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Legally anyone can call themselves an Accountant

Unlike the term Solicitor, Independent Financial Adviser (IFA) or Architect, the word Accountant is not protected. Yes an unqualified solicitor can lose you money, lose your rights, even lose your property so it is important that a solicitor is formally qualified so...

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ProActiv Tax

As a ProActivTax member, our internal processes include spotting the latest tax saving opportunities which suit your circumstances and bring these to your attention whenever possible. Our membership also ensures you can access a wide range of tax specialists,...

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Making Tax Digital creates headlines yet again…

Making Tax Digital continues to have a torrid time and on this occasion caused by the early general election. The majority of this year’s Finance Bill has been dropped to ensure it can be passed quickly and without potential delays because of the general election. 110...

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So why does the UK tax year end on 5th April?

It all started a long, long time ago…... We were all using the Julian calendar, named after Julius Caesar so this was a system adopted in 45 BC. Although this calendar was reasonably accurate it differed from the solar calendar by 11 ½ minutes each year which was no...

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How Start-Ups and SMEs can benefit from the Cloud

Bigger used to mean better. In the past, the kind of technology and processing power now offered by cloud computing was only available to large corporations. This put start-ups and SMEs at a disadvantage. Smaller companies rarely had the capital to invest in the...

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The IT Manager who will definitely be replaced by a Robot

The IT Manager who will definitely be replaced by a Robot

I asked a client's IT manager what he thought about moving to a cloud based accounting system for one of the companies in the group, and had the following reply: "With regards to your second question, which brings into scope any cloud-based software utilised by us,...

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Colchester Accountants

 Although there appears to be no shortage of great business books and even free business advice, small businesses are continuing to struggle with below average profits leading to cash flow difficulties. They are not bad businesses and they will not necessarily...

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Is Your Head in the Cloud? It Should Be!

Let’s be honest; you probably didn’t go into business because of your passion for accounting, (unless you are wood and disney, of course!) Financial administration and management is one aspect of business that we all want to be as straightforward and simple as...

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QuickBooks Connect London 2017

 On 6th and 7th March I will be attending The QuickBooks Connect Conference in London where I am on stage both days for one of the panel discussions. There is a fantastic lineup of speakers including some famous names such as James Caan, Mary Portas and Lord...

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