January 2021

Simplifying your bookkeeping business – The Pixie Interview

Episode 18 of the IAB Podcast In this episode of the IAB podcast, I’m interviewing the co-founders of Pixie. Jordan is the Co-Founder and Head of Marketing at Pixie. He’s previously worked and consulted with a number of leading names in the accounting profession including Practice Ignition, Accountex, Digital Accountancy Show and more. He’s also the host of ‘How to?

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EY launches free Brexit App

EY has launched a free Brexit App, designed to help businesses access government notices, regulatory updates and guidance, as well as providing updates with key developments. Designed to help businesses prepare for the end of the transition period and beyond, the app provides access to: The latest UK Government and EU guidance. Direct links to the Brexit webpages of key

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The rise and rise of the robots

Large swaths of businesses have used the Covid-19 pandemic to bring in the robots. New research from Deloitte on robotic and intelligent automation found two-thirds (68%) of business leaders worldwide used automation to respond to the impact of the pandemic. The Big 4 firm’s survey of 441 executives from 29 countries shows how the lockdown has forced many organisations to

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Commercial tenant eviction ban extended to March

The UK’s ban on commercial property eviction has been extended to March 2021, the government has confirmed. It also said that this will be the final extension of the initiative, which was originally supposed to end in September. A government statement said the move “will give landlords and tenants three months to come to an agreement on unpaid rent”. Robert

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How To Limit Your Stress This Tax Return Deadline – Take control of your clients

Dreading January? As an accountant to self-employed sole traders, we’re going to guess that’s a yes – unless you’ve managed to file your clients Self-Assessment tax returns already… hats off to you if you have! Getting this monumental task completed early is no mean feat. But it is possible to get through the tax season without experiencing a stressful sprint

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New lockdown grants of £4.6 billion unveiled

Businesses in retail, hospitality and leisure impacted by the new lockdown will be able to access additional grants of up to £9,000 per premises – with £4.6 billion being made available across the UK. This support comes in addition to business rate relief and the furlough scheme, which has been extended until the end of April. Local authorities have also

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Deadline looming for CJRS claims

HMRC is writing to agents to remind them that Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) claims for December must be submitted no later than Thursday 14 January. Claims can be made before, during or after you process your payroll, but HMRC is advising that “it’s best to make a claim once you’re sure of the exact number of hours your employees

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Christmas Day is tax return day!

More than 2,700 customers filed their self-assessment tax return on Christmas Day, according to the latest stats from HMRC. The peak time for completing tax returns was 2pm to 2.59pm, with more than 200 customers pressing ‘send’ on their online form. The self-assessment deadline is 31 January 2021, and HMRC has not heeded the call for it to extend the

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