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    What would labour do if they were elected?

      If elected Labour have pledged to re-nationalise the railways and Royal Mail and bring some of the power and water industries into State ownership. They have also promised to bring an end to student loans. These and other measures will be very expensive and will require big increases in taxation and borrowing. Key tax […]

    in News on June 26, 2017 Comments 0
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    Election 8th June- What is in the Manifestos?

      The decision to call a snap General election on 8th June caught many of us by surprise. The various political parties have been rushing out their manifestos making all sorts of promises if elected. These documents are becoming increasingly important. Bringing in measures contrary to a manifesto, like the increase in Class 4 National […]

    in News on June 23, 2017 Comments 0
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    Public speaking- strategy for a great presentation

      Public speaking isn’t easy but is a necessary skill for many in the business world. Whether it is a boardroom presentation or an update to shareholders/staff members, most managers will be required to present at some point. Here is a presentation strategy to help you to up your game.   Start and finish strong: […]

    in News on June 21, 2017 Comments 0
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    For a Good Problem to Solve

      In today’s rapidly evolving business environment, innovation is key to the growth (and indeed, survival) of most firms. Many of us are constantly on the look-out for an innovative new idea. The best innovations don’t tend to come from a great idea. Instead, they tend to come from solving a problem.   For example, […]

    in News on June 19, 2017 Comments 0
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    Stamp duty on Second Homes

      Since 1 April 2016 there has been a 3% supplementary Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) charge payable on the purchase of second and subsequent residential properties costing more than £40,000. This was clearly aimed at buy-to-let investors as well as those buying second homes.   Note that this additional 3% charge does not apply […]

    in News on June 14, 2017 Comments 0
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    HMRC Computer isn’t always correct

      HM Revenue and Customs have acknowledged that their software and some commercial software used by accountants doesn’t always come up with the right amount of tax payable! You may have seen this reported in some newspapers such as the Daily Telegraph.   This arises because the tax system of different income tax personal allowances, […]

    in News on June 12, 2017 Comments 0
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    Supporting your team

      As a manager, you have a great deal on your plate the majority of the time. But one of the most important things (if not the most important thing) you can do is to make time to support your team.   Encourage them to manage themselves: The best managers will step back and let […]

    in News on June 9, 2017 Comments 0
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    Tax Diary June/July 2017

      1 June 2017 – Due date for Corporation Tax due for the year ended 31 August 2016.   19 June 2017 – PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 June 2017. (If you pay your tax electronically the due date is 22 June 2017.)   19 June 2017 – Filing deadline for […]

    in News on June 7, 2017 Comments 0
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    Tax due next month

      Are you self-employed? If you are, or if you are someone who doesn’t pay all their tax at source, you may need to make your second payment on account for 2016-17, due date for payment is 31 July 2017.   This second payment on account will have been based on 50% of your combined […]

    in News on May 29, 2017 Comments 0
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    Overseas Business

      In today’s increasingly globalised world, more and more firms are doing business overseas. Where you do business dictates how you should manage your business etiquette and personal style.   Preparation time It is good practice to spend some time preparing for your business trips and learning about a region’s history, customs and culture. This […]

    in News on May 26, 2017 Comments 0