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GDPR – steps we’ve taken to prepare for it

The GDPR deadline is 25 May 2018, so what have we been doing here at Clear Books? We’ve carried out a full audit to ensure we know what personal data we hold, how we collect it, and what we use...

/ 8th March 2018
Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT pilot testing

Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT pilot testing

Clear Books has been working closely with HMRC to make sure our accounting software is ready for the implementation of Making Tax Digital (MTD) in April 2019. In order for HMRC to ensure the system is working as it should...

/ 28th February 2018
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Use your blog to grow your accounting firm

Is your accounting firm onboard with blogging? We know it can seem like an unnecessary addition to an already lengthy task list, and you might even think no one is interested in what you have to say anyway (spoiler alert:...

/ 3rd January 2018
Five things you can do to grow your accounting practice in the off-season

5 things you can do to grow your accounting practice in the off-season

When working in accounting, it can seem like there are really only two parts to your year: tax season, and everything else. Of course, your work doesn't end when tax season does. Between extended tax filings, financial advising, and bookkeeping...

/ 18th December 2017

Product Updates – November 2017

What’s in preview We are constantly improving Clear Books, and often make new features and improvements available in Preview, which allows you to get early access and to share your feedback.    Better invoicing Following your feedback, this preview improves...

/ 12th December 2017
Every SME has busy and quiet times. When business slows down a bit, you can finally get around to doing these things that you've been putting off!

6 things you can do in the SME slow season

If this is your first year or so in the SME world, then brace yourself. You’re about to experience the seasonal ebbs and flows that make this type of work exciting if you know what’s going on, and terrifying if...

/ 6th December 2017
AccountancyAdvent advent calendar

#AccountancyAdvent: the Clear Books advent calendar of accounting advice for businesses

Christmas is just around the corner, but we thought we'd give you an early present this year. We've spoken to accountants and small businesses from around the country and asked them what their top accounting tips would be for other...

/ 1st December 2017
Government failing to understand our challenges say small business owners

Government failing to understand our challenges, say small business owners

The majority of small business owners* in the UK do not think the government understands the challenges they are facing, or the opportunities open to them. In all, 82% of the owners we surveyed supported this point of view. Phil...

/ 22nd November 2017
Autumn budget 2017

What has the Chancellor’s November Budget got in store for your business?

In this strange age of minority governments and Brexit negotiations, each new Budget has an added dose of importance – not least for the UK's small businesses planning for the future. Philip Hammond, the current Chancellor of the Exchequer, is...

/ 20th November 2017
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Investment 101: How to prepare your SME for investment

When you start a business, investment can seem such a remote possibility that you don’t even consider it. But fast forward a few years and suddenly it’s not so far off your radar. Whether you’ve created a new system or...

/ 16th November 2017