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What is life like as a Rosemary Bookkeeping franchisee?

Nirmal Thakkar, owner of Rosemary Bookkeeping Garden City, shares her experience as a Rosemary Bookkeeping Franchisee. Rosemary Bookkeeping is one of the UK’s only bookkeeping franchises. Our business owners work for themselves but not by themselves to deliver personalised and expert bookkeeping services to commercial clients and small business owners nationwide. Nirmal Thakkar opened her […]


Don’t let your accounts frighten you with Rosemary Bookkeeping UK

How Rosemary Bookkeeping takes the fright out of your bookkeeping At Rosemary Bookkeeping, we know that your bookkeeping can be scary. There’s the pressure to avoid mistakes, coupled with anxiety around your technical know-how, plus frequently changing or appearing legislation that feels like it’s out to trick you. As experts in bookkeeping for over 20 […]


How bookkeepers create great value for accountants

The great value a bookkeeper can bring to an accountant. While there is overlap in their work, meaning the two often get confused, bookkeepers and accountants have distinct roles and responsibilities. They often work well together, as the work of a bookkeeper plays a part in supporting the work of an accountant. At Rosemary Bookkeeping, […]

Can a bookkeeper improve mental health?

Mental health means different things to different people. And because the impacts can be invisible, it is often not taken as seriously as physical health. However, the impacts of mental health are more widespread than you think. According to NHS England, one in four adults and one in ten children experience mental illness during their […]


Important bookkeeping dates you need to know this August

Important bookkeeping dates for your diary for August 2023. August is a busy month for us bookkeepers, with deadlines abounding everywhere you look. As a small business owner, you must navigate the next few weeks properly and ensure any payments and returns you must adhere to are in hand. Here are the essential dates you […]

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The benefits of outsourcing your bookkeeping as a small business owner

Six ways outsourcing your bookkeeping can help your small business to flourish. Small business owners wear many hats and take on multiple responsibilities. This often includes doing your own bookkeeping above and beyond any sales, marketing and operational activities you do daily. This can be time-consuming and complicated, taking away time and resources better spent […]

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Easily-made bookkeeping mistakes and how to avoid them

How to sidestep common bookkeeping pitfalls. Bookkeeping is an essential part of running a small business. It involves keeping accurate records of financial transactions and ensuring that all financial reports are up-to-date. However, many small business owners make common bookkeeping mistakes that can lead to financial and legal problems. Bookkeeping may not come naturally for […]

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How do I budget effectively as a small business?

Budgeting 101: A simple guide for small businesses. There are many tools that small businesses need in their arsenal if they’re going to be a success. One of the most vital is effective budgeting. But it can also be one of the hardest to get right. At least, without help, that is In this blog […]

Coronation 2023: The Big Help Out

Looking for ways to commemorate the coronation as a business?  The Big Help Out is a coming together of thousands of organisations nationwide, uniting to support local communities. What is The Big Help Out? Organised in conjunction with celebrations for the upcoming coronation of King Charles III, starting on Monday 8th May, The Big Help […]

World Health Day: How to look after your mental health

How a bookkeeper improves your health. Mental health means different things to different people. Because the impacts can be invisible, it is often not taken as seriously as physical health. However, the impacts of mental health are widespread. Wider than you might think. World Health Day The World Health Organisation recognises 7th April as World […]


MTD for the new tax year

How a bookkeeper can help you manage MTD. MTD (Making Tax Digital) is a government initiative to digitalise the UK tax system. Introduced in 2019, developments at the beginning of the 2022 tax year saw MTD extend to include VAT for businesses. With VAT return deadlines looming, many businesses are having difficulty understanding MTD and […]

Rising tax payment interest

What is tax payment interest and how has it changed? With March in full swing, two changes are in effect surrounding the interest of tax repayment. Tax interest rates, enforced by HMRC, are set in legislation and linked to the Bank of England base rates. There are two rates: Late payment interest Repayment interest Why […]

New Advisory Fuel Rates – March 2023

All you need to know about the new advisory fuel rates for company car users. For any business, keeping track of your financials is vital. So, keeping track of relevant legislation that will affect them is imperative. Starting March 1st 2023, HMRC has introduced new Advisory Fuel Rates (AFR) for company car drivers claiming back […]

The best bookkeeping tools for small businesses

Tools of the trade that will save you time and effort in bookkeeping. As a small business owner, your time is gold dust. And with so much to do, your bookkeeping is a chore that takes up that valuable time. But bookkeeping is not something you can skip out on, particularly with the growing need […]


The New Owner of Rosemary Bookkeeping North Dorset and Salisbury tells all

Tom Page from ServiceMaster Brands UK sits down with ‘paperwork queen’ Karen Mann, the accountancy professional bringing Rosemary Bookkeeping services to North Dorset and Salisbury. Like many things in recent years, the shadow of the pandemic hangs over my chat with Karen Mann from Rosemary Bookkeeping North Dorset and Salisbury. Some of these things are […]


Meet the new owner of Rosemary Bookkeeping North Dorset and Salisbury

We sat down with ‘paperwork queen’ Karen Mann, the accountancy professional bringing Rosemary Bookkeeping services to North Dorset and Salisbury. From a young age, Karen Mann has loved figures, paperwork, and numbers. She says when she was at school she always thought about being an accountant. But, as she tells me, during our sit-down following […]


Sort your self-assessment tax now for Jan 2023

With just over a month left to pay your self-assessment tax bill, here’s everything you need to know to get it sorted ASAP. Self-Assessments are used by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to collect Income Tax. For most, this is deducted automatically from wages, pensions and savings. But people and businesses with other income must […]


