Sage 200 Standard Online is new to our accounts portfolio and sits perfectly between Sage 50 and the full Sage 200 Extra proposition but at the fraction of the cost.
It comes with financial, commercial and Excel reporting modules as standard, helping you manage your finances, stock and reporting easily and efficiently.
It grows with your business too, giving you the option to add additional users, companies and reports.
Taxpayers looking to avoid long delays when calling HMRC about their tax affairs may have to call on their way to work, shows new figures.
It’s been revealed that the best times to call the Revenue are between 8.30am and 9.30am or 12pm and 12.30pm, when call waiting times are an average of just 4 ½ minutes.
The worst time to call HMRC, meanwhile, is between 4.30pm and 5pm, towards the end of the working day. Taxpayers calling at this time were put on hold for an average of 12 minutes before speaking to an advisor. The longest delays recorded at this time were close to 25 minutes.
Sage Payments integrates seamlessly with Sage 50 Accounts, Sage 50 Essentials, Sage 200 and Sage 50 Payroll software allowing you to manage and make payments straight from your software. With Sage Payments you can be confident that your suppliers and employees will be paid accurately, securely and on time. Sage Payments could make your payment processes quicker and easier and give you more control over how you manage your payments, saving precious time so you can focus on running your business.
Strong and sustainable cash flow is essential for any successful business regardless of size. Poor cash flow management continues to be one of the most common reasons for business failure, regardless of how productive the business is. Strong billing procedures can be a major contributing factor to maintaining financial stability. Here are some changes you could make to your firm’s systems and behaviours to help improve cash flow and keep control of your finances.
Drawing on national and regional insight from over 560 clients and contacts, the findings of our recent report identify opportunities and concerns, signposting future developments in the sector. Despite Brexit, the report reveals that optimism in the sector is still high and respondents continue to have a positive outlook for the coming year. The respondents were from a variety of sub-sectors within Manufacturing and Engineering including: Aerospace, Automotive, Agriculture, Biotechnology, Chemical, Construction, Electrical and Electronic, Food and Drink, Healthcare, Leisure, Metals, Minerals and Materials, Oil and Gas, Pharmaceuticals, Renewables and Transport to name but a few.
We saw a period of uncertainty over the summer with Parliament in recess and political parties taking time to develop their point of view before conference season. The end of the summer saw a period of relative calm with Sterling recovering some of the lost ground. However, following Theresa May’s recent statement at the Conservative Party conference that Brexit will be set in motion in March and the continuing debate about whether Parliament will get to vote on it, the uncertainty has been replaced by fear.
The recently published Experian Market IQ report shows Broomfield & Alexander were the most active Corporate Finance advisor for the first 9 months of 2016, which continues our success as the most active advisor in 2015.
This success mirrors the general level of confidence reported in the market overall and reflects our focus on the SME sector in Wales. This also demonstrates that the cautious economic recovery and increased availability of funding for the right projects has had an impact in our region.
So far, 2016 has proved to be another busy year for corporate finance advisors, with deal volumes continuing to increase year on year. Whilst the number of transactions taking place has not quite reached the pre-recession levels seen in 2007, the number of deals taking place is continuing to increase, and if the volume of deals continues to grow at the same rate then we anticipate volumes will soon exceed pre “credit crunch” levels.
Since the news of the Kids Company broke and the findings unravelled in the media, we have been working hard to increase awareness of the issues and publicise the guidance Charities have available to them, so they do not become the next big news story.
Within days of the news story breaking about the Kids Company people were keen to offer opinion and hindsight solutions to the problem, and whilst there is plenty to take learning from, it was far better for organisations to wait, read the full report and make a measured plan as a result of the findings.