How can a Virtual Assistant help you?

With the unfortunate pandemic of COVID-19 and a lot more people having to work from home (or in self-isolation), rather than struggling alone and having longer to-do lists than normal, or your lifestyle admin building up, why not think about hiring a Virtual Assistant.

As a Virtual Assistant, I work in my own home office dealing with your daily tasks (and lots more) whilst keeping in communication with you via email, telephone or Zoom/Skype calls. If this sounds like something you would like to consider, why not give me a call or Contact Me to discuss your requirements.

Stay Positive, Think Positive, Do Positive

I am sure that 2020 isn’t how any of us anticipated it turning out to be, but we all need to stay positive and smile.

A smile can really make a difference, so when you are next out and about and someone is walking towards you, smile at them, as you don’t know how much happiness that can bring.

Stay positive, think positive, do positive and may you find moments that make you smile today!

Positivity is an attractive quality

Because positivity is so infectious, it naturally becomes a quality that other people want in their lives. Those of us who can keep a positive attitude in the face of tough times become an inspiration for everyone else.

 

Class 2 NI Contributions

With the HMRC tax deadline being this Friday, make sure you click to pay your Class 2 National Insurance contributions.

The Guardian recently reported a glitch in the self-assessment system which means your state pension could be affected if you don’t.

https://www.theguardian.com/money/2020/jan/25/tax-glitch-pensions-self-employed-at-risk-national-insurance-self-assessment

If you would like help or support with any lifestyle or business tasks and wish to discuss how I can assist, please take a look at my services page (https://www.reallyusefulpa.co.uk/services/) and Contact Me to discuss your requirements.

Organ Donation is changing

Are you aware that organ donation is changing?

Organ Donation week runs from 2nd – 8th September 2019 and if you do not wish to donate any organs when you die you will need to opt out. As of 2020 anyone who does not opt out will be considered for organ donation if the circumstances are right.

The change in the law in England on Organ Donation comes into effect from Spring 2020, all adults in England will be considered to have agreed to be an organ and tissue donor when they die unless they recorded a decision not to donate or are in one of the excluded groups*. This is known as the ‘opt out’ system.

What this means is that if you have not confirmed whether you want to be an organ donor – either by recording a decision on the NHS Organ Donor Register https://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/register-your-decision/register-your-details/ or by speaking to friends or family – it will be considered that you agree to donate your organs when you die.

Organ donation remains an act of great generosity. You still have the right to choose whether or not to be an organ donor. Your family will be consulted about donating your organs when you die.

*Excluded from the law are:

  • people under 18
  • people who lack mental capacity to understand the new arrangements and take the necessary action
  • people who have lived in England for less than 12 months before their death
  • people who are not living here voluntarily

For more information about the law and what you can donate, please feel free to look at the website https://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/

 

Always around to support you

This has been my working view for the last few days.

As long as there is wi-fi or tethering available, I can go on holiday and check and deal with emails, therefore keeping my clients happy as they are still getting the service they signed up for.

If you would like help or support with any lifestyle or business tasks and wish to discuss how I can assist, please take a look at my services page (https://www.reallyusefulpa.co.uk/services/) and Contact Me to discuss your requirements.

Business Anniversary

4 years ago today I launched Really Useful PA. I didn’t know then how successful it would be and I would like to thank all of my clients old and new for helping my career become what it is today.

I love doing what I do and none of this would have been possible without any of my clients and also the continued support of my family and friends. 

As the post says you are my extended family, and without you all my career would not have been possible.

Thank you again and I am looking forward to seeing what the next year will bring.