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Getting it done

“Getting it done” is the soundbite Chancellor Rishi Sunak clearly wanted us to take away from his debut Budget speech, but “giving it away” might be more accurate.

Auto Enrolment - Employer issues

Back in 2012, less than half of private-sector employees in the UK had a pension scheme. Today, that figure is 85% and this huge increase is due to the successful rollout of auto-enrolment. It started with the largest companies and now applies to employers of all sizes with staff earning more than £10,000 a year, and who are aged between 22 and state pension age. However, auto-enrolment poses many challenges for smaller employers...

Farewell manual data entry, hello productivity

HSJ are the first accountancy firm in Wales to partner with AutoEntry. This partnership means we can offer exclusive discount when AutoEntry is purchased through HSJ...

VAT Reverse Charge for Construction - Delayed

Significant changes are being introduced to the VAT treatment of supplies in the construction industry from 1 October 2019...

MAKING TAX DIGITAL - THE FINAL STEPS

Making Tax Digital for VAT is now live and affecting over a million UK businesses. To ensure your business is ready here's the final steps that you need to take before you are MTD ready...

Brexit Fund For Welsh Businesses

The Welsh Government has formally launched a £1million Brexit Resilience Fund which is available to Welsh businesses, to help them adapt to the changes in a post-Brexit Welsh economy. Business Wales is offering eligible businesses the opportunity to apply for funding...

HSJ appoints Senior Statutory Auditor...

HSJ Audit, the assurance arm of HSJ Accountants, appoints Andrew Hill to the role of Senior Statutory Auditor...

Property management at your fingers tips...

New cloud based solution allows landlords to access and share important information, greatly reducing...

Making Tax Digital - Be ready...

Did you know that just as businesses are getting over the huge cost and upheaval from the Automatic Enrolment regime HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are introducing ‘Making Tax Digital’(MTD)?

VAT & TAX CHANGES-2017

A number of changes are set to take place in 2017, including changes to the VAT flat rate scheme which could significanly affect the tax liability of many small businesses. Therefore, it is important to...

5 benefits of cloud accounting...

If you want your business to work smarter and faster, cloud accounting software is a wise investment.

Get wise with your numbers...

You have implemented Xero, you have access to your data in real time, and you have saved a few hours per month by implementing best practice………now how do you use it to your advantage? What key figures and statistics should you be tracking regularly and how should you use these?
Here are 5 key profit and...

Get Xero working for you - Xero top tips

The clever and neat cloud accounting solutions have really taken the market by storm...

Managing your money...

Be savvy with your spending – it may sound obvious but there’s a lot of good sales people out there selling things that you may not really need, offering ‘great deals’ on additional extras that may be available elsewhere for cheaper or even for free.

Keep the cash rolling in...

All business owners know that whilst seeing a healthy turnover line and profit line keeps you smiling, unless there is cash in the business to be managed effectively it could be game over. Even a highly profitable company can fail because it has...

Tips for invoicing in XERO

The invoicing function in Xero is easy to use and efficient.Here are some top tips for making this job painless.

Changes - New Dividend Tax Rules

Business owners and financial planners alike were surprised when the chancellor announced changes to the taxation of dividends in his Summer Budget statement...

Staff rewards - ideas and tax implications

Seemingly as quickly as it came, another year is galloping off into the distance and people’s minds are beginning to turn to the festive season. Employers will want to show their staff that the year’s hard work and dedication has not gone unnoticed.

There are many ways that an employer can go about rewarding their staff, from gifts and bonuses to parties...

Employment Allowance - Reducing employer’s NI bill by £2,000

In 2013 George Osborne announced a £2,000 employment allowance which removed the first £2,000 of employers’ National Insurance contributions. This tax cut is estimated to benefit 1.25 million businesses and 35,000 charities. It is also predicted that 450,000 businesses will drop out of paying employers’ National Insurance completely.

Simplified Accounting for Small Businesses

In order to simplify the accounting process for smaller businesses the government has recently announced that for the 2013/14 tax year sole traders and partnerships with sale income less than £79,000 will be entitled to use a cash basis when calculating the figures to be included on their tax returns. This would be instead of the more complicated accruals basis that all businesses currently use

SME Investment Funding

SMEs can now access a new £40million investment fund managed by Finance Wales to support SME growth

Dont forget! keep these deadlines in mind!

Important deadline reminders for your tax, VAT and accounts for August/September 2011

Corporate hospitality is OK says new Bribery Act guidance

The Bribery Act came into effect on July 2011, read more on the implications and what this means for businesses.

Welsh Government Broadband Support scheme now extended to cover Slow spot areas

If you are an individual, SME Business or 3 sector Organisation, then you may eligible to apply for £1000 funding to boost your broadband service. Read more for further information and how to apply.

HSJ Helps Monthly News Bulletin is here!

HSJ Helps is our new Monthly Bulletin full of financial, business and tax advice from our team here at hsj accountants.

A big thanks to everyone who came to the HSJ Sage Event!

Insider news on the recent HSJ Sage Event, find out what went on here.

Call for increase in audit thresholds could damage economic recovery

Glen Evans-Finnis shares his views on the increase in audit thresholds and the possible damaging effects on economic recovery.

New Year New Starts - get free business advice

Are you planning a new start in 2011, join us at this event for free advice for new businesses