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Extracting Profit From The Family Business

The start of the new tax year means that shareholder/ directors may want to review the salary and dividend mix for 2019/20. The £3,000 employment allowance continues to be available to set against the employers national insurance contribution (NIC) liability. This means that where the company has not used this allowance it may be set […]

Read more May 7th, 2019

How To Remain Productive While Travelling: 4 Quick Tips

In theory, when you travel with work, you should have time to focus on getting a few things done. In reality, it can be almost impossible to work in a busy airport or on a busy flight. Here are a few tips to help you to be more productive when you are on the road. […]

Read more April 23rd, 2019

Creating A High-Performance Organisation

High-performance organisations stimulate more effective employee involvement and commitment in order to achieve increased profits, improved productivity and higher levels of customer loyalty. We are living in uncertain times. The highest performing businesses will, by their very nature, ride out the storm more effectively than their competitors. So how do you create a high-performance organisation? […]

Read more April 23rd, 2019

Are You Keeping Your Website Up To Date For Google Searches?

Google is still the world’s most popular search engine. Google’s search engine algorithm is continuously being updated. So how do you keep your company’s website up to date so that you are showing up in online searches? More than 2.3 million Google searches are conducted every single minute. The top 5 search results on Google […]

Read more April 23rd, 2019

Property Groups – What And Why?

What is a property group? This is a group of companies that is owned by individuals or individual through a holding company which then owns 100% of the shareholdings of the companies owned by the holding company. The only exception being a joint venture company where a smaller percentage such as 40% or 50% may […]

Read more April 3rd, 2019

Does money really motive employees?

We all work to get paid but is money alone enough to motivate your employees? Regardless of the type of business you run, you need to pay your employees fairly and in line with your competitors. If you don’t pay your people in line with the market, it can act as a de-motivator. However, once […]

Read more February 25th, 2019

Managing in Uncertain Times

Due to Brexit, 2019 looks set to be a year filled with uncertainty for businesses.  The future is always unknown but this year managers will need to navigate some particularly choppy waters due to market uncertainty and global political turmoil. Focus on what you can control As a manager you can always control your response, […]

Read more February 25th, 2019

Not All Shares Qualify For CGT Entrepreneurs’ Relief Now

As the result of changes announced in the Autumn Budget, and now incorporated into the latest Finance Bill, not all ordinary shares necessarily qualify for the 10% CGT entrepreneurs’ relief rate on disposal. As mentioned in last month’s Budget newsletter the definition of a personal company was tightened up so that from 29 October the […]

Read more December 7th, 2018

What Is Making Tax Digital (MTD)?

What MTD means: Making Tax Digital (MTD) is the latest change to the method by which businesses must keep and administer their accounting records. Initially MTD for VAT will require VAT registered businesses with taxable turnover above the VAT registration threshold to keep records in digital form and file their VAT Returns using software. Many […]

Read more December 6th, 2018

Getting Your Whole Business To Make The Most Of Social Media

Most, if not all, of your staff will have social media accounts. What if you could get all of your staff to like and share your business’s social media posts? Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and many more social media platforms are driving customer decisions. Messages and posts that come from friends and colleagues tend to […]

Read more November 22nd, 2018