FreeAgent have launched their new and improved Partner Programme and CloudAccountant.co.uk have been awarded FreeAgent Platinum Partner status. FreeAgent wanted to develop a partner programme that meets the expectations of increasingly successful partners like CloudAccountant, with a more rewarding and achievable programme. What's new? FreeAgent have updated their programme tiers from Friendly, Partner and Premium Partner to Partner, Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. The new FreeAgent Partner Programme is

FreeAgent have launched their new and improved Partner Programme and CloudAccountant.co.uk have been awarded FreeAgent Platinum Partner status.
FreeAgent wanted to develop a partner programme that meets the expectations of increasingly successful partners like CloudAccountant, with a more rewarding and achievable programme.

Is HMRC’s IR35 checking tool accurate?

HMRC’s long awaited Employment Status Indicator (ESI) tool has now gone live, less than a month before the all-important IR35 rule change for limited company contractors in the public sector.
And it has raised a few eyebrows.

HMRC insist that the ESI isn’t completely finished yet, and so you might expect a few results to be incorrect, but some experts think that the problems go a little deeper than that.

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.

Corporation tax cut: Finally some good post-Brexit news

Much of the business news to come out since Britain took its decision to leave the EU has had a gloomy edge to it. The results of a YouGov poll released on Thursday showed that the number of businesses pessimistic about the future had almost doubled from 25% before the referendum to 49% afterwards.
Also earlier this week, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) urged political leaders to step up, after their small business confidence index slipped to a four-year low.

CloudAccountant.co.uk achieve Xero Champion Status

CloudAccountant.co.uk are pleased to announce that they have achieved Xero Champion Status. The Cloud accounting software giant classes Xero Champions as “fast-growing and highly trained in Xero” which we think describes Cloudaccountant.co.uk.

Engaging with a Xero Champion Accountant such as cloudaccountant.co.uk means you are dealing with a practice with a number of Xero Certified personnel. We ensure that all of our staff take the Xero certification before they are allowed to advise on any matters relating to the software.

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.

Editor | 23 September 2016
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The Xero add-on market has hundreds of add-ons you can use to make life easier. It has recently had some new entries meaning even more choice. Get in touch with your accountant to find out which add-ons may work for your business.

Xero now works even smoother with PayPal. The integration has recently been updated which means not only can you enable a feed with your PayPal accounts, you can start accepting payments online though your Xero invoices. You will be able to get money faster and more efficiently. Another bonus is that when it comes to reconcile your account, it will be as simple as a click of a button as your invoices will have already been paid through Xero and the amount will automatically match with the amount received in your bank.