Historically, bookkeeping has always been a very labour intensive activity involving considerable manual data input. Originally this involved writing entries in ledgers by hand and latterly this was replaced by typing data into accounting software packages. However, things a...
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The three ages of Bookkeeping could reasonably be summarised as follows: The age of paper. Luca Paciolo, the 15th Century Cistercian Monk is widely credited as having invented double entry bookkeeping. The process of recording accounts in bound paper ledgers which gave bookk...
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Aunty Flo - chocolates, Grandad Len - socks (again), HMRC - £100 (again!). OK, so it's not exactly a Christmas present but just as the dreaded Christmas Visa bill arrives, you find that you've not got around to completing your Self Assessment return. "Well, things have just...
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Many years ago, early in my former career as an IT Consultant, I attended a presentation by a highly respected software developer in which he posed a question of significant interest to the audience. His answer was: "It depends." People are keen for black or white answe...
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When you think of rural enterprise in Derbyshire, what comes to mind? Tourism, farming, limestone quarries; these would feature on most people's list. However, last week I found there is much more to rural enterprise than these very visible, well established industries. The ...
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