toggle menu

THP Blog

Raising the cakes!
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on February 16, 2018

In a recent hearing before a tax tribunal, HMRC led the charge to insist that bicarbonate of soda (BoS) was a chemical not a food of a kind used for human consumption. Why was this important? HMRC had issued an assessment amounting to £291,000 to hapless food company, Phoenix Foods Ltd, as they had treated

Read more
HMRC and bicarbonate of soda
Starting a new business? Time to get your ducks in row
Posted by Mark Boulter on February 14, 2018

Things to consider when starting a new business I used to work with a South African colleague who had a no-nonsense view of start-up businesses that came to us for help. “They’ve got a great idea,” he would assert, before adding the damning conclusion. “But they haven’t got their ducks in a row.” There was

Read more
business start up advice
Is it worth learning another language for business?
Posted by Ben Locker on February 12, 2018

Learning a foreign language for business As we slowly make our way towards Brexit, I’ve been wondering what will happen to the status of the English language within Europe. Currently, each member state has to notify one official language to the EU. Because Ireland has notified Gaelic and Malta has notified Maltese, Britain is currently

Read more
learning a foreign language for business
Instagram is just for breakfast pictures isn’t it?
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on February 9, 2018

How to use Instagram to grow your business You might think that Instagram is all selfies, cute babies or pets and what people have had for breakfast. I mean yes, you’ll find all of that, but using Instagram can help you to grow your business too. Since it started in 2010, Instagram’s popularity continues to

Read more
Instagram for business
Creating an effective business plan for your SME
Posted by Mark Boulter on February 5, 2018

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.. Planning is one of those things that we do throughout our lives, often without thinking twice about it. Schools and universities help us plan and prepare for our career; we meticulously plan our wedding day to ensure everything comes off perfectly; we plan our holidays, our

Read more
Business plan
How to lower the cost of mental illness on your business
Posted by Ben Locker on February 1, 2018

An email dropped into my inbox this morning, reminding me that it’s Time to Talk Day. It’s a day when we’re encouraged to be open about mental health, partly to help remove the stigma that surrounds it. Personally, I’ve never had any problem talking about my own mental illness. In fact, I sometimes write about

Read more
mental health and your business
Want to save money on customer service? Fine – but keep it human.
Posted by Ben Locker on January 31, 2018

As smartphones have got larger and more expensive, I have become more and more expert at breaking them. My first smartphone, an iPhone 3G, was perfect for my needs. It fitted snugly in my hand and I could reach every part of the screen with my thumb. Which meant that the likelihood of me dropping

Read more
outsourcing customer service
7 essential tips to creating a catchy business name
Posted by Mark Boulter on January 29, 2018

Creating a name for your business Starting any new business is an exciting time; a chance to establish a professional organisation that matches your ideals and provides services and products which proudly bear your chosen name. Of course, deciding what this name should be is a challenge in itself. Being able to differentiate your company

Read more
Naming your business
Two ways your business can reclaim money and boost cash reserves!
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on January 24, 2018

Opportunity number 1:- Research and Development costs and expenses Research and Development (R&D) tax credits are a government incentive that rewards innovative businesses for their investment in research and development. This incentive is for Limited Companies that pay Corporation Tax and undertake Research and Development. To be eligible your company must have spent money on

Read more
Business cash boost banner
Even Richard Branson’s not brilliant at everything – and you don’t need to be either..
Posted by Jon Pryse-Jones on January 19, 2018

I was thinking about all the skills you need to run a successful business and I quickly came to the conclusion that there are few (if any) people in the world who have them all. After all, hand on heart, can you say you are a brilliant leader, an inspired business planner, a laser-focused marketer,

Read more
tips for running a business banner
Join The Conversation
Member of the Legal Services Guild
Pay Online Today

You can pay us online now via our secure area. We accept Debit and Credit card payments.

Pay Online