The period between Christmas and New Year gives everyone lots of time to consider what they should be doing differently with their business in the year ahead. However, this often gives rise to unrealistic resolutions being made and then promptly discarded.
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 21:44 Written by Michael Newman
As you are employers, with the Christmas season now upon us I thought it would be a good time to reissue the normal precautionary advice to you.
I occasionally shop in the pound shop in my local high street. My expectations of quality are not high so I usually limit my purchases to stuff like notepads, pens and a cheap pair of reading glasses to have as a spare. I certainly wouldn’t risk buying electrical items or power tools.
Published in General
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 21:29 Written by Clive Myers
The new Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, acknowledged ‘sharp challenges ahead’ for the economy as he presented his first major fiscal statement, exactly five months after the UK’s historic vote to leave the European Union.
Published in Accountancy & Tax
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 21:39 Written by Michael Newman
Now for Christmas presents for suppliers. Where’s last year’s list?
Wednesday, 09 November 2016 09:28 Written by Michael Newman
In relation to staff used for freelance jobs, a specialist HMRC team will target employers suspected of avoiding national insurance.
Over the past few days we have been receiving a growing amount of emails with suspicious links purporting to be from the Crown Prosecution Service. They are malicious - delete them!
Wednesday, 26 October 2016 11:24 Written by Michael Newman
It is estimated that by 2020 almost one in two people (47%) will get cancer, which in a lot of cases is a critical illness, at some point in their lives. Some employers may be ill equipped to deal with staff who have such a condition and are unfamiliar with the law.
Monday, 26 September 2016 10:53 Written by Ian Grey
Details of 'at least' 500 million Yahoo users have been stolen. Here's what you should do.
With the increase of cyber crime in the UK and its effect on small businesses, here is a scam that we have seen on the rise again, aimed at people who have just registered a domain name, primarily a .com.
We are all aware of the importance of shredding confidential documents and that there are companies out there that can manage this process for us. However, just because these companies exist doesn’t mean that people are actually using them, often choosing to undertake the task themselves.