Extracting profit – and saving tax

While there are numerous ways of extracting profit from your company, each option has its own implications in terms of the amount of tax you pay, as well as for the company itself.  Here are some key planning strategies for extracting profit and saving tax.

Note that corporation tax is the tax due on a company’s profits, while personal income tax […]

Halloween Fun

The team got into the spirit of dressing up, with some very creative characters appearing in our offices!


Do your employees have the correct business motor insurance cover?

It has recently came to our attention that police are targeting employees who do not have the correct business motor insurance cover on their vehicles. If any employee uses their car for work purposes then their insurance policy is required to include business cover.

The more common social, domestic and commuting use does not cover any travel which is on behalf […]

Xero Online Accounting Software: Everything in real-time

?Whether you’re still using spreadsheets (or – gasp! – pen and paper), or have downloaded accounting software that you try to use, it’s easy to get confused, frustrated, and weary of dealing with this bookkeeping task.

One of the ways you can remove this frustration from your business life (and save countless hours for yourself and your employees) is to use […]

Pension Fund Auto Enrolment

Are You Meeting The Pension Fund Requirements?

With the announcement by The Pension Regulator that they have opened 89 cases of potential Auto Enrolment Non-Compliance and issued their first fine, the time is now to start looking at the legal requirements on your business. With large businesses already through their staging dates and small and medium sized businesses getting within 6 […]

National minimum wage increase

The rates for?National Minimum Wage?increase with effect from 1st October 2013.

The new rates are as follows:

*This rate is for apprentices under 19 or those in their first year. Those who are 19 or over and past their first year get the rate that applies to their age.

If you have questions about how this applies to your business, or whether you […]

Fraudulent Companies House Emails

Fraudulent Companies House Emails
Several clients have contacted us recently after having received fraudulent Companies House emails.? These emails suggest that a Company Complaint (CC01) has been filed.

This email has not come from Companies House or from AD+ but is part of a scam to have you open a ?.zip file? which can effectively harm your PC or give unlimited access […]