Our thoughts and musings

Here you will find our thoughts and musings about Profit First and a whole range of other accountancy topics. 

xero accounting platform

How good is Xero/ what are the problems with Xero?

Now we love Xero. A bit strong maybe, but we decided some time ago that we were going to be a 100% Xero practice. Mainly due to the fact that we wanted to be really, really good at using just one accounting package which we could heartily recommend to our clients.

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mr money moustache

Hardwiring profitable habits – with a moustache?

One of my inspirations is Pete Adeney, aka Mr Money Moustache. Having retired at the grand old age of just 30, he’s since started a personal finance blog. How did he do it? By saving hard and planning effectively. His website is massively popular and now extends far wider than personal finance, encompassing issues such as family, business and general well-being.

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tesla as a company car

The company car is back! Temporarily.

For some years, you could be forgiven for thinking that the government didn’t want people to have company cars. The benefit in kind (BiK) tax rates on company cars have steadily been hiked and now are as much as 37%. A mid-range BMW 3 Series could cost £400-£500 a month in tax alone.

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the best uk bank account for profit first

The best UK bank accounts for Profit First

To maximise the return from Profit First, it’s generally required to set up a number of different bank accounts in order to allocate the cash received. This can present a challenge owing to the monthly fee most UK banks charge for using their accounts. One of the principles of Profit First is frugality, so if a bank charges £5/ month and you have 5 accounts, that’s a bill of £300 a year. Definitely something we’d rather avoid.

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Why the government’s Coronavirus help, could be killing your training company

In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, governments across the world have provided private companies with various levels of support, and the UK government has been no different.  This support has been widely welcomed and is the difference between life and death for many companies.  However there are hidden issues, some peculiar to the training industry, which mean these support schemes come with a health warning.

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