Strange times for us all. Even though we're still super busy, it feels a bit like we're in limbo, waiting for something to happen.
Several bits of news from No 10. Rishi Sunak's budget last week. a few surprises there. I'm pleased about the changes to Stamp Duty, long overdue I feel and will help people who want to move house.
I'm not sure about the eat out discount, I'm partial to a takeaway myself.
Flexible furlough. Great for employers who can now bring staff back on a part time basis. More information on the gov.uk website along with all the other updates.
Stay safe everyone.
The Government's furlough scheme has been extended to the end of October, announced Chancellor Rishi Sunak today.
Employees will continue to receive 80% of their wages with employers contributing to the wages costs from August. See BBC News website for details, link below.
This news will come as a relief to a lot of companies and employees who are obviously concerned for their jobs.
We hope you're all staying well and positive.
For the latest update from HMRC regarding the job retention scheme, please see link below.
The portal for claiming your grant should be open on the 20 April.
Remember the 8pm Clap for Carers tonight.
I hope you are all well and keeping your families safe in these uncertain times.
HMRC have set up a phone helpline to support businesses and self-employed people concerned about not being able to pay their tax due to coronavirus (COVID-19).
The helpline allows any business or self-employed individual who is concerned about paying their tax due to coronavirus to get practical help and advice. Up to 2000 experienced call handlers are available to support businesses and individuals when needed. If you run a business or are self-employed and are concerned about paying your tax due to coronavirus, you can call HMRC’s helpline for help and advice:
0800 0159 559
New year and new decade. If you're rushing about like a headless thing and drowning in paperwork, maybe now is a good time to take stock of your business and think about where you want to be this time next year. Organised or not?! Need help?
Well, you know where we are. Get in touch. Here's to a fabulous 2020. Woohoo!
From all of us to all of you, have a wonderful Christmas time.
Wishing peace and joy to all, have a very, merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
Cherry Bookkeeping, a bit about us and how it all started.
Owner Pauline Nichols is a qualified, experienced bookkeeper, being a Fellow Member of the IAB (International Association of Bookkeepers).
We have been established since 2014 but Pauline has been bookkeeping since 2003. Pauline comes from a commercial background and has worked in various businesses including publishing, fashion, shipping and export.
Pauline set up the bookkeeping business because so many small businesses wanted her help and she didn’t want to restrict herself to working for one specific company when she could be free to help lots of small businesses providing bespoke accounts support.
We have all sorts of clients (they are all lovely), mainly small limited companies but we also cater for sole traders, sub-contractors and individuals.
If you are interested in becoming one of our treasured, valued clients, get in touch today. We’d love to help you.
Call us for a chat or send us a message.
No, we definitely have NOT been sleeping.
We've been mega busy ensuring all our clients that need to be MTD compliant ARE MTD compliant.
If you haven't heard of MTD - Making Tax Digital - you must have been snoozing on the job.
Making Tax (VAT) Digital is now in effect for VAT registered businesses that have a turnover above the VAT threshold of £85k.
If you would like more information on MTD and how it affects you, get in touch.
Pauline Nichols FIAB
A very happy new year to all our clients, old and new.
We hope the new year is as good as the old one.
If you're looking for a bookkeeper in the Olney area, get in touch. We're here to help you.
Whoosh, another year has gone flying by, where did that go?!
This year has seen our little business grow a little bit more.
We've taken on some lovely new clients and we're ever so grateful for their business.
We've been really busy doing busy accounting things and rushing around like topless carrots....but we wouldn't change it for the world!
Sending you a big Xmas hug now because we'll be really busy running payrolls and stuff over the next two weeks and probably won't remember to say
HAVE A WONDERFUL HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND A PEACEFUL NEW YEAR.
Pauline and Laura x