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Sage 50 - how to use your favourites. Video blog.

Using the favourites option in Sage 50 accounts can save you a lot of time as it makes it very quick and easy to access the reports, statements and letters you refer to on a regular basis. I certainly use it all the time! Watch my video blog while...

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16 Jun 11
Hannah Large

HMRC’s checks on SME’s books & records underway

Do you keep adequate books and records for your business? In April HMRC announced the start of a pilot programme of Business Records Checks (BRCs) to review both the adequacy and accuracy of business records within the SME sector. It is reported t...

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15 Jun 11
Tony Reynolds

Pension savings remain inadequate

According to the latest annual Scottish Widows UK pension report, half of people are not setting sufficient sums aside for their retirements. They have found that just 51 % of those surveyed are making adequate provision for the time they stop wor...

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13 Jun 11
Steven Greenwood, Director, Cassons Financial Planning Limited

HMRC announces new task force to investigate restaurants in the North West

Restaurants in the North West need to be prepared for possible investigation into tax evasion by HMRC following the announcement of specialist teams targeting that sector. Their first destination will be restaurants in London then Scotland and the...

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12 Jun 11
Lee Sharpe

How will you fund your children through university?

Tuition fees are once again in the headlines at the same time as many students are sitting their A levels, with their sights firmly set on university. If you are a parent with children aged under 21 you may be feeling some trepidation about how yo...

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9 Jun 11
Steven Greenwood, Director, Cassons Financial Planning Limited

Sage 50 - how to use the VAT Audit Check.

If you have a VAT inspection, one of the first things HMRC will check is your VAT transactions. So avoid the common problems by using the Sage VAT Audit check task. This indispensable tool examines all posted transactions and will list any that d...

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9 Jun 11
Joanne Halsall

Tax relief for fixtures in buildings – use it or lose it!

Many property owners don’t realise that there are potentially significant tax reliefs available when they buy a commercial building (NB this doesn’t apply to most residential properties) in the form of capital allowances on fixtures in the bui...

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7 Jun 11
Lee Sharpe

Sage 50 - how to synchronise your Sage diary with your Outlook calendar

This guide will explain how to synchronise your Sage diary with your Outlook calendar! This could be a huge timesaver for you as it means that you can work from one calendar rather having to keep switching between two. It will help you organise yo...

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1 Jun 11
Joanne Halsall

HMRC can’t keep up with rising fuel costs?

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has announced that its ‘advisory fuel rates’ will increase again, from today, 1 June 2011. Full details are below. It looks like HMRC is struggling to keep up with rising fuel prices. The ‘advisory fuel rates’...

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31 May 11
Lee Sharpe

HMRC target businesses on borderline of the VAT threshold - is that you?

HMRC has announced that it will be launching a campaign to target businesses that are trading above the VAT threshold but have not yet registered for VAT. The crackdown is intended to take place later this summer but we suggest that businesses che...

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30 May 11
Tony Reynolds
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