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Clear Books – a brief history, what we do, and how we can help you

Clear Books is a company of smart, passionate people who are all focused on one thing: making it easier for you to manage your business’s finances. With over 10,000 customers, we’re on a mission to make accounting clear and simple by eliminating jargon, giving you all the features you need to keep on top of your finances (and no fussy extras that just take up space), plus great customer service from people who genuinely love their jobs.

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Clear Books Payroll users – make sure you’re eligible for Employment Allowance

Not all companies are entitled to Employment Allowance this year. Check your eligibility If you’re using our Payroll application for Employment Allowance this year, we advise that you check your eligibility before enabling it. Clear Books cannot check your eligibility for you. What is Employment Allowance and who can claim it? With the Employment Allowance, you have the chance to get up to £3,000 a year off your National Insurance bill if you’re an employer.

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Is it time for you to hire an accountant?

You end up taking on so many hats when you become a small business owners — besides being the actual owner, you often have to be the customer service, HR, creative, operations manager, finance manager, and more. And while doing the DIY thing can be great for a while, eventually you’ll need to bring in the pros.

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Calling all accountants, come to our next free open day and have lunch on us!

Clear Books Open Day Are you an accountant or bookkeeper looking to find out more about how Clear Books and cloud accounting can help you run your practice? Then we've got the perfect free event for you! The Clear Books Open Day is an introductory event for accountants and bookkeepers who are relatively new to Clear Books and want to find out more about us.

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What is depreciation and how do you calculate it in the UK?

What is depreciation? Depreciation is a term used in accounting to describe the cost of using an asset over a period of time (when it’s useful to your business). How do you calculate depreciation in the UK? There are two different ways you can calculate depreciation in the UK: 1) Straight line depreciation Straight line depreciation is usually seen as an easier method for calculating depreciation.

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Improvements to ‘date picker’ calendar within Clear Books

What is it and what does it do? The ‘date picker’ is the small calendar that appears in various places within your Clear Books account, allowing you to select a date. This helps users work out the days of the week or visually see which day they are picking. We’ve made some simple changes to the calendar interface, primarily to make it more logical to use.

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Benefits of using cloud accounting software for business

More and more business owners are turning to cloud accounting software to manage their business’s finances. If you haven’t yet tried it yet, here are 10 ways online accounting software can help your business. 1. Save time with automation Don’t waste time posting and chasing invoices. Cloud accounting software automatically generates invoices— as well as reminders — at regular intervals, meaning you don’t have to manually keep track of debtors.

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How to divide your day for maximum effectiveness

It’s always interesting to see how things become “normal” — for instance, since the Industrial Revolution, everybody’s pretty much just accepted that an 8 hour day (with one break in the middle) is how we should work. But actually, behaviour and performance research shows that as humans, we do better when we don’t push straight through the day.

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5 things not to do when working with your accountant

One of our very favourite things about accounting is the clients. We love making it as easy as possible for you to keep on top of your business’s finances, and our accounting and bookkeeping partners often tell us that working with clients is their favourite part of the job too. Of course, this doesn’t mean it’s always easy — while most people are great to work with, occasionally you’ll get a client who does something that makes it hard on the accountant.

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RTI payroll submission 2016

RTI payroll submission 2016 At the end of the tax year, HMRC need to know that the RTI (Real Time Information) payroll being submitted is the last submission of the year. This means that a number of declarations need to be made before submitting to HMRC. The support team have put together a guide that explains how you can use our payroll software to let HMRC know this vital information.

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SEO for beginners: How to improve your SEO

SEO for beginners: How to improve your SEO SEO is one of those things that people talk about all the time in connection to websites, but it so often seems to be such a technical topic that many people ignore it. It’s actually simpler than you think … and can have huge ramifications for your business!

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