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Aspiring Accountants Writing Guide: Part One – Verbs

Often we find ourselves in awe of a fellow student or teacher that has seemingly endless amounts of confidence and control over their writing. Those commanders of words are given almost god-like status; surely mere mortals like us can’t reach the heights of their grammatical authority. You may be surprised to find out that these talented grammarians are not...

Key Hole Account: UBI – Free Money or Taxpayer Theft?

Today on Key Hole Accounting, we discuss a hot new political topic that could genuinely change the employment landscape - universal basic income (UBI). The concept behind UBI is deceptively simple: give every citizen of a country a set amount of money every month with no obligation. You may be asking yourself ‘why should we give everyone free money;...

Become a Personal Finance Director      

Personal finance director
If you want to become a personal finance director, we have great news for you. The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) have launched an initiative to help accountants reach this position. The initiative consists of a free online community with the intention of placing chartered accountants in a position where they are able to offer financial...


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The Apprenticeship Levy: Bullet-Proof or Damp Squib?

apprenticeship levy
From 6th April 2017, the UK government imposed a mandatory payment called the Apprenticeship Levy on businesses with an annual wage bill of over £3m (much like PAYE, the Apprenticeship Levy is a tax in every way but name). The payments (calculated at 0.5% of the annual pay bill) provide money for the Apprenticeship Levy and, in turn, gives businesses...

Cloud Accounting – What are the Positives and Negatives?

Cloud computing
Unless you’ve been living under a rather large rock, if you’re interested in accountancy, you will have heard about the latest game-changer: cloud accounting. This relatively new technology gives businesses easier access to data and information and can help streamline processes such as bookkeeping, saving them time in the process. As cloud software can help reduce these repetitive, admin-based...

Key Hole Accounting: All Change Please: Rail Fares – Are Customers Paying Too Much?

rail fares
Today we focus Key Hole Accounting’s laser targeted financial critique rays on a topic that is likely to affect students and workers alike: rail travel in the UK. A new year, a new price hike from under-fire transport secretary, Chris Grayling. News of the recent 3.6% average increase in rail fares has left commuters feeling understandably incensed. As website...

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Key Hole Accounting: New Year, New… Opportunities

New Year's resolutions
New Year’s Resolutions After the decorations are taken down and we’ve sadly said goodbye to 2017, our thoughts will inevitably turn to yet another 365 days and a new set of New Year’s resolutions (unless yours from 2017 are on repeat). Expect to see adverts playing on the most common themes such as to exercise more (you’re still paying for...

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