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

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

Why hire an apprentice?

Why hire an apprentice? Apprenticeships are a hot topic at the moment. With the Government’s long-term commitment to have 3 million apprentices in work places by 2020, the opportunity to strengthen and build your business has never been better. So, what does it mean for your business? With more than 2 million apprentices [...]

2017-01-12T16:58:03+00:00June 22nd, 2016|Business, Opinion|Comments Off on Why hire an apprentice?

Landlords hit in 2016 budget

Landlords hit hard in 2016 budget When the 2016 Budget came out it was clear to see that the chancellor was on the warpath against landlords. In a two-pronged attack the budget imposes a higher rate of stamp duty on second home owners, as well as limiting tax relief on mortgage interest. As [...]

2017-01-12T16:58:04+00:00April 14th, 2016|Business, Tax|Comments Off on Landlords hit in 2016 budget

Budget 2016 – Small business comes out on top!

Budget 2016 - Small Business comes out on top Small Business rates cut! The big headline announcement in this years budget is the cut to business rates by the extension of the small business rates relief scheme. Currently the scheme means that all properties with a rateable value of < £6,000 don't pay [...]

2017-01-12T16:58:04+00:00March 16th, 2016|Business, Tax|Comments Off on Budget 2016 – Small business comes out on top!

Don’t stick your head in the sand!

Don't stick your head in the sand! The Pensions Regulator, is adopting a heavy handed approach, to ensure compliance with pensions auto enrolment by small businesses. In the three months to December 2015 a total of 1,013 fixed fines were issued, bringing the total up to 1,549 since the beginning of auto enrolment in [...]

2017-01-12T16:58:04+00:00March 8th, 2016|Business|Comments Off on Don’t stick your head in the sand!

Pensions auto enrolment: Just another admin burden for small businesses?

Pensions auto enrolment: Just another admin burden for small businesses? Auto enrolment is coming and no doubt if you are a small business owner the cost and admin burden of having to comply has already crossed your mind. All employers with > 30 staff already have to comply and the remaining businesses are [...]

2017-01-12T16:58:04+00:00October 14th, 2015|Business|Comments Off on Pensions auto enrolment: Just another admin burden for small businesses?

Cutting the red tape – 2015 Enterprise Bill

Cutting the red tape - 2015 Enterprise Bill At least £10 billion in 5 years The newly appointed Business Secretary, Sajid Javid, who replaces Liberal Democrat Vince Cable, has used his first speech to outline plans to cut red tape for businesses. Mr Javid has pledged to trim at least £10 billion [...]

2017-01-12T16:58:04+00:00May 19th, 2015|Business|Comments Off on Cutting the red tape – 2015 Enterprise Bill