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Are Housing Associations ready for PPR?

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Housing Associations (HA’s) registered at Companies House who qualify as large Companies will have to report under Payment Practices Regulations (PPR). Large Companies that exceed at least two of the following three thresholds in the last two preceding financial years have to report: – Annual Turnover of £36 million –…

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Getting on track with GDPR and Data Security – Hard Drive encryption

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I have been a regular user of trains for many years now and one of the “advantages” of public transport is sharing that time with other travellers. As I catch the 06:43 it fills with office workers, many of whom are keen to steal a march on the day ahead…

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How to Slay the Email Dragon

How to slay the email dragon

Learn how to deal with the burden of email using Capture and Workflow!

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WARNING: Poor accounts payable processes could be damaging your business

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Accounts payable processes may not be the most exciting thing about running a business and are often viewed as the back office ’out of the spotlight’ function. After all, who wants to think about paying bills? However, managing your business’ accounts payable and invoicing function is a crucial process and,…

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Automated accounts payable could be the solution to problems with your accounting software

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Accounts payable can be extremely paper-heavy. Modern businesses have a mass of information that has to be tracked, stored and managed, and much of it needs to be dealt with quickly and efficiently like invoices, supplier contacts and enquiries and accounts filing. On top of this, larger businesses often have…

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Could this accounts payable fraud happen at your business?

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Financial control may be dull but it is important. This recent case, involving a financial controller stealing £351,000 from her employer across 43 transactions in a three year period, illustrates the point. The fraud involved the approval of supplier invoices that were processed and paid to the account of the…

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10 Habits of a Successful Accounts Payable Department

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An effective accounts payable (AP) department is an essential part of any business, helping maintain healthy finances and happy suppliers. If your business has an automated accounts payable system, there are 10 habits your team can establish to improve their chance of success and efficiency.     What do successful…

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Are corporations’ poor accounts payable practices putting Britain’s SME community at risk?

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Small and medium-sized businesses are an integral part of the UK economy, making up 47% of all private sector turnover, but poor accounts payable practices by bigger businesses and the increase of late payments are putting this essential ecosystem at risk. The UK economy would be boosted by as much…

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Three things to ask your management team and accounts payable vendor to overcome your AP challenges

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Accounts Payable is an essential part of any business so being asked to research the best solution for your company can be a daunting task, especially if you’re not a ‘finance person’. Whether you work for a large company being asked by your management team to source a better accounts…

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Reporting on payment practices and performance – are you ready?

Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance

Companies which impose excessively long payment terms, fail to pay suppliers on time – or combine both of these poor practices – are about to be ‘named and shamed’ by the government in an attempt to change this kind of damaging behaviour. A new website, set up by the government…

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How can housing associations overcome social housing rent reductions?

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Since April 2016, housing associations have been required to cut rents by 1% per year. The new legislation, entitled the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016, requires that registered providers of social housing in England reduce rents for 4 years, and comply with maximum rent requirements for new tenancies.

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Automated accounts payable could be the solution to problems with your hotel’s accounting software

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Accounts payable can be extremely paper heavy. Hotels and similar businesses have a mass of information that has to be tracked, stored and managed, and much of it needs to be dealt with quickly and efficiently. On top of this, hotels often have a large number of departments, each with…

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Is the use of OCR back in fashion?

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In today’s world, almost everything is digital. Photos, music, video, documents and others all have their own digital counterpart. Is OCR returning? For the modern business, complete digitalisation of the business and its assets is increasingly important if they are to remain competitive in the modern era. For firms with…

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GDPR, Brexit and other myths debunked

GDPR, Brexit and other myths debunked

If you’ve been to any industry conference over the past 6-12 months, then there is a very high possibility that you’ve heard the phrase General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR. If you haven’t heard of GDPR by now, then it’s time to pull your head out of the sand and…

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