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Oct 11 2019

Working in our Amber Accounting Payroll team

Categories: Amber AccountingPayrollPeople

At EQ, our Amber Accounting team help you manage the financial and operational side of your business – allowing you to focus on the important day-to-day business activities. Their range of services include bookkeeping, payroll, VAT compliance, management accounting, and, for some clients, the full outsourcing of their financial record-keeping. We are currently looking to expand our more

Sep 6 2019

Our dedicated payroll team are here to support you

Categories: Amber AccountingPayroll

Operating a successful business can be all consuming, and one element that can be overlooked is Payroll. Managing employees’ pay is a time-consuming task and often considered one of the most complex areas of owning a business. Ensuring that everyone employed is paid on time, receives the correct amount, and has appropriate deductions made, is more

Aug 14 2019

Helping bring the 2nd Kirriemuir Scout Group into the digital age

Categories: BookkeepingCharitiesTechnology

Scouting, or the Scout Movement, is a registered charity which attracts many young people worldwide, including Richard Branson, Barack Obama and David Beckham as previous members. Currently there are 450,000 young people in Scouting, spread across five sections: Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Explorer Scouts and the Scout Network. Each section has its own balanced programme more

Jul 26 2019

Xero package price freeze for our clients

Categories: Amber AccountingMaking Tax Digital

Xero have recently announced a planned increase to two of their monthly subscription plans. From 1 August 2019, the standard plan is increasing by £2.00 to £24 + VAT, and the premium plan by £2.50 to £30 + VAT – for new and existing UK customers. As Xero Platinum Partners, we have historically chosen to more

Jul 5 2019

Are you signed up for Making Tax Digital?

Categories: Amber AccountingMaking Tax Digital

Making Tax Digital (MTD) is now live and if you meet the criteria for mandatory submission of VAT returns, then you should have received a letter from HM Revenue & Customs confirming this. By now you should have checked that you have suitable accounting software or ‘bridging’ software, to enable you to submit your VAT more

Jun 11 2019

The easy transition to Making Tax Digital

Categories: Amber AccountingMaking Tax Digital

Following on from our previous article discussing bridging software, we have provided a detailed example of how bridging software can help with your Making Tax Digital (MTD) submissions below. We have a client who was using a manual cashbook to process their monthly VAT Return for their farm, and discussed the implications of MTD for their business. more

May 29 2019

A Day in the Life of a Bookkeeper

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At EQ, we understand that juggling the financial and operational side of your business, at the same time as actually running the business, is not easy. That’s why we have a dedicated department called Amber Accounting, to offer our expertise and support to your day-to-day financial controls, to allow you to focus on running your business. Our more

May 28 2019

Bridging Software for Making Tax Digital

Categories: Amber AccountingMaking Tax DigitalTaxation

With the advent of Making Tax Digital (MTD), HMRC will be expecting all businesses caught within the scheme to submit VAT returns through software, rather than through the traditional Government Gateway. Most software providers have now released MTD compliant software and this may involve paying to upgrade existing systems or changing them completely. Whilst some more