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We blog for our clients every single week. Mostly, we edit their raw thoughts, sometimes we write original posts for them and, occasionally, recycle something popular. Here are 60 of the very latest blog posts we've published for them

Will You Be Self-Employed Soon?

Many experts are saying that this year, 2021, really is the ideal time to become self-employed ...

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bucks-biz.stefficms.com

11th June, 2021



When it comes to security, we cannot afford to have the usual 'it won't happen to me' attitude any longer!
WiFi, Emails And Passwords Are Being Held To Ransom

Every week I write about the cyber-threats and vulnerabilities that hackers use to exploit company networks ...

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

11th June, 2021



To be safe, creators must license the content they wish to display!
Do You Use Other People's Content In Your Own Videos?

If you're a content creator, you may source clips from YouTube to re-enforce the messages in your videos ...

DisplayRights

DisplayRights
blog.displayrights.com

10th June, 2021



Flowers exist because plants want to breed and insects want to feed. They found out they could help each other!
The Meadow And Your Business

I first heard of the concept of Biomimetics (biomimicry) many years ago and buried it in the back of my brain ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

10th June, 2021



HMRC sent letters to thousands of VAT-registered businesses about their direct debit!
VAT-Registered Businesses May Need A New Direct Debit

Many VAT-Registered businesses have received letters from HMRC explaining that they may need a new direct debit ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

10th June, 2021



Ensure you file your employee's P11Ds correctly or you could get the unwanted attention of HMRC!
P11D: Focus On Staff Entertaining

Accountants are noticing an increasing number of enquiries from HMRC about the amounts spent on entertaining staff ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

9th June, 2021



There are a number of reasons why we feel so good after yoga!
Why Do We Feel So Good After Yoga?

If you walked out of a yoga class feeling much better than you did before the class, you may wonder why that is ...

Anne Marie Tovey

Anne Marie Tovey
blog.ageless-yoga.co.uk

9th June, 2021



Standard Emails are a fabulous core feature solving a common problem!
What Are Standard Emails And Why Are They Useful?

Having built my own digital marketing platform, I'm well versed in sending mailers to a list of people. It's a nightmare ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.slo.uk.com

8th June, 2021



The Arches Theatre is Buckinghamshire's quirkiest outdoor venue!
The Arches Theatre: Buckinghamshire’s Quirkiest Outdoor Venue!

The unique outdoor venue of the Arches Theatre takes its name from four beautiful disused railway arches ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

8th June, 2021



Bounce Back With A New Office At Bucks Biz

Have you accessed your Bounce Back Loan or did your business downsize or close offices and workshops during the pandemic?

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bucks-biz.stefficms.com

7th June, 2021



It's heartening to see business confidence grow again!
Vaccine Success Driving UK Business Confidence

It's heartening to see business confidence grow as we approach the end of the pandemic restrictions ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

7th June, 2021



Xero is raising its pricing from September 2021, but it's not by much!
Xero Price Increase From September 2021

I am always impressed with Xero about how they invest in their accounting product and continually add updates ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

7th June, 2021



The internet is where we live now, but it can be dark and full of terrors!
The Internet: Is It Evolution Or Revolution?

The internet, the net, the information superhighway, the web, www, the virtual world, cyberspace. What is it really?

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

4th June, 2021



Whether it's a download or a physical item, it's very easy to infringe copyright!
Copyright: Are You Unknowingly Infringing Someone Else’s Work?

When it comes to copyright, many people are unaware of how extensive the law is and how easy it is to infringe ...

DisplayRights

DisplayRights
blog.displayrights.com

3rd June, 2021



Don't forget the Deferred VAT deadline is only a few weeks away!
The Deferred VAT Payment Deadline Looms!

Did you know that the deadline for paying any deferred VAT is the end of this month? That's only a few weeks away ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

3rd June, 2021



If you use collaboration rather than competition, you can build your business relationships!
Building Your Business Relationships Using Collaboration

One of the phrases I use with clients is how to build their business by using collaboration rather than competition ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

2nd June, 2021



Gratitude changes my perspective on so many levels!
How Gratitude Can Change One’s Perspective

Do you sometimes find yourself in a place where you forget to be deeply grateful for the little things in your life?

Anne Marie Tovey

Anne Marie Tovey
blog.ageless-yoga.co.uk

2nd June, 2021



The amount of CGT payable on the sale of a property post-death depends on a number of factors!
What CGT Is Payable On The Sale Of A Property Post-Death?

