Month: February 2017

Certified Partner Spotlight – Tony Kelly of A G Kelly Ltd

Today we have a chat with Tony Kelly of A G Kelly Ltd. Let's see how he runs a successful accounting practice using Clear Books.   Who are you and what is it you do? We are a firm of...

/ 16th February 2017

Certified Partner Spotlight – Specialist Accounting Services and Alpha Payrolls

Today we speak to Maria Wells of Specialist Accounting Services and Alpha Payrolls to see how she runs a successful practice.   What is it you do? We provide all aspects of Bookkeeping (VAT Returns, cash flow, Management Accounts, Tax Returns...

/ 13th February 2017

5 Books Small Business Owners & Entrepreneurs Should Read

One thing nobody tells you when you start a business is that the growth of the business is directly related to your growth as a person. But when you’ve got your head down in the (often all consuming) process of...

/ 10th February 2017

4 things your accounting practice should consider when moving to the cloud

There are loads of good reasons to switch to a cloud based accounting system for your accounting practice — using one can save you time, you can get great value for money, your information is secure, you’re constantly getting the latest...

/ 8th February 2017

7 Reasons Why Your Small Business Should Have an Active Blog

It seems like there’s always a million things to do when you’re running a small business … and somehow, writing that next blog just doesn’t seem to make your priority list. After all, how much good can a blog do,...

/ 6th February 2017

How to Choose an Accounting Practice for Your Small Business

So you’ve come a long way from keeping a hodge podge of receipts in a box under your desk. You know that you need to take your accounting to the next level by working with an accountant, but do you...

/ 3rd February 2017

Partner Spotlight – Stephanie Pettitt of Equation Accounting

Today we catch up with one of our certified partners, Stephanie. Let's see what makes her practice "Equation Accounting" a successful accounting practice.   1. Who are you and what is it you do? I’m Stephanie Pettitt, Managing Director of...

/ 2nd February 2017

February 2017 product updates

Improvements pending Removal of VAT rounding functionality On 28th February 2017 we are removing the VAT rounding toggle feature. If you create an invoice that has multiple line items, the system will no longer automatically add a penny rounding adjustment...

/ 2nd February 2017

Bonkers! HMRC Say They Will Support Spreadsheets in MTD?

I applaud the sentiment behind the government’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) initiative i.e. to (belatedly) drag the UK into the online, integrated and digital age. However, its latest iteration of what MTD means has elements that are bonkers. One ridiculous...

/ 1st February 2017

MTD consultation documents – The results!

On 31 January 2017 the Government published the responses to the six consultation documents on Making Tax Digital (MTD) and incorporated links to draft primary legislation, for this year’s Finance Bill. There was an unprecedented 3,000 responses directly to the...

/ 1st February 2017