NEW GYM OWNER GETS A HEAD START WITH RAWCLIFFE’S

Twelve months ago, Dean Finegan was literally at crisis point. But with support from his loved ones, accessing mental health services and discovering a talent for lifting, he’s come through the other side. At the beginning of October, he opened Defiance Gym in Poulton; a strength and conditioning gym that champions BOTH physical and mental...

Buy-to-Let vs. Furnished Holiday Let

In this article we examine changes for Buy-to-let Landlords, tax advantages of investing in holiday homes and business owner John Harrison shares his experiences of running Furnished Holiday Lets; including his top tips.    In April 2017 new provisions took affect which saw tax relief for finance costs on residential properties being gradually restricted over...

Let us tell you about a client of ours…

Millennials… They want a Trophy for showing up! We’re not really fans of sweeping generalisations here at Rawcliffe’s. We’re all unique and have a story. So, let us tell you about a client of ours called Bretton Lord, who also appreciates uniqueness and things with a story and, more importantly, a history. Bretton’s life so...

Xero Integration: Taking your time…

Making Tax Digital for VAT became mandatory in April of 2019. It applies to the majority of businesses with a taxable turnover above the VAT threshold of £85,000. These businesses needed to move from a manual or desktop accounting package to an online package. They would need to use software to submit their VAT returns...

Xero: Manage Your Business on the Go

The way HMRC wants information from tax payers means that you may need to move from your existing desktop or manual record keeping and onto an online accounting package. The good news is we are certified in the installation and operation of Online Accounting software. Its is digitally compliant and specifically designed for small and medium...

Xero: Why Your Business Should Make the Switch

As Making Tax Digital draws ever closer you may have noticed an increase in our references to Xero; cloud accounting software that is compatible with MTD. Aside from the fact that the implementation of this kind of software will be mandatory, switching to Xero can offer you business a vast array of benefits including the ability...

Health & Safety Systems: Lack of Adequate Investment can be Costly

When we talk about health and safety at work, with particular emphasis on understanding the importance of it, conversation quickly turns to the ‘human’ element behind it. For instance, our thoughts are dominated by statistics like these (taken from the HSE website): • 3 million working people suffering from a work-related illness in 2014/2015 •...

Self Employed Contractor Workers: Does the Recent Uber Tribunal Have Consequences for you Business? by MJV Solicitors

If you have members of staff who work on a self-employed contractor basis, a recent decision of the Employment Tribunal may have consequences for your business. It means that, in certain circumstances and despite the worker still currently being classified as self-employed for tax purposes, businesses must ensure that some contractors do not breach working...

Tackling the Skills Gap & Economic Growth

The Federation of Small Businesses recently undertook a survey of their members. The results showed how small firms are having a substantial impact on the UK’s growing economy. However the results also showed a sharp rise in businesses recording the skills gap as a barrier to growth. 42% of small firms have taken on new...