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As a FreeAgent Premium Partner, Umbrella Accountants would like to congratulate FreeAgent on their recent flotation on the London Stock Exchange.

The company  was set up in 2007 by the three founders, Ed Molyneux, Olly Headey and Roan Lavery who were finding nothing suitable for their accounting needs in the marketplace. Set up with the intention of making accounting less painful for end users the company has gone from strength to strength since then winning prestigious Software Satisfaction Awards and thousands of new users along the way.

Umbrella Accountants moved to FreeAgent over two years ago because we also wanted to make handling finances as simple as possible for our contractors so it was a natural fit. We have attended Partner conferences at the head offices Scotland where we have seen much of what the future holds for the software, as well as taking part in round table discussions on tax changes that affect contractors and freelancers.

Congratulations once more to everyone at FreeAgent and we look forward to continuing to grow with them.

The Great Umbrella Bake Off 2016! Umbrella Accountants are still battling it out with their baking skills.

This week Sophie Evitts baked some truly scrumptious M&M - Choc Orange - Dime Bar Brownies!!

Watch out for more delicious bakes over the coming weeks! To make sure everyone in the department takes part they have the motto “No Bakey, No Cakey!”

Sophie's provided the recipe below. Her secret top tip is "Replace the crème eggs with crispy M&Ms', Terrys Chocolate orange and Dime"

Office designed to have a calming feel and to test the theory that plants in an office have been proven to increase productivity by 15%.

marketing | 22 July 2016

One of our employees had a wonderful surprise last week when she received a bouquet of flowers from a happy client. Nicola Worthington, who started with us as an apprentice and quickly progressed to an Accounts Assistant, helped the client through a very stressful time with their VAT returns...

From the 30th June, the Annual Return is changing. This document, which must be completed and sent to the Companies House at least once every 12 months, will change to become a Confirmation Statement from this date. 

One of the most significant changes attached to the Confirmation Statement is the requirement for companies to publish a list of 'People with Significant Control', explained in more detail below.