CGT has a tax-free uplift to a property's valuation on the sale of a property post-death. The value for CGT is reset ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

2nd June, 2021



The new SLO Personal Contact Manager gets another upgrade!
Another Upgrade For The New SLO Personal Contact Manager

We recently had a feature request from one of our SLO Personal Contact Manager users asking for more custom sections ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.slo.uk.com

1st June, 2021



It's quite easy to get to the Arches Theatre, either in a car or on foot!
How To Get To The Arches Theatre

If you need to know how to get to the Arches Theatre, we're situated on farmland in the quiet village of Clifton Reynes ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

1st June, 2021



The UK's new travel traffic light system is updated by the Government regularly!
The UK's New Travel Traffic Light System

With employees going abroad this summer, it is useful to have some insights into the traffic light system ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

31st May, 2021



There are a number of slightly less important 'nice to haves' and 'maybes' if you're starting a bookkeeping business!
Starting A Bookkeeping Business - Part 2

When I started writing about starting a bookkeeping business I realised I had more tips than could fit into one post ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

31st May, 2021



Simple IOT devices can cause massive security risks in business network!
How Secure Are Your Business Networks?

The Colonial pipeline was recently subject to a ransomware attack by the Russian hacker group Darkside ...

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

28th May, 2021



Downsizing Your Business Premises? Here's Some Food For Thought

More than a third of companies are looking for smaller more flexible offices according to a recent study ...

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bucks-biz.stefficms.com

28th May, 2021



We all have unique skills and talents, so what differentiates you?
What Differentiates You?

Did you know that you are a brand and a unique one at that? People are brands and brands are like people ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

27th May, 2021



Copyright law in China, as in the UK, does not require any registration or notice!
Copyright Law In China: More Advanced Than You'd Think

Some in the West might assume that copyright law in China doesn't exist, but this is quite wrong ...

DisplayRights

DisplayRights
blog.displayrights.com

27th May, 2021



Sometimes annexes qualify for Multiple Dwellings Relief, but sometimes they don't!
Why Didn't The Annexe Qualify As A Separate Dwelling?

A tribunal considered whether a 6-bed home with annexe should be treated as one for Multiple Dwellings Relief ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

26th May, 2021



What gives you the feeling of stability and strength that comes from being grounded?
What Does Being Grounded Actually Mean?

In the yoga world, we often use the term 'being grounded', but you may wonder what it really means ...

Anne Marie Tovey

Anne Marie Tovey
blog.ageless-yoga.co.uk

26th May, 2021



It's a good networking skill to be a bit forgiving when your fellow members are less than perfect!
Networking Skills: Take Care, They’re Watching You

If you’re in business then others are watching you and never more so than as a member of a networking group ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

26th May, 2021



Don't use a particular social media channel? Hide it!
The New SLO Personal Contact Manager Is Incredibly Flexible

Everyone has their favourite social media channels and they can all be connected to the new SLO Personal Contact Manager ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.slo.uk.com

25th May, 2021



Thank you for supporting the Arches Theatre. We look forward to seeing you very soon!
The Arches Theatre: Additional Matinee Performance Announced

It's two months until we open the Arches Theatre! We are ecstatic to be able to give you another summer of live theatre ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

25th May, 2021



Working from home means you can save on your tax bill!
Working From Home? Claim Tax Relief This Tax Year

So far this year, over half a million individuals have made a claim with HMRC for tax relief on working from home ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

24th May, 2021



There are a number of important things to do if you're starting a bookkeeping business!
Starting A Bookkeeping Business - Part 1

You don't need to have qualifications or be a member of a governing body if you're starting a bookkeeping business ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

24th May, 2021



In the modern world, all new housing estates only have a fibre optic cable to the homes!
The Rise Of Fibre Optic Broadband In The UK

Fibre Optic cables have been used for telecoms since the 70s. There are tens of thousands of miles criss-crossing the world ...

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

21st May, 2021



Bored With Working From Home? How Your Own Office Can Make All The Difference

If you're bored with working from home, then maybe your own office can make all the difference ...

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bucks-biz.stefficms.com

21st May, 2021



There are six types of Creative Commons license available worldwide!
Creative Commons: What Does It Really Mean?

If you share or display third-party content, you may already be familiar with Creative Commons licenses ...

DisplayRights

DisplayRights
blog.displayrights.com

20th May, 2021



It's important to be timely and accurate with your P11D!
What Is A P11D And What's It For?

A P11D is used to report Benefits in Kind either you or your employees receive from your company in addition to a salary ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

20th May, 2021



Some people think talking is a waste of time. I can assure you conversations you have out business networking most certainly are not!
Business Networking: Is It Really A Waste Of Time?

I had an early lesson in time management when I was a student nurse in the RAF that I suspect lots of us had with our first jobs ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

19th May, 2021



Period of grace elections for FHLs now include unforeseen circumstances!
Period Of Grace Elections For Furnished Holiday Lettings

When a property qualifies as a Furnished Holiday Letting (FHL), they become subject to special tax rules ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

19th May, 2021



Some stress and routine is very good for us but we should all have time to take a breath!
Take A Breath And Enjoy Some Self-Care

I often share my thoughts on gratitude and how it helps me to change my perspective in a positive way ...

Anne Marie Tovey

Anne Marie Tovey
blog.ageless-yoga.co.uk

19th May, 2021



The new SLO Personal Contact Manager gets an upgrade!
The New SLO Personal Contact Manager Gets An Upgrade!

