offered the 64-bit version by default. If you still need to use a 32-bit version, there will be one available. What … 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 I do my own Bookkeeping?

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As the new year begins, you may be thinking about starting a new business or assessing your current business and looking to get your finances in order. As part of this, you may be looking at doing your own bookkeeping as an option. But could you do it yourself? Absolutely, managing your own bookkeeping can be both empowering and cost-effective, … Read More

Paying employees early at Christmas 2023

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If you are an employer and you pay your employees early over the Christmas and New Year period, it is important to note the current guidance for employers on reporting PAYE information in real-time when making payments early during the festive period. In 2019 permanent easement on reporting PAYE information in real time was introduced, as employers may pay their … 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

Paying for fuel through a business without a company car

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Many business owners find themselves using their personal vehicles for work-related tasks. While it may seem convenient to pay for fuel through a business account when you don’t have a company car, it’s crucial to follow the proper procedures by submitting an expense claim instead. How should I report my business travel? If you do not have a company car … Read More

Are you a business owner who dreads doing your accounts?

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Are you a business owner who dreads doing your accounts? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many people find accounting tedious and boring. But it doesn’t have to be that way! How can I make doing my accounts more interesting? Here are some tips for making accounting a bit more fun and interesting: Why do I find doing my own accounts … Read More