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  • brexit 2Wednesday 3rd August 2016

    Brexit - What are the tax implications?

    One of the main reasons that individuals voted "leave" was to restore fiscal sovereignty to the UK so that we are able to set our own laws, in particular tax law, without interference from Brussels. Significant tax changes currently require “State Aid” approval and we have ...

  • CustomersWednesday 27th July 2016

    Cross selling more effectively

    Customer retention and cross-selling is important in any industry, yet it's frequently overlooked. Here are a few tips to help you to cross-sell more products and services to your existing customers. The cross-sell attributes up to 35% of its revenue to cross-selling. When ...

  • EntrepreneurTuesday 19th July 2016

    Thinking about incorporating your business?

    Where a sole trader, partnership or LLP has established a significant value for the goodwill of their business it was possible up until 3 December 2014 to transfer that goodwill to a limited company and pay just 10% capital gains tax by claiming entrepreneurs’ relief. The former owner(s) ...

  • ProfitTuesday 12th July 2016

    Creating a more cost effective (and profitable) business

    Competition in business is more intense than ever before, with tough economic conditions in most sectors and rival firms battling harder than ever for market share. There are new threats from online providers, new business models and global competitors. As a result, increasing profit levels is ...

  • CISWednesday 29th June 2016

    Changes to Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) reporting

    Following the abolition of monthly paper CIS returns from 6 April 2016 HMRC have indicated that some leniency will be allowed for late returns for the first three months of the new tax year. Contractors and other businesses required to operate CIS now have to submit their returns online. It is ...

  • MarketingWednesday 22nd June 2016

    Effective content marketing strategies

    Most businesses will at some point, consider creating a content marketing strategy in order to engage with customers. When you develop a content marketing strategy, you should start by thinking about your target audience rather than just looking internally towards your business. Here are a few tips ...

  • LandlordWednesday 15th June 2016

    Thinking of building your own house? You can reclaim the VAT

    You can apply to HMRC for a VAT refund on building materials and services if you are building a new home, or converting a property into a home. In order to qualify the home must be separate and self-contained, be for you or your family to live or holiday in, and not be for business purposes ...

  • HousesWednesday 25th May 2016

    Inheritance Tax Planning using the new Lifetime ISA

    Budget 2016 announced a new “Lifetime ISA” that will be available to those aged between 18 and 40 from 6 April 2017. The Government will add 25% to the amount saved subject to a maximum of £4,000 a year (plus £1,000 from the Government). It seems there will be no requirement ...

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