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Why Boox?

Boox offers a personalised, fixed price, online accounting service for contractors and freelancers that is quick, simple and tailored to your needs.

You get your own personal accountant, working in combination with our bespoke accounting platform so our focus remains on you and your accounts.  We make sure your Boox are taken care of.

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Meet the Real People behind Boox

Our experienced and qualified team is on hand to provide full personal support for your Limited Company.

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Benefits of Online Accounting with Boox

Free Set Up

We don’t charge you to incorporate your company or if you’re looking to change contractor accountants. We also provide guidance on how to set up a business bank account if required.

Fully Inclusive Monthly Fee

There are no hidden fees for additional costs to pay us as part of our service. We only charge a fixed monthly fee of £69.50 +VAT.  Alternatively, you can choose to pay a full years fee in advance and receive a 10% discount from the total amount.

Dedicated support

We are an extension of your business. Contact your dedicated accountant whenever you need support during business hours.

Online Accounting Portal

Use our accounting portal to create your customers, invoices and claim expenses. We do the figures to show your tax obligations and provide you with space to store important documents for ease of access.

Help to maximise your pay

We tell you what funds to take from your business to ensuring you remain the most tax efficient. We also send your pay information directly to HMRC to comply with the Real-Time Information legislation.

Complete Quarterly and Year End Service

We complete your quarterly and annual filing obligations with HMRC and Companies House for no additional fee.

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  • Case Study - Michael Thornberry

    In our latest interview, we caught up with independent physiotherapist Sherry Bingham to see what she thought about our contractor accounting service. Find out what Sherry had to say about life with Boox.

    How long have you been freelancing/contracting?

    Since 2010, so just about four years.

    -          What is your line of work?

    I’m a Physiotherapist.

    -          Who are your clients (which companies do you work for or what types of individuals)?

    Mostly it’s through agencies but I’m starting to do work in the private sector as well now.

    -          When did you start using Boox?

    I joined Boox around 18 months ago after a friend recommended I look at the service they offer.

    -         What do you particularly like about the Boox service?

    It’s just so easy to use. The software is really user-friendly, in particular the mobile apps that they have just released which I’m now using. It’s just so much better than using an Excel spreadsheet like I had to before.

    -          How does the Boox service compare to your previous accountant or software?

    It’s just so much easier as I can do it all myself.  The accounting team are also there if I run into any trouble.

    -          Do you find it easier to understand your financial position and if so in what way? 

    Yes and no. The only thing I would say no about is savings for tax, as I don’t know that until the end of the year it can be tricky working out how much I’m supposed to save throughout the year.

    -          Do you find you are more organised in terms of financial admin and if so in what ways?

    Yes. I know exactly where I’m at with everything now.

    -          Do you spend more or less time on financial admin with Boox?

    I do spend more time on my finances with Boox, but it’s much more efficient. Previously I didn’t have the ability to do my own admin and left it all to my previous supplier.  I’m much happier spending that small amount of extra time knowing my financial position.

    -          Please can you quantify how much time you spend on financial admin with Boox?  

    Currently I spend around 2 hours a week. One hour throughout the week creating and sending invoices, and adding expenses.  I  then another hour on the weekends just checking everything over.

    -          Have you saved money on accountancy bills by using Boox?

    Definitely!

    -          Has using Boox enabled you to earn more money (if so in what way/how much?)

    I don’t know with that one. I’m paying the same amount of tax but i’m paying less with regards to accountancy fees, so possibly.

    -          How easy/quick was it to get started with Boox?

    It was incredibly easy. They talked me through the whole set up process, and then I’ve had one to one walkthroughs on how to use the app.

    -          How do you find the service/your accountant?

    Awesome. Every time I need a little help my accountant gets back to me straight away and explains everything in a way I can understand.

    -          Have you ever recommended Boox to others?

    Many times, without hesitation.  The service is so easy to use – it’s basically idiot proof.

    -          What do you enjoy most about contracting/freelancing?

    Being frank, it’s the money! But seriously, I like the flexibility that comes with freelancing in terms of being able to choose which contracts I take. There’s nothing I don’t enjoy about it.

