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Our Clients' Latest Blog Posts

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

Come and join us on one of our performance practice workshops!
Black Sheep Collective: Performance Practice Workshops

Black Sheep Collective is hosting a range of free online performance practice workshops open to all ...

Georgia Tillery-Randak

Georgia Tillery-Randak
www.blacksheepcollective.co.uk

26th February, 2021



Ensure your password security is strong so you don't end up looking like this!
The Art Of Password Security

Today's blog post is all about password security and it comes from a very personal perspective ...

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

26th February, 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

25th February, 2021



Start thinking about this now as a refusal to be vaccinated is only grounds for dismissal in very exceptional circumstances!
Vaccines : Employer Obligations And Employee Rights

There is a nationwide conversation amongst employers about what happens if someone refuses a vaccine ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

25th February, 2021



A little bit of Ageless-Yoga can make everyone feel better!
Benefits Of Ageless-Yoga: Flexible, Convenient And Customised

Making a change to habits and customs that were formed over many years can be challenging to say the least ...

Anne Marie Tovey

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

24th February, 2021



If she uses the word 'passionate' again I'm going to ... oh no, she said it ... zZZxZZzzzzZZZ
I'm Just So Passionate About My Business!

I had to smile when John, one of my clients, recounted his negative experience out networking ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

24th February, 2021



If some or all of your property could be used as a residence, then it falls under ATED!
ATED: Annual Tax On Enveloped Dwellings Deadline

Are you due to submit your Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) soon? You may need to even with no tax due ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

24th February, 2021



Our blog search tool is just one of the many features suggested by our blogging clients!
Blog Search: Your Social Media Secret Weapon

One of our clients requested a new feature recently, and she's been using it with great success, ever since we created it ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.slo.uk.com

23rd February, 2021



We can't wait to see you all at The Arches Theatre this summer!
Live Shows Back At The Arches Theatre This Summer!

If you are a member of The Arches+, you will have received an email about what's on at The Arches Theatre this summer ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

23rd February, 2021



You'll be amazed at how useful my bookkeeping handholding service can be!
Do You Know About My Bookkeeping Handholding Service?

Bookkeeping can be a lonely pastime. You'll definitely benefit from my Bookkeeping Handholding Service ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

22nd February, 2021



To avoid a late payment penalty, either pay in full or setup a Time to Pay plan before the 1st of April 2021!
Late Payment Penalty Waived By HMRC

HMRC has said that you won't be charged a 5% late payment penalty if you pay or set up a plan by the 1st of April 2021 ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

22nd February, 2021



It's very easy to think your cybersecurity is good ... when actually it's nowhere near!
Cybersecurity: Are Your Documents And Emails Safe?

Are you aware that when you receive an email from someone you recognise, it might not be from who you think it is?

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

19th February, 2021



Both workshops will be fun, creative and engaging, providing preparation support for National Youth Theatre auditions!
Black Sheep Collective And National Youth Theatre Partnership

We are very excited to announce that Black Sheep Collective are now one of the National Youth Theatre's 10 partners ...

Georgia Tillery-Randak

Georgia Tillery-Randak
www.blacksheepcollective.co.uk

19th February, 2021



As of September 2020, the Berne Convention has 179 signatories!
Sources Of Law: The Berne Convention

Despite copyright being territorial in nature, the UK's intellectual property laws are influenced by different sources ...

DisplayRights

DisplayRights
blog.displayrights.com

18th February, 2021



The VAT Deferral New Payment Scheme opens for registrations from the 23rd February 2021 until the 21st June 2021!
COVID-19 VAT Deferral Payment Guidance Updated

New guidance has been published on how to register for VAT payments deferred between the 20th March and 30th June ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

18th February, 2021



Do you have a problem? Maybe you need a little business development?
Business Development: We Have A Problem!

One of the earliest business development learning models I was introduced to was the Triple Learning Loop ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

17th February, 2021



The Government's website has plenty of information on the new SDLT rates for non-residents!
Update On SDLT For Non-Residents Buying UK Property

HMRC has updated its information about the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) surcharge for non-residents ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

17th February, 2021



Blogging is a powerful marketing tool, though it can seem like a lot of work!
Blogging: A Closer Look At Our Core Service

You've definitely heard about blogging, but it seems like a lot of work, doesn't it? What benefits will it bring and why work with us?

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.slo.uk.com

16th February, 2021



We'd love you to vote for The Arches Theatre!
The Arches Theatre Needs Your Vote!

