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The paperless office

A nice idea but how does it work in practice?  Going paperless if you are previously used to using paper requires a big “mind shift”.  You have to be super organised or things will get lost.  Instead of sifting through mounds of paper to find something you know is there in a “safe” place, you…

Paid Trustees – have times moved on?

There is a massive shortage of financial expertise on boards of charities.  This particularly affects smaller charities and can be a real hindrance to the operation of the charity.  Given the Charity Commission is now placing higher demands on trustees with the new Charities Act coming into force in 2016 and increasing calls for trustees…

Making Tax Digital – the end of the accountant?

HMRC’s Making Tax Digital consultation papers are now going through the consultation process and we are starting to know more about what they are envisaging. Some sceptics would say a conspiracy is afoot between HMRC and the software providers to elbow the traditional accountant out of the picture. I am all for a change in…