Category Archives: Commercial

tax return 2018
16 Jan

10 Tips for Submitting your 2018 Tax Return.

Time is running out to submit your 2018 tax return; by 31st January you must complete and submit your return, plus pay any tax due. With a little over two weeks to go, follow our quick tips for a speedy submission and avoid an unnecessary £100 penalty. Begin! Don’t leave completing your tax return until

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10 Jan

Gender Pay – Mind the gap

The gender pay gap issue is a hot topic in the press, even gaining some traction in the US at the Golden Globes, as UK employers with 250 employers or more must publish and report their first specific figures about their gender pay gap by 5th April 2018 (31st March 2018 for public sector organisations).

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underinsurance
04 Jan

Why Avoiding Underinsurance Should be Your Resolution for 2018

Underinsurance continues to be a widespread and persistent problem throughout the United Kingdom. In fact, an estimated 40 per cent of businesses and 80 per cent of commercial properties are underinsured. This occurs when a business has insufficient cover to meet its needs, whether that means its assets are valued and insured at less than

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car freezing
28 Dec

How to prepare your business against disruption from cold weather

The UK has already seen freezing weather conditions causing disruption this winter, from flights being cancelled to schools being closed. For small businesses, winter weather conditions can increase the risk of property damage, injury and potential liability. One common issue during cold weather is escape of water caused by frozen pipes, where even a small

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21 Dec

Employee Benefits Schemes – Advantages to your Business

Employee benefits schemes help attract and retain top talent. Recent industry research found that 82 per cent of employers offer benefits to retain employees, while 81 per cent do it to recruit employees, and 80 per cent do it to support overall employee health and well-being. Research from Glassdoor even found that a staggering 79

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07 Dec

Paradise Papers and Complying with the Criminal Finance Act

The Paradise Papers are a collection of 13.4 million confidential electronic documents that provide information—including the identities of shareholders and directors—for more than 120,000 individuals and companies with offshore investments listed by the offshore law firm, Appleby, and corporate services provider, Estera. The information in these documents is concerning, since an offshore company, sometimes called

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finance lease agreements mileage calculator
01 Dec

Finance Lease Agreements – How to Accurately Calculate your Mileage.

When considering vehicle contract hire or finance lease agreements, be mindful of your anticipated annual mileage. Get this wrong and that fantastic deal may not be as fantastic as you think…. Making the simplest of mistakes or miscalculations can be extremely costly to you and/or your business. Simple elements like ‘excess mileage charges’ can spiral to £100s and

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Budget
24 Nov

Autumn Budget 2017 – Highlights

On 22 November, Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer, delivered the Autumn Budget 2017, his second Budget as Chancellor. Hammond focused on the United Kingdom’s ‘bright future’, declaring that the Budget supports ‘families and business in the near term’ while also supporting ‘growth in the long term as the United Kingdom forges a new relationship

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cyber insurance
16 Nov

Cyber Insurance – What are the benefits?

As technology becomes increasingly important for successful business operations the value of a strong cyber insurance policy will continue to grow. No matter your business size, location or industry anyone can be exposed to cyber-threats that potentially cause major disruptions to business. Cyber insurance policies are created to suit your business needs and offer some

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