January is finally over.  All those doing tax returns can finally breathe a sigh of relief.  That’s it for another year.  But is it? Is it really another year until you need to worry about your tax return again? Think how not having done your tax return preyed on your mind over Christmas,  Think about how.. read more →

Does deleting transactions in Sage WIND YOU UP ? Traditionally in Sage if you wanted to correct any errors you needed to be the only one logged in to the system. So when you accidentally post a transaction in Sage to the wrong bank account or choose the wrong supplier or customer account on a.. read more →

01 Aug 2017
August 1, 2017

Checking VAT Registration Numbers

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If you are doing your bookkeeping for a VAT registered company then you can usually reclaim any VAT you pay to your suppliers through your VAT return (subject to your particular industry and rules, it is not automatically the case).  However, if your supplier is not VAT registered in the UK then there is no.. read more →

13 Jul 2017
July 13, 2017

Making Tax Digital – Update

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HMRC have today made a new announcement about changes to the timescales and roll out of it’s Making Tax Digital Scheme. Only businesses with a turnover of above the VAT threshold will have to keep digital records and only for VAT purposes.  They will only need to do so from 2019. Businesses will not be asked.. read more →

06 Apr 2017
April 6, 2017

What needs to go on an Invoice?

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One of the most important things you need to pin down right at the start of running your business  is how you are going to earn money from your skill or product, as you could be the best salesman in Britain, but if you don’t keep track of your bookkeeping and accounts then you could.. read more →

06 Oct 2016
October 6, 2016

Sage 50 New Features

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If you are still using a copy of Sage 50 from a few years ago and have not been encouraged to upgrade to a later version then you may not be aware of the improvements that have been made to Sage 50 over the last few years.  I have been blogging about the new features.. read more →

30 Sep 2015
September 30, 2015

Why do you need Sage Training ?

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Sage is a very popular product, and many companies buy and install Sage either having bought the software direct from Sage, or maybe your friendly accountant has helped get you started with your Sage software. More commonly though the people I meet through being a sage trainer in Northampton have learnt how to use the.. read more →

24 Sep 2015
September 24, 2015

Sage 50 Accounts 2016 – New Features

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Sage 50 Accounts 2016 is now released.  Sage have been listening to the feedback from customers and there are some exciting new features which I am really going to enjoy using.  Please contact Us for advice on if an upgrade is the best option for you too.  To see all the new features from 2014.. read more →

Do you use Sage 50 Accounts or Instant Accounts because your accountant has recommended the package to you?  If you answer to this question is yes, do you ever look at any reports in Sage through the year to help you with important business decisions? Commonly companies use their accounts package to record invoices, receipts.. read more →

11 May 2015
May 11, 2015

Sage One Automatic Bank Feeds

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Sage One is Sage’s cloud based Accounts and Payroll software for small business owners.  It is a flexible online system with all the features small businesses need to control cash flow and manage business performance, and now they have added free automatic bank feeds. Bank Feeds Bank feeds connect your accounts package to your bank.. read more →