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Our New Smartphone App

Shapcotts Accountants are proud to announce the release of our new smartphone app. The app is available on both iTunes and the Google Play store, please find links at the end of the article. The App gives you easy access to the latest news and updates for you and your business, as well as help […]

Read more May 31st, 2019

Making Tax Digital (MTD) Is Finally Here. Are You Ready?

Now that the government is embracing the digital age, it seems businesses are having to adapt their long-standing approach to various aspects of their administration. In the recent past, we have had Real Time Information (RTI) for payroll. Last year we had GDPR. This year it is the turn of Making Tax Digital (MTD). After […]

Read more April 23rd, 2019

How To Remain Productive While Travelling: 4 Quick Tips

In theory, when you travel with work, you should have time to focus on getting a few things done. In reality, it can be almost impossible to work in a busy airport or on a busy flight. Here are a few tips to help you to be more productive when you are on the road. […]

Read more April 23rd, 2019

Are You Keeping Your Website Up To Date For Google Searches?

Google is still the world’s most popular search engine. Google’s search engine algorithm is continuously being updated. So how do you keep your company’s website up to date so that you are showing up in online searches? More than 2.3 million Google searches are conducted every single minute. The top 5 search results on Google […]

Read more April 23rd, 2019

Things To Stop Doing In 2019

Many of us will have made a new year’s resolution for 2019. Perhaps we want to learn a new language, get in shape or spend more time with our family. The start of a new year is also a good time to decide what you’re not going to do in the office this year. Stop […]

Read more February 25th, 2019

Using Online Communities To Promote Your Business

The beauty of online marketing is that it doesn’t have to be expensive. You can even use online groups/communities to help promote your business for free. Online communities are groups of people who share advice, knowledge or stories related to a shared interest. They connect and share content on forums, on social media, or even […]

Read more September 21st, 2018

Ask ALEXA To Contact HMRC For Help

HMRC has launched new and innovative technology to help more than 3 million customers renew their tax credits. HMRC has developed a customer-focused service through Amazon Alexa specifically for those seeking help with their tax credits renewals. Customers with Amazon Alexa-enabled devices can ask Alexa to ‘open HMRC’ and ask for help and information with […]

Read more August 13th, 2018

Making Tax Digital Delayed Further, Apart From VAT Reporting

HMRC have confirmed that no further Making Tax Digital (MTD) for business changes will be brought in before 2020 at the earliest. The Treasury set out its revised priorities for current digital transformation projects, to make room for the additional demands on its resources of work to upgrade customs systems in preparation for Brexit. The […]

Read more June 12th, 2018

GDPR Is Almost Here!

The implementation date for the EU Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is 25 May. Despite Brexit, UK businesses will need to comply. In order to maintain business links with EU countries, the UK will need to create EU equivalent rules and regulations. GDPR is an example of this and must be complied with if businesses want […]

Read more May 17th, 2018

Don’t Panic! Creating A Disaster Recovery Plan For Your Business

A disaster recovery plan is a documented process designed to help recover and protect a business and its infrastructure in the event of a disaster. It provides a clear plan of action to be taken before, during and after a disaster. A disaster could be man-made or a natural occurrence. A disaster recovery plan is […]

Read more May 17th, 2018