HMRC launches Making Tax Digital pilot

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HMRC has said that it will invite a number of businesses and agents to sign up for their trial of reporting income and expenses online. Those companies chosen will be using accounting software to record their business income and expenses; sending summary reports of their income and expenses direct from their digital …

National Living Wage applies to age 25+

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The National Living Wage does apply to workers aged 25 plus In April 2016 the National Living Wage (NLW) became a legal minimum requirement for workers 25 years and over. Employers are legally obliged to pay their workers the following rates (These were increased on 1st April 2017 and correct from …

Have your business voices heard

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Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) is urging all firms to have their say in its Quarterly Economic Survey, whether or not they are chamber members. Results from the survey are used to lobby government through the British Chambers of Commerce. They are also fed back to local councils, MPs and …

Reforming the business rates appeal process

Accounting & Tax Channel All Members, Non Members

The news recently has been full of unfortunate cases illustrating the consequenses of the up and coming business rates review in April this year. Simon Jack, business editor at the BBC says: “Although many businesses are expecting small falls in business rates in April, around a third are expecting very sharp …

productivity with Hemmingway webapp

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Hemingway Do you have anyone to proofread your blog content after you are done with it? No? Don’t worry, here’s a cool resource that will check the grammatical errors, spelling mistakes, punctuation and sentence fragmentation of your content and highlight the errors so that you can rectify them. Give it …

Don’t be like Goeff

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Thousands of people have lost their life savings after falling for a pension scam Don’t be next Scammers are after your pension pot. They know you can now access your savings in new ways and will try to lure you with promises of upfront cash and one-off ‘deals’ with guaranteed …

Pension scams are still ongoing

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“Be very wary if you are offered a ‘free pension review’ out of the blue and especially if you are then encouraged to move your pension to get better returns or release cash sums.” The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) are aware that people are being contacted unexpectedly and offered a …

Making meetings more productive with this one addon

Daniel Carey Public 0 Comments

For most of us in business and management, meetings they are a significant part of our working week, often taking up 40 to 50% of our time. There are many helpful suggestions out there for improving the value of meetings, such as keeping them short and ‘on point’, only relevant attendees, and sticking to a strict agenda.

VAT Flat Rate Scheme changing

richard.baldwyn Public

I trade through a limited company which is registered for VAT under the Flat Rate Scheme. I have heard that the VAT Flat Rate Scheme is being changed from next year. What are these changes and how will they effect my business?