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Nov 21 2023

Changes to Statutory Paternity Leave from April 2024

Categories: Amber AccountingPayroll

Legislation changes to Statutory Paternity Leave (SPL) and Pay (SPP) will take effect from 6 April 2024 allowing employed fathers more flexibility to decide how and when they take their leave. Following consultation in 2019, a new policy led by The Department for Business and Trade which covers Great Britain but not Northern Ireland, will more

Jun 28 2023

Time to outsource your dental practice’s bookkeeping?

Categories: BookkeepingHealthcare

Are you spending your evenings and weekends struggling with your accounting records? Is maintaining your books part of your practice managers never-ending to do list? If so, it may be time to outsource your bookkeeping. Whether you, or a member of your team, are maintaining your books, your time could be better served focusing on more

Jun 27 2023

Key promotions strengthen our senior team

Categories: Amber AccountingEQ NewsPeople

We are pleased to announce 23 promotions across the firm! Ten of the promotions are part of our management team, including Michelle Murray, Scott Kennedy, and Gavin Nurse who have all been promoted to Senior Managers. Eilidh Giudice has been promoted to Manager whilst Gary Dempster, Louise Millar, Laura Nicol, Hannah Hutchison, and Chelsea Anton more

May 17 2023

Are you making the most of technology in your business?

Categories: Amber AccountingProfessions

We are living in an ever-changing technology era where businesses are moving away from paper records and having to reconcile balances by hand. The capabilities of current day accounting software are helping reduce the manual intervention and strains on bookkeepers and internal management. Today’s accounting software can now connect directly to your online banking, invoice more

May 16 2023

Making your children’s nursery more attractive to your staff

Categories: HealthcarePayroll

With children’s nursery providers struggling with rising costs, the added pressures on recruiting and retaining costs can be overwhelming. While the Scottish Government aims to review the impact of the disparity of ELC funding on the workforce, there are things providers can do internally to improve their cashflow. Actively holding on to your key staff more

Apr 6 2023

National Living Wage changes from 1 April 2023

Categories: Amber AccountingPayroll

From 1 April 2023, the National Living Wage (NLW) increased by almost 10% to £10.42 for all those aged 23 and over. The National Minimum Wage (NMW), which applies to workers above school leaving age but under 23, and the apprentice rate also increased. The NLW and NMW rates will increase as follows: *Applies to people aged more

Oct 24 2022

NIC contribution rates reduced from 6 November 2022

Categories: Amber AccountingPayroll

On 22 September 2022, the UK Government announced plans to cancel the Health and Social Care Levy (HSCL), meaning National Insurance contribution rates will reduce by 1.25% from 6 November 2022. As a result, you will need to ensure that your payroll software is updated to accurately reflect the reduced NIC contribution rates for any more

Oct 20 2022

The benefits of Xero for GPs

Categories: Cloud AccountingHealthcare

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­In the last year, we have supported a number of our GP clients that have made the move from IRIS to Xero. Xero is an online accounting software that connects your practice to your bank, accountant, bookkeeper and other business apps. The various features within Xero offer a number of benefits to GP practices, allowing more