Announcing My New Board View Service

Ray Stewart Business, General, Marketing Leave a Comment

Did you know that every single one of the UK’s most successful and most profitable businesses have one thing in common?

And did you know that this one thing that the most successful businesses have in common is also the one thing that very few owner managed businesses do?

It then logically follows, doesn’t it, that if you do this one thing in the way that the most successful businesses are already doing it, you will:

E-Marketplace Disclosure Facility Closes Soon

Ray Stewart Business, Online Business, Tax Matters Leave a Comment

The Tax Office “amnesty” of reduced penalties for e-marketplace and e-auction website traders, that started on the 14th March 2012, is drawing to a close. The intention to make a disclosure has to be lodged with HMRC by the 14th June 2012 and the completed disclosure form and payment should reach HMRC by the 14th September 2012.

HMRC claim that penalties levied under this scheme will be capped at a maximum of 10% of the tax due, and in some cases waived altogether.

This is the latest scheme to try and encourage unregistered tax payers to fall into line…

What Now?

New SureStart Service Launched For Start-Up Businesses

Ray Stewart Business, General Leave a Comment

I have been talking to a number of new business start-ups lately and there is clearly a need for a service tailored specifically for new businesses that helps them in their first year of trading. I am offering loads of advice, help and support for an agreed fee. No surprise bills and no limit to the amount of phone calls and meetings in the first 12 months…

Bookkeeping – Is There Another Way?

Ray Stewart Bookkeeping, Business Leave a Comment

  Go on…Imagine the benefits to your business if you were not bogged down and held back with the drudgery, hassle and pressure of maintaining your own business books and records. What could you do with that extra time? Concentrate on building  new customer relationships?  How much extra profit could those customers earn for your business year after year after …

HMRC change RTI goalposts

What Is The Plumber Tax Safe Plan?

Ray Stewart Business, Tax Matters Leave a Comment

HM Revenue & Customs have decided to offer a “disclosure opportunity” to those engaged in the plumbing and heating business. I have been asked recently why the government would do this! I could think of a few unprintable answers to this but a number of amnesties have been offered in the past few years to different areas of business and relating to specific areas of income.

The problem HMRC have is that the whole system of Self Assessment is based on the notion that people tell HMRC the truth about their income and work out their own tax liabilities based on that income