Auto enrolment is now well under way and employers are receiving letters from the Pensions Regulator with their staging dates. There is already speculation that the closer it gets to the end of the process then the more pressure there will be for the regulator to register everybody on time and if you leave it to the last possible minute then you might miss your deadline. Just like HM Customs and Revenue (HMRC) missed filing deadlines with the Pensions Regulator will equal hefty fines, starting at £400 for the missed filing and then anything from £50 to £10,000 per day (yes that’s per day) depending upon the number of staff employed.
In George Osborne’s final budget before the general election, he recognised the importance of the self-employed workforce and small businesses with proposals that could lead to a more prosperous business environment in the UK. These are our highlights.
Hiring the right people to work for you will give your business the best chance of success. Hiring skilled, passionate employees will allow your business to operate and grow effortlessly. But how do you make sure that you hire the right people?
2014 is gone and 2015 is here. It’s time for a fresh start where we can put the past behind us and fulfil our resolutions. Get in shape, eat healthily, and work harder.
As the New Year approaches, we’ll all be hoping to improve on the past 12 months. Many of us will have drafted plans for 2015 aimed at growing our businesses. We’ve come up with 5 resolutions for the new year that we believe all small business owners should adopt!
As the dawn of a new year approaches, many of us will be seeking to improve our quality of life in one way or another. Whether that’s by leading a healthier life or becoming more successful we all have a goal and to achieve our goals we need a plan.
The Christmas season is almost upon us and amongst the jingle of sleigh bells, you can probably sense the plentiful opportunities that come with the season. However, this opportunity is ringing in the ears of most businesses, so how do you go about ensuring that you grab it with both hands?
Loyal customers are the key to success in any business and offering great customer service as well as being an expert in your field is the basis for creating true customer loyalty. Here are 6 ideas for hairdressers to keep your customers coming back time and again.
Are you looking to reduce your tax bill in the future? Well, we’ve put together 8 tips to help you reduce your tax bill and ensure that you’re paying tax as efficiently as possible.
Do you want to improve the efficiency or productivity of your business? Look no further than these simple changes that could revolutionise your business transforming it into the money-making machine you always dreamed of.
Starting your own business is an incredibly exciting time but it can also be equally scary. There’s so much to think about, to plan and to do – all at the same time! Juggling building a business and maintaining a personal life can be difficult even before you start trading so here are our top 3 tax tips for startups.
‘Tis the season to be jolly and if you haven’t already done it, you’re probably in the process of arranging your Christmas party. So what better time is there to familiarise yourself with the tax rules regarding entertaining, staff functions and Christmas parties?