We're ecstatic to be finalists in the 'Best Community Spirit' category of the Little Ankle Biters Awards ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

16th February, 2021



However many placements you have, the Kickstart Scheme allows any business to apply directly!
Kickstart Scheme Axes 30-Job Minimum Requirement

The Kickstart Scheme used to have a minimum number of 30 job placements, but this limit has been removed ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

15th February, 2021



If you've just upgraded to Sage50cloud v27, you may not be able to login!
Sage50cloud: Error! You Have Entered An Invalid Password

If you have recently upgraded to Sage50cloud v27 then next time you login, you may get this error message ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

15th February, 2021



The major justification for Intellectual Property is John Lockes' Labour Desert Theory!
Why Intellectual Property Rights Matter

We have spoken about copyright and the law, but what about why these laws and rights matter?

DisplayRights

DisplayRights
blog.displayrights.com

12th February, 2021



Lockdown is a strain on everyone, but we're here for you!
Lifting Your Spirits During Lockdown

We may be in another seemingly never-ending lockdown, but there really is plenty to look forward too ...

Black Sheep Collective

Black Sheep Collective
www.blacksheepcollective.co.uk

12th February, 2021



WiFi makes the world very convenient, but it can have issues!
The Wonderful World Of WiFi

Did you know that unlike HiFi, which is the short form for High Fidelity, WiFi is definitely not the short form for Wireless Fidelity ...

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

12th February, 2021



When it comes to blogging, remember to share your blog posts out regularly!
Blogging: Build It And They May Come

I’m often asked for tips from budding bloggers and one of the most important ones I suggest is to share your blog posts ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.slo.uk.com

11th February, 2021



There changes to the terms of COVID-19 loans is great news for small businesses!
Chancellor Offers More Help To Firms With COVID-19 Loans

Many small businesses took out Government-backed COVID-19 Loans at the start of the pandemic ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

11th February, 2021



An early morning yoga session gets the body moving!
Benefits Of Ageless-Yoga: Re-Energise

A body in motion tends to remain in motion and a body at rest tends to remain at rest. Newton discovered that ...

Anne Marie Tovey

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

10th February, 2021



If you're part of CIS then you will be affected by the Domestic Reverse Charge For VAT!
The Delayed Domestic Reverse Charge For VAT

I originally wrote about the Domestic Reverse Charge For VAT back in 2019, but it was delayed until this year ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

10th February, 2021



Networking may be online right now, but Paul says it can be just as effective as before!
The Art Of Networking: Find Your Kindred Spirits

One of the great things about networking is when you find those people who are kindred spirits, you just seem to click ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

10th February, 2021



Another New Boiler Fitted By Our Team!

It's been another great week for the team and we're so pleased to be busy with boilers and back to work after lockdown ...

Andy Gillett

Andy Gillett
www.aandagas.co.uk

9th February, 2021



the Arches Theatre summer season 2021 kicks off in July, COVID-19 restrictions allowing!
The Arches Theatre: Our Summer Schedule Opens In July!

We are delighted to confirm our summer 2021 schedule will be kicking off in July. Performances will go on until September ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

9th February, 2021



If you're a busy consultant, juggling clients with trying to do your online marketing, we can help you!
Consultants: Do You Really Need A New Website?

For consultants working with franchise brands, what's the point of duplicating the micro-website they've given you?

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.slo.uk.com

8th February, 2021



You have until the 28th February to file your self-assessment tax return!
1.8m Taxpayers Miss The January Self Assessment Deadline

The 2019/20 self-assessment tax return was submitted by 10.7m people before the 31st of January 2021 deadline ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

8th February, 2021



Wherever in the world your exporting to, get your invoice layout right to aid speedy delivery!
Effective Invoice Layouts For Shipping Goods Worldwide

Following on from Brexit, the export process can be made easier when you provide the right invoice layout ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

8th February, 2021



Danny and I with some of the Castlethorpe Under 10’s girls football team outside Bar Bar Black Sheep!
Did You Know We Sponsor A Football Team?

The Black Sheep Collective has been a sponsor of Castlethorpe Under 10’s girls football team for the past two seasons ...

Sian Philpott

Sian Philpott
www.blacksheepcollective.co.uk

5th February, 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

5th February, 2021



We love our smartphones as they've become incredibly powerful devices!
What Do You Use Your Smartphone For?

The increasing number of messages and notifications I get on my smartphone, all day every day is rising rapidly ...

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

5th February, 2021



You could look this happy when you start blogging with SLO Media for just £99 per month!
Start Blogging In 2021 For Just £99 Per Month!

Blogging is a great way to get your brand, messages and words of wisdom out there. Our 2021 special offer gets you started ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.slo.uk.com

4th February, 2021



If your hobbies are starting to generate income, then you may be liable for Income Tax and VAT!
Income Tax And VAT Implications Of Successful Hobbies

Thanks to lockdown, many of us are spending a lot more time on our hobbies. We're getting very good at them ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

4th February, 2021



To steal a turn of phrase, the Green Business Network does what it says on the tin!
Branding: The Green Business Network

It’s natural to get strung up about what to call yourself. Your business name becomes a central part of your brand ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

3rd February, 2021



Ageless-Yoga can help you build strength, coordination, flexibility and resilience while calming the mind!
Benefits Of Ageless-Yoga: Mind, Body And Soul

I've always believed that health is a state of complete harmony between the body, mind and spirit ...

