As September slips quietly away the annual National Minimum Wage increase is just around the corner. From 1st October 2013 the new National Minimum Wage rates will apply. The new rates
I was looking in the back end of this website yesterday and I was very pleasantly surprised about just how many people have actually bothered to subscribe to this site. Firstly then – thank you everyone for your support. Secondly – as there is now a substantial community registered – what about…
Just a quick reminder that my June 2013 Tax Tips and Newsletter is being published at 9:00 on the 1st June 2013.
This month I will be looking at…
I seem to spend loads of time every day explaining to people why systems in their business are so important. However, it seems as if the message only sinks in about 30% of the time. Everyone appreciates the value of good, solid systems in even the most tiny business – but when it comes to actually putting systems in place …
For a long time now I have been working on bringing a series of seminars to our local area that would be of use to all local businesses – not just clients. The idea is for a combined seminar/networking/strategic goal setting sessions with maybe a bit of food/coffee thrown in for good measure.
I originally wrote the Recession Busting Tips Report in October 2008 when the recession was still a “credit crunch”. I wanted to give clients some helpful hints in how to survive and maybe even prosper as the economy sank and the public mood sank with it along with jobs, while business bankruptcies and debts started to rocket.
I have often given a copy of this report to new clients as an idea of the sort of help they can expect from me over time and…
Yesterday HMRC announced they have “agreed” to delay the introduction of Real Time Information (RTI) for small business employers with less than 50 employees.
HMRC say they recognize that some small employers who pay weekly, or more frequently (?), but who only process their payroll monthly may need longer to adapt to RTI reporting.
So, employers with less than 50 employees will have until the 5th October 2013 before they are required to operate their payrolls in real time but are (generously) allowed to use RTI if they want to.
While there are many businesses that are out there that seem to function only to make it from quarterly report to quarterly report, those businesses that are the most successful are those that start out with a solid business plan and solid business goals before moving forward. Small business should always pay attention to their own goals, as this is what can turn a small business into a giant of the business world and take the owner of that business to unprecedented heights.
Is your payroll system ready for the changes being imposed by HMRC in April 2013? Great if you have done your checks and ensured your payroll software fully complies. But if you are still worried…give me a ring on 0800 047 0731 and I am happy to talk you through what is needed and how it will work.
Are you a cash based business such as a Pub, Cafe, hairdresser or Shop? Do you still take your cash up to the Bank yourself or send a member of staff in your stead? Do you argue with your Bank about the charges they demand for counting notes???