UNIVERSAL CREDIT / BENEFITS CALCULATOR

    BENEFITS CALCULATORS If you want to check what benefits you are entitled to the Government recommends using an independent calculator to find out:   what benefits you could get how to claim how your benefits will be affected if you start work   These are free to use, anonymous, and have replaced the...

UNIVERSAL CREDIT (UC) FACT SHEET

  Our Universal Credit (UC) Fact sheet is now available to download and view online.   View/Download Universal Credit (UC) Fact sheet here….   The following information can be found at: UnderstandingUniversalCredit.gov.uk  We have summarised this into several sections and we hope you find the information useful.   Rawcliffe & Co produce a COVID-19 Financial...

BUDGET 2020

Following the UK’s departure from the EU, Chancellor Rishi Sunak presented the 2020 Budget against a backdrop of economic uncertainty caused by the spread of the coronavirus.   Our Budget 2020 Summary provides an overview of the key announcements arising from the Chancellor’s speech. Measures for businesses include a capital gains tax reduction in the...

IS FACEBOOK ADVERTISING RIGHT FOR YOUR BUSINESS?

  Facebook is one of the biggest social media platforms in the world. In recent years Facebook advertising has become commonplace – but is it an effective means of advertising for your business? Facebook has a huge global audience – it is one of the world’s most popular social media platforms. It is also widely...

GOOGLE MY BUSINESS

  Google My Business is a service provided by Google that literally puts your business on the map.   You’ve probably seen Google My Business before when searching for “restaurants, shops, petrol stations, etc. near me,” on your mobile phone. The listing will display the name of the business, its rating on Google Reviews, opening...

PROJECT MANAGEMENT – KEEPING ON TRACK

  How to keep a big project on track when you are managing conflicting priorities. At the beginning, project management can be exciting and everyone wants to get involved. However, as time goes by, other priorities can prove distracting. Maintaining focus is key to successfully delivering any big project. Involve your key stakeholders Every project...

PROTECTING YOU FROM A HMRC ENQUIRY

We provide a valuable tax investigations package to ensure you get the best possible defence without worrying about the cost.  We are confident that our service delivers the most comprehensive protection against any potential fees arising from professional representation in the event of an HMRC enquiry.  Due to the increased focus in 2017 HMRC introduced its Connect...

HOW TO AVOID BECOMING A MICRO-MANAGER

Holding your employees accountable without micro-managing can prove difficult for any business owner or manager.   We have all been in a situation where we know we can do something better ourselves. We find it difficult to watch someone make mistakes but if we interfere we can end up falling into the trap of micro-managing...

FAST FOLLOWER VERSUS FIRST MOVER ADVANTAGE

  Most of us are familiar with the term “first mover advantage” but sometimes the “fast follower” is the winner. A Fast Follower is a company that quickly imitates the innovations of it’s competitors by collecting research and data. By figuring out the innovations that seem to have the greatest potential, companies are able to...

DUVET DAYS AND HANGOVER DAYS

  As flexible working becomes more commonplace, new trends are emerging in terms of absence management. Employers are embracing change. Flexible working, working from home, working part time or job-sharing, all relatively recent developments in the modern workplace. As businesses battle to attract talented employees, some firms have started offering duvet days and hangover days...