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Scotland Level Zero – Home Working

Scotland Level Zero With the move to Level Zero this week Scottish businesses are still being advised to work from home where possible. Originally Level 0 contained a phased return to offices but the First Minister announced that this would be postponed due to the high levels of the virus in circulation. This is clearly

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freeagent vs xero which is best accounting software

FreeAgent vs Xero – Which Accounting Software Is Best?

FreeAgent vs Xero As Chartered Accountants, we regularly get asked about which cloud-based accounting system is the best for their business or situation. We have over ten years of experience in all the major online accounting software packages. We have formed some pretty clear opinions on the subject. We have settled on recommending Xero to

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xero analytics launch

Xero Analytics Launch

Forecasting The Future With Xero Analytics Plus Xero have just announced a powerful new tool called Xero Analytics Plus, which is available from today. Analytics Plus is the next evolution of the existing short-term cash flow and business snapshot features with greater customisation and more accurate projections. As part of this release Xero have updated

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salary and dividends in a limited company
Limited Companies

Salary And Dividends In A Limited Company – Get It Right

Optimising salary and dividends for shareholders in an owner-managed Limited Company isn’t rocket science. However, many Limited Company owners are still paying themselves large PAYE salaries, potentially costing them thousands of pounds in unnecessary National Insurance payments every year. Every Company owner should be checking that they have optimized their salary and dividends every year

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what can an accountant do for a small business
Small Businesses

What can an accountant do for a small business?

Top Ten Things An Accountant Can Do For A Small Business When setting up their dream small business, the last thing on most people’s minds is hiring an accountant. Entrepreneurs tend to be busy thinking about their new product or service, branding, sales and marketing, and how they will deliver their new service. They are

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