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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 18 (2nd – 8th August 2021)

Making Tax Digital for VAT – update From 1 April 2021, your systems must use digital links for any transfer or exchange of data between …

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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 17 (26th July – 1st August 2021)

Tax-free childcare More than 282,000 working families used a Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) account during March 2021, according to figures from HMRC. The TFC scheme can …

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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 16 (19th – 25th July 2021)

Apprenticeship cash boost The government has confirmed that employers of all sizes in England can now apply for £3,000 in extra funding to help them …

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How can I be more efficient? Use this tool to improve your efficiency today.

I’ve said it before but I’m going to say it again, good time management is key to being more efficient and achieving your goals. But …

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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 15 (12th – 18th July 2021)

Off-payroll working rules The off-payroll working rules changed on 6 April 2021. If your clients are medium and large sized organisations who engage contractors through …

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July 2021

23rd July – Continued support for businesses: Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme The UK government’s Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme continues to provide financial support …

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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 14 (5th – 11th July 2021)

Paying Class 1A National Insurance contributions HMRC is reminding employers that they need to pay Class 1A National Insurance contributions and complete a P11d(b) by …

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Help! I don’t understand my accounts! The two sets of numbers you need to know to run your business.

Does the mere mention of ‘accounts’ fill you with dread? Are you terrified of numbers and prefer to leave ‘all that stuff’ to your accountant? …

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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 13 (28th June – 4th July 2021)

Why good record keeping is critical Companies are subject to strict conditions when it comes to the records that must be kept, both in respect …

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5 Steps to Get out of debt – start today

Holiday season is upon us. Many have plans for a staycation in the UK, and some will fly abroad to warmer weather as restrictions ease. …

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Brexit Latest Updates – 18/06/21

Reminder of changes to the Merchandise in Baggage exports process from July 2021 This is a reminder that from 1 July 2021, there will be …

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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 12 (21st – 27th June 2021)

The Treasury has launched a review into the effectiveness of the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) This is the independent body responsible for helping to …

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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 11 (14th – 20th June 2021)

What’s the best way to repay a director’s loan? As a director shareholder if you’ve borrowed money from your company which you still owe when …

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How to motivate yourself for success

My recent blog encouraged accountants to get a plan in place to reach their goals.  To keep on track and motivated, it’s always important to …

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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 10 (7th – 13th June 2021)

Women’s state pension error The government will be paying arrears of pension to many thousands of married women. HMRC cannot demand tax on the arrears …

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June 2021

21st June 2021 – Changes to CJRS grants from July 2021 The UK Government will continue to pay 80% of furloughed employees’ usual wages for …

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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 9 (31st May – 6th June 2021)

New off-payroll rules and PAYE reporting When reporting PAYE and NI for a worker made under the off-payroll rules you must use the special indicator …

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Plan For Business Success today… in 3 easy steps

A plan helps you focus on where your business is going. After the last year of uncertainty and disruption, it’s essential that you start looking …

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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 8 (24th – 30th May 2021)

Changes to IR35 and its impact on the self-employed The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) has stated that the recent changes to …

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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 7 (17th – 23rd May 2021)

Making tax digital for corporation tax (MTDfCT) update This involves keeping accounting and some other records in digital form using MTD-compatible software, plus making up …

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How to budget to achieve your dreams

In past blogs, we looked at reviewing your financial planning. The first step is to  acknowledge where you are currently and then decide where you …

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May 2021

10th May 2021 – Penalty scheme for SEISS abuse An overclaimed SEISS grant includes any amount of grant which the self-employed individual was not entitled …

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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 6 (10th – 16th May 2021)

Tax adjustment for leased cars The tax treatment of the leasing or hiring costs of cars differs to that of purchasing them. Lease/hire costs are …

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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 5 (3rd – 9th May 2021)

New recovery loan scheme launches Budget 2021 announced a new Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS), offering government-backed guarantees on loans or overdrafts between £25,000 and £10 …

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Accountants: Achieve your goals this year and love your work life

Recently, my blogs have covered what holds you back from achieving your goals as an accountant. I have also written about how to set those …

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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 4 (26th April 2021- 2nd May 2021)

Should you buy or lease a copier? A new printer-copier is an outlay you could do without, so is it worth looking at lease options …

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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 3 (19th April 2021- 25th April 2021)

Budget 2021 – some notes Working from home.The temporary income tax and NI exemptions for reimbursements made by employers to employees who bought equipment they …

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Are You Pricing Right for Success? 7 practical questions to ask of your business

Pricing is always a tricky area to get correct. Once business owners have established their pricing at the beginning (because they had to!), a lot …

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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 2 (12th April 2021- 18th April 2021)

£20 million SME Brexit Support fund open for applications It is a support package to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with changes to customs …

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April 2021

29th April 2021 – HMRC warns of SEISS email scam The fourth SEISS grant gateway opened last week. Eligible claimants should have been contacted by …

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