Author: Simon Murrison

Managing your business through high inflation

Managing your business through high inflation

Businesses trying to cope with 9%-10% inflation face a difficult balancing act. For many there is a stark choice between potentially alienating customers by increasing prices too sharply or absorbing increased costs and risking their own survival.  Staff shortages and […]

Company insolvencies on an upward trend

Although showing a slight improvement from March, the number of company insolvencies in April of this year was more than double the number from April 2021. This shows just how important it is to get advice sooner rather than later […]

small business: double hit from rising prices

Rising prices hurt just about everyone, but small business owners face a double hit: the impact on their own spending power, but also less revenue coming in from cash-strapped customers. The volume of retail sales fell 1.4% in March, with […]

7 cashflow planning tips

Cash flow planning in these uncertain times may appear difficult but there are some practical steps you can take to minimise potential disruption to your business: Review your budget and set realistic and achievable targets for the remainder of your financial […]

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HMRC late payment interest rate rise HMRC’s late payment interest rate has increased to 3.25% from 5 April 2022. It applies to the main taxes and duties administered by HMRC. If you are at risk of making a late payment, […]

is your financial risk strategy up to date?

If the pandemic – and now the Ukraine war – have taught small and medium-sized business owners anything, it is the value of staying agile in changing circumstances. Regular assessment of financial risks, and your strategies to meet them, will […]

A new breed of digital nomad

The pandemic has freed many workers from the confines of the office, leading to the emergence of a new breed of digital nomad – people who can take their laptop, jump on a plane and set up a remote ‘office’ […]

Changes for the new tax year April 2022-2023

Changes for the new tax year April 2022-2023

Several tax and other changes (including freezes) will take effect from 6 April 2022. Most of these date back to the two Budgets of 2021. There are further important changes coming down the line. 

Whatever happened to the wealth tax?

A new wealth tax to counter the cost of the Covid-19 pandemic was the talk of the financial pages not so long ago. Now it has disappeared… or has it? By the end of 2020, as the huge cost of […]

Protecting the normal minimum pension age

The normal minimum pension age (NMPA) will increase from 55 to 57 on 6 April 2028, although a protected pension age regime will be introduced. This will allow those who meet the rules to take benefits based on their existing […]

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