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When it comes to saving tax – timing is everything – part two
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on January 12, 2018

The week before Christmas we posted an article pointing out the value of checking out the tax advantages of investing in new plant and equipment. We stressed the importance of timing. But this is just one matter that should be considered before the end of the current tax year. Every business owner and individual with

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Happy New Year and beware the gift card scam…!
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on January 10, 2018

Let’s hope that 2018 offers more cheer than 2017…well at least to the hapless Mrs May! Unfortunately, this season seems to bring out the good and the not so good in human nature. Readers are advised to be wary of the following scam that is targeted at vulnerable and elderly taxpayers. Frankly it’s hard to

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The 10 biggest mistakes business owners make
Posted by Mark Boulter on January 8, 2018

Common business mistakes We’re often told that making mistakes is a good way to learn – and there’s a lot of truth in that. Our careers, relationships and choices are littered with slip-ups, from which we pick ourselves up, learn a lesson and move on. But when it comes to running a business, making mistakes

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5 ways to help you fund your new business venture
Posted by Mark Boulter on January 5, 2018

Financing your business venture There’s nothing quite like building a business from scratch. Much like building your own house, taking responsibility for every element of the business project makes it seem that much more special and far more personal than you could ever have imagined. Of course, similar to constructing your own home, laying solid

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Is your body language giving you away? Here are 5 things you need to be aware of….
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on January 3, 2018

For many of us, going for an interview is a nerve racking experience. Others seem to thrive on it. Either way, we spend time thinking about what to say in the interview and how to say it. The truth is that we’re being judged before we’ve even opened our mouths. Without knowing it, your body

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Our top New Year’s resolutions for business success
Posted by Mark Boulter on January 1, 2018

Driving your company forward in the new year A new year, a new you, that’s the saying advertisers pitch to us around this time of year. And whether you’re planning on kicking that smoking habit, losing some excess weight, or taking steps to improve yourself professionally or personally, setting yourself a New Year’s resolution is

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When it comes to saving tax…..timing is everything
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on December 29, 2017

Time flies. We are again fast approaching the end of the current tax year. Of course, Individuals have no choice as to their year end date, as for them the self-assessment tax year ends on 5 April. Their tax returns for last year must be filed online by 31 January 2018. But 31st March (or

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Sent to Coventry
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on December 27, 2017

The origins of the phrase, to be sent to Coventry, seem to have originated in the seventeenth century when Cromwell was purported to have sent Royalist soldiers to be imprisoned in Coventry around 1648. At the time, Coventry was a parliamentary supporter and it is likely that the hapless Cavaliers would have had a miserable

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Running a business? 12 things you need to do before 25th May 2018..
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on December 22, 2017

From 25 May 2018, any business that stores the personal data of staff, customers, suppliers and other business contacts will need to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Basically, you will need to know what personal data you keep, where you keep it, who you share it with and how you will use

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Watch out for the latest email scams!
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on December 20, 2017

We seem to be having a bad time with scammers at the moment. We tend to find these things recur in cycles. Last week at THP we encountered two scam situations involving emails. In the first case, an email was sent using a spoofed email address of our CEO to a member of the finance

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