Cloud Accounting

We are in a digital age.  For many people social media updates are replacing letter writing, groceries are delivered to our door at a click of a button and we keep up to date with the latest news via a tweet! The way we live our lives is more efficient, and resisting this change is[…]

Jenna Gauld - MMG Archbold Staff

In Jenna’s Shoes

Our chartered accountant and tax adviser, Jenna Gauld, is the star of this week’s In Your Shoes blog. This popular blog series from Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce puts the spotlight on local business people to find out how they spend their time: Jenna Gauld is a Chartered Accountant and Tax Adviser at MMG Archbold[…]

Taking the Pain out of Payroll

Many businesses and their employees are aware of the legislation surrounding auto-enrolment for pensions. Indeed, the ‘staging’ dates for bigger companies have already come and gone, so quite a few lessons have been picked up along the way. Perhaps your own date still lies ahead, but you’ve talked to your IFA and identified a provider?[…]

Money laundering: your role in stopping the criminals

It’s not just accountancy firms and tax officials who have obligations in relation to money laundering, writes Derek Grant, MMG Archbold Partner. HMRC expects many others to play a role too. As you might guess, your accountant is expected to be on the look-out for potential money laundering and is obliged to report suspicious activity[…]

10 tips for keeping your business safe online

The government has identified ‘Ten Steps to Cyber Security’, which are essential for any business looking to protect itself online. There are plenty of simple and straightforward steps that companies can take to keep themselves safe in the digital world. As accompaniment to the support offered in their Cyber Essentials programme, the Government advises you[…]

Dividend changes: are you ready?

In his 2015 Budget, Chancellor George Osborne introduced significant changes to the taxation of dividends. Owners of small businesses need to take note. It’s quite usual for directors of small companies to extract profits as dividends, which form a regular income. The main reason is tax efficiency, as when the dividend is paid out to[…]

Free up your time with professional, strategic support

Many professional services firms – including accountants – employ a ‘Director of Operations or Practice Manager’ to oversee and co-ordinate their work. Plenty of companies in other sectors could benefit from exactly the same kind of approach. An increasing number of accountancy and legal firms now employ a Practice Manager or Director of Operations to[…]

Accountants can advise, but it’s clients who decide

Effective tax planning is getting harder.  Your professional advisers can help you understand the new rules so that you can make more informed decisions. Let’s start at the more aggressive end of the tax planning spectrum. We’re all aware that there are legal schemes which are designed to help high-net-worth individuals avoid tax. In the good[…]