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Companies House changes

Companies House changes are coming into place from June 2016. If you run a small business, you will be more than familiar with your Annual Return. However, from June 2016, the Annual Return is being replaced with the Confirmation Statement. It is still a matter of checking and confirming the information […]


Automatic Enrolment-employers guide!

There has been a lot of talk lately about Automatic Enrolment;there are adds on the television,radio commercials-we hear it mentioned everywhere. But are you clear as to what Automatic Enrolment is?How does it affect you as an employer? Under the Pensions Act 2008, every employer in the UK must put certain staff […]


Top 5 pros and cons of working from home!

  In our quest for the perfect life/work balance, more and more of us are trying the-work from home-option. But does the day to day reality of working from home come anywhere close to what we dream of? Here are my top 5 advantages and disadvantages of working from home. […]


3 Tips for good Cash Flow

So you think your business is doing well! You have clients,your phone is ringing at a steady pace and your work day is pretty full! On paper, the balance sheet is looking good-so how come there are not enough money to pay bills? Cash flow is at the heart of […]


5 tips for Social Media growth!

  We all know that Social Media can be very beneficial to your business.After all, it opens connection doors to people and businesses we might struggle to reach otherwise. From my own experience, I found Social Media an exciting,fun and innovative way to connect to people from all over the […]


Second Incomes Campaign

The Second Incomes Campaign is a HMRC initiative that offers employed individuals who have additional income that has yet to be taxed an opportunity to bring all their tax affairs up to date.   According to the gov.uk website: “You can take this opportunity if: you’re an employee you’re resident […]


Employment Allowance

  From the 6th of April 2014 employers can reduce the amount of National Insurance (class 1) that they pay for their employees by a maximum of £2,000 per year. The Employment Allowance can be claimed  if you are a business or charity that pays employer Class 1 National Insurance contributions on your […]