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How’s your MTD transition looking?

I found some good advice for accountants looking to make the transition to digital the other day. It’s from Damon Anderson, the affable director, partner at Xero. And it comes complete with a heavy nudge to get your act together (if you haven’t already)! Damon says: “MTD will put many practices under pressure when it […]

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Is blockchain technology now the new world order?

Unlike the answer to any question that was ever asked by the Daily Mail (it’s always No), the response to the query above may well be Yes. And that’s regardless of whether you’re in the accounting and finance sector or not. The fact that Hdac is shelling out zillions of pounds on (slightly baffling) football […]

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GDPR guide for accountants in practice

A “pragmatic” look at GDPR focuses on the new data law in the context of accountancy practices and looks at how the regulation will impact. MyFirmsApp, providers of a custom app platform for accountants in practice, has published the handy summary . The 19-page guide examines key questions such as what personal data a practice typically holds […]

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Pimlico ‘gig’ plumber was in fact a worker

As a rock music fan who has attended many amazing concerts over the years, I have always felt the term “gig” when attached to “economy” glamorised something that was, in essence, uncertain, precarious and had the potential to be not particularly lucrative. So I was glad when I read that a court had ruled against […]

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HMRC software supplier list for MTD grows (slightly)

One of the speaker sessions that I particularly enjoyed at Accountex 2018 was by the HMRC’s Heather Elliot. The title of her talk wasn’t all that snappy: “To Raise Awareness of, and Engagement with MTD… (wait, it’s not finished yet) Specifically in the Area of VAT and ITSA.” Yet Heather, who is part of the (also […]

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A short and tweet round-up of Accountex

Welcome to the post-Accountex 2018 Daily Insight. This short and simple tweet summed it up for me. It includes a great video of the ExCeL accounting extravaganza shot and edited by Accountex PR exec Sharna Waide. Just click on the pic above and it will take you straight there. Or click here. The team at […]

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Give your clients an expenses health check

Whether you still accept shoe boxes full of receipts or prefer newer methods, it’s time to give your clients an expenses health check to ensure you’re offering the best solution, and not just the solution that suits your practice. What happens when your client tells you that they want to use the latest and greatest […]

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