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Alison Tosh

Ross Boyd: Let’s Reshape our Brexit Perspective to See How the One Stop Shop (OSS) Can Simplify Selling for NI Businesses

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I’m well aware that businesses in Northern Ireland have been negotiating challenges post-Brexit when it comes to trade arrangements. Let’s face it – selling to EU member states has long been a tricky issue for businesses when it comes to EU VAT thresholds and rules around VAT registration.

It may appear that the NI protocol, which keeps Northern Ireland aligned with the EU single market for goods, will see businesses grapple with new trade complications between Great Britain and Northern Ireland, such as increased customs checks and shipping costs, along with supply chain issues.

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Business As Usual!

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The RBplus business is still operating as usual with a full service offering. About 5 weeks ago we had fully tested our remote working so we were ready for the lockdown. We have all been working remotely since St Patrick’s day. We recognise this is an uncertain and challenging time for all and we are keen to support where possible.

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Coronavirus Update

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First it was the “B word” in 2019 and now for 2020 it’s all about the “C word”!

A few months ago, we were adapting to life in phase two of Brexit and wondering what that would look like in the coming twelve months. Well folks, that’s on ice for the moment as the coronavirus hits our shores, but Brexit is still ahead of us sometime. This event has changed the business landscape overnight for at least the next three months or possibly much longer. Read More

How robust is your business continuity plan?

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Disasters come in many forms and all have the same effect…..possibly stopping your business in its tracks! Such events can include cyber-attacks, natural catastrophes, human error, pandemics, accidental damages etc. Planning for disruptions like these should happen when your business is going well, not when disaster strikes. Your business could face significant “down-time” if unprepared.

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Budget Expectations 2020

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With the commencement of Brexit, a new Prime Minister and the first 2020 Budget looming on 11 March; no one can say with any degree of certainty what changes lie around the corner. However, as tax advisers, our job at Ross Boyd Chartered Accountants is to be proactive and prepare our clients as much as possible. This way, our clients will be ready to expect the unexpected and able to act promptly should there be any radical changes. Brexit is likely to mean changes to business from December 2019 so it is time to get ready.

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Trainee Chartered Accountants

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The progressive Ross Boyd Chartered Accountancy practice is looking to recruit ambitious Trainee Chartered Accountants.

The practice was established ten years ago and it has steadily grown to become a well-known city centre practice that is truly independent. The practice is a known leader in the adoption of modern systems and processes to provide great client services.

With a team of ten, that is planned to double in the next few years, this is an exciting training environment to become a great accountant.

With a dynamic and relaxed professional environment, where flexibility and positive inputs are core, Ross Boyd Chartered Accountants offers trainees a great place to start your career. After such training your future opportunities are many and varied.

We have a highly motivated, hard-working team that strives to put clients first and excel in what we can achieve.

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Ross Boyd – Budget Expectations 2018

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So what is so exciting about the Monday 29 October 2018? Well, it’s a Monday to start with and that is an unusual day of the week for the Chancellor to present a budget but for most business owners the thought of it will be scary enough without it being on the originally planned date of Halloween, 31 October 2018. We are also all getting used to the budget being in the Autumn when until recently it was always a Spring event. Read More

Making Tax Digital for VAT

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HMRC have confirmed that MTD for business will become mandatory, starting with MTD for VAT from 1st April 2019.

What is MTD for VAT?

All UK businesses which are VAT registered and have a turnover above the £85,000 VAT threshold will be required to maintain digital records and submit VAT returns to HMRC using MTD-compatible software from 1st April 2019. Read More