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    Office 365 for emails.

    Office 365 for emails.
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    IR35 and pension

    You could use the umbrella providers pension scheme to be the most tax efficient and transferring this into your own pension provider every year. Keep an eye on the umbrella pension providers exit...
  3. Sticky: Gorilla Accounting are ok if you get a decent...

    Gorilla Accounting are ok if you get a decent experienced accountant assigned. So watch out you don’t get a junior accountant assigned as it’ll just cause unnecessary frustration as they seem quite...
  4. Great advice here. I too was in a dilemma what to...

    Great advice here. I too was in a dilemma what to do with an ever increasing warchest. I invested some into a SIPP, but will now look into the passive trackers via the company.
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    If you need to choose someone I’d go with who...

    If you need to choose someone I’d go with who you’re most comfortable with. Ask to speak to an accountant to put your mind at rest.

    Gorilla have recruited a number of experienced accountants from...
  6. Also bear in mind accountancy monthly fees are...

    Also bear in mind accountancy monthly fees are usually comprised of annual fee / 12, so if you only pay 6 or 9 months of fees they may require additional top-up fees to produce year end accounts.
  7. If Ltd is registered for PAYE and VAT then these...

    If Ltd is registered for PAYE and VAT then these submissions need to be made monthly and quarterly respectively so an accountant is recommended. They’ll also be able to advise on how to close Ltd...
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    I asked my gorilla accountant a similar question...

    I asked my gorilla accountant a similar question and he drew up two scenarios, 1) MVL and 2) informal closure. We also discussed reducing the retained profits to below £25k with a pension...
  9. Question for you accountant really.

    Question for you accountant really.
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    If you are not happy, don’t take too long...

    If you are not happy, don’t take too long thinking about it and just do it. I too was unhappy and moved to a FreeAgent based accountant and the process was very easy. I’m now a happy customer of...
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    Both are very easy and painfree. Once you’ve...

    Both are very easy and painfree. Once you’ve migrated to FreeAgent you’ll wonder how you survived without it!
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    You probably haven’t seen FreeAgent. The...

    You probably haven’t seen FreeAgent. The difference is mind blowing compared to the limited Vantage portal which looked like it was from the 90’s.
  13. It’s a pile of turd, lacks innovation and basic...

    It’s a pile of turd, lacks innovation and basic export functionality. FreeAgent, Xero, etc are heaps better. Moving accountants in the future is seamless too if you stick to the principle of using...
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    After changing accountants a few times I finally...

    After changing accountants a few times I finally found Gorilla and haven’t looked back. They are heaps better than my previous two and have no complaints.

    In terms of meeting accoutants face to...
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    I’ve used 123-reg for over a decade with no...

    I’ve used 123-reg for over a decade with no issues. I’ve only used them for domain registration & DNS. If I need e-mail then Office365 / Google Suite is a good complement. If I decide to change...
  16. That’s a sorry tale of woes, good example of...

    That’s a sorry tale of woes, good example of paying more doesn’t always mean a premium service. In this modern day accountants providing mandatory filing services and FreeAgent shouldn’t cost more...
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    Who could’ve imagined an EXCEL spreadsheet could...

    Who could’ve imagined an EXCEL spreadsheet could generate £80M!
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    If you wait long enough, you maybe able to pickup...

    If you wait long enough, you maybe able to pickup at a discount for £1.
  19. Sticky: It all depends on whether you want the detailed...

    It all depends on whether you want the detailed transaction history or opening balances for the current FY in FreeAgent. You lose access to the previous accountants portal when you leave so I chose...
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    1) only use FreeAgent partner accountants. 2)...

    1) only use FreeAgent partner accountants.
    2) check the accountant recommendations sticky at the top of the thread.
    3) you shouldn’t need to pay more than £120/month, unless additional services...
  21. Sticky: Whatever accountant you decide to go with, make...

    Whatever accountant you decide to go with, make sure it’s a FreeAgent partner. If you decide to move accountants again in the future then there’s no data to transfer as it’s all within FreeAgent.
    ...
  22. Sticky: They are a million times better than NXW! When...

    They are a million times better than NXW! When the ships sinking the more astute employees always bail out first.
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    You won’t be disappointed!

    You won’t be disappointed!
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    You get what you pay for and if you don’t mind...

