Accountants: The New Year

A preview of the New Year, and a look back at what you might have missed

There's a lot coming up in the New Year.

The expansion of Making Tax Digital continues, and by April 2020 the soft-launch will be over and the real work begins.

This means digitalising all recordings of not just sales - but also purchases, stocks, and fixed asset transactions. And on top of this, penalties will now come into full force, accumulating all infringements over the year for charges of up to 15% of the VAT owed.

So now is the time to press companies to take full notice of these changes, and offer your services to ensure they don’t fall foul of HMRC when it really matters.

And to help you make the most of these opportunities, we’re upgrading our professional accounts with a host of new features in time for the deadline rush.

A new pipeline management tool, upgraded in-account messaging complete with file-sharing functionality, and an SEO-enhanced company profile to boost your brand awareness are just some of the upgrades coming at the start of the New Year.

With that in mind, here's a look back over the new fetures we've brought in this year, so you can make sure you're taking advantage of everything Unbiased has to offer.


New Features

Professionals are now equipped with a number of new business-building features - helping you to find, convert, and manage new clients.

You can now message your new clients within your account instantly, and set a welcome message to automatically respond to new matches.

Additional admins can now be added to help you manage your profile, payments, and enquiries - and their permissions can be updated at any time.

And Plus Plan subscribers can now handpick additional clients from our national enquiry database at the times that suit them.


New Insight

Our professional website is now equipped with a range of business-boosting articles from the Unbiased Team.

Topics range from marketing to conversion, giving professionals the insider insight that comes from our unique position in the industry.

'Business Advice' articles contain the latest tips and tricks to boost your performance, 'Market Trends' pieces offer an overview of changes in the industry, and our 'Unbiased Pro Tips' share advice on how to maximise your Unbiased subscription.

Be sure to stay tuned for more news in the New Year, when we'll be helping you get your year off to the perfect start!

About the author
Oliver Broadhurst
Oliver Broadhurst
Oliver has been writing professionally in the financial services space for over five years, focusing on topics ranging from customer experience to industry regulation. He’s consulted with organisations such as UK Finance and the FCA to produce business articles, industry reports, and white papers, while providing insight as a member of panels including The Opening Banking Implementation Entity’s Consumer Group.

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