Diwali celebrations in the Garden City

We sat down with Rosemary Bookkeeping business owner Nirmal Thakkar to chat about how she will be celebrating Diwali in her local community this year.   Today is Dhanteras, marking the beginning of the festive season ahead of Diwali for 2022. Diwali, the festival of light and the new year, takes place on Monday 24th, […]

How to manage the cost of living crisis as a small business

The cost of living crisis is affecting small businesses nationwide. We’re here to help. Unfortunately, not only have small businesses had to recently combat working during COVID-19 but at the end of last year, there was a new looming threat: rising inflation rates. By the time we reached the new financial year in April 2022, […]


New business owner brings Rosemary Bookkeeping services to Stevenage

Meet Nirmal Thakkar, the new business owner bringing Rosemary Bookkeeping services to Stevenage and surrounding areas. Back in June, we sat down with Nirmal Thakkar, the brand-new owner of Rosemary Bookkeeping Garden City, at the end of her training academy to talk about her life and new business. Nirmal tells me she loved taking part […]

Choosing the right accounting software for your business

How to choose the best accounting software for your business. For any small business owner, keeping track of your incomings & outgoings is one of your most vital tasks. Due to recent government initiatives around MTD (or Making Tax Digital), having a digital record of your finances is essential. Thankfully, there is a wide range […]

Xero Help: How to create an invoice

Need help creating an invoice on Xero? We can help. Xero can be a very useful tool when it comes to sorting out your finances but as with many of the accounting software options available, it has its shortcomings and should not be used as a substitute for a bookkeeper. One of these shortcomings is […]

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Rosemary Bookkeeping Reading wins the PEOPLE Award for Bookkeeper of the Year

Mike Wallace, owner of Rosemary Bookkeeping in Reading has won the coveted PEOPLE Award for Bookkeeper of the Year. Rosemary Bookkeeping Reading’s Mike Wallace has been awarded the prestigious PEOPLE Award for Bookkeeper of the Year. A highly desirable achievement for a bookkeeper, this award is based upon the nomination of their colleagues and is […]

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Rosemary Bookkeeping Wyre Forest wins INVEST Award for Commitment and Dedication

Fiona Perks, the owner of Rosemary Bookkeeping in Wyre Forest has won the prestigious INVEST Award for Commitment and Dedication for her devotedness to providing bookkeeping services to those in need. Fiona Perks from Rosemary Wyre Forest has been awarded the coveted Invest Award for Commitment and Dedication at ServiceMaster Live! A highly prestigious achievement, […]

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Grant Dye of Rosemary Bookkeeping North Kent & Isle of Sheppey wins Franchisee of the Year Award

The owner of Rosemary Bookkeeping in North Kent & Isle of Sheppey has won the North Star Award for Franchisee of the Year at ServiceMaster Live! ‘ServiceMaster Live!’, which took place this May, was a gathering of franchisees from across the ServiceMaster Ltd. franchise network, during which franchisees from each of our brand family members […]

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Mohammad Hossain of Rosemary Bookkeeping Stratford wins Rookie of the Year Award

The owner of Rosemary Bookkeeping in Stratford is celebrating after winning the award for Rookie of the Year at ServiceMaster Live! ‘ServiceMaster Live!’, which took place this May, was a gathering of franchisees from across the ServiceMaster Ltd. Franchise network that allowed franchisees to network and celebrate each other’s successes over the past few years. […]

How a bookkeeper can relieve stress

The effects of work-related stress and how having a bookkeeper could help. Not only is April the start of springtime and a new tax year, but it is also International Stress Awareness Month. Held every April since 1992, this annual event is all about increasing public awareness of the causes and cures for stress. This […]


What is Making Tax Digital?

Everything you need to know about MTD and how having a bookkeeper helps. Making Tax Digital (or MTD) is part of HMRC’s ongoing initiative that has been underway since April 2019 to digitalise the UK tax system. Currently, MTD is focused on VAT submission but is set to grow to include other types of tax, […]

Bookkeeping is more than software

You can’t leave it all to tech. Bookkeeping is tricky. Especially for small businesses, when you are juggling a million other things. So, it’s understandable that you want to ease the burden of this task any way you can. Nowadays we can turn to technology to solve most of our problems, and bookkeeping is no […]

Do I need a Bookkeeper?

It’s a question often asked. Small businesses the world over find themselves struggling with their books, but don’t want any extra expenses. So; is it really necessary to outsource your bookkeeping? The simple answer is: there is no simple answer. It really does depend on you, your time, and your business. You have a lot […]


Important Dates for the New Year: Jan – April 2022

With 2022 now underway, here is your reminder of some important dates for the rest of this financial year. January 2022: January has various important dates to remember. There are two different monthly deadlines for sending off your payments for CIS, NICs and PAYE to HMRC. The postal deadline is 19th January, and the deadline […]


I need help with my bookkeeping!

With the New Year upon us, there are many things to consider for small business owners across the UK, including the imminent January Self-Assessment Tax Return. At Rosemary Bookkeeping, we understand that the process of keeping up with your books and finances can be challenging and daunting for many, especially with so many other things […]


Festive Expenses You Can Claim Back

We’ve made a list of festive expenses that you may be able to claim back as a business expense. Christmas time can be a busy and expensive time for many businesses – big or small. But with the January Self-Assessment Tax Return coming up, here are some festive expenses that you might not have thought […]


Increasing Inflation Rates

Inflation rates are projected to reach highs of 4% before the end of this year. This could have a big impact if you own and run a small business. Here’s what you need to know: British inflation has hit decade highs, caused by a combination of factors including COVID-19, Brexit, rising energy and fuel prices, […]


Ten useful bookkeeping tips for small business owners

If you own a small business and are approaching the holidays worrying how you’re going to manage your books, why not make these tips part of your New Year’s resolution? The prospect of maintaining your books can be a daunting one for many small business owners. Juggling a steadily growing pile of receipts and invoices […]