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Everybody says partnerships don't work and we have been writing about this for years in a number of articles. But there's one massive reason for this that it is important you know.

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So, you’ve heard ‘Management Accounts’ thrown around at networking events, seminars and at the bank recently…But what does it mean? And what do you need to do?

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One of our clients was the victim of a major fraud recently. A trusted member of staff received one of those emails purporting to be from the Managing Director instructing her to transfer some funds to a bank account. We have had several of these emails ourselves, however, we have a segregation of responsibility, meaning the email would have to fool more than one person, reducing any fraud risk. It’s tempting for owner managers to become frightened by this sort of thing and remove all levels of authority from staff, but that would equally be a disaster. So what can you do?

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The Pensions Regulator have used a giant fuzzy purple monster in their warning to employers not to forget about Auto-Enrolment. We’re not going to do that. We’re going for the direct approach. The simple fact is that if you’re a business owner with staff, you can’t ignore this - it will not go away. The good news is, we can help!

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The Olympics are well under way! There will be a lot of competitors who went to London 2012 and didn't win a medal. Some of them had no chance then and have no chance now. But there are also a lot who will have failed at the last games and have been persistent in their pursuit to improve. According to A4G’s Managing Partner Malcolm Palmer, there are three different types of people when it comes to improving on successes and failures in life, business, exams. Which one are you?

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If you haven’t already made the switch to cloud accounting, you can be sure that one of your competitors probably has. Cloud accounting is not a new fad, there are a host of well developed, user friendly, well supported options available, and here are our 5 reasons for trying them out….

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Companies House are considering removing details from the register for companies that have gone into liquidation or were dissolved more than 6 years ago.

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As you may have seen from our excitement on social media, we’ve recently been listed as finalists for AccountingWeb’s Medium sized Practice of the year for 2016. But why do we enter awards? Is it worth our time? And what are the benefits for the business?

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Is the way you speak to your staff HR friendly? A4G Payroll’s Paul Wood recently teamed up with local HR expert Henry Doswell to bring you the dos and donts when speaking to potential new employees and your existing staff.

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In a previous blog we spoke about how many businesses will be apprehensive about how Brexit will impact them and how A4G are encouraging our clients to plan ahead. Some weeks on and we know about as much now as we did then about how the future of the UK will look outside of the EU. There are forecasts predicting that the UK Economy is contracting and heading towards another recession. What does this mean for small business? And what can you do?

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