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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 31 (30th October – 5th November 2023)

iSpeech.org HMRC Certificates of Tax Deposit – use it or lose it? The Certificate of Tax Deposit (CTD) Scheme allowed you to deposit money with ...
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Preparing for tax season – 5 ways for an accountant to stay organised and efficient

iSpeechIt may seem early to be talking about tax return season, but you know what it’s like – it’s soon upon us! Thinking about it ...
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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 29 (16th – 22nd October 2023)

iSpeech.org Anti-money laundering videos The four videos cover: Risk assessments for anti-money laundering supervision which explains: how to identify and assess the risks to your ...
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Power up your abundance

text to speechIf you have great plans but you’re not allowing abundance into your life, then your plans won’t happen. I see this regularly. Clients, ...
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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 27 (2nd – 8th October 2023)

https://www.ispeech.org Ethical saving Coventry Building Society has recently become the first building society in the UK to be awarded B Corp status. What is B ...
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Money and mental health

Money and Mental Health – the benefits of good financial management

Earlier this year, a survey by Purbeck Personal Guarantee Insurance revealed that one in two (49%) small business owners believe that their mental health has ...
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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 25 (18th – 24th September 2023)

https://www.ispeech.org Savings More savers are facing a tax bill, as rising rates mean they earn enough interest to tip them over their tax-free personal savings ...
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Follow your dreams

Follow your dreams – by changing your mindset you can achieve big things

Do you spend time daydreaming about what could be but never get down to achieving those dreams? It is crucial to have dreams so you ...
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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 23 (4th – 10th September 2023)

https://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech HMRC increase late payment interest rate Late payment interest is payable on late tax bills covering income tax, national insurance contributions (NICs), Capital Gains ...
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challenging clients

How to handle challenging clients

As an accountant or bookkeeper, sometimes you can get the feeling that life would be OK if it wasn’t for the clients! Unfortunately (or fortunately, ...
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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 21 (21st – 27th August 2023)

iSpeech HMRC increases late payment interest rate Following the Bank of England's latest increase in the base rate, HMRC has increased both late paid tax ...
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finance stress

Look After Yourself and your Finances – How to stay healthy and manage stress

As small business owners, it’s very easy to neglect yourself and keep pushing yourself to keep going. There is a lot riding on the success ...
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