RTI – Real Time Information … Payroll Changes

March 21st, 2013

IN A NUTSHELL….

  • All UK employers (and pension providers) are affected by this change coming up
  • Payroll software will now automatically submit statutory PAYE returns to HMRC
  • CHECK your payroll software is RTI compliant, or use HMRC’s Basic PAYE Tools
  • Penalties apply for failure to submit returns e.g. 100 pounds!
  • Penalties issued automatically for ‘late’ submission via Government Gateway
  • RTI “a one way street” – no parallel operation… so no chance to go back and amend / edit / change something already submitted without it being a pain in the neck
  • Most (smaller) employers have no choice, and will be MANDADTED into RTI, April 2013
  • RTI returns need to reconcile with employee payments
  • BACS users submit an additional file via BACS

 

Corelegal Invites You To A #socialmedia CPD Seminar in London

March 5th, 2013

CoreLegal invites you to a CPD accredited seminar – LinkedIn for Lawyers.

A half-day seminar hosted by CPD provider Profirma, event will take place on:

Friday, March 8, 2013 from 1:30PM to 5:00PM – London

LinkedIn is hugely popular in the legal profession – with good reason, but how can you get the best from all that it has to offer? What are the best practices, what actually works and what should you be doing?

This seminar is for solicitors who are either actively collecting endorsements or only just getting started. 

There will be 3 highly knowledgeable speakers, who will deliever expert knowledge on the following topics:

  • take a strategic view of LinkedIn and its use in a rapidly evolving legal services sector

  • present case studies and show practical techniques that solicitors can use now

  • show how some joined-up thinking to turn online and offline connections into the start of a meaningful business relationship

 

To book: visit http://socialmediaforlawfirms-eorgf.eventbrite.com/


Tom Worner (ProFirma – see brief biography below):

  • Where legal sector is at the moment
  • How to maximise Social Media to build your reputation
  • Guide to LinkedIn as part of overall strategy, such as cross referrals and the power of client recommendation


Graham Aikin (Bespoke Social Media Trainer – see brief biography below):

  • Practical steps to take and in what order
  • Case studies – what actually works for business
  • Which parts of LinkedIn help lawyers build and maintain a good client database

 

Jason Cobine (Beyond Networking – see brief biography below):

  • Complementing social media with offline activities to find new clients
  • Taking offline contacts online and vice versa to grow the business
  • Making the first meeting count

 

Get the “know-how” you need at this seminar. Book today for the Early Bird discount. 

To book: visit http://socialmediaforlawfirms-eorgf.eventbrite.com/

 

Our highly knowledgeable, expert presenters: 

 

  • Tom Worner has worked both in private practice, specialising in company commercial law. He co-founded his own law firm in 2008, before exiting in 2011 to set up ProFirma. Tom now helps law firms and individual lawyers stand out and succeed in this new era of legal services.  ProFirma’s consulting programmes have been developed to help both established and start-up law firms with a focus on  business and strategic planning, marketing and sales planning, and special projects. 


  • Graham Aikin has spent over 8 years in private banking and wealth management in sales and relationship management roles. He is familiar with the issues that professional services firms face in terms of raising brand awareness, the acquisition and retention of clients, and the leveraging of professional networks, as well as the associated compliance issues.


  • Jason Cobine helps professionals and business owners generate introductions received through “word of mouth”.  Beyond Networking clients increase their lead generation by at least 20% within 10 weeks. Building profitable networks and get introduced to the right people. Effective networking increases company performance and profits.


Please note: Due to the popularity of our events there are no refunds yet you can send someone in your place, even at the very last minute.


CoreLegal is an alliance of brilliant minds and talent to support you – the legal profession. A one-stop shop for solicitors who want solutions now.

Money Maths Books

February 10th, 2013

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We have our Boogles Money Maths series on Amazon.

Maths Books which will help your child to improve their maths skills.

Number Crunching for 9 – 11 year olds.

