A very quick update to my blog today, 31.01.22, I will update again with more shortly, but as I have had several enquiries this month I am updating here in the short-term, unfortunately I have no training slots available for the foreseeable future, and my diary is such that I am not able to take on any new bookkeeping clients at this time, this obviously may change as the year progresses and I will make sure I update by blog more regularly in the coming months.  Thank you for visiting my site and sorry I am not able to help further at this time.  Linda

January 2021

Happy New Year

6 January 2021

I am still in the process of updating my website so apologies if something doesn't quite look right.

Having already got the Bookkeeping for Beginners course completed I am now working on the revamped Xero training courses which I am hoping to have ready to roll out April 2021 current situation allowing.

For those in the Construction Industry registered for VAT we are still looking at March/April for the new Reverse VAT system to be implemented, this may well change and I will keep you updated on this.


20 January 2021

Well I think the new Website is now fully updated, if there is anything missing or anything you would like further information on please do not hesitate to contact me

February 2021

11 February 2021

Well the sun is shining even though there is still a little snow left on the ground and bitterly cold, there have been a few things going on at Crescent Accounting which I would like to share with you.

Firstly I am pleased to announce an imminent move to an office base in Burgess Hill, West Sussex.  Whilst Lewes has worked extremely well in the past, now that I am living in Hurstpierpoint I can access Burgess Hill very easily and gives me a more central base for meeting clients and holding workshops once restrictions are lifted, I am hoping the move will take place from 1 March watch this space for confirmation on that.

Next is my increase in the services I offer, I am now an AAT Licensed Accountant (previously a Licensed Bookkeeper).  I have undertaken Budgeting & Forecasting and Management Accounting for many years and having applied to the AAT recently to have these services included in my Licence I am delighted to say the application has been approved and I am now an AAT Licensed Accountant.

Finally for those of you asking about their tax affairs, I have enrolled with The Association of Taxation Technicians to study for their qualification, whilst this is not going to be an overnight change I am hoping to be able to offer taxation services in the future.

That is my news for now

Take care and stay safe all


March 2021

2 March 2021

The sun is shining as I am writing this and Spring is hopefully around the corner, I am pleased to say the paperwork has now been signed for my new office address and I will be emailing all my clients over the next day or two with the details.

My existing VAT registered clients in the Construction Industry are aware of the changes that took place from 1 March 2021 in respect of VAT - Domestic Reverse Charge - if you are VAT registered and working within the Construction Industry and need help with this please do not hesitate to get in touch.

I am looking to May 2021 to begin the workshops again and will post details mid-April 2021, this gives us enough time to see how things are shaping up.  I have a new workshop 'From the kitchen table (or shed) to a business' this 3.5 hour workshop is for those who have an idea or perhaps a hobby they want to turn into a business, it gives the basics of starting a business, including things like insurances, becoming self-employed, pricing your work and more, again details will be available mid-April 2021.

As always take care and stay safe


April 2021

12 April 2021

Well a little late with my post here for April, as well as being busy in the practice I have been letting my creative side shine, faux leather earrings, very diverse and thoroughly enjoyable.

So back to accountancy, to all those who have been able to re-open today, welcome back, I know it has been a manic rush for some so let us hope it will all prove worth it in the coming months.

We have now passed the year end for 5 April 2021, for my existing clients where appropriate letters will be coming out shortly in relation to finalising for the year and as always if you have any queries let me know.  If you are reading this and still have those nasty boxes and carrier bags full of receipts and scraps of paper lurking in the corner that relate to the last financial year now really is the time to get them sorted or hand them over to a professional so you can start the new year afresh.  As always I am only ever an email or a phone call away, even if it is just to discuss how bad you think it may be.  Nothing is too much so if this is you get in touch and see how we can progress.

Enjoy the rest of April, I have a busy three weeks ahead so my next blog will be in May.

Take care


May 2021

14 May 2021

As we approach more easing of restrictions I know many are thinking of venturing out into business, whether that is commerce, retail or services the principles are the same - planning and research. If you have either just started a small business or giving some serious thought to it I will be running short Workshops - 'From Hobby to Business'  these will be very relaxed workshops where you can gain insight into planning, funding, costings, HMRC, self-employment, record keeping and more.

I have a lovely venue lined up for the beginner Workshops based in Burgess Hill, please see the Workshops page for more details and as I progress with getting Workshops up and running I will post more details including dates, times and prices.

In the meantime for those just about to re-open good luck and for those back trading since April I hope all is going well.

Take care


June 2021

July 2021

August 2021

11 August 2021

Well I seem to have missed June and July completely, a very busy couple of months, nice to see so many clients back in business and doing well.

I am taking a fresh look at the training I will be offering from September 21, with MTD for most not far away (more below) I will not be reintroducing the manual Bookkeeping for Beginners Workshops, I will no longer be looking to offer any Sage training either, but will be increasing my Xero programme of events, including a series of free events so people can come along and see what to expect from Xero and MTD.

So MTD - Making Tax Digital - new business, small enterprise - MTD not going to effect you?  Please do think again - if your Turnover (not profit but the actual amount of money you take before any deductions) is above £10000 you will have to become part of MTD from April 2023.  This will involve using software to submit returns to HMRC.  Although this may seem a very long way off, to ensure a smooth transition the earlier businesses come onboard with this the easier it will be.  Xero will be my go to software moving forward, I cannot justify recommending other software packages with charges way above the costs of Xero. 

Firstly I will be running a series of very short Workshops, probably around 2 hours, to demonstrate Xero, it's benefits, usage and costs, this is not a sales driven workshop, this is a no obligation workshop, you will be able to see the screens and functionality, I will give an idea of how existing businesses will not only be complying with MTD but how making the transition can be a huge benefit to your business.

I am looking to run these Workshop in Burgess Hill and also a venue in Lewes and/or Telscombe Cliffs, East Sussex so if you are interested could you please email me with a preferred location so I can gauge numbers, which will be limited to 12 at each event, so I will be looking to run a few over the course of the next few months.

Let's talk

You are very welcome to contact me to have a free no obligation friendly discussion about your business and how I could help

I am happy to travel throughout West Sussex and East Sussex or I can meet you at my office located in Burgess Hill, West Sussex

Supporting businesses across West Sussex and East Sussex including Burgess Hill, Crawley, Brighton, Lewes and areas in between

Crescent Accounting

The Forum

277 London Road

Burgess Hill

West Sussex, RH15 9QU

Linda Shilliam

Tel: 07802 854901

Email: [email protected]