September 2020

September update from Janet Jack

As the latest figures show that the unemployment rate has hit its highest level in two years, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said his “number one priority” is looking for ways to protect jobs. For bookkeepers, the number one priority must be to provide guidance and advice to their clients about what support is available at this challenging time. Almost 10

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Your website and how to make it work harder

Episode 12 of the IAB Podcast we interview David Miles David is the founder of The PPC Machine Ltd a boutique agency that helps financial advisers, mortgage brokers, insurance consultants, and other financial services professionals gain new clients using Google Ads and conversion optimised landing pages. We discuss how you can make your website more productive and attract more clients.

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Friday Roundup Podcast 11th September 2020

The news from the week ending 11th September 2020 Janet Jack – CEO Sarah Palmer – COO Simon Jordan – Marketing Below are the notes from the podcast On this week’s Friday Roundup we have…   Simon Talks about our guest on this week’s coffee morning David Miles who went through 3 members’ websites and offered some tweaks in order to attract more clients.

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People waiting for surgery now entitled to SSP

New rules have come into force meaning anyone advised to self-isolate prior to planned or elective surgery or other hospital procedure could be entitled to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP). To be eligible under this provision the person must: • have received a pre-surgery notification; • have been advised to stay at home for a period of up to 14 days

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Late filing penalties: advice updated

Companies House has issued updated advice on how a late filing penalty (LFP) will be imposed if a company’s accounts are not filed on time, and explains how you can appeal against an LFP. For details go to https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/late-filing-penalties

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Kickstart jobs scheme launched

The government has launched its Kickstart Scheme, a £2 billion fund to create thousands of six-month work placements for those aged 16 to 24. Funding available for each job will cover 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week, plus the associated employer National Insurance contributions and employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions. To be eligible candidates

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Online workplace help available from Acas

Employment and workplace advisory body Acas is running a series of online seminars dealing with a number of workplace issues, including Covid-19 and the return to the workplace. Topics covered include managing staff redundancies; changing an employment contract; returning to the workplace after lockdown; flexible furlough and ending furlough; and shielding and vulnerable people. These new digital training sessions are

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Attracting more clients to your bookkeeping business

Episode 11 of the IAB Podcast we interview Carole Jackson Carole Jackson is an accountant with many years of experience in finance. Carole is also the founder of www.bookkeepingforeveryone.co.uk a website connecting bookkeepers and business owners. This is the UK’s first independent bookkeeping site. In this podcast we are discussing what you can do to attract more clients, writing a powerful

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