Quickbooks Bookkeeper – Pro Advisor

January 30th, 2013

 Boogles are QuickBooks PrAdvisors. If you need advice, support, training or a bookkeeper to use your Quickbooks software – contact us. http://www.booglesltd.com/Quickbooks_Sage_Training.html

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We have training courses on quickbooks available on USB stick. See here.

Outsourcing Your Bookkeeping

January 23rd, 2013

If 2013 is the year in which you’ve decided that you no longer want to do a job you hate – hand the books over to us, as we quite enjoy it. You would be in very good company, as if you read any start-up business book, bookkeeping is always talked of in a desparaging and unencouraging way… ‘the dreaded bookkeeping’ the ‘bookkeeping nightmare’ the ‘headache’ – all terms regularly used when it comes to bookkeeping.

If its that painful and traumatic for you – the best thing you can do is to outsource it. You’ll sleep easier at night, it’ll be one less thing to have to worry about and you can spend time more constructively – i.e. working ON your business to improve it, not sweating the small stuff trying to make it balance / add up / make sense.

www.boogles.co.uk

Good Bookkeeping

January 19th, 2013

With all this negative talk regarding the economy, its essential to get your financial house in order in 2013. Don’t delay it. Tackle it right now. Create a budget, get your finances on track and know where you are in your business. Sieze the day!

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SoliBooks Solicitors Software

January 16th, 2013

Boogles are proud to announce we’re SoliBooks Advisors. Solibooks is a Solicitors accounts software – perfect for the sole practioner / busy owner-manager solicitor.

To find out more about SoliBooks visit our site: http://www.booglesltd.com/SoliBooks.html

Friendly Bookkeepers

January 12th, 2013

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Bookkeeping need not be a scary thing. Honestly. Some of us(bookkeepers) are quite friendly. www.Boogles.co.uk

Online Bookkeeping Software

January 9th, 2013

It’s a common question ‘what is the best online bookkeeping software to use’?

Completely up to you. There’s plenty to choose from. Top 5 things to look for:

1. Price (obviously)… because if it’s not FREE – you’ll be paying an ongoing subscription (otherwise you’ll lose all your work) AND (not so obviously) even if it isn;t free… there’s always the possibility that that changes… and then you need to be prepared to either pay (or lose all your work)

2. Functionality … does it do what you need it to do? Some people like the email alerts, others want to be able to automatically send statements and add interest and things, and others want to use it as their office suite – to manage letters and contact details etc.,

3. Who will be using it – if you’re hoping to get a bookkeeper – make sure they’re familiar with the system. If you’re not – then just make sure you’re happy with it, and it’ll do what you want it to do.

4. Security – don’t take it for granted that your data will be safe. It probably will be, but read the small print… just like FaceBook and YouTube have started to make claims of ownership of the content YOU POST and create onto their sites, so software companies are doing the same. Plus, its the data backup servers that they use. You don’t want your data a) lost or b) hacked into. Identity theft is on the increase.

5. Reports – you want to make sure you can pull off / extract the information in a format that your accountant is happy to use, as this shoudl reduce your tax bill as you’re making the accountants job easier.

Year End Closing Procedures – 31st Dec

January 3rd, 2013

If you have a 31st Dec year-end, now is the time to be looking at your year end closing procedures. When it comes to software, there are normally closing down steps which you have to go through. All software is different, so you need to follow the manual. Some software e.g. Sage will ‘stay’ in the current financial year until you close it off. And you can’t close it off, until all your items have been entered, because once its closed, thats it. There is no going back.

This can be quite annoying in the meantime… if your system is ‘out’ of the current financial year (depending on the version of sage you have) or your software – you won’t even be able to run a financial report for Jan 1st onwards because the system won’t let you. It’s tied into the last years reports!

So, don’t delay… get on top of your books, get your transactions onto the system and close off the reporting as soon as possible. Of course, if you need help… get in a bookkeeper! www.boogles.co.uk