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No More Card Charges

Card surcharges banned from January 2018

Currently, when your business accepts a payment by debit or credit card it can apply a surcharge to cover the cost, e.g. the service fee that’s applied by a credit card company. However, this practice will be banned thanks to the EU Revised Payment Services Directive which must be implemented into our domestic law by 13 January 2018 at […]

By |July 10th, 2017|Finance|0 Comments

AAT Conference – Traits for Success – Part 3

Hello again,
In keeping this little series of posts going as promised here is part three for you all.

In order for a business to be successful, here are a few more habitual traits to making this happen:

· Work to your maximum potential
· Aim high
· Over deliver
· Become a thinking performer

These may just seem […]

By |July 10th, 2017|AAT Conference - Traits for Success Series|0 Comments

Thanks to the Best Team

Myself and Angela would like to very much thank the team of staff at Best Accountancy for making it easy for the both of us to be able to take some time out during the last week in order to facilitate some personal family matters.
Our eldest daughter is currently scouring the country for the right […]

By |July 10th, 2017|Company Matters|0 Comments

Our Weekend’s Sporting Antics

A tough weekend’s racing for the Bests and some more to come!

I am pleased to report that both Angela and myself came through both our respective weekend races unscathed and pretty pleased with our progress this weekend.

Angela competed in the Liskeard Tri series sprint triathlon on Sunday. The weather was lovely to spectate […]

By |July 3rd, 2017|A Day in the Life|0 Comments

This Week In Summary

A really manic week for all at Best Accountancy Plymouth:

A number of corporate clients accounts and tax affairs were completed by Neil and all deadlines met on time.

Some very useful tax planning and finance planning carried out for a construction client.

Steve and his team have been getting their heads down and completing […]

By |July 1st, 2017|A Day in the Life|0 Comments

AAT Conference – Traits for Success – Part Two

As promised a further snippet for you.

The following are some words you will associate with successful people:

If we can try to remember and lead by these attributes we will all be more successful.

Have a good weekend everyone.

My Monday

So here is what I’ve been up to today – a flavour of what I get up to on a daily basis.

I started my day by attending a board meeting on site at Plymouth Science Park where I had to prepare and present management accounts on the performance of busy and successful IT company, Acronyms […]

By |June 27th, 2017|A Day in the Life|0 Comments

AAT Conference – Traits for Success – Part 1

Having recently attended the AAT Annual Conference in early June, I thought it would be useful to share some of the information I obtained during the annual conference I attended in early June.

I will break the information down in to bite size snippets over the coming days rather than bombard you all in one go, […]

By |June 26th, 2017|AAT Conference - Traits for Success Series|Comments Off on AAT Conference – Traits for Success – Part 1

Vacancy to join our team.


Due to growing demand here at Best Accountancy, we are currently looking to add a bookkeeper, preferably with some payroll experience (but not essential) to join our team.

The applicant would ideally have a good working knowledge of Sage 50 and sage payroll software together with a sound ability to use Microsoft Excel.

A general knowledge […]

By |June 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

VCT Investment – Time is running out!

The 2016/17 Tax year will be very different for many Directors given the changes in dividend tax.

VCT’s and EIS’s are the most efficient way to reduce you Tax burden if:

a) you have the cash available to invest

b) you can invest before 1st April 2017

The problem is that VCT’s and EIS’s are not always available. If […]

By |January 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments