Category Archives: Breakground

Is daily bookkeeping a necessity?

Is daily bookkeeping a necessity_

At PPF, we offer a whole range of services, creating an accountancy package that works just right for you. For many of our clients, this includes our bookkeeping service. If you’re already using this, read on to remind yourself just how good it is (!), and if you’re not currently, peruse this article and think […]

Our Financial Awareness Coaching Programme

financial awareness coaching

Why we developed this service The better you understand your business, the easier it will be to make more money.  Management decisions rely on a sound understanding of the financial implications for a business.  We have developed this service to enable business owners to fully understand and interpret their numbers, so they have a strong […]

Why do you need an accountant to do VAT returns…..

can vat returns be done yourself?

….. when you can DIY with the click of a button online? Some accounting software companies would have you believe that filing your VAT return is simply the click of a button. Regardless of the fact you may not want (or have the time) to DIY,  thinking it only requires the click of a button […]

Which VAT Scheme do I use?

Which VAT scheme do I use?

You may already be aware that businesses are required to register for VAT with HMRC once their earnings pass a certain threshold. Sounds simple, right? When you reach a certain level of income, it’s time to register.  Where it gets a little more complicated is choosing which VAT Accounting scheme to register under.  The VAT […]

Should you buy a company car, or claim the mileage from a personal car?

Should you buy a company car or claim the milage from a personal car?

Let’s start by being honest – we’re all looking for ways to save us a little bit of that nasty tax bill at the end of the year! One very effective way to do so is with cars! But the big question is; should you buy a company car, or claim the mileage from a […]

Increase to National Minimum Wage & National Living Wage for 21/22

National Minimum Wage 21/22

Under the minimum wage legislation, workers must be paid at least the statutory minimum wage for their age. There are two types of minimum wage, the National Living Wage (NLW) and the National Minimum Wage (NMW). From 1 April 2021, as well as the usual annual increases, the age threshold for the National Living Wage […]

Our Confirmation Statement Service

confirmation statement service

Each year Companies House ask you to confirm that the information they hold on record for you is correct – via the filing of the Confirmation Statement. Whilst it’s a fairly simple form to complete and submit – it’s yet another task on your never ending to do list, and if you don’t file it […]

Our Bookkeeping Service

Our bookkeeping service - let us look after your books so you can get back to reading them instead!

You wouldn’t build a house without solid foundations, and similarly you can’t do a set of accounts without good bookkeeping.  Bookkeeping really is the foundation of your finances.  Get this bit nailed and everything else flows from there. Here’s the definition of bookkeeping: Bookkeeping is ensuring that transactions – the ins (sales) and outs (purchases) […]

Our Payroll Service

our payroll service - paying you and your team

As the shareholder and director of your limited company you will usually also be employed, and take a salary from the business using PAYE (Pay As You Earn).  To do this you’ll need to run payroll, and file a return to HMRC each month. Depending on your circumstances, and if you have other income sources, […]

Our VAT Return Service

We've got your VAT returns covered so you can go enjoy your family days out

VAT, such a simple word (or abbreviation if you want to be picky), but such a complex area of tax! Once you hit the sales threshold (currently £85,000) in any rolling 12 months (so not the calendar year/your financial year/the tax year) you’ll need to register for VAT.  Once registered you’ll need to charge VAT […]