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People and Performance

The next section in our improving results series looks at people and performance. Perhaps it would be more accurate to say, how people are managed and the performance of that team of people.

As a business owner, you may have felt that some employees just don’t give it their all. They are not fully committed. They just turn up and do […]

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 […]

Budget Review: March 2015

The Chancellor’s 2015 Budget contained some important announcements and confirmed a number of changes planned for the new tax year.

We have put together a newsletter which contains the latest tax and financial information, which we trust you will find useful.
Topics covered include:

Business tax and investment incentives
The end of the traditional tax return
National insurance contributions
Pensions and savings
Value Added Tax
Income tax and […]

How to cope with job and financial uncertainty

In Scotland as throughout Europe, most workers now face a significantly longer life in employment than their parents or grandparents. Across 48 years of working[1] a typical individual entering the workforce today might expect to have nine full or part time jobs – and on average at least one major career change! Research from LV= shows a sharp shift from […]

Sacrifice for the greater good

Pensions auto-enrolment is one of the most important developments for employers currently coming into effect. Businesses with fewer than 50 employees must implement the process from 1 June 2015. As a consequence, employers will be looking to maximise tax reliefs, while employees will also seek to join the scheme in the most cost-efficient manner possible. A salary sacrifice arrangement will […]

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 forNational Minimum Wageincrease 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 […]

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