Making a Will

Making a Will is one of the most important aspects of wealth planning, yet many people do not always have one! A Will is an essential means of ensuring that your assets are distributed in accordance with your wishes.  You will thus be assured that you have made proper provision for all those you feel...

Business Tax Planning Strategies

In circumstances where the owners of a business are the shareholders, there is considerable scope for deciding how profits should be taken out of a company. Firstly, this involves deciding whether to take profit as a salary and/or a dividend. There are many factors we consider when reviewing whether it is better to take a...

Get on top of your credit control with our 2 month free Chaser trial

Here at Rawcliffe’s, we only use the best of breed apps to deliver our clients the solutions they need. Chaser is one such app – cloud credit control software to get your invoices paid sooner. Chaser automates chasing unpaid invoices via email, without losing the human touch. Its very user friendly, easy to implement and we’re confident...

Effective multi-tasking

In today’s fast-paced business world, here are some tips to help you to be more effective at multi tasking. Over the past 10 years or so businesses have become leaner by reducing employee numbers, focusing on efficiency and increasing the demands on their staff. An increased workload forces us to multitask, which may be effective...

Managing difficult people

Managing difficult people can be time consuming and emotionally draining. You can’t reason with an unreasonable person. However, there is usually some underlying reason that is motivating them to behave in a difficult manner. Try to identify the person’s trigger. What is stopping them from co-operating with you? It may be helpful to set up...

How to increase your prices without losing customers

Costs around running a business goes up every year, but when was the last time you decided to increase your prices ? Many business owners and managers worry that if they were to increase prices, they would lose customers. However, customers will often be willing to pay a higher price if they are getting great value for their...

ADVISORY FUEL RATE FOR COMPANY CARS

In line with recent reductions in fuel prices, HMRC have reduced their suggested reimbursement rates for employees’ private mileage using their company car from 1 March 2019. Where there has been a change the previous rate is shown in brackets. Note that for hybrid cars you must use the petrol or diesel rate.  You can...

Creating a high performance organisation

High performance organisations stimulate more effective employee involvement and commitment. This helps in achieve increased profits, improved productivity and higher levels of customer loyalty. We are living in uncertain times. The highest performing businesses will, by their very nature, ride out the storm more effectively than their competitors. So how do you create a high...

The Importance of Good Corporate Governance

With recent, very public governance failures at businesses such as BHS, Carillion and other well known brands, it is clear that business leaders need to do more in terms of living up to their responsibilities, following best practice, etc. Good corporate governance is a must for SME’s as well as large listed companies. Corporate governance...

Keeping your website up to date for Google searches

Google is still the world’s most popular search engine. Google’s search engine algorithm is continuously being updated so how do you keep your firm’s website up to date so that you show up in online searches? More than 2.3 million Google searches are conducted every single minute. The top 5 search results on Google get...