Category Archives: Business

Budget 2014 – Tax proposals for employers and businesses

Mar
24

The Budget delivered on 19 March 2014 updated some previous announcements but also provided a few surprises. Below are some of the issues that are likely to impact you, your family or your business: EMPLOYEES 1. Beneficial Loans From 6 … Continue reading

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Important deadlines and dates in March 2014

Mar
7

2 March 2014 Income tax self assessment 5% penalty imposed on 2012/13 income tax, Capital Gains Tax and Class 4 NICs liabilities not paid by today 19 March 2014 Budget Day 31 March 2014 Corporation tax self assessment Deadline for … Continue reading

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Why you should choose a Chartered Accountant …..

Mar
7

Legally anyone can call themselves an accountant regardless of qualifications, training or experience. An ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales) Chartered Accountant must: ◾complete at least three years in-depth training, theoretical and practical; ◾keep their knowledge and … Continue reading

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Can you claim the Employment Allowance from 6 April 2014?

Mar
6

From 6 April 2014 you may be able to claim the Employment Allowance to reduce your Employer Class 1 NI contributions by up to £2,000 every year. Who can claim? Almost all businesses, charities or community amateur sports clubs, which … Continue reading

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Taking Action…

Dec
1

It’s very interesting to meet different business people and see different approaches to business and taking action. One thing I have learnt is that action is the key to a successful business. When I meet people often share what they … Continue reading

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Start up loans from Foundation East

Sep
19

Foundation East is the main delivery partner for the START UP Loan Scheme in the Eastern Region. The START UP loan scheme is an opportunity for those who wish to start up a business or have been trading for less … Continue reading

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Where Do You Waste Time?

Aug
22

As businesses, we all need communication to survive. However, are we wasting time with the very communication supposedly designed to make our lives easier? How can we save time without ruining our standards of service to our clients or suppliers? … Continue reading

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The benefits of Online Accounting

Aug
4

Accounting is essential for any business. It is important for business owners and directors to access accurate and regular financial information to ensure they are making decisions in the best interests of their business. Some businesses will use book-keeping service, … Continue reading

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Know your numbers

Jul
6

Many businesses have really great and creative ideas. However, something which many entrepreneurs in all walks of business often miss is the importance of numbers. If I were to ask you right now with no reference to paperwork or accounts … Continue reading

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Management the “Sir Alex” Way

Jun
5

Whilst I am not an avid football fan, the recent news that Sir Alex Ferguson has retired, was not only headline news in the sports pages but also in many business journals. Whatever your opinion of him, he certainly had … Continue reading

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