Getting savvy with staff benefits

Employee benefits, such as childcare vouchers or a pool car, can help businesses to improve staff retention, absence rates, productivity and relations. Recent research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) shows that more employers and HR professionals are aligning their staff benefit packages with the company’s objectives. The research revealed: firms focusing[…]

Forgetting to invoice costs SMEs billions

The UK’s small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) could be losing up to £3.7 billion as a result of poor internal systems and financial accounting, according to a recent survey by business software provider Exact. Some SMEs admit to failing to invoice for services worth more than £10,000. The nationwide survey found that: One in[…]

Reducing personal tax liability

This guide is intended to help you with your 2013/14 financial and tax planning. Nobody wants to pay more tax than is necessary and good tax planning is an essential component of personal financial planning. Everyone’s situation is different and tax rates, allowances and legislation change every year. Here are some of the key personal[…]

Reducing company tax liability

This guide is intended to help you with your 2013/14 company tax planning Managing a company always presents challenges, whatever the economic climate. Currently, a seemingly recovering economy offers opportunity to some business owners whilst remaining challenging for many. While some corporate balance sheets are awash with cash many small and medium sized businesses, including[…]

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