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Why do we need another data protection act?

There’s so much regulation surrounding business operations that you can be forgiven for asking why Britain needs yet another layer of data protection law in the form of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

One of our clients, Commissum, describes the massive changes that have taken place since the introduction of the current Data Protection Act in 1998. For example,


What would make the biggest positive impact on your business?

“If I could only complete one thing today, which one would have the biggest positive impact on my business?” Don’t ignore this question because it looks familiar. Some business owners achieve outstanding results by applying daily targeting and personal discipline.

Start every day by answering that question, and then complete that “one thing”.

If you are determined to achieve something worthwhile for […]

ad+ seminar: Get your business ready for new HMRC requirements

REGISTER NOW to learn what your business must change in order to comply with new the HMRC Making Tax Digital requirements.

Every quarter, your business will be required to provide an on-line update to HMRC of the amount of ‘taxable profit’ produced. That requires a lot of extra work by your staff and your accountant.

Will your bookkeeping staff cope with that […]

Small businesses need to prepare for increased VAT bills as of 1st April

The VAT Flat Rate Scheme is welcomed by many small business owners because it simplifies the record keeping and calculation requirements associated with their quarterly VAT bill.

Although the VAT Flat Rate Scheme will continue, as of 1st April, HMRC is introducing a new system which will increase the amount of VAT payable by many businesses using that scheme.

HMRC defines a […]

Road Tax (Vehicle Excise Duty) increases as of 1st April 2017

Running a new car will become more expensive for most car owners as of 1st April because of a new system of Road Tax (Vehicle Excise Duty). The increases apply irrespective of whether the car is owned by you or your business.

It is, perhaps, surprising to note that many cars which have a comparatively low CO2 emission rate will have […]

Surprise employees with tax-efficient benefits

It’s very hard to find and keep good employees. Therefore, you might be looking for ways to surprise your team.

Luckily, two planning opportunities are currently available to surprise your team in a tax-efficient manner.

Tax exemption for trivial benefits in kind

Most employees would be pleasantly surprised to receive a bottle of wine, tickets to a football match or the cinema, or […]

What income tax allowances are you entitled to when you rent out residential property?

If you receive rental income from residential property you are required to pay income tax on the profit you make.

Your profit is added to your other income to determine how much income tax you pay.

In order to arrive at your taxable profit, you are allowed to deduct qualifying revenue expenses (day-to-day running costs) and tax allowances. Recent change in one […]

Improve the profitability of your business by satisfying your customer’s values

If you want to grow much faster than your competitors you need to satisfy your customer’s value system.

Companies that scored high on four or more elements had recentrevenue growth four times greaterthan that of companies with only one high score (on the NPS system for measuring customer satisfaction).

Source: The Elements of Value. HRB September 2016.

It seems self-evident that satisfied customers will buy […]

Win a treat for you and your friend

ad+ Chartered Accountants is giving you the chance to win a treat for you and your friend.  If you are selected as the winner of our free prize draw, you and your friend will enjoy a fabulous Champagne Afternoon Tea for two at 200 St Vincent Street.

Entering the competition could not be easier – for your chance to win, just ‘Like’ our Facebook page and ‘Share’ […]