HouseTree Business Ltd
18th Aug 2021
We use the Auth App on our phone and the Desktop version in case we ever lost our phone. I have attached the link here and I highly recommend it.
We use this for all companies and HMRC that require 2FA . All your companies that you use 2FA for are now in one place. You have a login and password so it means you are not totally reliant on your phone.
2FA will become more popular so it is important they are organized.
12th Aug 2021
Not sure if you use AccountancyManager for your practice but we send text messages from the system for meetings and other reminders.
2nd Feb 2021
If you have signed up or your freight company has to postponed vat you will get your statements here for your vat return and they will only be kept for 6 months so make sure you download them.
2nd Feb 2021
The simplest way is for their IT guy to set you up with remote access to a computer with their live sage on it. That is the way we do it for many clients.
28th Dec 2020
We have been using MY PAYE Ltd for years and it is a full cloud payroll. I have attached the link here. It integrates with Xero and Quickbooks.
https://www.mypaye.co.uk/accountants the more you use the price changes.
You do not need to install anything on the computer and can do payrolls in one go for the simple ones. I cannot recommend this software enough.
5th Dec 2020
I thought this might help below bank holidays quoted from government guidance
Where a bank holiday falls inside a worker’s period of furlough and the worker would have usually worked the bank holiday, their furlough will be unaffected by the bank holiday.
However, if the worker would usually have had the bank holiday as annual leave, there are 2 options.
The bank holiday is taken as annual leave
If the employer and the worker agree that the bank holiday can be taken as annual leave while on furlough, the employer must pay the correct holiday pay for the worker. Employers may also require workers to take the bank holiday as annual leave with the correct notice periods.
The bank holiday is deferred
If the employer and the worker agree that the bank holiday will not be taken as annual leave at that time, the worker must still receive the day of annual leave that they would have received. This holiday can be deferred till a later date, but the worker should still receive their full holiday entitlement."
30th Sep 2020
I have written to them to say I will not accept their schedule as it is supposed to be a month by month contract. So this is potentially like an insurance letter where your payments are divided evenly.
They are no longer trust worthy and don’t be surprised if they try to use this schedule as a contract.
I suspect there maybe dirty tricks behind like Nexus tax and their 90 day hidden clause.
So I wrote and rejected schedule just in case they try and pull a fast one.
23rd Sep 2020
I suggest you take a look at want licensed bookkeepers ICB can do to get a fairer picture. The Institute of Certified bookkeepers as I believe AAT bookkeepers have restrictions.
Update: Re Posters Further info
However you will have to have passed the relevant qualifications with ICB to practice at various levels. You cannot just switch from AAT. In relation to MLR and HMRC it is cheaper to register for your MLR with ICB then HMRC and you have their support which is excellent.
4th Sep 2020
For a fully cloud payroll bureau no desktop needed, look at My Paye Ltd for bureau or single companies. We have used it for years. Excellent software does everything you need including P11D's and as been reliably using the cloud for years. My PAYE Ltd was way ahead and forward-thinking prior to most, What I would say just because a company has a large marketing budget it does not make them the best software that applies to everything.
27th Aug 2020
I highly recommend AbletoExtract. The best software we ever purchased.