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All businesses have to keep accurate records of their financial transactions. At the Hollies Bookkeeping, we understand that bookkeeping, payroll and accounting demands are involved in the running of a business no matter how small or large. We also understand that maintaining your financial accounts and records, supervising accounting staff, dealing with accountants, debtors and creditors all place pressure on the valuable time and monetary resources of your business.

Our services include Bookkeeping, Payroll (including Auto-enrolment), VAT Returns, Self-Assessment Tax Returns, Partnership Tax Returns, Construction Industry Scheme, Limited Company Set-up and filing of Annual Returns.  We aim to relieve you of these demands by providing  professional and efficient services at competitive rates whist at the same time helping you to avoid paying the high costs involved when engaging accountancy firms over an extended period of time.

Hollies Bookkeeping Shrewsbury have been providing first-class Bookkeeping services to businesses across Shropshire for over 10 years. Our team of professionals work tirelessly to provide Shropshire businesses with the best possible Bookkeeping services. We are proud to be a member of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers.

Why bookkeeping is here to stay

Why bookkeeping is here to stay

Although we are in the fourth industrial revolution and entering the age of artificial intelligence (AI), is bookkeeping here to stay?

Although computers will probably be taking over a lot of jobs if they haven’t already, will bookkeeping become automated?

If bookkeepers go about their careers right, the answer is a resounding no.

What's the Current State of AI?

AI is changing the world as we know it. The machinery developed during the industrial revolution was the first step. More recently, humans have created machines or computer programs that can, for all intents and purposes, do the j



The Hollies Bookkeeping celebrates 12 years in business

Julie Williams, Director of The Hollies Bookkeeping is celebrating 12 years since took the plunge to become a bookkeeper in Shropshire.

Julie has worked in accountancy roles since 1996, working with various industries all around the country. When she moved back to Shrewsbury in 2003, she decided to start home-study with the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers and gained her qualifications in Bookkeeping and Payroll both Manual and Computerised (Sage).

Her new skills helped her gain the confidence to set up her own business as a self-employed bookkeeper in March 2010. To start with she gai...

The Bank of England (BoE) has raised interest rates

The Bank of England (BoE) has raised interest rates

The Bank of England (BoE) has raised interest rates for the second time in three months to 0.5%.

The BoE Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) confirmed it voted by a majority of 5-4 to increase Bank Rate by 0.25 percentage points, to 0.5%.

It also revealed those members in the minority preferred to increase Bank Rate by 0.5 percentage points, to 0.75%.

The news comes as the BoE said inflation is on course to hit a 30-year high, and is expected to peak at 7.25% in April, and average close to 6% throughout 2022.

The news will come as a further dampener to UK households who are seeing one ...

P11D deadline July 6

Self-Assessment deadline moved to end of February

Incase you hadn’t heard the news and are still either putting off your self-assessment or frantically trying to get things together to file, the Self-Assessment deadline has ‘effectively’ moved to the end of February.

The Government has announced that late payment penalties are to be waived for one month. They are still encouraging everyone to aim to file by January 31, 2022.

But people won’t be penalised for late filing for one month.

If you need extra time due, you now have up until February 28, 2022, to complete your 2020 to 2021 tax return and pay any tax due.

People a...

HMRC say tax phone scams have increased by 21%

HMRC say tax phone scams have increased by 21%

A new HMRC update says that tax phone scams have increased 21 percent on last year, with nearly 800,000 tax-related scams reported in total.

A whopping 360,000 of those have been fake tax rebates, approximately.

As we draw closer to the Self-Assessment deadline on January 31, 2022, HMRC is warning that the self-employed should be on their guard.

Here are some things to watch out for – and how to protect yourself.

As the self-employed get ready to send their tax return this time of year, HMRC starts to send out emails and texts to taxpayers to offer them guidance and support.


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Making Tax Digital For Income Tax Self-Assessment Delayed

The government has delayed the introduction of Making Tax Digital (MTD) for Income Tax Self-Assessment (MTD for ITSA) for a year, HMRC has announced.

The government says it has made the move in recognition of the challenges faced by many UK businesses as the country emerges from the pandemic.

It will now introduce MTD for ITSA in the tax year beginning in April 2024, a year later than planned.

Who is affected by MTD for ITSA?

Businesses with income greater than £10,000 per year from:

  • Self-employment

  • General partnerships with only individuals as partners

  • Property busines

National Insurance and Dividend Tax Rises Announced For Social Care Reform

National Insurance and Dividend Tax Rises Announced For Social Care Reform

From April 2022, the government plans to create a new social care levy which will see UK-wide tax and National Insurance Contribution (NIC) increases.

There will be a 1.25% increase in NICs on earned income, with dividend tax rates also increasing by 1.25%. The money raised will be ringfenced for health and social care costs.

The Levy will be effectively introduced from April 2022, when NIC for working age employees, the self-employed and employers will increase by 1.25% and be added to the existing NHS allocation. The Levy will not apply to Class 2 or 3 NICs.

From April 2023, once HM...

A guide to self-assessment tax returns for the 31 January deadline

Reasons to file your January Self-Assessment early

It’s not Christmas, the January 31, 2022 Self-Assessment deadline – it comes around earlier than you think, so here are some reasons to file early.

Number one, said tongue in cheek, is it will help everyone out – both you, your business, your family and your bookkeeper or accountant.

It’s the busiest time of year for us and with all the changes over the past 18 months, we simply may not be able to keep up with demand if everyone files last minute.

And if you file late you could incur a fine.

We know you’ve likely had enough of what to apply for and when and wou...

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020

Temporary Insolvency Restrictions to End in October

The Insolvency Service announced that the temporary provisions introduced to protect UK businesses from insolvency will be phased out from 1 October 2021.

These measures, which include restrictions on creditors commencing insolvency proceedings, were introduced in June 2020 as part of the UK Government’s economic response to COVID 19.

What happened in June 2020?
On 25 June 2020, the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA) came into force.

The UK Parliament passed CIGA to protect otherwise viable businesses from becoming insolvent as a result of the financial tur


PM's £12bn a year tax hike to fund NHS and social care

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that the Government is set to introduce a £12bn a year tax hike from April 2022 to address NHS backlogs and overhaul social care.

The tax rise will consist of a 1.25% jump in National Insurance (NI) contributions, levied on both employers and employees.

The raising NI, which represents a breaking of the Conservative manifesto pledge, is due to be rebranded as a “health and social care levy”.

In total, Johnson claimed that the new levy will raise almost £36bn towards the UK budget across the next three years.

The majority of initial f...