Editor | 1 March 2017
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As Xero continues to expand its reach across the globe it has entered into a strategic partnership with Deputy who create and supply software for point-of-sale, accounting and emp

We bid farewell to one of our most natural fitting cloud based accounting clients in the coming months.

The creator of Xero add-on MinuteDock is returning to his native New Zealand. As a Xero Silver partner it was great to work with someone that is so prominent on the Add-on marketplace. Collaborating over the Cloud made perfect sense and it’s been encouraging to see the number of subscribers to MinuteDock steadily increase over the last 18 months.

Cloud based Todoist is a real life saver
Editor | 14 February 2017
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With the pace of life currently the way it is it can be difficulty to stay on top of everything at any one point in time.

If you work as a freelancer, or run your own small business, then using a spreadsheet may seem like the most natural bookkeeping solution.
And spreadsheets can work well, for a while..

FreeAgent offered to RBS business customers

Cloud accountancy platform FreeAgent has partnered with banking giant Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) to offer their cloud accounting platform to all RBS and NatWest small business customers.
In a statement the bank said that they hoped the partnership would save their customers time and energy when it came to managing their finances.
FreeAgent makes tax returns quicker and easier to complete and it can also help businesses improve their forecasting.

Experts have claimed that the first revaluation of business rates since 2010 will benefit online retailers and high street chains, to the detriment of offline businesses and independent retailers.

Due in April, the controversial revaluation was initially welcomed by ministers.

Dutch bank ABN AMRO has teamed up with invoice management company InvoiceSharing to produce a new automated invoice accounting solution for SMEs.

The ‘touchfree’ add on will integrate with an SME’s online accounting platform to provide deeper accounting insights, allowing companies to estimate future working capital and secure funding.

Strange tribunal decision for online jewellery business
Editor | 10 February 2017
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An unusual tax tribunal raises questions about online businesses paying VAT, particularly in cases involving multiple parties.

The case background:
The recent tribunal case concerned the jewellery business, Avalaya.com Partnership, which had a very close working relationship with a sole trader – Alla Kisil T/A Jewellery 4 All.

In 2009, the two members of the Avalaya partnership lent US$60,000 to the sole trader, who was a personal friend of the partners. The loan was to be repaid in pounds sterling.

Real Time Cloud Accounting means starting a new business is a lot less risky than it used to be

FreeAgent have conducted research which reveals that as many as 3.2 million people intend to start their own UK business in 2017.

The numbers have been arrived at from a poll of 1,000 British Workers which showed that 1 in 10 of the current 31.76 million UK workforce.

25% of those polled are looking to become self-employed over the next few years which rises to 30% for those who are looking to start a business in the future but don’t have any firm plans in place as yet.

Mileage tracking app MileIQ allows users to keep a track on all the journeys carried out (while you’ve got your phone on you of course!) and each journey can quickly be classified as either business or personal with a simple swipe.
The app has a feature called “Automatic Drive Detection” which uses GPS and The Cloud to ensure the user doesn’t have to manually create or start a new journey in the app. They simply drive to where they want to go and the application will log that journey and also the cost should it be required.

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