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?

Maternity Pay

One of my self employed clients is about to have her first child and I’ve been looking into the following for her, so though I would share. Maternity Pay for the Self Employed When you are employed you may be …

SamanthaMaternity Pay

National Insurance

National Insurance contributions you make contribute to you being able to claim incapacity allowance, maternity allowance and basic state pension. When you are self employed you pay Class 2 contributions of £2.65  (20112/13) per week, but they don’t have to …

SamanthaNational Insurance

It’s OK to Outsource!

Like most people that take the plunge and start up their own business I too had set a budget, I was under the impression that to be a success everything had to be done by me, and me alone, in …

SamanthaIt’s OK to Outsource!