Anne Marie Tovey

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

3rd February, 2021



LITRG is calling for the HICBC threshold to be increased in the Chancellor's budget in March!
HICBC: The High Income Child Benefit Charge Threshold

A Low Incomes Tax Reform Group in the UK, has urged the Government to raise the HICBC threshold ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

3rd February, 2021



Why Homeowners Are Moving Their Heating Cover Plan To A&A Gas

Whenever we're called out to new customers' homes, we'll always talk to them about our Heating Cover Plan ...

Andy Gillett

Andy Gillett
www.aandagas.co.uk

2nd February, 2021



Theatres and arts venue may be closed right now, but there are ways to support them!
Top 5 Ways You Can Keep Supporting Theatre And The Arts

Over the last few months, many have turned to theatre and the arts when we have needed some escapism ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

2nd February, 2021



Blogging can be an easy win for small business owners!
Ever Wondered Why You Should Be Blogging?

Yes, blogging can sometimes be difficult to get right, but when you do, the results are very impressive indeed …

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.slo.uk.com

1st February, 2021



Do you know the right codes to use in Sage50c?
Sage50c: Goods Purchased From The EU Post Brexit

As a small business in the UK, it is quite common for purchases to be made for goods and services from the EU ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

1st February, 2021



Do you add your gift as a voluntary receipt or keep it seperate from the business?
Voluntary Receipts: When Is a gift really a gift?

For self-employed individuals who offer a great service, sometimes a gift is offered as a thank you for their hard work ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

1st February, 2021



Our creative business training is open to individuals living in Milton Keynes, Northampton and Central Bedfordshire!
Creative Business Training From Black Sheep Collective

Black Sheep Collective has been awarded a Community Grant to deliver a Creative Business Training program ...

Georgia Tillery-Randak

Georgia Tillery-Randak
www.blacksheepcollective.co.uk

29th January, 2021



The Internet of Things is growing exponentially!
What Is The Internet Of Things?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a phrase that more people are starting to know, but few understand ...

Pritesh Ganatra

Pritesh Ganatra
blog.btsuk.net

29th January, 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

28th January, 2021



The filing deadline extended has been extended, but you still have to pay on time!
Self-Assessment Tax Filing Deadline Extended

It was a huge surprise to everyone when HMRC announced that the tax return filing deadline had been extended ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

28th January, 2021



The question ''what do you do?'' can cause a fight, flight or freeze response!
Networking Skills: 3 Tips To Answer ''What Do You Do?''

The most common opening question at a networking event is ''What do you do?''. Answering is a basic networking skill ...

Jacky Sherman

Jacky Sherman
www.jackysherman.com

27th January, 2021



Good news from HMRC for those struggling to get their tax return filed!
HMRC Suspends Filing Penalties Until 28 February

HMRC has announced a last-minute change to filing tax returns benefitting up to 3 million individuals ...

Helen Beaumont

Helen Beaumont
blog.essendontax.co.uk

27th January, 2021



Whether online or face-to-face, an Ageless-Yoga class is a supportive community!
Benefits Of Ageless-Yoga: A Supportive Community

There are always positives we can discover in every situation if we look for them. Yoga helps with this ...

Anne Marie Tovey

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

27th January, 2021



You Don't Want An Expensive Repair Bill For Your Boiler!

In these very uncertain times, the last thing you need is an expensive bill to repair your boiler ...

Andy Gillett

Andy Gillett
www.aandagas.co.uk

26th January, 2021



Unless the Government says otherwise, the show must go on at The Arches Theatre!
The Arches Theatre: The Show Must Go On!

We have heard the sad news that many local events including Olney Food Festival won't be going ahead this year ...

David Pibworth

David Pibworth
www.davidpibworth.com

26th January, 2021



Photos? Videos? Trackable marketing images? Our new content creation service can get your message out there!
New Content Creation Service From SLO Media

One of the things our clients have been asking about for a while is a unique daily content creation service ...

Steffi Lewis

Steffi Lewis
www.slo.uk.com

25th January, 2021

The latest HMRC scam is about they changing their bank details. Let me assure you they haven't!
HMRC: Another Self-Assessment Scam!

The 31st January self-assessment deadline is just a few days away and it's important that everyone be wary of scams ...

Roger Eddowes

Roger Eddowes
blog.essendonaccounts.co.uk

25th January, 2021

Bank fees and card fees are generally exempt of VAT, but like GoCardless, sometimes that's not true!
GoCardless Fees And Sage Settings

Are bank fees and card fees such as GoCardless subject to VAT? Normally, they are exempt or do not involve VAT at all ...

Alison Mead

Alison Mead
blog.siliconbullet.com

25th January, 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

22nd January, 2021