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18 05, 2016

How much would you pay for total peace of mind?

By | May 18th, 2016|Tax tips|Comments Off on How much would you pay for total peace of mind?

Spring is well and truly here. Baby birds are leaving their nests, trees are full of new growth and the world feels alive with life. So today we’re covering a topic few of us want to talk about. […]

10 05, 2016

Bookkeeping tips for small businesses

By | May 10th, 2016|Accounting|Comments Off on Bookkeeping tips for small businesses

Are you one of those people who puts off your bookkeeping until it becomes urgent? Perhaps it’s a job you procrastinate about, never find the time to do or just don’t enjoy it, so you don’t prioritise it. […]

2 05, 2016

How to get 25% interest rate on your savings

By | May 2nd, 2016|Budgeting|Comments Off on How to get 25% interest rate on your savings

The recent spring budget, saw the announcement of the new Lifetime ISA becoming available next year. It will enable people under 40 to save towards a first home or retirement. […]

25 04, 2016

National Living Wage comes into force. And who looks after the kids?

By | April 25th, 2016|Legislation|Comments Off on National Living Wage comes into force. And who looks after the kids?

Today we’re sharing information about two processes you need to know about if you employ staff: The National Living Wage and Shared Paternity Leave. […]

18 04, 2016

Our new Spring newsletter is available to download

By | April 18th, 2016|Legislation|Comments Off on Our new Spring newsletter is available to download

The new financial year is the perfect time to think about reviewing your financial situation. As we’ve discussed in previous blogs, there are going to be a number of important changes this year, so it makes sense to be prepared. […]

11 04, 2016

Tax advice in Gloucestershire – what small businesses need to know

By | April 11th, 2016|Getting started|Comments Off on Tax advice in Gloucestershire – what small businesses need to know

If you’ve been watching the news this week, you’ll be aware that Prime Minister David Cameron is having a rather difficult time of things! Following intense public pressure, he took the unprecedented decision to release his personal tax records this weekend. According to the Guardian, his office published “a summary and explanation of the prime minister’s tax affairs going back six years.” […]

4 04, 2016

How to save time and simplify your accounting

By | April 4th, 2016|Accounting|Comments Off on How to save time and simplify your accounting

The beginning of the new tax year this week marks the beginning of a new accounting year for many small business owners. Like the first of January, the new accounting year is a great time to make some resolutions. […]

1 04, 2016

What’s coming up for you in the new financial year?

By | April 1st, 2016|Legislation|Comments Off on What’s coming up for you in the new financial year?

We’ve shared two posts recently about announcements in the spring budget and how they might affect you. Many of the changes will not be coming into force until 2017 and beyond. For example, Corporation Tax will fall to 17% by April 2020, business rates will reduce from April 2017, and class 2 National Insurance contributions will be abolished from April 2018. […]

22 03, 2016

How the Spring Budget could impact you

By | March 22nd, 2016|Legislation|Comments Off on How the Spring Budget could impact you

Last week we wrote a blog post called “Spring budget 2016 – what it means for your small business” outlining how the new tax, business rates and NI contributions legislation could affect you. […]

16 03, 2016

Spring 2016 budget and what it means for your small business

By | March 16th, 2016|Legislation|Comments Off on Spring 2016 budget and what it means for your small business

Today at Safehands we were glued to the news as George Osborne delivered his eighth budget. He began by saying “the UK must act now to avoid paying later to deal with global economic turmoil.” […]