Smarter News Archive

Business Blog 5 November

Business Blog 5 November

Bonfire Night News from the Chancellor – 05/11/2020 As per the blogs that we released on Monday, the current situation regards Government support is very fluid. The Chancellor has today announced further extended support for businesses and employees throughout the...

Business Blog 2 Nov UPDATE

Business Blog 2 Nov UPDATE

Lockdown 2 – Support for Businesses – SEISS Update! We sent our blog updating you all on the measures that were announced on Saturday and as mentioned in the blog, the situation feels very fluid. In the last half an hour the Chancellor has announced the following...

Business Blog 2 November

Business Blog 2 November

Lockdown 2 – Support for Businesses On Saturday, the Prime Minister announced that we would be moving to another lockdown. Over the past few weeks, the Chancellor has announced a number of measures to support businesses and with the statement on Saturday came some...

Business Blog 23 October

Business Blog 23 October

Chancellor Increases Financial Support for Businesses The news continues to be full of all things Coronavirus. Yesterday the Chancellor announced increased financial support for businesses and workers. As we have seen throughout the pandemic, the support offered by...

Business Blog 4 September

Business Blog 4 September

Kickstart Growth & Employment Updates We hope everyone is well.  As the summer is drawing to a close and the kids are going back to school, life is returning to a bit of normality- whatever normality is nowadays! The new Smarter Teignmouth office is taking shape...

Business Blog 21 August

Business Blog 21 August

We hope everyone is enjoying the summer. The weather has taken a turn for the worse, but here is hoping we can return to some good summer weather! The new Teignmouth Office continues to progress. We have had some issues, mainly utilities, and have now pushed the move...

We’re Moving & Hiring!

We’re Moving & Hiring!

Smarter Accounting are delighted to have acquired the flagship property at 5 Den Road, Teignmouth, formerly the NatWest Bank.  We’re also hiring staff with accounting experience in a wide variety of roles across the business.  This is an exciting time for Smarter...

Business Blog 3 July

Business Blog 3 July

At Smarter Accounting, we're here to help your business through the Coronavirus and would like to take this opportunity to update you on some items of news as follows: Self Employed Income Support Grant URGENT Reminder: The first round of this grant will close on the...

Business Blog 26 June

Business Blog 26 June

Self Employed Income Support (SEISS) Grant Closure & VAT News As last week, the Smarter Accounting Offices have been staffed and several clients have dropped off and collected records.  The safety and well being of our staff and clients remain our priority and...

Business Blog 19 June

Business Blog 19 June

Smarter Business Blog - Grant & VAT Deferral NEWS This week the Smarter Accounting Offices have been staffed and several clients have dropped off and collected records. Things will continue this way for the time being. Please if you are dropping off or collecting...

Business Blog 12 June

Business Blog 12 June

Smarter Business Blog - Lockdown Easing & Branches Reopening on Monday It has been a week with very few announcements on the financial side, which is as expected, and the Government have relaxed the lockdown restrictions further.  From a business perspective,...

Business Blog 05 June

Business Blog 05 June

Smarter Business Blog - Lockdown Easing & Branches Reopening We’ve seen a slightly quieter week for business news announcements this week.  The Government seems to have already made the big announcements and so, with the current Coronavirus circumstances, we do...

Business Update 29 May

Business Update 29 May

Smarter Business News - Furlough Update & Self Employed Grant Extension The Chancellor has just made an announcement regarding the Furlough Scheme and- to our surprise, an extension to the Self-Employed Income Support Grant. As part of our ongoing regular...

Business Update 13 May

Business Update 13 May

Today we continue our regular communications to provide news updates on the Coronavirus support available for businesses as follows: Self Employed Income Support Scheme – Claims for the scheme opened today. We have already heard from clients who have successfully...

Business Update 6 May

Business Update 6 May

Following on from our update on Monday 4th, this is an urgent update regarding the new Self Employment Income Support Grant.   We now understand that HM Revenue & Customs have started to contact eligible self employed contacts about this grant.  Unusually they are...

Business Update 4 May

Business Update 4 May

This weekend has seen a number of announcements and important developments from the government and HMRC, including claims information for schemes, grants and loans as follows: Self Employed Income Support Scheme – We still are awaiting letters from HM Revenue &...

Smarter Business Update 1 May

Smarter Business Update 1 May

It’s been another busy week at Smarter Accounting and we’re pleased to say that we’re all well and still working hard!  We thought we’d provide an update on the business news we’ve been reporting on in April and update you on a couple of new items, including the new...

Smarter Business Update

Smarter Business Update

The team at Smarter Accounting have been working hard to support our clients during these challenging times.  We're all comfortable working remotely and collaborating using the latest tech from home. This is enabling us to support both existing and new client queries...

Happy Easter & New Tax Year

Happy Easter & New Tax Year

The 6 April is the start of the new 2020/21 tax year!  Not quite a New Year fireworks moment, but an important time with some changes that will affect your finances as follows: New Year, New Allowances – The start of a new tax year normally sees a number of changes in...

Happy Birthday Smarter Crediton

Happy Birthday Smarter Crediton

Happy News!  Although it is April Fools' Day today, at Smarter Accounting we don't have any practical jokes, just a couple of pieces of exciting news to share with you.  Whilst the world around us seems to have got a lot more depressing, we have some happy news! ...

Off-Payroll Working

Off-Payroll Working

On April 6th, the IR35 regulation will see medium and large businesses forced to set the tax status of certain contractors and freelancers.  Previously this tax status was set by contractors and freelancers themselves. The fact that the landmark legislation will...

Smarter Goes Xero Platinum

Smarter Goes Xero Platinum

Smarter Accounting based in Teignmouth and Crediton has achieved Platinum Partner status with leading software supplier Xero.  The highest level of partnership with the provider means that Smarter Accounting is now in the top two percent of Xero partners nationwide...

Exciting Times Ahead for Smarter

Exciting Times Ahead for Smarter

2020 seems to already be flying by for Smarter Accounting.  We've been busy in the early part of the year, ensuring that tax returns are filed for the self assessment tax return deadline at the end of January and are delighted that our clients have been pleased with...

Data Protection – Are You Registered?

Data Protection – Are You Registered?

Information Commissioners Office (ICO) Data Protection Fee - you may already have heard about this, you may have received a letter from them, or, in fact, you may already be registered. The ICO is proactive in ensuring that organisations are registered and paying, if...

Tax Time

Tax Time

2018/19 Self Assessment Tax Return Filing Deadline Fast Approaching It’s that time of year again, where personal tax return filing deadlines are fast approaching: Paper returns have to be filed by midnight on 31 October 2019 Electronic filing, including online, have...

After the Planes Have Flown

After the Planes Have Flown

Helping to organize the inaugural Teignmouth Airshow was not without its own ups and downs, twists and turns (pardon the pun).  Did you know that in the UK, Airshows are the second-most popular event after football?   Airshows are entertaining and many feature...

Smarter Accounting is MTD Ready

Smarter Accounting is MTD Ready

Smarter Accounting is happy to help Devon business owner clients make the most of HMRC’s new Making Tax Digital (MTD) requirements with a variety of market-leading compliant digital accounting software, training and advice. From next April 2020, companies that exceed...