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Tondu, Wales, CF32 9BS

Claim for wage costs through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

27 March 2020

Guidance for employers on the coronavirus (COVID-19) Job Retention Scheme. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wage-costs-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is a temporary scheme open to all UK employers for at least three months starting from 1 March 2020. We expect the scheme to be up and running by the end of April. It is designed to support employers […]

Companies to receive 3-month extension period to file accounts during COVID-19

25 March 2020

Businesses will be given an additional 3 months to file accounts with Companies House to help companies avoid penalties as they deal with the impact of COVID-19. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/companies-to-receive-3-month-extension-period-to-file-accounts-during-covid-19 From today (25 March 2020), businesses will be able to apply for a 3-month extension for filing their accounts. This joint initiative between the government and Companies […]

COVID-19: support for businesses

19 March 2020

HMRC has a set up a phone helpline to support businesses and self-employed people concerned about not being able to pay their tax due to coronavirus (COVID-19). If you run a business or are self-employed and are concerned about paying your tax due to coronavirus, you can call HMRC’s helpline for help and advice: 0800 0159 559. […]

HOW DOES THE BUDGET AFFECT YOU?

18 March 2020

There’s no denying that the UK’s departure from the European Union continues to create uncertainty, at least in the short term. However, this does reinforce the need to build and protect your own financial future and the importance of investing for the long term. And making maximum use of all available tax allowances and reliefs […]

DON’T WORRY – WE ARE HERE FOR YOU!

DON’T WORRY – WE ARE HERE FOR YOU!

16 March 2020

We are closely monitoring the situation in relation to the Coronovirus outbreak, and shall continue updating you on how it may impact your business, here and on our Facebook page. In the meantime we want to assure you that in the event we need to self-isolate, we have remote working facilities and can continue providing […]

What are your rights as employees? Here are some simple steps…

What are your rights as employees? Here are some simple steps…

15 March 2020

In case coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads more widely in our area, here at Paymaster HQ we are keeping track of, and following, the latest advice for your staff members… we hope this helps. Firstly, as events change, make sure to keep a close eye on updates from the Welsh Government here: https://gov.wales/coronavirus-covid-19 Sick pay… Your usual […]

DON’T DUCK THE DEADLINE!

DON’T DUCK THE DEADLINE!

6 January 2020

Have you spotted the latest Tweets and FB posts from HMRC? ‘Submit online by the 31st January’, they say! ‘Why not do your Self Assessment online today?’, they say! And if you can manage to trawl through the rest of the endless bumf, it makes the whole process sound as simple as doing your weekly […]

Works Christmas Party and Gifts during the Festive Period

Works Christmas Party and Gifts during the Festive Period

10 December 2019

Christmas is almost here again and our emails are ding a linging and our phones are ringing with clients asking us about tax allowances for their works Christmas party. HMRC also gets into the festive mood and (if you work within the rules) you can have a tax-free works Christmas party. The rules apply to a works Christmas […]

It’s all in the stars

It’s all in the stars

2 December 2019

Nothing helps a local business like being recommended and given a great review and this short guide will show you how you can do this for us on Google and Facebook. To write a review on Google you will need to go to our page on Google Maps here. Click on our name then scroll […]

Kidnapped! By Fur Babies

Kidnapped! By Fur Babies

28 November 2019

We are the fur babies of Romania known as the garbage dogs and we’ve kidnapped Nicola Thomas of CC Associates and unless you pay the ransom she won’t be back to do your accounts. SO PAY UP NOW! Seriously though, she’s come all this way to visit us and we’ve kidnapped her heart. Nicola is […]

A Small Business Is For Life And Not Just For Christmas

A Small Business Is For Life And Not Just For Christmas

22 November 2019

Christmas Community Spirit – and why small businesses need it all year round At this time of year, we all see the online reminders to try and buy things from local businesses, how much it supports them etc, and I am sure most of us pay attention to this and do our best to think […]

Rent Smart Wales – CC Associates: Helping You Through The Confusion

Rent Smart Wales – CC Associates: Helping You Through The Confusion

8 December 2016

Recently we have been dealing with a significant number of our clients who are Landlords, and have been struggling with the Rent Smart Wales requirements to register deadline. The issues they are encountering seem to be broadly categorised as follows: Registration on the website: setting up user names, passwords etc What to do about the training […]

Happy Birthday Tim!

Happy Birthday Tim!

13 October 2016

Another year has come and gone for Tim Evans, FMAAT, ICPA so we had a little celebration in the office today. We hope you will join us in wishing him a very happy birthday and an amazing year ahead.

How Much Should A Professional Bookkeeper Cost?

How Much Should A Professional Bookkeeper Cost?

25 April 2016

Once you have decided that you need to use a bookkeeper you need to decide how much you are willing to pay for their services, so how much a professional bookkeeper should cost? A lot depends on you, your business and the time you can allocate personally to doing the books. You Are you organised, […]

Bookkeeper Cardiff: What to Look for when choosing a Bookkeeper

Bookkeeper Cardiff: What to Look for when choosing a Bookkeeper

18 April 2016

Have you decided that instead of drowning in paperwork, you need to spend your time running your business and letting someone else take care of the back office side of things? Have you realised how time consuming, and sometimes quite difficult, keeping on top of the financial paperwork of your business is? The next thing […]

What Does A Bookkeeper Actually Do?

What Does A Bookkeeper Actually Do?

11 April 2016

Bookkeepers should be accurate, efficient and knowledgeable. A bookkeeper’s role will be different depending on the size and type of your business. Put simply – a good bookkeeper will accurately maintain the financial records for your business in an efficient manner in a way that you may not have the knowledge or the time to do properly […]

Why do I need a Bookkeeper in 2016?

Why do I need a Bookkeeper in 2016?

4 April 2016

As recently as 10-15 years ago, as a small business you would most likely picture your Bookkeeper as someone writing in great big hardback A3 ledgers, in various colour pens, whilst furiously tapping away on their calculator, excitedly shouting “I balanced it” at various points through the day. Today’s computer environment has changed all that, […]