The Budget 2018 for businesses

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The Budget 2018 has been announced. It will be the final one before the UK leaves the EU. It was put forward on Monday 29th October 2018 by Chancellor Philip Hammond. Here is what it means for businesses. Will I pay less income tax? 31 million people pay income tax in the UK –  18 million men and 13 million … Read More

Minimum pension contributions to increase in April 2019

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Minimum pension contributions rates increase again in April Minimum contributions that are set by the government for auto-enrolment will increase again in April 2019. It will be the law. The increase will take the total minimum amount to 8% (at least 3% from you as the employer). This is assuming you’re calculating minimum pension contributions on qualifying earnings. If you … Read More

Campaign warning about pension scams

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Don’t let scammers enjoy yours or your employees’ retirement The Pensions Regulator has joined together with the Financial Conduct Authority to launch the ScamSmart campaign in order to warn savers about pension scams. As an employer you pay in to your employees’ pension, with contributions rising again next April. Don’t let yours and your employees’ money go to waste at … Read More

Tips and Shortcuts for Sage 50 Accounts

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Tips and Shortcuts for Sage 50 Accounts   In this article we’re going to take a look at some time saving shortcuts that could make your accounting life easier! 1. Using the F6 key whilst holding down shift allows you to copy the cell above + add one sequential number to the last digit e.g. cell above is 112567 – … Read More

Important information Sage accounts sign in

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Important information from Sage  We are aware that you may be asked to enter your Sage ID sign in details when opening Sage Accounts. This is due to a Sage Drive update which will require you to re-enter your username and password. Re-entering your sign in details will allow you to access the program. If you cannot remember your email … Read More

New employee payslip legislation in April

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New employee payslip legislation for April 2019 New legislation is being introduced in April 2019 changing the requirements of employee payslips. The changes require all workers which include permanent, casual and zero hours employees to be provided with fully itemised payslips. These itemised payslips follow recommendations made by the Taylor Review of modern employment practices, which called for employers to … Read More

Sage 50 Terms and Conditions update

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Sage 50 Terms and Conditions update Sage UK have updated their terms and conditions for their Sage 50 Accounts products. This will align with operational business practices and improve the customer experience. The great news is that the only impact to you should be one of benefit as you will have greater flexibility should you wish to cancel your product. … Read More

Sage Accounts NEW v25 Update

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Sage Accounts NEW v25 Update  Sage Accounts v25 update, will be available soon for customers with a valid subscription or Sage Cover Extra contract. Some of these features are only available in Sage 50cloud Accounts. Sage Accounts v25 has great new features, including an option to undo previous bank reconciliations, the ability to check and back up your data while … Read More