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New employees for expanding accountancy firm

New employees for expanding accountancy firm Griffin Chartered Accountants has swelled its numbers by four less than a year after moving into new premises in Honiton - and the company looks set to recruit even more staff before the end of 2017. Of the four, two are qualified accountants. Jo Davey, [...]

2017-08-17T11:27:29+00:00August 17th, 2017|Business|Comments Off on New employees for expanding accountancy firm

373 awards 2017

Griffin sponsor 373 Group Awards 2017 Griffin are delighted to announce that we are sponsoring the 2017 373 Group Business Awards. The event will take place at The Deer Park Hotel, Honiton on 13th July. 373 Group Dubbed the 'South West's friendliest business networking group', the 373 Group meets regularly at venues [...]

2017-06-02T08:35:12+00:00June 2nd, 2017|Business, Events|Comments Off on 373 awards 2017

Spring budget 2017

Spring budget 2017 Whilst the budget was relatively uneventful, there have been some controversial changes aimed at the self-employed and small business owners. However, the main point of controversy, the rise in Class 4 National Insurance Contributions has now been reversed.  The key points are as follows:Self Employed National InsuranceThe budget initially outlined an [...]

2017-03-27T12:59:44+00:00March 10th, 2017|Business, Tax|Comments Off on Spring budget 2017

VAT flat rate scheme changes

Limited cost traders - Flat rate scheme Summary From April 2017, a new Flat Rate Scheme category is being introduced called “limited cost trader”. Any business that spends less than 2% of their turnover or < £1,000 a year on “goods” will fall into this category and will use a [...]

2017-03-08T09:23:42+00:00March 2nd, 2017|Business, Opinion, Tax|Comments Off on VAT flat rate scheme changes

373 Group networking event

Making Enterprise Social - gaining success without losing your principles We are very excited to announce that on the 23 February we will be hosting a 373 Group event at our offices in Honiton. The 373 Group is a networking group that looks to bring together like minded businesses across the South West to [...]

2017-07-24T10:58:47+00:00January 16th, 2017|Business, Events|Comments Off on 373 Group networking event

What you need to know about the Charities Act 2016

What you need to know about the Charities Act 2016 The Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 is bringing some pretty significant new laws into play for the charity sector. But what’s changing? And when? When did the Charities Act 2016 come into force? As is often the case, the answer [...]

2017-02-23T10:23:46+00:00November 23rd, 2016|Charities|Comments Off on What you need to know about the Charities Act 2016

Will businesses really have to do four tax returns a year?

Quarterly tax returns – You're kidding right? In winter 2015 the government announced it’s ‘Making tax digital – roadmap’ promising to transform HMRC into “One of the most digitally-advanced tax administrations in the world”. The business community reacted somewhat dubiously to this news. It seems unbelievable that an organisation that still prefers to [...]

2017-01-12T16:58:03+00:00November 13th, 2016|Business, Opinion, Tax|Comments Off on Will businesses really have to do four tax returns a year?

National minimum wage rise for under 25s

National minimum wage rise for under 25s National Minimum Wage - How it can affect your business With the introduction of the National Living Wage in April 2016 for workers aged 25 and over, calls from the Low Pay Commission (LPC) for the Government to reevaluate the pay rates for the minimum [...]

2017-01-12T16:58:03+00:00September 26th, 2016|Business, Opinion|Comments Off on National minimum wage rise for under 25s

Xero Vs Sage

Xero V Sage 50: Which accountancy software should you go for?  We might live and breathe accountancy, but we know record keeping isn’t exactly top of most people’s to do list. Thankfully, gone are the days when you had to rely on complicated accountancy software, or manually fill in a spreadsheet. These days you [...]

2017-01-12T16:58:03+00:00August 25th, 2016|Business, Xero|Comments Off on Xero Vs Sage