Could your online profile be costing you jobs?

Could your online profile be costing you jobs?

in General Advice

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Lee Woodman
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69% of recruiters have rejected a candidate because of something they have seen on their social media.
A simple Google search before or after an interview can yield favourable…and not so favourable results.

Contractor Loan Schemes – too good to be true?

Contractor Loan Schemes – too good to be true?

in Contracting Tips & Advice

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Lynne Gowers
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Benjamin Franklin famously said “Nothing is certain, except death and taxes”. It’s human nature to want to put both these off as far as possible!

It goes without saying that advertised schemes offering contractors the opportunity to hold on to up to 90% of their income are going to be tempting.

New dividend tax – passing the basic rate threshold

New dividend tax – passing the basic rate threshold

in Contracting Tips & Advice

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Lynne Gowers
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Back in April, we talked at length about the government’s new rules on dividend tax which came in to force at the start of the current tax year.
Now that we are 3 months in, we have been getting some calls from clients as they start to see the first effects of the new rules and pass into the threshold where they owe some personal tax on the dividends they take.

Worst ever excuses for late tax returns

Worst ever excuses for late tax returns

in Fun & Interesting, General Advice

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Lynne Gowers
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Now that we are approaching the end of the first quarter of the new tax year, it’s time to start thinking about your tax return for the 2015/2016 year.
It’s not panic stations yet, so here’s a light-hearted look at the worst ever excuses people have given HMRC for filing their tax returns late.

When and why to switch your online accountant

When and why to switch your online accountant

in General Advice

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Lynne Gowers
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Switching your online accountant sounds like a hassle. Digging out ancient files and receipts, shopping around for an alternative, and having that awkward “it’s not me, it’s you” conversation. It can be tempting to just avoid the bother and stick with your current accountant, even if it’s not working.

Sending invoice emails from Boox

Sending invoice emails from Boox

in Boox Developments

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Lynne Gowers
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An important feature of the Boox app is to let you directly invoice to your customers by email, ensuring you get paid on time. We have had to make some important adjustments to this feature.

10 facts about accountants we bet you didn’t know

10 facts about accountants we bet you didn’t know

in Fun & Interesting

by
Lynne Gowers
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Do you think of accountants as serious suit-wearing, pen-wielding number-crunchers? A bit dull and grey maybe? Think again! Our client accountants are an eclectic bunch of smart, interesting people, who are passionate about making your money work for you.

The nation has spoken…and it’s a Brexit

The nation has spoken…and it’s a Brexit

in News

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Lynne Gowers
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On Friday we woke up to a new era in politics, as the news broke that the British electorate had voted to leave the European Union. The result was a victory for the leave camp, some of whom had been preparing to concede defeat as late polls indicated a late swing towards remain.