Virgo Associates

Your trusted accountants in Bedford providing unrivalled customer service

Our team at Virgo Associates, located in Bedfordshire, is dedicated to offering a warm and knowledgeable service that distinguishes us from other accountants.

We provide both businesses, charities and individuals with a comprehensive range of accounting solutions, including taxation, payroll, bookkeeping, VAT, and accounting.

All of these services are provided by our expert team who take a straightforward approach, making things simple, relevant, and most importantly, beneficial to your business. To find out how our team can help grow your business.

To find out how our team can help grow your business, contact our team who would be happy to talk to you.

Latest news from Virgo Associates

February 19, 2024
Inflation stays flat

Official figures were released last week showing that inflation remains at 4% in the year to January.

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February 16, 2024
Unlocking efficiency and growth: The benefits of cloud accounting

In business, staying ahead of, or at least up with, the curve is crucial for success. Over recent years, one of the revolutionary tools that has transformed the way businesses manage their finances is cloud accounting. Cloud accounting offers many benefits over traditional, on-premise accounting systems. Let’s discuss some of them.

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February 14, 2024
Guidance for small businesses using online services

The National Cyber Security Centre have issued some new guidance on “Using online services safely.”

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February 12, 2024
How to recognise tax scam phone calls, emails and text messages

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have recently published updated their guidance on how to identify tax scams made by phone, email, or text.

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February 9, 2024
No final decision yet on a digital pound

The Bank of England and HM Treasury have published their response to a consultation on a digital pound that was started in February 2023.

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February 7, 2024
Cuts to National Insurance rates benefit January pay packets

The 12% to 10% employees national insurance rate cut first announced in the Autumn Statement came into effect in January. This means that many employees will have seen a boost in their take home pay in their January pay packet.

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February 5, 2024
Streamlining your business: Strategies to speed up customer payments and improve cash flow

Begbies Traynor, a firm of business rescue and recovery specialists, have published their latest Red Flag Alert based on financial data from the last quarter of 2023. It makes worrying reading as they estimate that more than 47,000 businesses in the UK are near collapse because of being in critical financial distress.

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February 2, 2024
Fake reviews, hidden fees and shop labelling to be tackled by new laws

The Department for Business and Trade are making changes that will ban dripped fees, make fake reviews illegal, and make sure that price labelling on supermarket shelves is clearer.

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February 19, 2024
Inflation stays flat

Official figures were released last week showing that inflation remains at 4% in the year to January.

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February 16, 2024
Unlocking efficiency and growth: The benefits of cloud accounting

In business, staying ahead of, or at least up with, the curve is crucial for success. Over recent years, one of the revolutionary tools that has transformed the way businesses manage their finances is cloud accounting. Cloud accounting offers many benefits over traditional, on-premise accounting systems. Let’s discuss some of them.

Read article
February 14, 2024
Guidance for small businesses using online services

The National Cyber Security Centre have issued some new guidance on “Using online services safely.”

Read article
February 12, 2024
How to recognise tax scam phone calls, emails and text messages

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have recently published updated their guidance on how to identify tax scams made by phone, email, or text.

Read article
February 9, 2024
No final decision yet on a digital pound

The Bank of England and HM Treasury have published their response to a consultation on a digital pound that was started in February 2023.

Read article
February 7, 2024
Cuts to National Insurance rates benefit January pay packets

The 12% to 10% employees national insurance rate cut first announced in the Autumn Statement came into effect in January. This means that many employees will have seen a boost in their take home pay in their January pay packet.

Read article
February 5, 2024
Streamlining your business: Strategies to speed up customer payments and improve cash flow

Begbies Traynor, a firm of business rescue and recovery specialists, have published their latest Red Flag Alert based on financial data from the last quarter of 2023. It makes worrying reading as they estimate that more than 47,000 businesses in the UK are near collapse because of being in critical financial distress.

Read article
February 2, 2024
Fake reviews, hidden fees and shop labelling to be tackled by new laws

The Department for Business and Trade are making changes that will ban dripped fees, make fake reviews illegal, and make sure that price labelling on supermarket shelves is clearer.

Read article
February 21, 2024
Action Fraud warns of remote access scams

Action Fraud has received over 30 crime reports since June 2023 relating to remote access scams targeting businesses, with victims reporting losses totalling over £3.8 million.

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September 18, 2023
Google AI training for start-ups and small businesses

Google have launched AI (Artificial Intelligence) focused online training for people and businesses to help capture the benefits of AI, whether it’s to save time, get a new job, or grow your business.

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February 21, 2024
The Autumn Statement is scheduled for 22 November 2023

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, has confirmed that the Autumn Statement will be on 22 November 2023. The Autumn Statement can affect tax policy, benefits, and much more. The Chancellor will make his announcement to Parliament, setting out the Government’s plans on all matters fiscal and economic. Interestingly, this could be the Chancellor’s last statement before the next General Election, depending on the time frame that the government chooses.

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February 21, 2024
ICO consultation on the draft biometric data guidance

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has produced guidance on biometric data and biometric technologies.

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February 21, 2024
AI Safety Summit

The AI Safety Summit will take place on the 1st and 2nd November at Bletchley Park.

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February 21, 2024
Creating value through innovation

Innovation has generally been recognised as essential for value creation, both for individual companies and for the UK economy as a whole. The development of new ideas, processes, and technologies and their flow across different sectors is a significant driver of economic growth and productivity. Recently, innovation has also been identified as crucial to the transition of the economy away from fossil fuels and carbon-intensive business activities.

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