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Changes to Class 2 National Insurance Contributions

The government announced plans in Budget to collect Class 2 National Insurance contributions through Self-Assessment from the 2015/16 tax year so that most people will pay tax and National Insurance contributions at the same time when the self-assessment return is due in January.

Changes to Class 2 National Insurance Contributions 2015-09-24T12:52:24+00:00

Dispelling credit rating myths

We often hear from business owners that there are too many things that they need to do that can't be ignored rather than just one goal. Of course there are many balls that business owners juggle and they all have an impact on business success. However having a key measure that you judge your performance by and make decisions against, whether it hits the daily, weekly or monthly target or takes you closer to or further away from is the key to long-term success.

Dispelling credit rating myths 2015-09-03T16:20:10+00:00

Board you cannot afford? – Mastermind Event

One solution to this problem is to meet regularly with business owners in a similar position to yourself and use their knowledge and experience to act as your board of directors. Though how can you reach out to these people that are in a similar position facing similar challenges to you?

Board you cannot afford? – Mastermind Event 2015-08-06T14:30:59+00:00

Average family pays £730,000 in tax in a lifetime

Average family pays £730,000 in tax over a lifetime New research has found that families face a bill of more than £730,000 in direct and indirect taxes over their lifetime. The data shows that the household pays more than £250,000 in income tax, £146,775 in VAT, £92,795 in NICs and £59,955 in council tax over 55 years. [...]

Average family pays £730,000 in tax in a lifetime 2015-08-05T09:36:56+00:00

BUY TO LET MORTGAGE – TAX CHANGES

BUY TO LET MORTGAGE – TAX CHANGES Part of the announcements in this year’s Budget, was the proposal to restrict the amount of tax relief available to landlords who have mortgaged properties. The restrictions will be phased in over 5 years and will be complete by the tax year ended 5 April 2021 Tax year [...]

BUY TO LET MORTGAGE – TAX CHANGES 2015-07-20T12:37:28+00:00

Business Bitesize – Is your Business safe from competitive attack?

How come some businesses thrive in the face of competitive chaos and turbulent change whilst others stutter and stall? Is your Business safe from competitive attack? Download the latest copy of our Business Bitesize to find out more.  

Business Bitesize – Is your Business safe from competitive attack? 2015-07-16T12:09:22+00:00

It’s always nice to get a freebie

It’s a rare occasion to receive something for free, but now, Companies House, in line with the government’s commitment to free data, has launched a new public beta service which gives access to over 170 million company records for free! The service provides access to digital records on companies and directors including financial accounts, company [...]

It’s always nice to get a freebie 2015-07-10T10:24:39+00:00

Time for Change – Kick start your good habits

I was idly browsing the other day and came across The Body Coach On-line 90 day programme which involves a combination of exercise and healthy eating, the catch phrase being Lean in 15 - #leanin15 It got me thinking if it takes 90 days of doing something different to form a habit that will change [...]

Time for Change – Kick start your good habits 2015-06-11T11:25:50+00:00

Star Wars Day

Happy belated Star Wars day to you all!   The force - an invisible force that binds all life together which if you have a high metachlorian count you can master and produce feats of incredible speed, agility and effectively see what's coming and be able to react, well that's according to Yoda and the [...]

Star Wars Day 2015-05-08T11:21:29+00:00