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Making Tax Digital – your questions answered

Add a comment   Posted on December 27, 2018   by damionviney

This month we turn our attention to Making Tax Digital and attempt to answer your questions.
What is Making Tax Digital?
HMRC is setting out to make the UK the most technologically advanced tax system in the world. Making Tax Digital (MTD) is their project to make this switch to digital cloud based tax filing.
Will it affect […]

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Xerocon Report

Add a comment   Posted on November 29, 2018   by damionviney

Xerocon is Xero’s Annual Conference which came to London’s ExCeL in November.  If anything qualifies to be described as sexy in the accountant’s calendar this must be it.  The production values are top of the range, the vibe is rock concert, the tech is genuinely cutting edge.

Keeping up with Xero’s development team can leave one […]

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Budget Report 2018

Add a comment   Posted on October 29, 2018   by damionviney

With a freshly minted budget presented by the Chancellor today, we look at the highlights for small business owners:

Business Tax

Corporation Tax – Corporation Tax remains at 19% with a reduction to 17% pencilled for 2020.

VAT –  there was speculation that the VAT registration threshold would be slashed, requiring many more small businesses to register.  In […]

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Marginal Gain, Accumulated Success

Add a comment   Posted on October 27, 2018   by damionviney

It is possible to transform a business with a flash of inspiration, but this article pays homage to another way that maybe less glamorous but is often more powerful and ultimately more sustainable.

It is the philosophy that cycle supremo David Brailsford used to make British cycling the force it now is, namely focusing on tiny […]

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Business Buddies

Add a comment   Posted on April 30, 2018   by damionviney

Since reading Gino Wickman’s excellent book, Traction, on business development, we have been mindful of the importance and power of meetings, especially meetings where we as business owners are held accountable and particularly where we are held accountable for our job of building our business.

In fact Traction recommends a weekly ‘Pulse Meeting’ to keep us […]

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Tax Year End Changes

Add a comment   Posted on April 3, 2018   by damionviney

With the new Tax Year almost upon us we review the changes to tax from 5th April 2018.

Minimum Wage Increases

Minimum wage increases from April 2018.  For employees over 25 the increase is from £7.50 to £7.83 per hour.  Other ages and categories of employees’ rates can be found here:


Deducting Mortgage Interest for Property Income

From April […]

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Sell, Sell, Sell

Add a comment   Posted on March 1, 2018   by damionviney

One of the privileges of being an accountant is to see into many different people’s businesses.  After a while you start to see the patterns.

Something that becomes clear quite quickly is that whilst most people are getting by not many are really making a profit.  And when you start to look why you can’t help […]

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