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Innovation - One Step at a Time

Innovation in business doesn’t necessarily mean you have to make great leaps forward. Sometimes little steps can be just as transformative. 

Innovation doesn’t necessarily have to involve massive change programmes and unsustainable levels of activity. Not every business needs a revolution. 

Make More of Social Media

Your business can use social media to deliver great customer experiences and develop deeper relationships.

Creating good content and distributing it over social media can be a very effective way to grow your business. That's why businesses like PWC, Amazon and McKinsey invest huge amounts of resources into producing great content that people want to consume.

Ask ALEXA to Contact HMRC for Help

HMRC has launched new and innovative technology to help more than 3 million customers renew their tax credits. HMRC has developed a customer-focused service through Amazon Alexa specifically for those seeking help with their tax credits renewals.

Welsh Income Tax Starts 6 April 2019

From 6 April 2019, the Welsh Government (like the Scottish Government) will be able to set and vary the rate of Income Tax paid by Taxpayers who live in Wales.

CGT on Property Sales due within 30 Days from 2020

Draft legislation in the next Finance Bill will introduce significant changes to the reporting of residential property disposals and the payment of CGT from 6 April 2020. 

Currently, non-UK resident taxpayers disposing of UK residential property are required to report the disposal to HMRC within 30 days. The new legislation extends this reporting obligation to UK resident taxpayers and at the same time will introduce a new payment on account regime.

Rules for "Rent a Room" Relief to be Tightened up from 6 April 2019

HMRC propose to restrict the availability of “rent a room” relief to situations where the taxpayer is living in the let property for at least some of the time that the accommodation is let. Hence renting out a house during Wimbledon fortnight while the owners are absent would not qualify from 6 April 2019!

Making Tax Digital for VAT - Guidance Issued

HMRC have now issued their detailed guidance on the digital record keeping and return requirements for Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT. 

VAT Notice 700/22 clarifies that spreadsheets may still be used to keep business records provided that there is bridging software that links to the Government Gateway. 

Maintaining Client Relationships

It costs considerably less to maintain an existing client relationship versus winning a new client.

Creating more successful relationships with your existing clients depends on developing a broader and deeper relationship. 

Building your Personal Brand

Your personal brand is what people say about you when you are not in the room. So how do you go about creating an effective personal brand?

Don’t make the mistake of thinking your personal brand is all about you. It’s not. Your personal brand is not about your work experience or your personal accomplishments. Your personal brand should be about other people, specifically what you can do for other people.

Productivity = Success

Most business owners, managers and senior executives are juggling day to day responsibilities, growing the business and various projects. With so much to do, improving your productivity is key if you want to succeed. Here are a few top tips to help you to improve your productivity.

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