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Information Security: The Human Element

 We know that firewalls, anti-virus software, and two step-authentication help protect us against cyber breaches and attacks, but when it comes to information security, could you and your employees be your weakest link? Social engineering doesn’t rely on computer...

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Making Tax Digital to start in April 2018…

 Well this is unexpected…. Given the resistance from the accountancy profession I had come to the conclusion that MTD would be delayed for at least a year and possibly two. Not that it would have made much difference to us as we had already made the commitment to...

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Be Web Legal

While we all know it’s important to keep your website up-to-date and looking fresh, do we give the same priority to ensuring it complies with the latest laws? Our friends over at the legal resource site, Legalo (, have a great article that sets out...

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The Case For Cyber Insurance

The Case For Cyber Insurance  In years gone by, wherever villains were found causing trouble, you could always trust that either Hong Kong Phooey, Danger Mouse, or Scooby Doo and his friends would be on the scene to sort things out. But today’s cyber...

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I hate doing my own books…

I hate doing my own books… People assume that just because I am a chartered accountant I must love doing my own books… Believe me I don’t. I made the decision many years ago that I had a fantastic bookkeeper working for me so why should I spend my time on...

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I didn’t realise I was THAT sad…..

Making Tax Digital is the most significant change in our tax system for decades but even I was surprised that I had managed to write TEN blogs about it since February 2016. And there are going to be more in the future. I am (excitedly) waiting for the results of the...

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So Long Spreadsheets…

The spreadsheet has been one of the most enduring tools for businesses for decades. Along with desktop computers, spreadsheets were first adopted on-mass for business use in the late 80s and 90s. It’s impressive that this piece of software has remained popular for so...

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Small businesses around the world are increasingly turning to cloud computing and apps to run their operations and solve business problems.  A recent, global study by Intuit QuickBooks found that 71% of UK small business owners rely on mobile or web-based apps to...

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Secure document exchange

Secure document exchange

We use IRIS OpenSpace as an easy and secure way to share accounting documents and files with you. With IRIS OpenSpace you can upload, store and approve documents online. It's in 'The Cloud' so it's always there; accessible from anywhere in the world. We...

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