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...

Does money really motive employees?

We all work to get paid but is money alone enough to motivate your employees?   Regardless of the type of business you run, you need to pay your employees fairly and in line with your competitors. If you don’t pay your people in line with the market, it can act as a de-motivator. However,...

Four things to stop doing at the office in 2019..

Many of us will have made a new year’s resolution for 2019. Perhaps we want to learn a new language, get in shape or spend more time with our family. The start of a new year is also a good time to decide what you’re not going to do in the office this year.  ...

Tax Investigation Protection 2019

Tax Investigation Protection In the past, HMRC’s role was to ensure that you or your business paid the right amount of tax. However, in recent times its key objective has changed to maximise the amount of revenue it can collect from taxpayers. This will be achieved by increasing the number of compliance checks, enquiries and...

PERSONAL TAX PLANNING STRATEGIES

At this time of year we think about New Year’s resolutions. It is also a good time to start planning your tax affairs before the end of the tax year on 5th April. Tax planning might seem like a mine-field. However, the best tax planning advice involves our clients paying the minimum amount of tax within...

ADVISORY FUEL RATE FOR COMPANY CARS

These are the suggested reimbursement rates for employees’ private mileage using their company car from 1 December 2018. 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 continue to use the previous rates for...

RBS & the Business Banking Switch

What is the Business Banking Switch ? State owned bank RBS is preparing to hand over £6 billion in customer deposits and £4.2 billion in loans to *challenger banks. This was a condition of the bailout RBS received back in 2008; another was encouraging 120,000 business customers to switch. The government hopes this will increase competition...