Middlers Blog

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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New premises for Middlers

26th April 2016

WE’VE MOVED! Firstly we would like to shout out a big thank you to all our clients for your continued support. Thanks to our rapid growth over the last 3 years we have decided to move to much larger premises in Coxhoe, Durham. This move allows us to continue our growth by expanding our team over the coming year so please be sure to make any new faces welcome!   Be sure to pop in and have a snoop around the new place if you are in the area! … Continued

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Middlers Reviews

5.00 Average

36 Reviews

M Hill Consulting LTD

Having use Middlers since I started my company 3 years ago - I couldn't rate them highly enough. They made the whole process of setting up my the business, managing VAT returns, corporation tax etc.. so easy and with limited overhead for myself. Their use of digital technology makes them stand out from the crowd and it has been great to see a local company grow into a fully established and trusted accountant.

Posted 3 days ago

P Motors Ltd

Very approachable, yet still professional, also very knowledgeable and up to date, have made our accounting process so much easier for us. Would have no hesitation in recommending them. Terri Adams

Posted 3 days ago


Most helpful, most friendliest accountants in the North East yet most informative and most professional in their region too.

Posted 4 days ago

p dove

the good thing about small family run business there find extra time to make sure there are there for your needs.any questions they have the answers pleased to have found them. cheers peter dove.

Posted 4 days ago

S wilson

Lynsey and Andy have always been at the other end of the phone for any advice/ guidence and always go above and beyond what is needed to make sure you and your business are successful.

Posted 4 days ago


Always there when u need them

Posted 4 days ago

J Beadle

We have been using Middlers for a couple of years now. The initial set up and training on the software was great, very clear and easy to understand. Any questions we have are answered quickly and explained well. Great service and happy to recommend to anyone.

Posted 1 week ago

G Bowler

Ive been with middlers for 3 year now and have found them very helpful and allways there for advice and help with an open door policy for me to call in whenver i need it .

Posted 1 week ago

L Richardson

I use this firm. They're the friendliest, most helpful people you could hope to meet.

Posted 1 week ago

D McCullagh

I have been using Middlers Accountants for a few years now after a recommendation from a friend and I couldn't be happier with the service they have provided.

Posted 1 week ago

Mr S Gibbins

I used Andy and Lynsey for my accountants , always helpful , always approachable and explain things in language a simple mechanic can understand . If there were 6 stars still not enough . Cheers

Posted 1 week ago

S fascialift

I have been using middlers from the start of middlers . Main reason is how helpful and approachable they are and relaxed way of doing my accounts as when i find myself very busy I can relax finding my paper side of my business is in safe hands . Would highly recommend middlers to everyone Regards shaun fascialift maintenance

Posted 1 week ago

G Hutchinson

Dealing with my business brilliantly for me

Posted 2 weeks ago

A Orr

My tax return was made super easy and stress free! Middlers are very helpful and professional. I would highly recommend them.

Posted 1 month ago


Being new to the concept of self-employment and to the tax returns process, I was i suppose naturally a little anxious about how to go about carrying this out and about the time and efforts involved. Lynsey and Middler's were professional yet welcoming, and made this such a smooth and seamless process for me. I would have no hesitation in recommending their services to anyone looking for a great accountancy service from start to finish.

Posted 1 month ago

D Thorburn

Quick and easy tax returns. Make my job alot easier. Lynsey is friendly and professional. Lovely accountants to work with.

Posted 1 month ago

M Skidmore

Great friendly service, everything that needed to be done was done and on time. Easily contactable and always helpful, would certainly recommend Middlers.

Posted 1 month ago

L Ltd

Excellent service from a friendly team. Always there to help 24/7. A massive help to our business. Thank you

Posted 1 month ago

N Shore Gifts

We have been with Middlers Accountants for over a year now after finding them on the web. We are very happy with the service they provide and are always there to help if we need them

Posted 1 month ago

G Ewing (Inspiral Cycles)

Middlers are very friendly professional and helpful. They are fully conversant with Xero (and many other digital tools) and do everything needed to keep me control of Inspiral Cycles' accounts, bookkeeping, tax, payroll, NEST pension, etc... Middlers helped to transfer me to Xero and to work in a way that fully exploits the benefits, reduces costs, and their bookkeeping support saves me time. Very highly recommended.

Posted 1 month ago

R Plews

Always efficient, professional and punctual. We couldn't be more happier with Middlers.

Posted 2 months ago