    -          What are the biggest challenges of having a limited company?

    I just don’t see it as a challenge. Now that I’ve got Boox, it’s so much easier. For me it’s just a part of day to day life, so it’s not a challenge at all!

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  • Case Study - Michael Thornberry

    At Boox, we pride ourselves on the quality of service that we provide for our clients. Accounting can be tricky for a freelancer and so it’s our aim to make the process as easy and hassle free as possible.

    Recently we caught up with one of our newest clients, Craig Kent, to see how he was finding life as a freelancer and what he’s made of the Boox service so far.

    Craig KentHow long have you been freelancing/contracting?

    About two weeks!

    What influenced your decision to look into freelancing/contracting as a career path?

    Basically, I’d spent five years working at Ladbrokes where I was very happy. We had lots of contractors there but never once did it cross my mind to come out of perm employment and try contracting myself.

    When I felt the need to move on, I spent quite a few months looking for the right role and a job came up earlier this year which looked great on paper, but I had some initial reservations. I took the position but my reservations turned out far worse than I was expecting, and I quickly realised that I’d need to do something else.

    My experience got me thinking that ‘I’ve worked for quite a lot of people over the last few years and none of them have really inspired me’. 

    That’s probably because I’ve got 20 plus years marketing experience. I had the sense that if the decisions were down to me and I didn’t have all this red tape to get through,  I could get things done and get better results than those I was working for.

    What really made my mind up in the end was I got an email from a recruitment agency, which said ‘why not try contracting?’ As a CRM specialist, getting your campaign right is all about hitting your customer at the right time, with the right content. The email resonated with everything I was feeling and so I chose to go and try contracting for myself.

    Making this change also means I don’t have to limit myself to just one specific area of Marketing. I want to give back my expertise with regards to CRM but I also want to evolve new skills going forward.

    Why did you choose Boox as your accountant?

    Having seen this email from the recruitment agency I met with them and they gave me a list of four umbrella companies – this was the route I was going to go down originally, and having spoken to them all, the one that really interested me was Liquid Friday.

    At that point they put me in touch with Boox because it looked to me at that time that going down the Limited Company route was going to be the better choice as opposed to an umbrella company.

    That wasn’t an instant decision because my sister-in-law works in an accountancy firm and they were going to do me a deal to go with them. What I found after researching it all was that Boox was the far better option. It basically offers the full accounting service with regards to what I need and they have simplified it. Whether in the long term it turns out to be the right choice, who knows, in the short term it definitely looks like it was the right choice.

    What do you particularly like about the Boox service?

    What I like is that they manage to get things set up in less than a week. That includes helping me get my limited company set up and my business bank account as well as doing all the admin for this. I was then put in touch with my accountant, Kiri, who so far has been absolutely excellent. I had loads of questions, and in the two weeks leading up to starting my new contract she has been unbelievably helpful. Whenever she has said she’s going to do something and get back to me she always has.

    Some of the questions haven’t been that straightforward and rather than try and blag her way through them, she has been very honest with me, giving me concrete answers where she can.

    So far, I am very impressed.

    Do you find you are more organised in terms of financial admin and if so in what ways?

    Not yet because I haven’t invoiced or had to do any expenses just yet but it looks like it should be a straightforward system.

    How easy/quick was it to get started with Boox?

    Very quick, the service has been exemplary so far.

    What do you enjoy most about contracting/freelancing?

    So far, because it’s my first role it doesn’t really feel like I’m self-employed. I’ve been taken on as a part of a company to do some consultancy. I’m sure over time that if I manage to extend this contract or get another shortly after it will be much better than working full time, but right now it doesn’t really feel much different.

    What do you enjoy the least?

     The thought that after October I may not have another job.

    What are the biggest challenges of having a limited company?

    The onus to make sure that I stay on top of my finances.

    Download our guide to getting started in contracting

There are no sneaky add-ons

Our services are fully inclusive – we won’t charge you for additional services, you get everything you need from Boox to run your business effectively for one fixed monthly fee.

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