Middlers Blog

We’re Growing!

26th September 2017

Big warm welcome this week to our two new apprentices here at middlers, Amelia and Grace! Be sure to say hello if you’re in the office, no scaring them off!  

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Making tax Digital Update

1st August 2017

    The Government has responded to pressure from accountants and other interested parties and announced the delay of Making Tax Digital for Business to 2020 at the earliest.   Quarterly VAT reporting using the new system will be mandatory from 2019. In a further U-turn, three million small businesses and buy to let landlords below the VAT threshold will now not be required to keep digital accounting records but will be able to move to the new system for keeping tax records at a … Continued

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Join our team

11th July 2017

We are looking for an accounts apprentice to join our team at our Durham office, apply by sending CV to lynsey@middlers.co.uk. See below for more details As accounts assistant your duties will initially involve: – preparation of accounts and tax returns, variety of software – bookkeeping – administrative tasks – payroll procedure and reporting You will support our small friendly accounts team in our relaxed office environment. Full training will be provided as an addition to your day release college placement where you will undertake … Continued

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Congrats to Xero as they hit a million users

31st March 2017

Big congratulations to xero on their big milestone! Today, one million Xero subscribers are making the world a better place, one small business at a time. And you’ve been a big part of that. There are now over 100,000 business advisors in our community and we’re so excited to see how you’re working together internationally to become a part of the global economy. Your support, ideas, feedback and patience has helped to build the global accounting platform that we have today. It was only 5 … Continued

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National Minimum Wage Changes from 1st April 2017

30th March 2017

The National Minimum wage.. The National Minimum wage you must at least pay your employees changes From April 1st 2017, this Saturday. The new rates are as follows From 1st April 2017: 25 and over  – £7.50 per hour 21-24 – £7.05 per hour 18-20 – £5.60 per hour Under 18 – £4.05 per hour Apprentice – £3.50 per hour The hourly rate for the minimum wage depends on your employees age and whether or not they are an apprentice. Apprentices Apprentices are entitled to the … Continued

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Tax year 16/17 is coming to an end

Tax year 16/17 ends Wednesday 5th April 2017   Just a quick post to remind you another tax year is coming to an end. If you have a personal tax return to submit to HMRC this is for most people due to be filed and paid by 31st January 2018. Although that’s 9 months away we recommend getting it sorted as soon as possible. Sorting early gives you extra time to save for the tax bill, look for tax saving opportunities going forward and even … Continued

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Xero Quick Start Guide 2017 – Sole Trader – No VAT

1st January 2017

  Here’s a brief look at creating your first Sales invoice, purchase bill, setting up a bank feed, and editing contacts. Enjoy! Raising your first Sales Invoice (Click animation to enlarge)   Emailing your Sales Invoice (Click animation to enlarge) Printing your Sales Invoice to a PDF file (Click animation to enlarge) Recording your Sales Invoice having been paid (Click animation to enlarge) Raising your first Purchase Bill (Click animation to enlarge)     Recording the payment of your purchase bill (Click animation to enlarge) Setting … Continued

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We’re fighting against cancer!

24th October 2016

Hey everyone, its Andy here. I am boxing at uwcb Durham this December for Cancer Research UK because I want to help beat cancer sooner!   Cancer research Our life-saving research helps to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. We don’t receive Government funding so every step towards beating cancer relies on every pound donated. You can make a real difference. UWCB Ultra White Collar Boxing is the most established organisation in the UK, running hundreds of events since 2009. We’ve raised more … Continued

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Get your receipts digital quickly!

1st July 2016

Quick bit of supplier news today… Receipt bank have released a new app which allows Multiple Mode: This makes it lightning fast to upload multiple receipts and invoices at once. Simply enable the new Multiple Camera mode and start snappin’ today. A faster receipt scanner This new feature allows you to take up to fifty snaps at a time, removing the need to re-open the camera for every new photo. As soon as it is taken the picture is already processing – it’s that easy. … Continued

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Xero Servers Move

15th June 2016

POSSIBLE XERO OUTAGES Hi all, This is a quick reminder that xero are beginning their move to their new AWS hosting platform this weekend.   They will be phasing the move over the coming months, on Saturdays between 7pm and 9pm British Summer Time (BST). During this time you may notice a short interruption when trying to work on your data.   We will receive a message from Xero a few days before your organisation moves, and again 15 minutes prior to it going offline … Continued

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Middlers Reviews

4.98 Average

64 Reviews

J McLachlan

Positive and friendly service, reasonable charges, and I look forward to an ongoing relationship with the firm.

Posted 3 days ago

D Atkinson

Friendly staff Emails and documents that are prompt and easy to access A good service

Posted 5 days ago

T Allen

A great service. So easy to keep accounts on track via on line service. I would recommend Middlers Accountants to anybody who has a busy schedule and wishes to take the stress of tax returns out of their life.

Posted 1 week ago

D Prested

I contacted Middlers accountants because I’d had problems and lost confidence in my previous accountant. After one phone call I took my business to them. Very professional, quick and reliable correspondence and they get the job done.

Posted 1 week ago

G Stavers

"they told me things I did not know and were very helpfull"

Posted 1 month ago

E Hind

Friendly and up to date allways more than happy to help best service possible have done and will do recommend them to anyone else who is in need of a good accountants

Posted 1 month ago

H Robinson

I have found Middlers Accountants to be so approachable and easy to deal with. My business is a little different from the norm and they have been open and helpful to any questions that I have had. Highly recommended.

Posted 1 month ago

E Reed

They offer a good service and are always helpful and professional.

Posted 1 month ago


Middlers Accountants are a professional, efficient and friendly service that have looked after my accounts and interests for a number of years and I strongly recommend them.

Posted 1 month ago


Middlers are a friendly, approachable, knowledgable team that inspire total confidence in their services. Always there to answer any questions big or small, they are a pleasure to deal with!! Wonderful service!

Posted 1 month ago

M White

First class accountants makes sure everything in order and friendly service

Posted 1 month ago

R Higginson

Middlers are always there to help me with my business needs xxx

Posted 1 month ago

J Ledger

Middlers have been my accountants since my companies inception. I've never had a problem and they have always delivered a first class service. They keep me informed of any relevant changes in tax laws and are always on hand to provide guidance and advice when required. I am extremely pleased with the service they provide and would highly recommend to anyone looking for a professional and courteous accounting firm.

Posted 1 month ago

J Barlow

Middlers have worked for us to help sort inheritage; capital gains; income from property as well as the more mundane issues regarding earnings and pensions. They have always been efficient, friendly and have kept us "in the loop".

Posted 1 month ago


Since we started the business in 2014, the Staff at Middlers have been helpful, patient and knowledgeable. They have always found solutions to our problems. Our Investors also came over to visit from Germany and were so impressed with the presentation of Management Information. Keep up the good work!

Posted 1 month ago

L Turnbull

I went to Middlers as a new business not sure where to go with paperwork/ accounts they showed me the ropes and got me on track promptly.

Posted 1 month ago

K Eaton

I have been with Middlers now for approx. 4 years. The service they offer is one of professionalism, exceptionally friendly team and execute every task with gusto. I really would strongly recommend them. I would not use anyone else.

Posted 1 month ago

L Owen

Discovered through a recommendation from a friend as an accountant was needed for a business venture. Always friendly and approachable. Have been with Middlers for 4 years and am very happy to continue.

Posted 1 month ago

N Marsden

Would highly recommend Middlers. Lynsey is very knowledgeable and always there to answer any questions etc. She always keeps us up-to-date on what is going on and it's nice to deal with a small family run company!

Posted 1 month ago

B Dawson

Lindsey my accountant is very helpful instantaneous in dealing with my enquiries or problems I have would recommend middlers and have already recommended them before to new clients

Posted 1 month ago

K Sanders

Super organised, great at explaining the complexity of accountancy to the untrained ear, and excellent value for money

Posted 1 month ago