The collapse of Thomas Cook will leave many with the holiday blues. Founded in 1841 by businessman Thomas Cook, the company organised railway outings for members of the local temperance movement. Some 178 years later, it had grown to a global travel group, with annual sales of £9bn, 19 million customers a year and 22,000 […]
Author Archive | Paula Veysey Smith
I’m sure that all of us look forward to the summer weeks, evenings on the patio, pimms or gins and BBQ’s, well that’s if the British weather plays ball!! So far this year it’s been heat wave one day and record rainfalls the next, no wonder so many of us decide to go abroad for […]
As the Conservative leadership contest heats up the major contenders have already made pledges on tax reforms; Boris raising the higher tax threshold to £80,000, Raab cutting basic rate of income tax from 20% to 15%, but perhaps the most interesting announcement came from Gove pledging to scrap VAT and replace it with a Sales […]
Speaking at ICB’s flagship networking group Paula will be speaking on Wednesday 26th June at ICB’s flagship networking group in London addressing many issues that affect the modern bookkeeper and accountant.
Speaking at ICB Northampton On Wednesday 12th June Paula will be speaking at the ICB Branch in Northampton on all things VAT.
ICB Inspire Tour I will be at the ICB Inspire Tour at Gatwick Airport on Thursday 9th May.
How to finalise company accounts. I will be speaking at the ICB Branch in Hertfordshire, Bishops Stortford Monday 20th May. I’ll be talking on how to finalise company accounts.
Brexit and Star Trek – both the final frontier! How many versions of these have we had? Just like the Star Trek time line, as soon as I write this, it will be out of date! And just like Brexit, we are now going boldly where no “politician” has gone before. By the time you […]
Time flies like an arrow and fruit flies like a banana (work it out!); here we are again, the 5th April approaching fast . . . . whether you’re an arrow or a fruit fly, it’s time to get ready for the tax year end! With that in mind here are a few pointers to […]
Yes, I know that is a strange title, but I’m going to give you five interesting facts about VAT, really! “And why?” I hear you cry! Well, one, because I do need to get out more and two, it is actually good to know more about VAT rather than seeing it as just another tax […]