Charity Commission Cracking Down

Charity Commission Cracking Down The Charity Commission is following through on its threat to crack down on trustees that fail to submit their charity’s accounts on time. The regulator issued its first official warning to a charity this July, and has since opened investigations into other organisations.   “I don’t [...]

2017-09-29T09:14:46+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Charities, Opinion|Comments Off on Charity Commission Cracking Down

What is a Social Enterprise?

What is a Social Enterprise? ‘Social Enterprise’ has become a fashionable concept, with many businesses proudly proclaiming their credentials. But, do businesses really understand what a Social Enterprise is and how to become one? There are a number of misconceptions about the term and what it means. What is a [...]

2017-09-01T09:13:18+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Charities, Opinion|Comments Off on What is a Social Enterprise?

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+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Business, Opinion, Tax|Comments Off on VAT flat rate scheme changes

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+00:00 November 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+00:00 September 26th, 2016|Business, Opinion|Comments Off on National minimum wage rise for under 25s

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+00:00 June 22nd, 2016|Business, Opinion|Comments Off on Why hire an apprentice?

The buy-to-let market, the bank and the government

The buy-to-let market, the bank and the government Rapid growth of the buy-to-let market The buy-to-let market has experienced astonishing growth over the past 15 years as people look to capitalise on cheap finance and rising house prices. Add to this stock market volatility and a general distrust of pensions and you have a [...]

2017-01-12T16:58:03+00:00 May 3rd, 2016|Opinion|Comments Off on The buy-to-let market, the bank and the government