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The Practical Year

We’ve spent the year trying to release a new blog every 4 weeks and it’s fallen on 31st December for our last one, perfect timing for a summary of our year. And what a year it has been...

Christmas isn’t for paperwork

In case you haven’t noticed, Christmas is coming! With the majority of our clients being small businesses, it probably signifies a time with a bit of down time where no doubt instead of resting you’ll be trying to catch up on paperwork...

We’ve moved – again!

I know it’s only been less than 6 months since I wrote a blog saying we’d moved, but we’ve done it again! We knew when we merged that an office move would have to happen...

Prices for bookkeeping

When I was first starting out as Practical Bookkeeping, one of the things I was very unsure about was pricing. Not the amount to charge people but if I should advertise these prices...

0% or no vat – Which is it?!

I often hear shouted from another room a question along the lines of “Is it No VAT if I’m doing a PO for someone who’s not VAT registered”, usually signifying my Husband is working from home and has forgotten the difference between 0% & No VAT entries on QuickBooks...

Big news from PBS!

We’ve got some big changes coming up at PBS starting today! I sent a very excited e-mail a few weeks ago to my existing clients but as today is the official launch date I can now share the news with everyone...

Welcome Susan!

May saw us taking on our first member of staff, Susan...

Did you need to go digital?

With the first monthly VAT submission due a few months ago in June and the first quarterly MTD VAT submission due a few days ago on 7th August, we’ve heard of some people who were still unaware they needed to comply...

We’ve moved!

We should have shouted about this more and definitely sooner than we are now but we’ve moved! Originally run from my home, we officially moved into our lovely office in Leigh-on-Sea during April....

Do I need a Bookkeeper?

There is no simple answer to this question – the fact is that anyone can do their own bookkeeping. This might sound crazy coming from a Bookkeeper but with modern, digital software making this even easier most sole traders with simple income and expenditure can indeed do their own bookkeeping.

The question that most small business owners should be asking is ‘is doing my own books a productive use of my time?’...

How to find a great Bookkeeper

Outsourcing your bookkeeping is a big deal – you know it’s the right thing for your business and your sanity, but where do you start?

A quick explanation on why we're not actually writing a blog on the help available for the self employed during COVID 19...

A question that we often get asked by people is what is the difference between us and an accountant? While there’s a lot of information out there on the web about this, we thought we’d do a little blog to try and help too!

Yet another day in London last week, this time accompanied by my husband, to attend training for Advanced Online Certification of QuickBooks...

QuickBooks Connect

Last week QuickBooks hosted their annual QuickBooks Connect event, held in London at Old Billingsgate Market, an event for Bookkeepers and Accountants...

There’s been a lot of shouting about Making Tax Digital (MTD) kicking off on 1stApril, with HMRC trying to ensure everyone who needs to know, knows...

Wow, what a year!

2018 was the first full year of trading for PBS. Although we formed in November 2017, April 2018 saw it become my sole source of income, having left my part time job...

Going Limited

So it’s the 1st Jan 2019 and not only is it the start of the New Year but it’s also the start of Practical Bookkeeping Services Ltd...

Are you ready to improve your accounting experience?