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Gratuities, tips and service charges

The custom of tipping is so established in the hospitality sector that tips now contribute significantly to an employee’s income. However, despite the long standing tradition of tipping, many businesses are still unaware of the tax treatment applied to different types of gratuities and...

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Choosing, measuring and using targets

  As exhilarating as it may be to set off on an adventure without a plan, any explorer, sailor or business owner will tell you that not knowing where you want to go can be a recipe for disaster. Setting targets for your business...

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Cyber Liability Insurance

Following the TalkTalk cyber-attack, we wanted to make sure you are aware that traditional insurance policies do not always protect you from cyber liability losses and to ensure your business is protected, you may wish to think about Cyber Liability Insurance. Listed are some reasons why this...

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Guest Blog Post – Managing Your Marketing

Guest Blog post – Vicki Stone, Vicki Stone Marketing Keeping up with today’s ever-changing marketing trends According to the advertising and marketing sectors 2016 is set to be the year of video. Last year was the year of content, so you might have heard...

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National Living Wage

APRIL CHANGES TO THE NATIONAL LIVING WAGE From 1 April 2016 the National Living Wage will become law.  You must make sure you follow these four simple steps. 1)   Know the correct rate of pay 2)  Find out which staff are eligible for...

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Taxation of Dividends

The new basis of taxing dividends, which will come in from 6 April 2016, is particularly targeted at company owners who draw profits as dividends rather than as salary in order to avoid paying National Insurance contributions. The current 10% tax credit awarded with...

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Have you made a will?

As your accountants, we feel that we have a responsibility to ensure that your wealth, that you have worked hard to create, is passed on to those you wish to inherit your assets. That is why we are working with Private Client Online to...

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Exam Success

We have experienced some notable exam success in recent months and are proud to share this news with you. Katie, successfully negotiated her final AAT exam and is now a fully pledged member of the Association. In September, Rachel began her journey into the...

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Creating An Employee Expenses Policy

For many businesses, employee travel and expenses represent a significant cost. A well written expenses policy will help to keep on top of that cost and help to prevent abuse of expense claims. It also allows you to demonstrate to HMRC that you are...

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