The Energy Bill Relief Scheme is a 6-month emergency support package for businesses to help reduce the price paid for energy over the coming winter. The Energy Bill Relief Scheme will start on 1 October 2022 and end on 31 March 2023. The government will provide a discount on unit prices for energy used by
At Blue Spire, we believe our core values help to guide and shape our approach to everything we do, from our company culture to ensuring our client’s needs are met and exceeded. Our company core values were developed and created around two years ago when we carried out a branding exercise process within our company.
HMRC have announced they will launch a variable payment plan which allows employers to set up a recurring direct debit to pay PAYE and national insurance liabilities from 19 September 2022. Under the current system, only a single payment can be made by direct debit. When will payment be taken? The recurring direct debit payment
For our next Client Feature, we spoke to Guy Kremer, who is an award-winning hairdresser, with an exceptional reputation in the professional hairdressing world, all about the day-to-day running of his friendly salon and it’s team of highly skilled stylists, based in the heart of Winchester. Tell us a little bit about your business –
Last month, myself and our Business Services Manager, Ben Friend, attended Xerocon London, a two-day conference that has been described as being the ‘Glastonbury for accountants’ and it did not disappoint! Xerocon provided us the opportunity to hear all about future trends and product updates within Xero, so we can stay up to date with
What does your job as Office Administrator involve? I am the first point of contact in the Brighton Office. I am responsible for answering emails and calls to clients and communicating with the accountants in the office. What does a typical working day look like for you? After sorting my two boys out in the
Making sure your taxes are correct as a Sole Trader, Trust or Partnership is always a challenge, but there are major changes coming, that could have an impact on the way many unincorporated businesses are taxed on their profits. From the 2024/25 tax year, the basis period will be reformed, which will have wide-ranging implications
As any small business owner will tell you, the challenges they face can often seem overwhelming, and without seeking help from a third party, it can be difficult to handle them while still managing all the other aspects of their business. Fortunately, accountancy services exist to help small business owners with these challenges, and below
At Blue Spire, Xero is our preferred cloud-based accounting software, and we are very proud to have obtained Xero Gold Partner Status. In this blog, one of our in-house Xero experts, Kirsty Causer, answers some of the most frequently asked questions about Xero. 1. What exactly is Xero and how does it work? Xero
In September 2021, the government announced an increase to the rates of dividend tax by 1.25% from 6 April 2022 to help fund the new planned investment in health and social care. Dividend payments can be confusing, especially because you pay a different rate of tax on dividends, then you do on your other income.
There are many reasons why a business may look at changing accountants, but they may be put off by the process. Making the switch can seem a bit daunting and scary, but it really is a lot more simple than you may think. But when is the right time to do it? Self-employed individuals may
Sole Directors of companies that have adopted Model Articles, may find they are unable to make valid decisions, due to a recent High Court ruling. If a business with a single Director has set their company up themselves using the model articles supplied by Companies House, then technically they are not able to meet the
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