Middlers Blog

Autumn Budget 2017 – Quick Fire News

23rd November 2017

QUICK FIRE AUTUMN BUDGET 2017 NEWS To save you time, here’s a quick fire list of the major points, ask our team if you would like further details into the budget or any of the particular announcements. Stamp Duty relief for first time buyers In an attempt to help first-time buyers get on the property ladder and stimulate the housing market the chancellor announced that for property purchases completed on or after 22 November 2017 there would be no SDLT payable if the purchase price … Continued

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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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