Bookkeeping

Benefits of Bookkeeping Software

Bookkeeping is an essential part of any commercial business. From self-employed sole traders to multi-national conglomerates, a slick accounting operation will help businesses boost their profits and make smarter spending decisions. Accurate…
Redundancy, Furlough

Covid 19 and redundancy - a guide to the UK Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and making roles redundant

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the world in very many ways. The way people live, the way people interact and of course – the way people do business. Businesses around the world are having to re-think the way they operate, make adjustments…
Furlough

Part Time Furlough – Flexible Furlough Started 1st July

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), launched following strict nationwide lockdowns in response to the outbreak of coronavirus, managed to help one million employers protect the jobs and livelihoods of more than eight million workers. Now,…
workplace, Covid-19

How To Make Your Workplace Covid-Secure

Following a nationwide lockdown designed to curb the spread of coronavirus, the government announced on 10 May 2020 that the country would begin reopening on a phased basis. At the time of writing, we are currently in phase three, meaning that…
Start up, Business, Accountant

Why We’re Backing Local Start-ups And Why You Should Have Us On Your Team

For over 15 years now, An Accounting Gem has worked with local entrepreneurs taking the first steps of their journey into self-employment and running a company. Opening a business is hard, particularly if you’ve never done it before, and the…
Accounting, Bookkeeping, Accountant

5 Reasons Why Outsourcing Bookkeeping & Accounting Is Always Better For SMEs

No-one quite prepares any business owner prior to the launching of their company for the baptism of fire you face in the initial fight for revenues, in keeping those early customers happy, and in juggling all of your new-found responsibilities.…

What Help As A Small Business Is Available During The Coronavirus?

For small businesses, the coronavirus pandemic has created an environment of severe uncertainty and financial hardship that is constantly changing. The modern world has never faced a crisis like this before, nor one on this scale, making…
Business. Coronavirus

How Does Your Business Survive During The Coronavirus?

By now, businesses are starting to understand the impact that coronavirus is going to have on our economy, and on various sectors. For some that impact is already being keenly felt, such as in the hospitality and leisure industries. For others,…
Wage

What Is Wage Push Inflation?

Wage push inflation is an idea that economists and governments often use as a reason that it could be difficult to increase minimum wage in a country. But what does it actually mean? Put simply, the term refers to a situation where a rapid…
Investment, Entrepreneurs

How To Find Investment

For new businesses, finding investment can be the most nerve-wracking part of getting set up. With thousands of start-ups springing up every year, investors receive dozens of pitches every day, and it will take something special to convince…