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Archive for May, 2014

Accountants Changing The World

10 Inspiring “must watch” TED Talks That Will Completely Refresh Your Perspective On Life. www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/10-inspiring-ted-talks-will-completely-refresh-perspective-life.html

Online trading fees – is there a VAT problem?

An Article from Tips & Advice, May 2014 Two types of fee There are usually two types of fee to pay when you sell through an online marketplace: a commission from the site owner, e.g. eBay, and a charge from the bank, card company etc., e.g. PayPal or Barclaycard. These are distinctly different charges and[…] Read more »

Charging Your Limited Company Rent for Use of Home

HM Revenue & Customs have recently issued revised rates for use of home payments but as you may expect, they are not generous at all. However, there is an alternative that we have been looking more closely into. If your company is based from your home and you wish to claim an expense for this[…] Read more »

Auto‐Enrolment – What you need to know, must do and when

Auto enrolment is here for ‘large’ employers and is coming for almost everyone else within the next 2 years. But with so many employers having to comply in such a short space of time, being early enough ‘in the queue’ will be vital to ensure being set up in time to avoid penalties for non‐compliance.[…] Read more »

Solar Powered Wireless Keyboard

If you like the Apple wireless keyboard but are sick of changing the batteries, the Logitech K760 may be just what you need. Not only will you never have to charge it (as long as you have at least some light in your workspace), but the K760 also has an easy switching function, which lets[…] Read more »

National Insurance

Cut your NI bill by £2,000 with the new HMRC employment allowance (EA). Most employers and companies can claim the EA even where their only employee is a director. But there are exclusions. If your business is caught by IR35, i.e. it’s a so‐called personal service company, you can’t claim the EA in respect of[…] Read more »

Document Exchange Portal

For clients of Cowley Holmes we are now offering a secure document exchange portal facility to provide a two‐way electronic document delivery and approval processing service. This will speed up communication and save on ever increasing postal costs. If you would like to know more about receiving your documents electronically just let us know and[…] Read more »


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