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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.

The new Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme

The new Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme

The new Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme, launching on 26 May, will enable employers with less than 250 employees claim the new coronavirus-related Statutory Sick Pay (SSP).

Tax agents like our experienced team here at The Hollies Bookkeeping Services can claim on your behalf, so please speak to us if you are unsure about what to do.

Employers are eligible to use the scheme if:

  • they’re claiming for an employee who’s eligible for sick pay due to coronavirus

  • they had a PAYE payroll scheme in operation before 28 February 2020

  • they had fewer than 250 employees across all PAYE

A guide to the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme

A guide to the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS)

The Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) is a temporary scheme set up by the government to help self-employed people.

It was initially set up for three months, but it may be extended, to help the self-employed survive the coronavirus pandemic.

While you’ll still owe Income Tax and National Insurance on any money you get through the SEISS, it’s a grant rather than a loan.

This means you won’t need to pay it back.

How much will you get under the SEISS?

SEISS gives self-employed people and members of partnerships the following support:

  • 80 per cent of your averag

self employed tips for coronavirus

Tips for the self-employed on how to thrive during Coronavirus

The Coronavirus pandemic has shone a light on the difficulties faced by freelancers, so we want to provide some tips for the self-employed on how to thrive.

Ordinarily the self-employed are not entitled to the same benefits as employed people, such as sick pay.

Currently, they may also lose income as companies start to cut costs and stop using freelance help.

Check your savings

We have no idea how long the measures that have been put into place to limit the spread of the coronavirus will last.

Nor do we know how effective they will prove for businesses in the medium to long term...

self-employed during Coronavirus

Help for the self-employed during Coronavirus outbreak explained

Almost 5 million people are self-employed, working out at 15% of the UK workforce so we wanted to explain the help for the self-employed during Coronavirus outbreak.

The government faced criticism over announcing significant help for businesses and employees impacted by the coronavirus.

On Friday, March 26 it also unveiled a scheme for the self-employed.

The scheme allows certain (95% of) freelancers and partnerships to apply for a grant of up to £2,500 a month.

Here are the vital things to know right now if you are self-employed.

Look into the government grant


living wage increases 2020

National Minimum Wage Increases from April 2020

The government has announced a 6.2% increase in the National Living Wage (NLW), which applies to workers aged 25 and over.

From 1 April 2020 the NLW will rise from the current rate of £8.21 to £8.72 an hour, in the largest raise since it was introduced two decades ago.

New rates from April 2020

The government has confirmed that the new rate will start on 1 April, 2020 and will result in an increase of £930 annually for 2.8 million full-time workers earning the NLW.

Workers aged under 25 earning the National Minimum Wage (NMW) will also see increases of between 4.6% and 6.5%, dep...

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

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

Around 11.5 million people filed a self-assessment tax return in the UK last year, and if you’re one, read our guide to tax returns for the 31 January deadline.

Who needs to file?

However, sole traders and self-employed people earning more than £1,000, as well as those in business partnerships, need to file a return every year.

The following people may also need to file a return:

  • Anyone earning untaxed income over a certain threshold, such as money from: renting out a property; tips or commission; income from savings; investments and dividends; foreign income

  • People earning mor

tips to improve your bookkeeping in the new year

Tips for improving your bookkeeping in the new year

If you aren't keeping a good track of your business finances then maybe your 2020 resolution should be to read our top tips for improving your bookkeeping in the new year.

  • Review bank statements and credit card statements. These statements should always come to the business owner or card holder unopened. Review them thoroughly before passing them to the bookkeeper or other employee, thereby preventing unauthorised checks or credit card usage. These are the biggest losses within a small business.

  • Set up a petty cash box. Set up a petty cash fun for small purchases rather than char

Money Laundering – what are the facts

Money Laundering – what are the facts?

Accountants are key gatekeepers for the financial system, facilitating vital transactions that underpin the UK economy. So when it comes to money laundering, what are the facts?

Here at The Hollies, Bookkeepers in Shropshire, we have been undertaking an Anti-Money Laundering review for our practice licence and will be doing some further training.

Accountants and bookkeepers have a significant role to play in ensuring their services are not used to further a criminal purpose.

As professionals, we must act with integrity and uphold the law, and must not engage in criminal activity.


How Do I Retire from My Own Business

How Do I Retire from My Own Business?

After years and maybe even decades of working hard to build your business up, it’s hardly surprising that business owners might struggle to retire. All that work can translate into some understandable emotional attachment, especially when it’s your name above the door.

So just how do you extract yourself from a business? Hollywood would have us believe that passing the business on to a family member is the ideal solution, though sadly it’s not always realistic. There might not be anyone available, or willing to take on the job.

Fortunately, there are a few options which might help ...

Charity tax reforms could unlock a wave of giving

Charity tax reforms could unlock a wave of giving

An independent commission has come up with a series of charity tax reforms which could unlock a wave of giving.

The reform suggests measures aimed at making giving to charities easier, decreasing spending on unnecessary admin and potentially increasing charity income by hundreds of millions per year.

The Charity Tax Commission, led by Sir Nicholas Montagu who was the former chairman of the Inland Revenue (now HMRC), found that charity tax relief is in much need of a radical overhaul.

Changes to the rules around Gift Aid

HMRC adds 25p to every pound given. Along with other reforms,...