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Certified Partner Spotlight – Midford Accountancy

Clear Books interviews Bashir Salat of Midford Accountancy to discuss how he manages his practice now, and in the future. Introduce yourself and what it is you do? I’m Bashir I’m an accountant, ACCA qualified. Membership with AAT, IFA and IPA. Mainly cater for SMEs - and medium sized businesses. We specialise in mainly Italian businesses entrepreneurs setting up in the UK.

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Certified Partner Spotlight – Pebbles Projects HR & Accounts Ltd

Clear Books interviews Sean Huxley, Director of Pebbles Projects HR & Accounts Ltd to talk all things from accounting to entrepreneurship. Introduce yourself and what it is you do? Sean Huxley, Director of Pebbles Projects HR & Accounts Ltd. I oversee the management accounts for a number of our client up to trial balance ready for submitting to client accountants to prepare their year end financial statements.


Get on your bike! It’s National Cycle to Work Day!

Happy National Cycle to Work Day! Today is a national event aiming to encourage everyone to get on their bike and pedal to work! For the last month employers and employees all around the UK have been pledging their miles for the day. Over 44,000 cyclists have pledged that a whopping 664,755 miles will be cycled!


Impressions of a Clear Books “Newbie”

It’s now six weeks since I joined the Clear Books team so it’s a good time to reflect on what’s happened during that time, where we are and where we’re heading. What was most noticeable from day one was just how warm and welcoming the Clear Books team are. It’s a young and hugely enthusiastic group, determined to provide our customers and partners with a first rate product and top class service.


Server Migration Update

On the 3rd September we successfully migrated our infrastructure to Amazon Web Services (AWS).  AWS provides best in class web hosting services which will improve our ability to grow and to provide a fast, reliable service to all our customers. Thank you for your patience during the switchover and look forward to offering you a faster and more reliable Clear Books experience.


Upcoming events for Accountants and Bookkeepers

There's a lot going on at Clear Books in September and October for accountants and bookkeepers, so make sure book your places sooner rather than later, to avoid disappointment as places are limited! Introduction to Clear Books and Cloud Accounting - free online event If you are completely new to Clear Books and to cloud accounting then our introductory webinar will be ideal for you.


Clear Books Final Accounts Will Be Withdrawn

Following an extended beta programme, the decision has been taken to withdraw the Clear Books Final Accounts product for the foreseeable future whilst we concentrate on some major upgrades and enhancements to our core Accounting and Payroll products. We are aware that some users would still like to use the product in the short term, so it will remain available for existing users until 30th September 2016.


Scheduled Maintenance – Server Migration Saturday 3rd September 2016

Over the last few months, as part of our goal to increase the speed and reliability of Clear Books and improve our ability to grow to meet the demands of our customers, we’ve been working on migrating our infrastructure to Amazon Web Services (AWS). While most of this work has been happening behind the scenes without having any impact on customers, we’ve reached a point where we’ll need to take Clear Books offline for a short period of time to make the final switch.


Clear Books Takes Gold in the SaaS Summer Games

As the Olympic games in Rio this summer come to a close, we can reflect on a brilliant summer of sport, especially for team GB. But it isn’t just athletes competing for medals this summer. Clear Books is delighted to have competed in the GetApp 2016 SaaS (software as a service) Summer Games.

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The Official Clear Books Partner Badge

If you're a Clear Books Partner, we are delighted to provide you with our new official partner badge to to display on your website. The badge will show your clients that you are an official Clear Books partner and build confidence that you can manage their accounts using our software. How do I add it to my website?

Accounting News

Making Tax Digital (MTD) and what it means for your business

HMRC announced Making Tax Digital (MTD) initiative in the March 2015 Budget and has released on 15 August 2016, 6 consultation papers on various aspects of this proposal. The consultation period runs until 7 November 2016. Here is a quick summary of what we have learnt in the form of Q&As.   What does Making Tax Digital or MTD mean?

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