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Let go of limiting beliefs and achieve your goals

Let go of limiting beliefs and achieve your goals

Limiting beliefs are beliefs that we have about ourselves that stop us from achieving things that we want. We often tell ourselves that we can or cannot do something, or that we are or are not the “type of person”…

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Thank you for helping us raise £1,250 for HopScotch Children’s Charity

Thank you for helping us raise £1,250 for HopScotch Children’s Charity

On Saturday 18th August, some of the Rosslyn Associates team braved the cold, wet and windy weather and took part in the Rough Runner 10K obstacle course. With your help we managed to raise a massive £1,250 for HopScotch Children’s…

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Discover your business’s core values

Discover your business’s core values

Having a clear set of values is essential in order to run a good business. Your values help shape every element of your business such as recruitment, marketing and how you operate. Once your business’s values are clear, everyone involved…

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Why you should measure if you want to succeed

Why you should measure if you want to succeed

Running a business is like driving a car. When you’re driving you need to look at the dashboard to see how much fuel you have and how fast you’re going.  When you’re running a business, you need to keep track…

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How to improve your cashflow!

How to improve your cashflow!

Managing your cashflow well can be difficult, but it is an essential part of running a profitable business. You need to get the cash into the bank which you are owed by your customers and strategically plan your outgoings to…

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What is the breakeven point and why is it important?

What is the breakeven point and why is it important?

It is important to pay attention to your business’ breakeven point. Here we will explain how you go about working out your breakeven point and why it is such an important thing to keep an eye on. If you know…

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Job opportunity: Client Service Co-ordinator

Job opportunity: Client Service Co-ordinator

APPLY Rosslyn Associates are a continually growing team, looking for a new member! We are currently looking for someone to take on the role of Client Service Coordinator. This role involves: Maintaining the client database including additions, deletions and changes…

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6 things you (probably) didn’t know about tax!

6 things you (probably) didn’t know about tax!

So, you think you know a lot about tax...? Or maybe not. Either way, here are six tax facts we’ve put together that you may not know and could be useful! If you have any other tax related queries, please…

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Rosslyn Associates latest news: Secure portal, Direct Debit and Rough Runner

Rosslyn Associates latest news: Secure portal, Direct Debit and Rough Runner

This month we have a few things we want to update you on, so we thought we would put them in a blog. Due to the new GDPR laws, and to make file sharing a little bit simpler, we’ve now…

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We’re Fundraising for HopScotch Children’s Charity!

We’re Fundraising for HopScotch Children’s Charity!

After taking part in a treadmill marathon in the office in January, some of the Rosslyn Associates team have decided to take on a bigger challenge! On the 18th of August 2018 we will be taking part in Rough Runner!…

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I’ve made a profit, so where’s the cash!?

I’ve made a profit, so where’s the cash!?

So, your accounts say you have made a decent profit, but your bank balance says otherwise? Business owners are often confused about where all their business’ profit has gone. To properly understand what has happened to your cash you have…

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So, you think you are making a profit?

So, you think you are making a profit?

Business owners often ask how much their business is worth. Perhaps surprisingly, the answer is often nothing. When we look at the real profitability of the business, it often turns out that they are actually making a loss. This is…

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Beware of incorrect HMRC tax code notices!

Beware of incorrect HMRC tax code notices!

You may already know from your own experience that HMRC seem to consistently make errors. Whether its arguing that tax returns should be completed when the tax legislation says they don’t need to, or HMRC’s own software miscalculating the amount…

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Benefits of submitting your tax return early

Benefits of submitting your tax return early

Gathering and sorting through information for your tax return can be a bore. It often gets put off until December or even January, and you are left to frantically get everything sorted. For some people, it gets pushed to the…

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How one small change could double your profits

How one small change could double your profits

Business owners often get to a stage where they feel like they have hit a plateau. Business is going ok but what they really want is to grow, bring in new clients, free up some time and increase profits. It’s…

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Thank you for helping us raise £800 for Social Bite!

Thank you for helping us raise £800 for Social Bite!

We did it! On Friday 12th January, the whole Rosslyn Associates team took part in a charity treadmill marathon. We brought a treadmill into the office and took it in turns to run (or walk) until we reached 26.2 miles!…

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How to reach your business goals in the new year!

How to reach your business goals in the new year!

As we approach the end of 2017, you may be reflecting on the year which has passed and preparing for the year ahead. A new year is often a time where we create new goals for ourselves. Whether your dream…

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Tax implications of Christmas gifts and parties

Tax implications of Christmas gifts and parties

Christmas is fast approaching and It’s the time of year when many business owners are feeling generous. If you’re thinking of treating your team or clients to a meal, night out or a gift this Christmas, there are certain tax…

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Tax relief on donations to charity

Tax relief on donations to charity

As we approach the festive season, many of us begin to give more generously. Christmas is the biggest period for charitable donations in the UK. Whether you are thinking of donating to charity this Christmas, or you make donations at…

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Huge tax increase for landlords!

Huge tax increase for landlords!

Is your salary around £30,000- £40,000 a year? Do you own a buy to let property? Are you paying a mortgage for the property? If so, you could face a dramatic increase in your tax bill! The new changes in…

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Rosslyn Associates charity treadmill marathon!

