The Furlough Scheme Extension

As of the 5th November 2020, the UK Governments Furlough Scheme has been extended further by 5 months. Therefore, the new projected end date for the scheme is the 31st March 2021. And not to worry if you have not applied for this scheme previously, it is now available for new applicants. There is now…Read More

Directors Homeworking Allowance

Should I claim homeworking allowance as a director, or should my limited company rent from myself as an individual? HOMEWORKING ALLOWANCE. Homeworking allowance is when you claim back certain expenses to cover the costs incurred when working from your home. Your employer can pay this allowance, and this will reduce company profits and so reduce…Read More

The firm of the Future: The modern-day accountants

Coming into PJCO I had very little knowledge on what an accountancy firm looked like and ran however from being here for only a few days I have already been shown just how different my expectations were. Before coming to PJCO I believed that accountancy was just for processing all the numbers on an outdated…Read More

VAT changes

What has happened? On the 8th July 2020, the UK government announced that it would be introducing a temporary reduction in the rate of VAT for certain supplies of hospitality, holiday & hotel accommodation and admissions to certain attractions. They will be slicing the rate of VAT payable from the normal standard rate of 20%…Read More

Flexible Furlough For Directors

Up until now, company directors have been able to furlough themselves and carry on doing their director duties, provided they are doing no income-generating activities. This is still the case, however, with the introduction of a new phase of the furlough scheme, they may wish to consider the option of ‘Flexible Furlough’. Here we explain…Read More

Using classes in QuickBooks

‘Classes’ is a feature of QuickBooks Plus in which transactions can be tracked by departments, product lines, customers, or any other segment of your business you’d like to keep track of. This is a useful feature for those businesses that would like to keep an eye on expense, income, and profit of certain segments of…Read More

QuickBooks Update – Construction Industry Scheme.

File CIS returns The accounting industry has been evolving for the last 20 years, adapting to the new digital age. Cloud accounting is the practice of using accounting systems that are accessed online; this has been implemented for a variety of accounting purposes, giving us business owners easy access, better time efficiency, relevant reports and…Read More

The end of Furlough?

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – The End of Furlough? On the 29th of May, the chancellor announced some major new updates to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to help get businesses back on their feet and employees back to work. Here we outline the latest changes and highlight what you need to know. Deadline…Read More

Rollover relief

Replacement of business asset relief Rollover relief (ROR) allows the gain arising on the disposal of a qualifying business asset to be rolled over (i.e deferred) when the sale proceeds are reinvested in a qualifying replacement asset within a qualifying time period. This relief is both available to individuals and companies. For individuals   The…Read More

COVID-19 the numbers

The numbers behind the covid-19 pandemic The Coronavirus has pushed the world into a downward financial spiral and plagued global societies with financial uncertainty, loss and great sadness. Many international governments and health organisations are doing all they can to not only stop the spread but to also provide support and stability to those also…Read More

Cash Flow

Look after your cash flow and it will look after your business More so now than ever, cash is extremely important to the success of your business. As we slowly come out of COVID 19, it will be vital to make sure you are making the most of your cash reserves, support loans and managing…Read More

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – The Important Facts

The HMRC Job Retention Scheme Portal has been live for nearly two weeks now and the first applicants have started receiving payments. But with furloughing being such a new concept and the many updates to the guidance from the government, it can be difficult to understand. Here we look at the most important points. What…Read More

Stock Transfers during COVID-19

How to complete a stock transfer form and get it processed, including new measures put in place because of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Due to measures put in place to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) HMRC have temporarily changed the way they deal with Stamp Duty. You should not post stock transfer forms to HMRC –…Read More

PAYE Settlement Agreement- PSA

A PAYE Settlement Agreement (PSA) allows you, as an employer, to make an annual payment to cover all the tax and National Insurance due on minor, irregular or impracticable expenses or benefits for your employees. Class 1B national insurance is due on PSA’s which means that the expense or benefit does not need to be…Read More

Tax Efficient Salary & Dividends 2021

Small business owner manager Do you want to know how to draw £50,000 from your company and pay just £2,663 in tax and NI whilst saving £1,726 in corporate tax? Or even better, do you want to know how to draw £50,000 from your company and pay just £3,023 in tax and NI whilst saving…Read More

George W. Bush

In the corporate world, sometimes things aren’t exactly black and white when it comes to accounting procedures.

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