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Tips, news, and advice from the team at Debitoor


Business rates relief for 2020-2021

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UK Government has introduced multiple initiates to support small businesses across the UK. One of these initiatives is to provide business rates relief for many businesses within the retail, leisure and hospitality sector for the tax year 2020-2021.

The UK Government has introduced business rates relief for many businesses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This article explains who can benefit from the business rates relief, what relief is available, and how to get it.

Steve Bicknell

New Job Support Scheme in the UK

As the virus resurges, the UK government has announced measures to continue financial support to businesses and employees affected by the pandemic. The newly announced Job Support Scheme (JSS) will replace the current Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme from November 1st, 2020.

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The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme which allowed employers to claim wages for employees on furlough was due to end on October 31st. Due to the ongoing crisis, the government has replaced the scheme with the Job Support Scheme (JSS), which is a slightly less generous version of the original scheme.

In this article, I will outline the eligibility to claim wages under the new scheme, the amounts paid by both the employer and the government, and how to make a claim.


The most cost-efficient ways to market your business during COVID-19

In the current climate, many businesses are trying to conserve their money and avoid expensive methods of attracting new customers. Luckily, there are a number of things you can do to attract new business and maintain your customer loyalty without breaking the bank.

This article explores cost-efficient marketing techniques you can implement without breaking the bank

This article takes a look at some of the most cost-effective things you can do at the moment to ensure your marketing strategy remains successful.


Brand new design for your mobile invoicing app

This week we’re releasing a brand new look for your Debitoor mobile app. The update marks one of the most significant design changes we’ve ever done, with the aim of creating an app that is more accessible, more attractive, and more intuitive than ever.

New mobile app design for Debitoor

Our team of UX designers and developers have been working hard to bring this new version to light in time for autumn. The changes are part of our larger goal of creating an app designed to make invoicing & accounting simple and professional for all businesses.

To learn more about the ideas and motivations behind the changes, we spoke directly with our UX Lead and Chief Designer, Hugo Corzo, who gave us some insights into the update and more details about the new look you’ll find in the app. So let’s take a closer look at the latest in the Debitoor iPhone and Android mobile app...


New filtering options available for your quotes

Your quotes tab as just got a new update! You can now add filters to your quotes, making it easier for you to organise your documents and save you precious time. This post takes a look at what these new filters are and how you can use them to keep a better handle on your quotations.

You can now add filters to your quotes in Debitoor invoicing software


Year end accounting for limited companies

Year end accounting can be a daunting task for new limited companies. But after reading this article, you will feel much more prepared to take on the task!

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UK limited companies are legally required to submit their year end reports to HMRC and Companies House. In this article, I will explain what information you will need to report, the reporting deadlines, and a simple year end checklist.


Invoicing software for taxi drivers

Do you work as a taxi driver and safely transport fellow humans from A to B? You can be proud of that, because with you in the car, your passengers can relax and quickly get to their destinations.

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But then the paperwork comes, which let’s be honest, is not the most enjoyable part of your day. In this article, I'll explain how to correctly and efficiently manage invoices and accounting for your taxi business.


Delivery note templates with invoicing software, Word and Excel

A delivery note, or ‘proof of delivery’, is a type of document that businesses send to their customers when they dispatch goods. Although they are normally printed, it’s also possible to send a delivery note as an email. Delivery notes are highly useful for both businesses and their customers.

A delivery note template or ‘proof of delivery template’ is a premade delivery note format you have saved so that you don’t have to create a new one from scratch every time you want to create a delivery note

Using delivery notes can help a business get a better overview of their input and output, whilst also giving their customers a way to check they have received all of the products they paid for. If anything is missing, the recipient can quickly respond and contact the sender, using the delivery note to inform both parties what is wrong with the delivery.

It’s common for a business to use a delivery note template to help them create their delivery notes. Here, we take a look at the different ways you can create a delivery note template, what information you should include on your delivery note, and how invoicing software can simplify this process for you.


10 Common and costly VAT Return mistakes

Everybody makes mistakes, however, learning from your mistakes and ensuring that they don’t happen again is what sets businesses apart. Let’s face it, the VAT process can be extremely complex with several schemes and rules. In this article, I will outline some common mistakes when submitting your VAT Return to HMRC.

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A VAT Return is a document that UK VAT registered businesses submit to HMRC on a quarterly basis. It outlines how much VAT the business needs to pay, or how much should be reimbursed by HMRC based on their transaction history from that accounting period.

It seems rather simple, however, there are multiple schemes and specific rules based on the nature of your business and the products or services you sell.


From quote to payment receipt: the process of a sale

In the sales process, there are several different documents you can issue to your customers. Each document has its own distinct function dependent on which stage of the sale you are in. In this article, I will discuss the sales process and when to issue a quote, proforma invoice, invoice, delivery note, and receipt.

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