Self Assessment & On Account Payments

If you are a sole trader you have to file a self assessment tax return every year, either on paper or online.  Before you can file a tax return you must register as self employed, with HMRC here. When you register …

SamanthaSelf Assessment & On Account Payments

Why Bookkeeping?

I do quite a bit of networking, to build contacts and also to understand the highs and lows of being self employed and a business owner. In all the networking I do the one thing everyone always asks each other is ‘Why?’, …

SamanthaWhy Bookkeeping?

PAYE & Payroll

As an employer you normally operate PAYE as part of your payroll. PAYE is the system by which HMRC collect tax and national insurance from employees. However if none of your employees earn over £113 per week you don’t need …

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Is Bookkeeping Ruining Your Marriage?

Do you run a successful construction business but hate doing your bookkeeping? Does your spouse do it for you and constantly nags for missing paperwork, information to complete your invoicing or tells you off for spending too much? We could …

SamanthaIs Bookkeeping Ruining Your Marriage?

Financial Implications of Hiring Staff

A few weeks ago I was having a conversation with a virtual PA I know, about the cost of hiring staff.  One of her clients wanted to hire a permanent member of staff ‘ready for when’ his business expanded. The virtual PA …

SamanthaFinancial Implications of Hiring Staff

What an Amazing Summer!

2012 has been an unbelievable year for Great Britain. We started off the summer with the Queen’s Jubilee, this prompted much ‘coming together’ to celebrate our monarchy and our English heritage. The scene’s of people lining the streets of London …

SamanthaWhat an Amazing Summer!

4 Reasons to do your Tax Return Promptly

The tax year is almost at n end and the deadline for submitting your 2016-17 tax return is 31 January 2018. Most people know they have months to get this completed and forget about it for a while. However, below …

Samantha4 Reasons to do your Tax Return Promptly

What is Bookkeeping?

Bookkeeping is the recording of financial transactions by an individual or organization. The financial transactions include purchases and sales, receipts and payments. A bookkeeper is responsible for ensuring the day to day transactions are recorded properly. A bookkeeper should not …

SamanthaWhat is Bookkeeping?