Important Changes for Taxi, Private Hire or Scrap Metal Licence Applications.

Need to apply for a Taxi, Private Hire or Scrap Metal licence soon? The Government have announced that there will be changes to the application process which you need to be aware of from 4th April 2022.   The rules are changing if you’re an individual, company or any type of partnership applying for a licence for a:  Taxi driver.   Private hire driver. …Read More

Tracking Employee Time in QuickBooks

Many businesses need to track their employees’ time, whether that’s to manage how time is spent, or how to pay them accordingly. This can be calculated and kept within QuickBooks by creating timesheets. To do this, use the ‘New’ button to create a weekly timesheet, and select an employee in the Name drop-down list. If…Read More

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 Before coming to PJCO I believed that accountancy was just for processing all the numbers on an outdated…Read More

Work Experience with PJCO

I’ve had the honour to spend the last few days taking part in work experience at PJCO and have learnt so much from so many amazing characters in such a short time. Before arriving, I had very little idea what an accountant did or how an accountancy firm would operate. I’ve gained so much knowledge on finance, tax, national insurance, marketing and advertisement, software, and…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

‘Tis the season to book your Office Party!

Has COVID-19 ruined the spirit of Christmas? With Christmas fast approaching, typically by now most employers and employees would be looking forward to their company Christmas party. However, this year has been like no other and Covid-19 restrictions have firmly put a stop to the annual office party. As such, many employers will be considering…Read More

Finding the light at the end of the ‘post-graduation tunnel’

Graduating is no easy thing. You think you’ve done the hard work already, studying for the exams, writing the dissertation, cooking for yourself for three years with no parent around to help… the majority of students think that actually graduating is the easy bit. You put on the cap and gown and celebrate your success,…Read More

George W. Bush

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

George W. Bush