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Cloud Accounting – Make sure your business accounting is online safely with the help Davenports team.

Cloud Accounting – Make sure your business accounting is online safely with the help Davenports team.


What is Making Tax Digital? Making Tax Digital (MTD) is a new tax initiative that will see UK businesses submit digital updates to HMRC once per quarter. Going digital will see our tax system become more efficient, and make it easier for UK businesses to stay on top of their tax affairs.When are we Making Tax Digital? From April 2019, businesses registered for VAT above the threshold of £85,000 will have to start keeping digital records and submit digital VAT returns to HMRC.You can find out if that applies to you using our MTD calculator on this page.Making Tax Digital for income tax and corporation tax will come into effect once the VAT scheme has finished a successful rollout. This is currently projected to be from April 2020. Once dates have been formally announced, we’ll let you know what to do next.Take a free trial of KashFlow with Davenports click on link below safe and secure – https://bit.ly/2EGsEC9 

Self Assessment tax return deadlines – 31 January

Self Assessment tax return deadlines – 31 January


Tax payers who are subject to a Self Assessment are reminded that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) must be in receipt of all tax returns and monies owed by the deadline of 31 January 2019. Tax is usually deducted automatically from wages, pensions and savings but people and businesses with additional income must report it in a tax return. HMRC must receive a paper tax return as this cannot be submitted online. Here are all the details to help tax payers pay in the correct way and on time to avoid penalties: https://bit.ly/1KvkgxH.  If you need help with your tax return, contact Davenports today https://bit.ly/2RtnbGI  

Seven common mistakes when hiring freelancers

Seven common mistakes when hiring freelancers


There are obvious benefits for a small business when hiring freelancers to manage projects but employing a casual team member can be a nervous experience. So it is imperative that any employer gets the basics right from the first contact to remove any strain and stand a greater chance of getting the right help on the right terms. Providing an unclear brief, always going for the cheap option and being too informal at interview are just three of seven common mistakes made when hiring freelance help: https://bit.ly/2Lt0WKM 

The eight fundamentals of a winning service culture

The eight fundamentals of a winning service culture


In business customer loyalty should be the heartbeat of any organisation, and such allegiance is driven primarily by the business culture, so how does any business leader know they have the right culture in place? One of the UK’s leading and best-known customer service enthusiasts says there are eight fundamental elements to creating the right culture and it involves encouraging employees to help shape and develop it and not feel disconnected, be dictated to or be expected to find it by accident. https://bit.ly/2zVmv1K 

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