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Discretionary Grant Scheme

Yes, here is yet more information on grants available BUT if you have received grant funding from the Self Employment Income Support Scheme, Small Business Grant Fund, Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant etc etc then it’s probably not worth reading on as you will not be eligible for this Discretionary grant.   However, if you are a small business (self-employed, sole trader or limited company) that has slipped through the net and not received any Government funding then read on&hellip...

May 26, 2020

Investment Property Expenses - Repair or Improvement?

An investment property is defined in the Glossary to Financial Reporting Standard FRS102 as: “Property (land or a building, or part of a building, or both) held by the owner (or by the lessee under a finance lease) to earn rentals (regular income) or for capital appreciation or both” Property which is held for use in the ordinary course of business (i.e. for the production or supply of goods or services or to perform administrative processes) will not meet the definition of invest...

May 18, 2020

Oh No! Not another Covid-19 Blog!

Confused about all the Covid-19 information that’s out there ? We certainly have found it difficult to keep up with everything ‘Covid-19’ related but help is at hand. Click on the link and you’ll get our free ‘really useful guide’ to all things Covid-19 related. Yes, there's lots of content in it, but it has links to all the really useful websites………….and it even has a Wellness section to help you through these strange times....

May 15, 2020

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

Some more good news, this time for our self-employed friends. The Government has now opened the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) . Yes, yet another acronym!  This scheme was originally announced as going live in June but has been brought forward. It is a grant, not a loan, so will not have to be repaid. It is classed as an Income though and will be subject to Income Tax and Self Employed National Insurance....

May 14, 2020

8 Different C-Words

We know that everyone is really starting to be worn down by all the Covid-19 emails and blogs popping up right now, we get it. Everyone is trying to pump the same information and it can get a little boring. Whilst we will continue to update you, we will also aim to ensure the information provided is relevant and will help and support you manage through this uncertain time. That said we also want to try and keep things as normal as possible and give you useful advise that you can use long after M...

May 13, 2020

Bounce Back Loan Scheme

Good news, the government has today (4th May 2020) opened the ‘Bounce Back Loan Scheme – BBLS, thats another acronym we will have to get familiar with! The scheme is designed to help small and medium-sized businesses to borrow from £2,000 up to 25% of their business’ turnover. The maximum loan amount is £50,000. Remember though this is a loan and not a grant, so it has to be repaid. The borrower remains 100% liable for the debt. Having said that, there are some positives.The governm...

May 7, 2020

The Bounce - #2.6

Recently, 26th April 2020, our very own Ann and Andy decided they would travel back in time to their childhood and bounce around town, literally. They decided it would be a good idea to use Space Hoppers as they “tried” to bounce for the #twopointsixchallenge. They started route from the Rochester Wisdom Hospice Shop to the Wisdom Hospice and then back. It also just so happened that coincidentally that route was 2.6 miles (google map it if you don’t believe us)....

May 6, 2020

COVID-19: The Latest - CJRS & CBILS

This is what many employers have come to know as the Furloughed workers scheme. Guidance for the scheme has been updated by HMRC and now provides more detailed information. This includes more information about who is able to claim under the scheme and what it means to furlough an employee.  The new guidance suggests employers seek legal advice to ensure that you have performed the process correctly within the current employment laws, as it may affect your ability to make a successful claim ...

April 20, 2020

UPDATE!

This year has started off in a bit of a whirlwind. As well as staring work with some great new clients, we have managed to move office, gained two new members of the team and our new website has gone live! We are planning some online training, we’ve brought in someone to further support our clients and guess what? We wouldn’t have it any other way! Ann is still training and still running too, but we will get into that....

April 16, 2020

Kent Women in Business Awards 2019

We were honoured to be in a room full of women on Friday night, on International Women’s Day, celebrating our achievements in business.The team was shortlisted in two categories at the KWIB Awards held at The Great Danes Hotel in Maidstone.We were thrilled to bring home two lovely certificates!Runner-up - Service ExcellenceFinalist - Business Woman of the Year category.It's a great accolade for the wonderful team here!...

March 20, 2019

Total Accounting Kent showcased in the Parliamentary Review

We're pleased to announce that we've been included in the March Parliamentary Review – Accountancy & Financial Services edition.The publication is shared with 35,000 MPs, Peers at the House of Lords, Chief Executives, Managing Directors, Independent Financial Advisors and Accountants, Executives at Government Agencies and Investment Banking, Retail Banking, Asset Management, Insurance and many more leaders and policy decision makers.With chairmen Lord Blunkett and Lord Pickles introducing...

March 13, 2019

Total Accounting bring home another trophy

The team donned their posh frocks for another awards night at this year's Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce Awards on March 20th.We were shortlisted in the Employer of the Year category, along with two other businesses – Reflect Digital and Bedfont Scientific.Reflect Digital were the winners but look at the trophy we brought home – we love it!Well done to everyone – we had a great night meeting you all.MD Ann said: “To be a finalist in the Employer of the Year Category means so much to me...

March 6, 2019

Kent Women in Business Awards – we’ve been shortlisted TWICE!

We’re delighted to have been shortlisted for the Kent Women in Business Awards in not one but two categories!We’ll be going to the gala dinner in March, hoping to come home with trophies in the Service Excellence and Business Woman of the Year (5+years in business) categories.Good luck to everyone and we’re looking forward to seeing Kent’s women in business at the awards event!...

February 27, 2019

New Year’s resolution – get your business finances organised!

Most of us made New Year's resolutions – and then forget about them, gave up and made excuses - but if you only make one this year that you stick to, this could be it.Get your business finances in place and start 2019 as you mean to go on.Yes, you might still have the last tax year from April to December in a carrier bag but we can take care of that for you – just ask us!In the meantime though, here are some useful tips to get you off to a flying start!Write a brief note on receipts if it's ...

February 20, 2019

Xero for beginners - free training with Total Accounting Kent

Total Accounting Kent invites you to Chatham’s Innovation Centre for a free, fun and interactive session – Xero for Beginners.If you want your business to run more efficiently, get paid more easily, faster and improve your cashflow, this workshop is for you.Perhaps you’re thinking about moving to software and want to know what it’s all about – please join us to find out.It's on Tuesday 26th March from 10am - noon at the Innovation Centre, Chatham.The days of paper invoicing a...

February 13, 2019

How a bookkeeper can improve your sleep

Every client is different, with different needs, so it really does depend on the level of service you require. We like to meet our clients, usually over tea and cake and one of the first questions we ask is 'what keeps you awake at night?' These are usually the bits people want to solve first, so they can concentrate on the part of the business they enjoy and are good at. People don't go into engineering, building, interior design or photography for the spreadsheets and profit and loss accounts ...

January 12, 2019

Total Accounting Kent is award-winning!

We were delighted to hear just before Christmas that we had won an award – Best Accountancy Practice 2018 – Kent.The award was given by Wealth & Money Management Awards, run by financial news provider Wealth & Finance International.The awards are judged on customer service, innovation and standards – so we beat off competition from much larger organisations to take the trophy!They focused on our use of technology, in particular our Tax App and variety of accounting software we offer to our...

January 11, 2019

Driving Business In Our New Car

You won’t miss us now - look at our fabulous new sign-written car!It's a Toyota Aygo which we bought from Beadles Toyota in Medway and then had wrapped by Signs & Imaging South East. And…if you see it out and about, do take a photo, tweet it with @totalbookkeeper tagged in and we’ll donate £1 to our charity of the year – Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex....

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