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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

Setting Up A New Hire For Success

No one has a bigger impact on a new employee’s success than the manager who hired them. Here are some tips on how to set your new hires up to succeed. Investing time in onboarding brings new employees up to speed faster, which means they’re more quickly and efficiently able to contribute to the business. […]

Read more June 21st, 2019

Delivering Customer Value

Understanding what your customers really value can help you to market your products and services more effectively. Customer value is the perception of what a product or service is worth to the customer. Customers don’t buy features – they buy benefits. Your customers will buy your product or service because of the benefits that they […]

Read more May 30th, 2019

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