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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts - Week 3 (15th – 21st April 2024)

Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 3 (15th – 21st April 2024)

iSpeech Reducing the risk of your employees paying too much student loans It is important that you check and use the correct:  Start date shown on the notice  Loan or plan type on the notice    This helps your employee pay the right amount at the right time.  You should continue to take deductions until HMRC tells you to stop.  If your employee’s earnings are below the respective student loan and postgraduate loan thresholds, you should:  Update your employee’s payroll record to show they have a student loan or  Postgraduate loan File the start notice   More ...
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Walsall Samaritans

Walsall Samaritans

I believe the Samaritans to do a fantastic job. One of my friends is a Samaritan and I know from her how valuable the service ...
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Improve your energy and your business

Improve your energy and your business

https://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech I attended a 2020 Innovation Conference recently and John Borland https://www.johnborland.co.uk/ spoke about mental wellbeing of business owners. It was thought provoking – so ...
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New Year Tax Changes

New tax year changes

https://www.ispeech.org ISA rules become more flexible Savers will be allowed to pay into multiple Isas of the same type (for example, cash, stocks and shares) ...
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Easter Money

Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 1st – 7th April 2024)

Free Text to Speech End of year reporting It is time to prepare for making your last Full Payment Submission (FPS) or Employer Payment Summary ...
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Dreaming

Follow your dreams: How can I do what I want in 2024?

iSpeech As we’re heading into the end of the tax year it seems a natural time to reassess how things are going for you in ...
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Accountancy Alerts

Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 51 (18th – 24th March 2024)

iSpeech Workplace Pension Duties The Pensions Regulator (TPR) monitors all employers, big and small, to make sure staff receive the pensions they are due.  Employers ...
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Pink Hair Fundraiser

Pink Hair Solutions Fundraising Evening

Thank you to Pink Hair Solutions for hosting a brilliant fundraising evening raising £11,000 for The Prostate Cancer Appeal. The evening theme was Star Wars ...
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Effective communication

Effective communication – 8 ways to make sure you are understood

iSpeech.org Effective communication is crucial as an accountant, as important as understanding numbers, in my opinion. Many people find numbers daunting and they need you ...
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Spring Budget

Budget Highlights – Spring Budget 2024

Powered by iSpeech High Income Child Benefit Charge The High Income Child Benefit Charge (HICBC) is a tax charge that applies to higher earners who ...
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Bereavement Cafe Aldridge

Aldridge Monthly Bereavement Café

Losing loved ones affects us all and it's important to know that you're not alone. Building a community for people going through similar experiences, Hayley ...
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Anna's Accountancy Alerts

Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 49 4th – 10th March 2024)

https://www.ispeech.org Basis Period Reform The rules HMRC uses to calculate sole traders’ and partners’ profits for Income Tax in a Self-Assessment return are changing for ...
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Tax Efficiency

Tax Efficiency – What do I need to consider before the end of the tax year?

Text to Speech It’s always better if you can plan ahead and not leave things until the last minute. This principle is no different when ...
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Payroll

Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 47 19th – 25th February 2024)

iSpeech.org PAYE - National Minimum Wage (NMW) Support for Employers. HMRC provide employers with education and guidance on common NMW issues, encouraging them to review ...
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Personal finances

The time to plan your personal finances for 2024 is NOW!

https://www.ispeech.org 10 tips to master your personal finances starting today. As we approach spring, it is a good time to start planning your personal finances ...
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Spring

Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 45 (5th –  11th February 2024)

high definition tts Spring Budget 2024 Chancellor Jeremy Hunt will deliver the 2024 Spring Budget on 6 March, the government has confirmed. It could be ...
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Getting the best from your money in 2024

Getting the best from your money in 2024

https://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech It’s important to keep an eye on how you are spending your money and to make the most of any allowances.  I spotted a ...
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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts

Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 43 (22nd – 28th January 2024)

https://www.ispeech.org Maximise your ISA If you’re close to exceeding your personal savings allowance (annual interest of £1,000 for basic-rate taxpayers and £500 for higher-rate taxpayers), ...
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Pension

Understanding National Insurance top-ups

iSpeech This is an area that I know people struggle with so when I saw a good article in Which? Money I thought I would ...
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Anna's AAAs January

Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 41 (8th – 14th January 2024)

https://www.ispeech.org Remote working A survey conducted by the IoD found that 84% of business leaders polled plan to provide office-based staff members with some degree ...
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Scam

Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 39 (25th – 31st December 2023)

https://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech HMRC pushes for DIY repayment claims HMRC says that if you think you’re entitled to claim a refund for job-related expenses it’s better to ...
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Financial plan 2024

A Financial Plan for 2024 – 3 Steps for success

https://www.ispeech.org Over the festive break, amongst all the festivities you may have had some time to ponder what you want to achieve in the next ...
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heating

Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 37 (11th – 17th December 2023)

iSpeech.org Get insulated Insulating your loft is cheap (especially if you do it yourself) with rolls costing from £25. For a semi-detached home, going from ...
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Tax

Be More Tax Efficient

iSpeech The key to success with being as tax efficient as possible is to think about it now. Don’t leave it until sometime in the ...
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Self Employed

Thinking of going self-employed? – 10 things to think about

https://www.ispeech.org Going self-employed is a big step and it’s more likely to be successful if you think it through before you make your decision. From ...
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Tax

Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 35 (27th November – 3rd December 2023)

iSpeech.org New guidance on tax basis period reforms New guidance. HMRC’s new guidance note, “Changes to reporting income from self-employment and partnerships” is the first ...
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Autumn Statement Highlights

Autumn Statement highlights

iSpeech Personal tax Income tax rates The basic rate will remain at 20%, the higher rate at 40% and the additional rate at 45% for ...
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Financial planning for christmas

How to plan for Christmas as an accountant – tips to save money and time!

iSpeech.org The Christmas adverts are on telly and the jingles are in the shops. This should be a time of happiness and cheer but with ...
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Finance

Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 33 (13th – 19th November 2023)

iSpeech SMEs and accessing finance Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are struggling to access finance and working capital, according to a report published by the ...
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Mentoring for Accountants and Bookkeepers – Do You Need Help?

Accelerate your accountancy career today – how a mentor can help you

iSpeech.orgI worked in London as an accountant for six-and-a-half years.  I’d deliberately chosen to work in the capital to be able to use my French; ...
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