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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.

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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.

Monday, 02 March 2015 12:42

Make sure you're hiring the right people

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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?

Friday, 16 January 2015 11:59

Small business to-do list for January

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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.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 09:27

New Year resolutions for small businesses

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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! 

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As well as being one of the most important, keeping the books is one of the more difficult aspects of running your own business. Perhaps unsurprisingly, mistakes are common but accounting errors can be fatal for businesses. Here are 5 common mistakes to avoid.

Thursday, 23 October 2014 10:20

A beginner's guide to PAYE

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As a business owner, you’ll have to pay your staff but paying your staff is not as simple as just transferring money in to their bank account or putting cash in their hand. You’ll have to deduct tax and National Insurance contributions (NICs) from any earnings and that’s where it all starts to get a little bit complicated!

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