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  • Customer valueTuesday 21st May 2019

    Delivering Customer Value

    Understanding what your customers really value can help you to market your products and services more effectively. Customer value is the perception of what a product or service is worth to the customer. Customers don’t buy features - they buy benefits. Your customers will buy your ...

  • Tax planningWednesday 20th March 2019

    Year End Tax Planning

    DON’T LOSE YOUR PERSONAL ALLOWANCE! For every £2 that your adjusted net income exceeds £100,000 the £11,850 personal allowance is reduced by £1. Pension contributions and Gift Aid can help to reduce adjusted net income and save tax at an effective rate of ...

  • Managing a businessWednesday 27th February 2019

    Managing in uncertain times

    Due to Brexit, 2019 looks set to be a year filled with uncertainty for businesses. The future is always unknown but this year managers will need to navigate some particularly choppy waters due to market uncertainty and global political turmoil. Focus on what you can control As a manager ...

  • brexit 2Wednesday 13th February 2019

    No deal Brexit - what about VAT?

    The Government and HMRC have updated its collection of high-level guides called “partnership packs”, intended to help businesses involved in importing and exporting prepare for changes to customs procedures after 29 March 2019 in the event of a “no deal” scenario. If the ...

  • business trendsWednesday 16th January 2019

    Business trends to watch in 2019

    Here are some of the top Business Trends to watch in 2019. Marketing will continue to become more personalised Marketing is becoming increasingly personal, and this trend will keep going as we move into the new year. No longer will stock images, generic campaigns or impersonal calls to action ...

  • PresentWednesday 19th December 2018

    Christmas is the time for giving

    Those thinking about making gifts at Christmas should take advantage of the various inheritance tax (IHT) exemptions and reliefs available to them. Note that certain gifts can also have capital gains tax (CGT) implications. THE IHT ANNUAL EXEMPTION - USE IT OR LOSE IT! Although not ...

  • Late paymentWednesday 21st November 2018

    Getting clients to pay you on time

    You’ve done the work. You’ve invoiced the client 60 days ago. You are still waiting to get paid 30 days after payment was due. It’s time to chase for payment. It’s never easy chasing clients for payment. However, this is business and you are entitled to be paid for the ...

  • NICWednesday 24th October 2018

    Class 2 NICs to continue for self-employed

    In 2016 the government consulted on a proposed abolition of Class 2 National Insurance contributions (NICs) for the self-employed. This flat rate contribution, currently £2.95 a week is payable by the self-employed in addition to Class 4 contributions based on the level of profits. The flat ...

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