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2019 Election Tax Proposals

More money for the NHS? The various political parties have all made bold promises in the run-up to the General Election about increased spending if elected, particularly extra money for the NHS. Although many of the spending pledges will be funded out of increased borrowing, the parties have assumed that they can persuade voters that […]

Read more December 10th, 2019

Keeping Your Company’s Mobile Devices Safe From Malware

Industry reports from cybersecurity firms such as McAfee and Kaspersky Lab have identified that smartphone and tablet malware attacks are becoming increasingly widespread and more sophisticated. Most business professionals use smart devices these days. These electronic rectangles are basically small computers and can be infected with malware in the same way as a PC. Usually […]

Read more November 19th, 2019

Creating A More Inclusive Workplace

Diversity and inclusion are hot topics as society is driving firms to become more inclusive. Most business owners and managers are well aware of the value of having a diverse workforce. Different views, different experiences and different ways of thinking among team members can help businesses to come up with new and innovative ideas. However, […]

Read more September 23rd, 2019

How To Raise Your Prices Without Losing Customers

The cost of running a business goes up every year, but when was the last time you increased your prices? Many business owners and managers worry that if they were to increase prices, they would lose customers. However, a customer will often be willing to pay a higher price if they feel they are getting […]

Read more September 23rd, 2019

Return On Investment In Marketing

Calculating return on investment (ROI) on marketing activity has been a longstanding challenge for businesses. Return on investment in marketing is a metric used to measure the overall effectiveness of a business’ marketing strategy. This helps the management team to make better decisions around future marketing investments. Marketing activity adds value to different business functions […]

Read more September 23rd, 2019

Brexit: What Now For Businesses That Trade With The EU?

There is still uncertainty around what Brexit will mean and planning for a “No Deal” scenario seems sensible right now. Businesses that buy and sell from the EU should have contingency plans in place which will need to be flexible to cope with a variety of possible outcomes. If a ‘No Deal’ happens after October […]

Read more September 13th, 2019

Building A Sustainable Business

There is a trend for businesses that seek to be more sustainable. These companies seek to have a minimal negative impact on the global and local environment, the economy, society and the communities in which they operate. Sustainable businesses are focused on the long term, seeking to make a positive impact. This can be done […]

Read more August 28th, 2019

What To Do When A Key Team Member Leaves

People move jobs more frequently these days. Here’s what to do when a key team member decides to move on. As talented employees grow and develop in their careers, it is inevitable that some will decide to branch out and move to another company. Be supportive Congratulate them on their new opportunity. Thank them for […]

Read more August 20th, 2019

Inheritance Tax Relief For Businesses And Farms

There is currently a very generous 100% relief from inheritance tax for passing on businesses and farmland during lifetime and on death. The rationale for Business Property Relief (BPR) and Agricultural Property Relief (APR) is to enable businesses to be passed on without the need to sell off assets to pay the IHT due on […]

Read more August 12th, 2019

Scaling Up Your Business

How do you scale up your business and take it to a new level? A scale-up business is any company that is looking to grow in terms of market access, revenues, and the number of employees, adding value by identifying and realising new opportunities. Scale-up businesses are the engine of growth for the UK economy, […]

Read more July 30th, 2019