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Budget 2017 – How Will It Affect You?

The Chancellor delivered his Budget on 8 March 2017, with some surprises for those running their own businesses. DIVIDEND TAX CHANGES Dividend Tax was introduced in April 2016, and allows everyone £5,000 dividends tax free.  Any further dividends up to the higher rate threshold are taxed at 7.5%, with dividends above the higher rate taxed…

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Kinder Pocock are on the lookout for Bright Sparks

Due to our continuing growth we are looking for part-time Client Administrators and Client Managers to join our growing team! Kinder Pocock are a multi-award winning innovative accountancy practice, leading the way in how Accountancy is done in the future – now! Would you like to be a part of our awesome team? Our MD and…

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Xero Top Tips – Is Your Xero Data Secure?

We are often asked how secure Xero is, and we always assure users that security is fundamental to everything Xero does. Data is backed up constantly throughout the day Data is stored in multiple secure locations. Data is encrypted using industry standard data-encryption Multiple layers of firewalls are in place Security audits are regularly performed…

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The Autumn Statement and What It Means to You

The Chancellor delivered his Autumn Statement on Wednesday 23 November, which highlights what we can expect in the new tax year starting 6 April 2017. Below are the main highlights:     Business Tax Corporation tax is set to fall to 17% from 20% by 2020. £400m pledged into Venture Capital trusts to invest in innovative…

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HMRC’s Making Tax Digital – What You Need to Know Now

What it’s All About: By 2016, HMRC will provide every individual and small business with access to their own secure digital tax account, that enables them to interact with HMRC digitally.  The digital account will present individual taxpayers with a personalised picture of their tax affairs. By 2020, a business’s tax liability will be all…

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Business Performance Dashboards in Xero

Today’s top tip is about a cool Xero feature which gives you instant access to key business performance metrics. The business performance dashboards sit on your main Xero Dashboard and give you information at a glance that your accountant or bookkeeper can help you interpret.     There are lots of dashboards to choose from including…

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Plain English accounting and cutting edge technology

Sharon was recently interviewed by Ryan McIntyre at Xero as part of their Accounting and Bookkeeper Stories. If you ever wanted to know about Sharon’s accounting journey so far, read on! Sharon Pocock is a proud mother of two, an art enthusiast, and an intrepid traveller. She’s also the founder and managing director of Kinder…

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Xero Top Tips – Add Last Items Invoiced to A New Invoice

We’ve come to the conclusion that there’s no point the whole Kinder Pocock team all being Xero Certified (true story) if we’re not sharing this good knowledge with you. So here is the first in our series of Xero Top Tips. Did you know you can add the last items you invoiced to a customer…

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Why we love Hereford Indie Food Businesses

There’s a definite buzz in the air as we look forward to the Hereford Indie Food Festival this weekend (27/28 August 2016). At Kinder Pocock we are super thrilled to be one of the sponsors of the Hereford Indie Food Festival!  A community driven project celebrating the independent food scene, chefs, producers and makers in Herefordshire. We…

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6 Tools to Help You Run Your Business on the Move

In our modern and fast-moving business world it’s essential that you can work effectively from wherever you are, without being chained to your desk. Working efficiently will not only improve your profits and cashflow, but it will mean your customers are happy because you can look after them and access their data any time, any where….

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