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How to shine – 7 questions which will help you become the standout accountant you want to be

iSpeech.org Over the years I’ve been an accountant – about 35 now – I’ve noticed that people tend to see accountancy as a career path ...
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Fraud

Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 11 (10th – 16th June 2024)

https://www.ispeech.org HMRC’s services impacting on SME productivity In a survey of ACCA members, 66% said that poor HMRC services were having a negative impact on ...
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Strategic Business Planning

Strategic planning for SMEs – 3 steps to business success

Text to Speech Demo A strategic plan helps you focus on where your business is going; always important, but even more so during a cost ...
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Savings

Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 9 (27th May – 2nd June 2024)

iSpeech.org Pension income needed to retire rises The amount needed for a single person to have a moderate retirement has risen to £31,300, according to ...
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What brings you joy? How a strategic plan helps you love what you do and build a successful business by charging what you are worth

What brings you joy? How a strategic plan helps you love what you do and build a successful business by charging what you are worth

iSpeech There is never a wrong time to get a strategic plan in place; this could be before you start trading, after you’ve been trading ...
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Accounting

Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 7 (13th – 19th May 2024)

iSpeech National Cyber Security Centre offers phishing scam training Phishing was the most common cyber-attack affecting UK businesses in 2023, according to the Department for Science, ...
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10 time management tips to improve your business – could accountancy software be part of your solution to being time poor?

10 time management tips to improve your business – could accountancy software be part of your solution to being time poor?

iSpeech It’s always a juggle with time, isn’t it; there never seems to be enough of it!  I’m a firm believer in having lists and ...
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Anna's Accountancy Alerts

Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 5 (29th –April – 5th May 2024)

On 16 January 2024 the government announced that it will mandate employers to report and collect Income Tax and Class 1A National Insurance contributions on ...
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Inner Critic

Silence your inner critic – 8 ways to show yourself kindness and quieten that voice within 

We all have an inner voice in our head, don’t we? Some of the time it encourages us but sometimes it can be harsh and ...
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Writing a will

Importance of making a will

When I take on a new client one of the first questions I ask them is if they have a will in place – such ...
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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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