Category Archives: First Call Financials News

5 New Year’s Resolutions For Your Business Accounting

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Steph

Steph is a Chartered Accountant with many years’ experience working in audit compliance and general accountancy. She is a Fellow of the ICAEW and has extensive knowledge of accountancy and tax for the self employed.
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5 New Year Resolutions For Businesses Blog ImageWhat will your New Year’s resolutions be for 2019? To lose weight, learn a new skill or try something new?

With all the New Year’s resolutions that we make as individuals, it can be easy to overlook changes that may benefit your business coming into the new year.

To get your business off to the best start in 2019, we’ve come up with our top 5 resolutions for your business accounting.

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Reversal of Plan to Scrap Class 2 NICs – What It Means for the Self Employed

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Steph

Steph is a Chartered Accountant with many years’ experience working in audit compliance and general accountancy. She is a Fellow of the ICAEW and has extensive knowledge of accountancy and tax for the self employed.
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The Government’s plan to abolish Class 2 NICs by April 2019 has been shelved, with no chance of the abolishment of Class 2 NICs taking place during this parliament.

The planned move, which could have benefited self-employed workers earning more than £6,205 per annum, was dropped under the premise that lower earning self-employed workers would have seen their voluntary payments increase significantly.

Find out more about the change, the current rates of National Insurance for the self-employed and how you can ensure you’re paying the correct National Insurance Contributions (NICs).

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Income Tax in Wales Is Changing – What You Need to Know

Megan

Megan

As well as having Payroll experience, Meg is our main point of contact for auto-enrolment setup. Now a qualified member of AAT, Meg is building her portfolio of accounting clients in a variety of sectors.
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Welsh Flag and blue sky imageFrom April 2019, people living in Wales will begin paying some of their income tax directly to the Welsh Government. Under the current system, 100% of the funds collected go to the UK Government.

The change, which is similar to how the Scottish rate of income tax (SRIT) works, will allow the Welsh Government to play a role in the collection of tax, as well as enabling them to vary the rate of Income Tax paid by Welsh taxpayers to fund various public services.

Find out more about what’s changing, how it will impact Welsh taxpayers and employers, and what the current rates of Income Tax in the UK are in our latest blog post.

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The Importance Of Ensuring GDPR Compliance With Your Accountant

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Tarah

Originally our payroll specialist, but now working within our accountancy department. Tarah is a fully qualified member of AAT and has a portfolio of clients in Education and Retail sectors.
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With so many businesses focused on making their own steps towards GDPR compliance, it’s easy to overlook the importance of ensuring that your “Processors” (those who process data for you) are also compliant with the new data protection regulations.

In payroll and accountancy, the volume and sensitivity of the data that is collected, held and processed puts pressure on business owners of all sizes to ensure their provider is compliant.

In this blog post, we’ll look at how you can ensure that your current payroll provider, bookkeeper or accountant is compliant with GDPR. We will also highlight the steps and ongoing processes that we at FCF have put in place to ensure that we are 100% Compliant.

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First Call Financials New Brand and Identity

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Steph

Steph is a Chartered Accountant with many years’ experience working in audit compliance and general accountancy. She is a Fellow of the ICAEW and has extensive knowledge of accountancy and tax for the self employed.
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Since we began trading in 2011 (becoming a limited company in 2013), we’ve been providing a professional accountancy and payroll service for businesses of all sizes and structures in Bristol and the surrounding areas.

With over 90+ years combined experience across our close-knit team of accounts and payroll specialists, we are trusted to look after the accounts of both major councils and SMEs – providing a proactive and collaborative approach that is second to none.

In the next step of our business’s development, we are delighted to announce the release of our new logo and brand identity to better reflect our values, our services, the work we do with our customers and the way in which we do it.

The new branding will soon be reflected on our website, which will go live in September. Read on to find out more about the rebrand and get a sneak peek of our brand new promotional material.

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A Revamp for First Call Website

Fran Tyler

Fran heads up First Call Financials. She has over 40 years’ accountancy experience and is a Fellow Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians.

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new website and we think you’ll agree that it looks fantastic!

We have been working hard over the past few months to update our website with our vibrant new design and lots of interesting and informative content that we feel reflects the “helping hand” and simple jargon free information we provide to our clients and we are thrilled to have it up and running.

So why not take a few minutes to check out the site.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on our new look and ways in which we can continue to make it a useful tool for businesses large and small.

Finally, don’t forget to keep an eye out for our regular blogs providing more helpful and informative articles about the firm and clients as well as updates from HMRC and other industry related news and tips.

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Paying Us Saves You Money

Fran Tyler

Fran heads up First Call Financials. She has over 40 years’ accountancy experience and is a Fellow Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians.

This week we are offering you a sneak peak at one of our many success stories with a client case study. You can find out just how paying us will ultimately save you money!

The Client

A limited company who were in the process of closing their business down with a significant balance in the bank account remaining for distribution. The company were still trading profitably.

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