Saturday, 28 June 2014

Wedding in November

I have until today felt lacking in enthusiasm for making my dress for Stuart & Tab's wedding in November.  I had hoped to get a tailor to make it for me but at £600- £750 that was a non starter.  

Today I have suddenly found the inspiration that I need and not only that but I have found the fabric that I need on Ebay........sewing of elegant dress here I come!!

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Self Assessment Time

If you haven't already prepared your personal tax return please send us your information in asap. We are already speeding through our 2013-2014 tax return list and are aiming to get all our clients Self Assessments done as early as possible.

If you have any questions or would like to have a quick chat, why not give us a call.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Duetto curtains

On a none business note I am covering the curtains in the Duetto with 'Strawberry' inspired fabric.  It also gives me a chance to wash the curtains which do not ever appeared to have been done, Yuck!

So here is the first curtain washed and covered

 Can you see the 'Strawberry' theme?
 I know I will have fun using all this material!

Sales Calls

So what do you do when you receive another sales call?

We have to answer all phone calls in case it is business related but Hyde Accounting gets at least 3 sales calls each day - yes 21 in a week - 156 in a year......aaarrrrgggghhhh......

The most polite thing I can think to do is to put the phone face down on the desk and they can talk to the wood!!

Any other ideas?

Friday, 20 June 2014

Computer Problems

Knowing that I have a lot of client data that I must back up I have the following in place:
2 hard drives in the file server that mirror each other
1 external hard drive that copies the file server all the time
Back up to 'the cloud' that takes place overnight
Have you got a backup plan for your computer? Even losing the family photos is horrible!

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Colour of my mind!!

Your mind is


Of all the mind types, yours is the most impulsive. If you think it, you do it. And you can get the bug to pursue almost any passion. Your thoughts are big and bold. Your mind has no inhibitions. You tend to spend a lot of time thinking about love, your dreams, and distant places.

I think my mind has just the perfect idea for this evening....

Drink of wine in the evening sun and a burning chiminea


Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Going over the VAT limit

Did you know that if you inadvertently go over the VAT limit with your sales but it is unlikely to happen again then you need to write to HMRC and explain that this has happened.

In the future when your sales really increase and go over the VAT limit and have to register, without that letter HMRC, will apply the VAT registration back to the time you accidentally went over the limit - even if that is many years ago.   Imagin the horror of the VAT bill... 

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Payroll Manger

Here at Hyde Accounting we have the most useful and friendly software that controls all our payrolls for our clients.  It is really strong on sending the RTI's (Real Time Information) which if they are late would incur a fine from HMRC starting in Oct 2014.  

Friday, 13 June 2014

It's Friday!

Vanessa is out - I have the Comm - don't panic 

Friday 13th - lucky or unlucky?

Well I had forgotten that today is Friday 13th but I consider it lucky as I will be able to see the full moon tonight - as long as I do not drink too much wine and go to sleep!

Out on my first Caravan Club Rally with Wiltshire section this weekend, hope to be off by 4pm.  Dave and Deb will join me in their supersized motorhome, so it will be a case of 'little n large'
I think I will call her 'Strawberry Fields'
This is my little van conversion - such fun 

Thursday, 12 June 2014


So who is having a BBQ this evening?  The dogs and I will be in the garden with the chiminea alight - more wine anyone?

Hidden Tax

It always annoys me that our UK government does not come clean about the hidden taxes we all have to pay.  If you are self employed then you pay Class 2 National Insurance of £2.80 per week and at the end of the year you complete a self assessment tax return.  Tax is 20% on profits of over £10,000 but who remembers the Class 4 National Insurance of 9% on profits over £7,755 - hidden tax!!