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    Off-payroll rules (IR35) to be extended to private sector workers?

      As mentioned in the Autumn Budget, the Government has opened a consultation into a possible extension of the rules that currently apply to “off-payroll” workers in the public sector to the private sector. This consultation is being undertaken at the same time as the consultation into employment status.   The IR35 rules introduced in […]

    in News on June 1, 2018 Comments 0
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    Maintaining client relationships

      It costs considerably less to maintain an existing client relationship versus winning a new client.   Creating more successful relationships with your existing clients depends on developing a broader and deeper relationship.   Business is personal – people choose to do business with people that they like. Those that develop successful, long-term relationships with […]

    in News on May 30, 2018 Comments 0
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    The benefits of outsourcing

      There are only so many hours in the day and you / your team probably don’t have the bandwidth to do everything that you would like to do. Outsourcing can save you time and money, but there are many other reasons to consider outsourcing certain business functions.   Increase efficiency Companies that do everything […]

    in News on May 28, 2018 Comments 0
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    Smart Contacts

      As blockchain technology continues to evolve, we are hearing more and more about so called “smart contracts”.   Smart contracts utilise blockchain technology in order to self-execute. A smart contract is an agreement between two people in the form of computer code. They run on the blockchain, so they are stored on a public […]

    in News on May 25, 2018 Comments 0
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    Making tax digital delayed further, apart from VAT reporting

      HMRC have confirmed that no further MTD for business changes will be brought in before 2020 at the earliest.   The Treasury set out its revised priorities for current digital transformation projects, to make room for the additional demands on its resources of work to upgrade customs systems in preparation for Brexit.   The […]

    in Business Tax, News on May 23, 2018 Comments 0
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    EMI share option scheme receives state aid approval

      Last month, we reported that the Enterprise Management Incentives (EMI) share option scheme lost its EU State Aid approval on 6 April 2018. The consequence of loss of approval being that the tax advantages of such options was temporarily withdrawn.   On 16 May 2018 the European Commission gave formal state aid approval to […]

    in News on May 21, 2018 Comments 0
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    Options being considered for the private sector

      As well as the possible extension of the rules that currently apply to the public sector, the consultation is requesting views on other options. One alternative would be to require engagers to carry out due diligence into labour providers in their supply chain to ensure that they are compliant with employment and tax laws. […]

    in News on May 18, 2018 Comments 0
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    Is it working in the public sector?

      In April 2017, the Government reformed the rules for engagements in the public sector, and early indications are that this has resulted in an increase in public sector compliance. The April 2017 change requires the public sector body or agency, not the worker, to decide whether or not the IR35 rules apply and then […]

    in News on May 16, 2018 Comments 0
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    Leadership skills

      The best business managers and leaders create a vision of the future that is compelling and motivates employees to want to achieve it. Great business leaders help the members of their team to connect what they do with the business’s overall strategy and its impact on customers.   Communication and Relationships Communication is an […]

    in News on May 14, 2018 Comments 0
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    Creating a disaster recovery plan for your business

      A disaster recovery plan is a documented process designed to help recover and protect a business and its infrastructure in the event of a disaster. It provides a clear plan of action to be taken before, during and after a disaster.   A disaster could be man made or a natural occurrence. A disaster […]

    in News on May 11, 2018 Comments 0