Saturday, 21 March 2015

Office Printer

Xerox have shafted me by withdrawing support for our fantabulous dc332 - it's only 15 years old, why soooo hasty?

so forced out into the scary procurement world.
All fixed with the superb HP Officejet Pro x476dw Multifunction Printer (snappy name to remember)
£275, no toner or drum coblas, and i know a man who can supply ink at half price !

it really is a great machine - super for network scanning, printing etc......
setting up wireless is a nightmare due to HP making it sooooo hard.

PS. HP->, please send the commission cheque to my HSBC account, Geneva.      tnx

Guidance on being a company director in uk

We attach our current notes to give some insight into what is involved.

Any questions email abell AT
directors fascinating briefing !!

Happy Directing !!

Budget 2015 comment

"i'm Abolishing annual tax returns".
Politicians empty waffle-speak. There's no substantive change.
Most punters still lumbered with filing annual stuff with HMRCy.

Most of us do it onslime anyway already, especially eeeeasy when using a fantabulous firm of chartered accountants like abell morliss international !

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

SA Tax Return filing rush problem solved

Get HMRCy to bring the deadline forward to 30th November. Think it through......

When do clients do anything? Only in Sept-Nov because they are BUSY BUSY people the rest of the year, and we have to FIT IN. Full details of my reasoning are below:-

Jan  getting over Christmas, check over skiing gear

Feb skiing

Mar Spring soon, leaf through some holiday brochures

Apr yo, can walk outside again, see if that Bistro has put some tables back outside

May dig out the barbie

Jun tennis

Jul Ibitha

Aug Zakanthos




Dec yo partytime


As you can see three is a solid three month window where we have their un-divided attention, and indeed ours also.

This simple change would also mean i could enjoy Christmas, and not have to keep rushing in to the office to shuffle papers and cheer the troops on.

What's not to like?

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

HMRC - do they waste our money?

the answer of course is an emphatic YES !!
so many examples it's hard to know where to start.

elementary programming standards would ensure the amstrad doesn't send out missives demanding 10p -- costing loads more to generate and post. etc.

Monday, 7 October 2013

RTI? really teeeedius info gathering system?

RTI - real time information PAYE system

This is the system whereby HMRC receive online each time a payroll is run all the info about tax due etc.

So for 2013/14 if you are naughty and don't pay your PAYE on time, they write to you/ring you up in the evening/at weekends pestering you for the dough.
So no more financing your worthy enterprise through holding back on paye payments.

For 2014/15 even worse you will get £100 fine for every month you are late automatically, so either sack all your staff by 31.3.14 or obey !!

PS. if you do decide running a payroll is too much for you we have solutions - contact abell AT