Grow your Business with this Awesome North East Fund.

Posted by Scott Carney 13 September 2017 09:19 AM

As business owners we are all constantly looking to improve our businesses and that often involves turning to external expertise to complete a project. Do you need a new website? Need an animated video creating? Need legal or HR support? Maybe you have already considered a new project but the costs are an issue. The North East Business Support Fund (NEBSF) could give you up to 35% towards the cost of the work and it can includes a huge array of projects.  

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Topics: Raising Finance Business Building

How does Inheritance Tax affect me?

Posted by Hollie Ord 11 September 2017 09:47 AM

Your loved ones can end up with a bill of tens of thousands of pounds or even more within 6 months of your death if you don’t plan properly. In term of personal taxation, the bill for inheritance tax could be higher than any other tax bill you ever receive. The government is bringing in more revenue from inheritance tax every year. More of our clients are asking us ‘ How does inheritance tax affect me ?’ And with good reason. The first thing you need to know about inheritance tax is that you can plan to mitigate against it. What does that mean?

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Topics: IHT

Short guide to reducing Inheritance Tax

Posted by Hollie Ord 30 August 2017 07:00 AM

Short guide to reducing inheritance tax

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Topics: IHT

Avoid a Last-Minute Rush for Auto Enrolment

Posted by Louis Heartfield 28 August 2017 10:00 AM

Every employer in the UK will have to consider their auto enrolment pension for their employees by February 2018. As we get towards the end of this process (the larger employers started this as far back as 2012) there are estimated to be thousands of small businesses a day setting up their auto enrolment pension scheme in preparation for their staging date.

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Topics: Auto Enrolment

Small Business Owners don't understand Auto Enrolment even though the deadline is near.

Posted by Scott Carney 23 August 2017 08:00 PM

Small business owners have been asked the question, and unfortunately the answer is a resounding reply that small business owners don’t understand auto enrolment in enough detail to act. This is a huge worry as the deadline for all businesses in the UK, no matter what size or shape, to act on auto enrolment. The last deadline in February 2018, and by this point, all businesses need to have considered auto enrolment and understand what it means to them.

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Topics: Auto Enrolment

Why our free consultation can bring thousands of pounds to your business

Posted by Joanne Warren 21 August 2017 09:53 AM

If you run a small business, then you are probably inundated with phone calls and emails offering you services and products all the time. They will offer to save you time and money, boost your business or take away a load of stress. This happens so much that we often switch off to the bold claims that they make.

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Topics: R&D Tax

The Government takes billions in death tax - how can I stop paying Inheritance tax ?

Posted by Scott Carney 18 August 2017 09:38 AM

People spend a lot of their life working hard. They go out to work for the best part of fifty years, or even more, to bring in money to their household. Towards the end of their life., people consider where their assets will go when they die. They think about who they want to leave their heirlooms, their money and their property to. The question many people as is how can I legally stop paying inheritance tax?

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Topics: IHT

What are my Duties as an Employer Regarding Auto Enrolment?

Posted by Jean Armstrong 14 August 2017 08:54 AM

Auto enrolment is at least on the horizon for all small businesses in the UK. It is a government scheme that is designed to help the looming pension crisis in this country as the population gets older and people live for longer. Employers have been given a responsibility to set up their auto enrolment scheme and make sure their employees understand what it is all about.

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Topics: Auto Enrolment

Why worry about Inheritance if I have a Will?

Posted by Hollie Ord 11 August 2017 09:29 AM

Why worry about inheritance tax if I have a will ?

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Topics: IHT

Do you qualify for an R&D tax claim?

Posted by Joanne Warren 08 August 2017 09:54 AM

There are billions of pounds set aside for R&D tax relief for UK business, but to date only a small proportion of those businesses eligible have actually made a claim. It is a startling fact that there is money sat there, earmarked by the government to help out UK companies and they just haven’t even investigated whether they qualify. It is an effective way of putting money back into a business but small and medium sized UK companies are missing out on their share of the billions available. Why would this be happening?

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Topics: R&D Tax