Rosslyn Associates charity treadmill marathon!

On the 12th January 2018 the Rosslyn Associates team will be bringing a treadmill into the office and will take it in turns to run (or walk) until together we complete a full marathon (42.195 kilometres or 26.219 miles!) Not…

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Rosslyn Associates has a new team member!

Rosslyn Associates has a new team member!

Reflecting the continuous growth of Rosslyn Associates, we would like to introduce you to our new member of the team, Rebecca Easton. Rebecca will take on the role of client service coordinator, as well as bookkeeping. Rebecca’s duties as client…

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How to treat yourself and your employees tax free!

How to treat yourself and your employees tax free!

Are you a business owner who gives employees gifts and benefits to celebrate birthdays or other special occasions? Before the new rules on trivial benefits came into effect in 2016, you would normally have had to pay national insurance on…

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Company car or mileage?

Company car or mileage?

Deciding whether to have a company car, or to claim mileage can be a difficult choice for business owners. The most tax efficient choice differs depending on a number of factors. As tax legislation has changed, there are fewer instances…

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Rosslyn Associates have rebranded!

Rosslyn Associates have rebranded!

    Exciting new things are happening at Rosslyn Associates and we want to share them with you! We have recently rebranded and launched our new website! Please take a look and let us know what you think. As forward-thinking…

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4 reasons to switch to cloud accounting

4 reasons to switch to cloud accounting

  Cloud accounting means storing your accounting data on an online platform, rather than on your computer’s hard drive. The data is live and can be accessed from anywhere and on any device with an internet connection. There are many…

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How to recognise HMRC scams

How to recognise HMRC scams

Many fraudulent emails and texts that appear to be from HMRC are received by taxpayers. Although scams are sometimes obvious, some are more sophisticated and appear genuine. Here is a quick guide on how to recognise when HMRC are genuinely…

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6 reasons your business isn’t growing at the rate you expected

6 reasons your business isn’t growing at the rate you expected

There are so many issues which could be affecting the growth and profitability of your business. Sometimes it can be difficult to identify which ones are affecting your business and to devise a plan to solve them. Here are some…

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7 tax saving tips to help you relax on your summer holiday!

7 tax saving tips to help you relax on your summer holiday!

With summer holidays just around the corner, it’s nice to have some money saving tips to help you through the rest of the year! Holidays are made for relaxing, but that’s sometimes difficult when they can cost so much. Here…

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Accountant or Business Coach?

Accountant or Business Coach?

A business coach who fully understands the numbers can add a huge amount of value to your business. It is common to seek help from a business coach and an accountant separately, but if you find someone who is good…

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Why you need to like your business adviser

Why you need to like your business adviser

Working with a business adviser  can really help your business grow. However, it’s important to remember you need a strong relationship with your adviser, based on trust and empathy, so you can work together in the most effective way. A…

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Is HMRC making you pay too much tax?

Is HMRC making you pay too much tax?

Nobody wants to pay more tax than they have to. Tax rules and legislation are constantly changing, which can make it difficult to keep up. With the changes made to the way dividends are taxed, which came into action in…

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Why you need help from technology to make your business grow

Why you need help from technology to make your business grow

Traditionally accountants have been at a disadvantage when advising on business growth. Manual records meant that accountants were always working in the past, with no real time financial data available. With the emergence of cloud accounting and software such as…

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Is offshore tax planning for you?

Is offshore tax planning for you?

Is offshore tax planning for you? If there is one theme that has kept coming up in my 28 years in tax it is people asking me if they should “go offshore” to save tax. Usually this is the result…

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We’re now “Freeagent Friendly”! (that means we’re accredited)

We’re now “Freeagent Friendly”! (that means we’re accredited)

People often ask me what bookkeeping software they should use, and to be honest there is no one correct answer as it depends very much on who will be using it. However we have been using the cloud-based package “FreeAgent”…

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A snowball is a cake…or is it?

A snowball is a cake…or is it?

In the crazy world of VAT we are always coming across surreal tribunal cases. A recent case caught my eye as it involves two well-known Scottish food companies: Lees and Tunnocks. The question for the Tribunal was whether a “snowball”…

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New team member at Rosslyn Associates

New team member at Rosslyn Associates

Further reflecting our continuing growth, we’re delighted to announce that Maria McLeish has joined us as Payroll administrator and trainee accountant. Maria’s role will include dealing with the payroll function for our clients as well as assisting with office administration.…

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New team member at Rosslyn Associates

New team member at Rosslyn Associates

Following the continued growth of the company we’re delighted to announce that Lyn Stavert has joined us as Senior Accountant. Lyn’s role will include overall responsibility for the operation of the practice on a day-to-day basis. She will also be…

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HMRC’s attack on landlords!

HMRC’s attack on landlords!

Just when I thought that HMRC couldn’t get more ridiculous, news has reached me that they are now trying to argue that landlords should be paying National Insurance Contributions (NIC) on their rental profits. Now, it’s a firmly established rule…

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New offices for Rosslyn Associates

New offices for Rosslyn Associates

We’re delighted to now be based in Bush House in beautiful countryside in Midlothian. The Pentland Hills provide us with an amazing backdrop and the peaceful setting is ideal for working effectively on our clients’ accounts and tax. Bush House…

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