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Autumn Statement – the key points for accountants

written by Editor, 23 November 2016

AutumnStatement

Guest blog by, Mark Purdue, Product Manager – Tax Products, Thomson Reuters

Traditionally, the Autumn Statement focuses on the wider economy, with less emphasis on major changes to tax legislation, and this year’s statement didn’t disappoint! more »


Can more accountants make more of KPIs and make more profit?

written by Editor, 9 June 2016

Guest blog by, Paul Shrimpling, Remarkable Practice

Employees

At the Thomson Reuters 2016 conference I shared 3 important insights about valuable KPIs, client meetings and helpful questions.
After 15 years of advising accountancy firms I have uncovered 3 worthwhile obsessions for accountants in practice.
If you don’t implement the right KPI’s, develop the right client relationships and focus on the right queries to help power your practice forward you will notice;

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Will digital tax accounts see the end of the annual compliance headache?

written by Editor, 6 May 2016

Guest blog by, Mark  Purdue, Product Manager – Tax products

Annual compliance headache

Busy season – How was it for you?

We teamed up with AccountingWeb recently to survey over 500 UK accountants to see how busy season 2016 had gone for them and their practices. The survey revealed the mood was sombre…

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Ways to Break into New Markets

written by Editor, 22 April 2016

Guest blog by, Lauren Coates, Inside Sales Representative

New markets

Knowing your audience is one of the first key steps to creating a marketing strategy for your business. Once you have successfully made your mark on that audience it can then be tempting to start looking for new areas to penetrate. Expanding your target market is key to continuous growth but it must be done wisely.

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Budget 2016 – Key Highlights

written by Editor, 18 March 2016

Guest blog by, Mark Purdue, Digita Product Manager – Tax products

Budget

On Wednesday, George Osborne announced his first March budget since the Conservatives won a majority in 2015.

The new sugar tax and ISAs for under 40’s aside, this budget appeared quite light compared to the “death of tax returns” and the major dividend taxation changes, announced in the two previous budgets.

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In a World of Change, Creating the Firm and the Life You Want Remains a Matter of Choice

written by Editor, 23 March 2015

Guest blog by Darren Root, CEO of RootWorks

World of Change

The world has changed dramatically since I began my career 30 years ago. Life is more complex, more demanding and more stressful. The competition in our now global marketplace is greater than ever. Client and employee expectations have also changed radically by virtue of the Internet, social media, e-commerce and other technologies. It is easy to see why many accounting firms – businesses that have typically thrived on stability and tradition, the flipsides of change – are struggling to keep up.

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Here’s a question for you: Does it seem logical or valid to compare accountants to Olympic gymnasts? (Answer: No, probably not.)

written by Editor, 19 June 2014

Blog by Andrew Flanagan, Digita Managing Director
The purpose of referencing gymnasts/accountants in my address at our London and Leeds User Conferences was merely to draw attention to the concept of “Agility”; agility in a business sense.
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