Employers and the new National Living Wage

From 1 April 2016 workers aged 25 and over will be legally entitled to a new minimum pay rate of £7.20 per hour, called the National Living Wage (NLW). As an employer you’ll need to check which staff are eligible for the new rates and update your payroll in time. You’ll most likely have lots of questions. If you need help or advice on this get in contact with us today on 01427 613613 or info@abc-accounting-services.co.uk
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Mandatory online filing of CIS returns and verifications

Over 85% of contractors and their authorised agents are already sending us their CIS returns online, but from April 2016 everyone will have to use the online service.  HMRC will no longer be accepting any paper forms from that date.To increase filing accuracy, this change will see the introduction of online amendments, online messaging and alerts.We’re also improving the online verification service for you, as from April 2017 everyone will also have to use the online service, HMRC will no longer accept telephone verifications from that date. For contractors and agents currently sending paper returns, you’ll need to register for
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Gainsborough DN21 Awards Celebrating Excellence in Business Tonight

You may have heard us talking about the DN21 Awards. We were excited to be a part of them initially because they represented something positive for Gainsborough business. Our excitement grew when Belinda herself and The Studio Gainsborough were shortlisted for two awards. The event will be held as a result of a partnership between the towns focal shopping centre, Marshalls Yard and Trinity Football Club. They are keen to recognise great businesses that enhance their community and add something worthwhile to the local landscape. There will be ten awards handed out during the event held at The Blue’s Club.
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Career opportunity

Due to our continued expansion we are recruiting for an accountancy trainee who is willing to do an accountancy qualification over 3-4 years. Academic achievements are obviously important but the right attitude, personality and ethos are what we are really looking for to build our already exceptional team. We will be holding trial days during June/July and will require submission of CV’s by Friday 19th June. Previous applicants need not apply. This is an opportunity not to be missed! Email CV to belinda@abc-accounting-services.co.uk  
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The Basics of Bookkeeping and Accounting

The new tax year is well underway so now is a good time to check your approach to your record keeping and make sure you are making the right decisions for you and your business. It is not always easy to know what those decisions are and sometimes your self-belief will dip a little. Don’t let the natural peaks and trough of business pull your dramatically in either direction – learn to keep a even path and keep tethering yourself back to it. For that to be possible you need a sound financial core at the heart of your business.
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Time for a break! The boss is out-of-office

Belinda is taking a well earned break from the office next week (w/c 25th May) so if you need to contact her please send her an email which she will respond to on her return. Alternatively you can contact another member of the ABC team who will be happy to help. We wish Belinda a chilled and relaxing week away from the slog of her insane work schedule and hope that she will be returned to us in a meditative like state of happiness! Enjoy boss – you deserve some chill out time!
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