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Turn your satisfied customers into raving fans…


May 25th, 2018

Step into your customers’ shoes for a moment and ask yourself these questions… If I were a customer using my business would I be happy with being simply satisfied? Would satisfaction mean that I would come back again and again? And would I refer my business to other customers? If the answer to these any […]


WE KNOW / about new tax allowances


May 24th, 2018

We are now contacting our clients to request the appropriate information for the completion of personal tax returns for the year ended 5 April 2018. There are two new allowances for the 2017/18 tax year and it is important that you let us know the appropriate information to enable us to claim them on your […]


Plastic not-so-fantastic; why higher taxes could be coming and what you can do to pre-empt them


May 15th, 2018

Due in part to the disturbing images and facts broadcast to millions of viewers in the BBC’s Blue Planet 2, the use of plastic has come to the forefront of the public consciousness. With EU legislation being proposed, and with pressure on the government to reduce the amount of plastic polluting the environment, Phillip Hammond […]


Freelancing is booming; here’s how to get started


April 24th, 2018

Take your first steps in Freelancing and launch your new career With the right preparation and research, freelance work can be a lucrative and rewarding alternative to being an employee. More and more professionals, both at the beginning of their career and towards the end, are recognising the potential of freelance work either as a […]


Small businesses: don’t be a victim if your major customer goes under


April 19th, 2018

On January 15th Carillion, the UK’s second largest construction business, went into liquidation after losing money on major contracts and running up debts of £1.5 billion. As with many such collapses the worst affected will be the smaller suppliers and sub-contractors. In order to minimise your credit exposure to your biggest customers you need to […]


Data breaches and GDPR: get up to date with the latest regulations


April 19th, 2018

On 25th May the two-year transition period for the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be over and the regulation will be enforceable. Businesses that fail to comply could face large fines and other sanctions. It’s important for businesses to know what GDPR is, and what the key terms mean. In short, GDPR is […]


Asset financing is helping businesses on a budget to grow their operations


April 18th, 2018

Getting access to cutting-edge equipment and technology with a degree of flexibility asset financing can give you, means this is often seen as the perfect solution for small to medium-sized businesses. Asset financing is a way of building your company whilst spreading costs over a period of time, often used as an alternative to self-funding, […]


WE KNOW / “IR35” can cause confusion


April 12th, 2018

On 6 April 2017 new rules came into play which meant that “public bodies” – and for the purpose of these rules, GP practices are classed as a public body – now have to decide whether off-payroll workers should be subject to the deduction of tax and national insurance contributions through the practice payroll. If […]


Get up to speed with the new Corporate Criminal Offences Legislation


April 10th, 2018

As of the end of September 2017 the government’s new Corporate Criminal Offences legislation has been in effect. Adding responsibilities with regards to facilitating tax evasion, it is important that all businesses are aware of what their responsibilities are, and how far-reaching the legislation is. As stated in the introduction to the official government guidance, […]


Are you having the life sucked out of you in your internal business meetings?


April 3rd, 2018

Internal meetings are the lifeblood of every business. Several meetings probably take place in your business every day. Many people view them as the way people within the business communicate, a place where all the decisions are made, and the most important issues of the moment are decided… But in reality this is simply not […]