Latest Blogs in Business Support
Elizabeth Prior
6th December 2021 How to set up a bank account in Xero

One of the first things you will need to do when starting to use Xero is to connect your bank accounts, this is a relatively simple step by step process.   Step 1: Go to the accounting menu on the top blue ribbon bar and select bank accounts.   Step 2: Click add bank account…

Ian Piper
1st December 2021 COVID: Business interruption insurance claims?

Those businesses with comprehensive commercial insurance cover will possibly be covered for ‘business interruption’. This cover will typically include costs/losses arising from events that close or severely disrupt operations. The COVID pandemic has already led to many claims under this. The insurance industry (as you might expect?) has warned that few policies are likely to…

Elizabeth Prior
26th November 2021 XERO: User roles and permissions

For businesses that require staff to have access to their Xero but do not want their employees to be able to view all details of their business there are different permissions and roles you can allocate to different users.   Roles Adviser- This role is the highest role you can give someone; therefore, it includes…

Elizabeth Prior
10th November 2021 Which Xero package is right for me?

If you’ve never used a cloud software before coming to a decision on what package to choose can be quite daunting. Well, in this blog I am going to summarise what different packages are available and tell you what each package does and also, what it doesn’t do.   There are three packages that Xero…

Elizabeth Prior
4th November 2021 All Things Xero – New weekly blog

In this blog series I am going to be talking about “All Things Xero” from what package you should choose to reconciling a bank.   My blogs will be coming out once a week from Friday 5th November so make sure you keep look out for them.   I will cover a variety of topics…

Keri John
20th October 2021 Xero – Assigning Bills to Customers

You can now assign bills to customers in Xero!   This makes it easier to allocate expenses occurred during a job to the correct customer.   Perfect for Estate Agents, event planners and more.   When creating a bill to pay onto Xero there is an option to ‘assign the bill to a customer’. You…

Ben Kilby
13th October 2021 Look out! Sage 50cloud Accounts v28 update

From Monday 18th October 2021, clients using Sage50 Accounts will be sent a software update for version 28.   Some of the new features of the software:   New – customisable business dashboard showing you key business information, without the need to run numerous reports New – access the Sage 50cloud Accounts Help Centre directly…

Ian Piper
10th October 2021 Where is revenge spending?

As we are hopefully now at the start of the end for Covid related business activity disruption. The accounts of local SME’s are now starting to show part of the damage they have experienced through the lock-downs and associated restrictive measures. The overall effect upon turnover for the year-ends of 2020 has not been as…

Steven Denton
30th September 2021 Payroll Update

This half yearly payroll update: September 2021 Looks at: Abolition of early year updates Whitings LLP  outsourced payroll Modulr faster payment system Changes in right to work regulations Terminal changes to CJRS Payrolling benefits in kind Pensions dashboard programme Reform of statutory sick pay New fuel rates Freeports and employer’s NI holidays Benefits of using…

Ian Piper
24th September 2021 Covid Support: End to most measures

When COVID directly impacted upon the UK in Spring 2020, the Government introduced a range of measures specifically targeted to help SME businesses survive the expected period of financial strain. Such businesses should now be planning ahead for when this support is gradually withdrawn: 21-Jun-21 Deadline for arranging with HMRC when to repay COVID related…