We've always been great at feedback with our blogging platform and the same goes for our new SLO Personal Contact Manager too ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.slo.uk.com

18th May, 2021



The last 14 months have been incredibly tough for the theatre industry and everyone in it!
Indoor Theatres Are Reopening Again!

The last 14 months have been tough for the theatre industry and everyone in it. Now indoor theatres can reopen ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

18th May, 2021



Think carefully before applying for the Recovery Loan Scheme!
The Recovery Loan Scheme: Ongoing support for SMEs

The Recovery Loan Scheme is designed to help SME's who need to deal with bad debtors and late payers ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

17th May, 2021



Credits, debits, the amount taken not the bill amount. Bookkeeping for utility bills can be a real pain in the neck!
Bookkeeping For Utility Bills

One of the biggest pains in the neck when bookkeeping is to account for the payments to utility companies ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

17th May, 2021



Social engineering is a stealthy way to gain your credentials!
Social Engineering: It All Started With A Game!

Imagine you are scrolling through Facebook and your friend has posted a quiz that asks for personal details such as your birthday ...

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

14th May, 2021



Like hyperlinking, framing can also cause copyright infringement, whether intentional or not!
Copyright Infringement Via Content Framing

Last week we spoke about copyright infringement by hyperlinking. Now we're looking at framing and embedding ...

DisplayRights

DisplayRights
blog.displayrights.com

13th May, 2021



If you've overclaimed the fourth SEISS grant, accidentally or otherwise, you need to repay HMRC!
Harsher Penalties For Misclaiming the Fourth SEISS Grant?

Applications for the fourth SEISS grant are underway. HMRC has confirmed harsh penalties for abuse of the scheme ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

13th May, 2021



When someone says no, then it is a great business skill to be empathic enough to understand why!
Business Development : Empathy Is An Essential Business Skill

Empathy is often contrasted with sympathy and that implies it is a skill for helping someone who is in distress ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

12th May, 2021



Even the warmth of the sun on your face can help you with being grateful!
The Art Of Being Grateful

My mom loved to say, when life gives you lemons make lemonade! I have come to understand what it means ...

Anne Marie Tovey

Anne Marie Tovey
blog.ageless-yoga.co.uk

12th May, 2021



A lot of interesting stuff has come out of this. Yes, some of it is frustrating, but it clears up a lot of uncertainty!
The Non-Resident Test For Employees Stranded In The UK

Trade bodies have consulted with the Treasury on difficulties faced by those stranded in the UK during the pandemic ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

12th May, 2021



When you work with us, business blogging becomes really, really easy for you!
4 Reasons You Need To Start Business Blogging

Everyone wants to increase interest in their brand and business blogging is great at that. It offers a whole wealth of benefits ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.slo.uk.com

11th May, 2021



Come and enjoy the summer 2021 season at The Arches Theatre!
The Arches Theatre : New Shows Announced For 2021!

With just under three months to go, we are very excited to add two final shows to our schedule at The Arches Theatre ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

11th May, 2021



National Insurance and Income Tax all end up in the same pot, so why not just merge them?
The History Of National Insurance

We all pay National Insurance, however, people are now wondering if it should be abolished ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

10th May, 2021



Sage software will be updated to reflect the new VAT Return labels!
Sage50c: Update To VAT Return Labels

From 8 April 2021, HMRC is changing some of the VAT Return labels to reflect that the UK is no longer part of the EU ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

10th May, 2021



m the humble telephone to everything being on IP! Technology is certainly fraught with complications and mistrust!
Technology: Fraught With Complications And Mistrust - Part 2

We left off last week’s blog post by asking what has happened to cause the modern problem of cybersecurity ...

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

7th May, 2021



Be sure you have the rights to link to copyrighted work or you could be guilty of accidental copyright infringement!
Hyperlinks And Accidental Copyright Infringement

Have you ever embedded a hyperlink to someone else's copyright material? You could be infringing copyright law ...

DisplayRights

DisplayRights
blog.displayrights.com

6th May, 2021



The vision is of a real-time, end-to-end digital tax system is the goal of the Tax Administration Framework!
The Tax Administration Framework: HMRC's Digital Future

The Government is reviewing the processes of the UK's tax system, enabling it to embrace digital technologies ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

6th May, 2021

Business Networking: Undoing The Lessons Of Childhood

''It's not fair'' is the wail of every child, but by the age of two we already have a well-developed sense of fairness ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

5th May, 2021

In time, yoga becomes a way of life. It is so worth giving it a try!
Transformation In Life And Through Yoga

This COVID-19 thing is really bringing change on so many levels it is almost impossible to believe ...

Anne Marie Tovey

Anne Marie Tovey
blog.ageless-yoga.co.uk

5th May, 2021

The new Property Developer Tax will help fund the removal of unsafe cladding!
Treasury Consultation On New Property Developer Tax

The Property Developer Tax was announced when the Government pledged to fund cladding replacement ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

5th May, 2021