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Mar 25 2017

Minimum Wage Rises

Categories: Amber Accounting

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) or National Living Wage (NLW) rates are increasing from 1 April 2017. Employers need to ensure they are paying their employees at least the appropriate NMW or NLW rate. You can find the new rates in the table below. Going forward the NMW and NLW rates will be reviewed annually in April. more

Mar 22 2017

Are you looking for ways to save time in your business?

Categories: Amber AccountingLeisure

We have found that the level of automation available from using accounting software, such as Xero, benefits a business by reducing the time taken to process the books and records. Take Bank Rules as an example, they are an important tool when processing bank transactions. These allow the user to define how recurring entries should more

Mar 20 2017

Payroll Year End 2017

Categories: Amber AccountingPayroll

With April fast approaching, time should be taken to familiarise yourself with Year End filing procedures and deadlines. HM Revenue & Customs have produced this step-by-step guide to follow. Please follow this link www.gov.uk/payroll-annual-reporting. Our dedicated Amber Accounting department can provide support with adhering to the HM Revenue & Customs requirements. Should you wish to more

Jan 12 2017

Xero Gold Champion Status

Categories: Amber AccountingTechnology

Our Amber Accounting team have recently been awarded the status of Xero Gold Champion. Scott Kennedy, the Manager of our Amber Team in Forfar commented, “We are finding that business owners are having increasing demands placed on them, be that from the day-to-day business or regulatory pressures from the likes of HMRC. Using innovative systems, more

Nov 25 2016

Apprenticeship Levy

Categories: Amber AccountingProperty & Construction

From April 2017, all UK employers with annual gross wage bills of more than £3m will have to pay an apprenticeship levy. The levy is aimed at funding an increased uptake of apprenticeships. The rate of the levy will be 0.5% of the employer’s annual wage bill. The UK Government expects to raise up to more

Oct 4 2016

Agricultural Wage Scotland – October 2016

Categories: Amber AccountingPayroll

The National Minimum Wage and the Agricultural Wages Order in Scotland have historically been updated with effect from 1 October each year. However, with the introduction of the National Living Wage, which runs on a different calendar cycle, the Government has decided to change the National Minimum Wage timeframe in order to align with the more

Jun 26 2016

Training Grant 2015/16

Categories: Amber AccountingManagement Accounts

Skills Development Scotland have announced the extension of the Flexible Training Opportunities Grant Scheme for the year to 31 March 2016. The grant is aimed at small businesses based in Scotland, who wish to enhance employees’ skills and bring real benefits such as improved productivity and a stronger, more confident workforce. The criteria for qualifying more