    You get what you pay for and if you don’t mind speaking to a different accountant every time you need advice then Crunch are ok. For a little more per month you get a dedicated accountant. If you go...
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    I wonder whether NXW paid their accountants?

    I wonder whether NXW paid their accountants?
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    Maybe getting paid isn’t important to NXW?

    Maybe getting paid isn’t important to NXW?
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    My new accountant is heaps better and responds...

    My new accountant is heaps better and responds same day with a proper reply. If you want more details send a PM.
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    They have lots of happy customers apparently who...

    They have lots of happy customers apparently who find the service 5*!

    https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.nixonwilliams.com
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    Vodafone let me have a free data sim on my...

    Vodafone let me have a free data sim on my business sim only contract. It shares the data allowance and you can set a quota if required.
  30. NXW is a sinking ship. Lost experienced staff and...

    NXW is a sinking ship. Lost experienced staff and clients are leaving in droves.
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    I wouldn’t touch these guys with a barge pole. In...

    I wouldn’t touch these guys with a barge pole. In fact I’d be wary about any accountant that have been acquired by a private equity. No matter how good NXW say they are the proof is in the service...
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    Good luck with that. A few of my colleagues still...

    Good luck with that. A few of my colleagues still with NXW have been waiting over 6 weeks for these to materialise.
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    NXW have no SLA’s for responding to emails and...

    NXW have no SLA’s for responding to emails and the client charter is a marketing ad. If you query the delayed response to emails they don’t care.

    The sooner you get away the better!
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    I think you need the client to clarify the...

    I think you need the client to clarify the requirements. They need to provide more information in regards to what level of encryption is required as there are many ciphers/algorithms AES-128-CBC,...
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    Efficient tax planning should come from your...

    Efficient tax planning should come from your accountant as that’s what you pay them for.
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    If all you need to do is to encrypt data between...

    If all you need to do is to encrypt data between two nodes using https then I suggest you research TLS and certificates. Not sure your exact requirements but most web servers such as IIS, Apache,...
  37. Sticky: #metoo As soon as my accountant left for the...

    #metoo

    As soon as my accountant left for the second time the service went downhill. I escalated my concerns which fell upon death ears so I left and it’s the best decision I ever made.
  38. Metro Bank are one of the few lenders that assess...

    Metro Bank are one of the few lenders that assess income based on your day rate, they just need copies of your current and previous contracts.
  39. Get in touch with Metro Bank and pay no...

    Get in touch with Metro Bank and pay no additional fees. I’ve just used them and secured a mortgage after 2 phone calls.
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    Yes give them a chance and keep an eye on how...

    Yes give them a chance and keep an eye on how many staff leave.
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    The migration process is very simple and the only...

    The migration process is very simple and the only pain is carrying on paying for a crappy service during the 1 month notice period.

    To make things even more easier, find out which new accounting...
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    The only winners are the investors who only care...

    The only winners are the investors who only care about profits and the losers are the customers!
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    Welcome Jake, just wondering why it’s taken over...

    Welcome Jake, just wondering why it’s taken over 3 months to get a reply? I know the service has dipped but 3 months!!!

    PS. I’ve received no private message, perhaps that’s the reason you haven’t...
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    They don’t give a damn, you can complain,...

    They don’t give a damn, you can complain, escalate but in the end the only option is to vote with your feet!

    I would write a complaint to the Practice Manager if you are unsatisfied with be...
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    They don’t deserve your hard earned cash. It’s...

    They don’t deserve your hard earned cash. It’s unacceptable how they treat paying clients. If enough leave they might take notice as it’ll start to impact profitability.
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    Registered address changed to Home Address...

    Registered address changed to Home Address without client consent on termination. Accountant claiming they have full authority to do as they wish, nothing explicitly stated in contract.
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    Companies House Webfilings

    Is it normal practice for accountants to assume they have full authority to make webfilings without the Director’s approval or consent?
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    From my experience it’s best to leave after year...

    From my experience it’s best to leave after year end accounts are completed. The next best option is within the first 3 months of the next FY. However it all depends on the relationship with your...
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    Complaining is a waste of time, their perception...

    Complaining is a waste of time, their perception is the service is great. Voting with your feet as the paying customer is the only solution.
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    After a little more digging I’ve identified the...

    After a little more digging I’ve identified the root cause of my issues. 2 accountants have left NW including my own in the last few weeks. I wasn’t notified nor re-assigned an accountant and the...
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