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7 tips for hiring the best employees for your business
Posted by Ben Locker on October 20, 2017

The great David Ogilvy, founder of what became the world’s largest advertising agency, knew that his business’s success was founded on talent.  As he said: “If each of us hires people who are smaller than we are, we shall become a company of dwarfs. But if each of us hires people who are bigger than we are, we shall become a company of giants.”

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Company Director? Are you lending money to your Company?
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on October 18, 2017

There is a whole raft of legislation that seeks to penalise directors and shareholders if they borrow money from their companies. These regulations include possible tax Benefit in Kind charges for the directors/shareholders plus an additional Corporation Tax charge of 32.5% for the company.

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Don’t let a scammer steal your house!
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on October 16, 2017

It never ceases to amaze me the lengths desperate people are prepared to go to in order to steal from others. Since September 2009, HM Land Registry has blocked 254 fraudulent property transfers from being registered.

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Looking at raising finance for your business?
Posted by THP on October 13, 2017

When it comes to growth and expansion, being able to raise finance successfully is vital for any business. Deciding exactly how to approach business finance and raising capital is far from simple however, as there are a good number of different options available.

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‘We can work it out’. Don’t let a Beatles-style break-up wreck your business partnership
Posted by Nigel Reynolds on October 11, 2017

The more I see of business partnerships, the more they remind me of popular bands or song-writing partnerships.
At one end of the spectrum, you’ve got bands like U2. Whatever you think of their music or Bono’s toe-curling messianic moments, the group’s four members have stuck together and made music – and huge amounts of cash – since 1976.

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Are you running your business efficiently?
Posted by THP on October 9, 2017

A business, it is said, should be a well-oiled machine. But surely this is to oversimplify the growing, evolving entity that a business is. Rather, think of your business as a miniature eco-system that requires care and respect to maintain its balance.

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Children aged under 18 and tax – a few key considerations
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on October 6, 2017

Income tax and National Insurance As with adults, children aged under 18 can earn up to the tax free allowance in each tax year (£11,500 in 2017/18) and pay no income tax.

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Being investigated by HMRC: What you need to know
Posted by THP on October 4, 2017

What to expect from a HMRC tax investigation As kids we’re afraid of things that go bump in the night and the monster that may or may not be lurking under our bed. It’s a basic fear of the unknown. As adults, this fear doesn’t go away but it does take on a slightly different form.

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Common questions about Inheritance Tax
Posted by THP on September 29, 2017

Dealing with a death of a parent is not only emotional, it can also be exhausting. When a friend’s mum passed away a few months back, she described how the process of probate, getting the estate valued and ensuring the correct tax was paid, meant she had little time to actually mourn.

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The crusade to register trusts
Posted by Ben Locker on September 27, 2017

New changes in place concerning trusts and the administration thereof. If you are a settlor, beneficiary, or trustee… this might concern you.

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