Category: Business Advice

New VAT penalties regime on the horizon

The existing penalty regime for VAT returns has the advantage of simplicity, but it’s something of a blunt instrument. The new system coming in for return periods beginning on or after 1 April 2022 will be fairer, but some businesses […]

work from anywhere policies

The pandemic proved that many of us could do our jobs from literally anywhere. So how should a business manage this? These days we hear more and more about “digital nomads”. These are people who have embraced technology in a […]

notify option to tax land and buildings within 30 days

If you are notifying HMRC of a decision to opt to tax land and buildings, you are normally required to notify HMRC within 30 days. The 30 day deadline was temporarily extended to 90 days to help businesses and agents […]

SEPTEMBER IS THE LAST MONTH FOR CJRS “FURLOUGH” GRANTS

The Government are pulling the plug on support to employers for furloughed staff at the end of September as they anticipate that the economy will be back to normal by October. The grant claims for employees furloughed in the month […]

protecting your business against fraud

Instances of fraud have increased during the pandemic – what can you do to help mitigate the risks? Invoice fraud is on the rise and while not a particularly new scam, it can be catastrophic for businesses who fall victim […]

developing the next generation of business leaders

Businesses need to invest in nurturing the next generation of talent. Regardless of the industry that you work in, how you and your management team nurture the next generation of talent in the first decade of their careers can have […]

Focus on national insurance contributions

New government proposals target the promoters of national insurance contribution (NIC) avoidance schemes, while plans are in place to introduce a zero rate of employer contributions in Freeports. Both measures are included in the National Insurance Contributions Bill 2021. Crackdown […]

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) templates

HMRC has issued a template with the details of the employees you are claiming for (on or after 27 May 2021). If you are claiming for 16 to 99 employees on or after 27 May 2021, you will need to […]

promoting tourism

new £3 million fund to help industry rebuild. Tourism organisations will be able to apply for funding to promote key visitor destinations in a responsible and sustainable way, helping the sector to recover from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Administered by […]

are you trading with the EU?

If your business moves goods between the UK and countries in the EU, they will need to follow new customs and tax rules. Their business will be affected by the new rules if they: buy goods from an EU seller […]

Leadership in the ‘new normal’

The success of a team relies on its leader being able to effectively delegate and give clear direction. The most successful business leaders are those who have mastered the art of direction. Their communication skills tend to be top notch […]

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