NO DEAL BREXIT – WHAT ABOUT VAT?

The Government and HMRC have updated its collection of high-level guides called “partnership packs”, intended to help businesses involved in importing and exporting prepare for changes to customs procedures after 29 March 2019 in the event of a “no deal” scenario. If the UK exits the EU without a deal, UK businesses will have to[…]

MANAGING IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

Due to Brexit, 2019 looks set to be a year filled with uncertainty for businesses. The future is always unknown but this year managers will need to navigate some particularly choppy waters due to market uncertainty and global political turmoil.   Focus on what you can control As a manager, you can always control your[…]

THINGS TO STOP DOING IN 2019

Many of us will have made a new year’s resolution for 2019. Perhaps we want to learn a new language, get in shape or spend more time with our family. The start of a new year is also a good time to decide what you’re not going to do in the office this year. Stop[…]

DOES MONEY REALLY MOTIVATE EMPLOYEES?

We all work to get paid but is money alone enough to motivate your employees?   Regardless of the type of business you run, you need to pay your employees fairly and in line with your competitors. If you don’t pay your people in line with the market, it can act as a de-motivator. However,[…]

LOOK AFTER YOUR PEOPLE WITH A WELLNESS PROGRAMME

Your people are your firm’s most important asset. As such, it is important to invest in their wellbeing.   As global technology develops and demands on employees increase, it is not surprising that the terms ‘burnout’, ‘dissatisfaction’ and ‘distress’ are being increasingly reported across the developed business world.   With increased absence, pressure is put[…]

MAKING THE MOST OF 2019

One of the most common things holding people back from achieving their potential in business is the fear of failure.   It is human nature to fear the unknown. When we push ourselves outside of our comfort zones, whether in business or in our personal lives, it is pretty normal to feel some degree of[…]

STRENGTHENING OUR INTERNATIONAL NETWORK

We are committed to supporting our client’s growing business, and in December I to travelled to the U.S. deep south to spend the week in Atlanta, Georgia.   The purpose of my visit was to join more than 50 independent accountants at the CP America annual conference. This international organisation offers an opportunity to create[…]

LBTT – Land and Buildings Transaction tax

I know!  The accountancy world does not make it easy for you with all of these acronyms – ABC this, and EDF that….  Here we are referring to the additional dwelling supplement, covered by the land and buildings transaction tax.  This means if you buy an additional dwelling, such as holiday home or a buy-to-let[…]

SCOTTISH INCOME TAX. YOU ASK, WE ANSWER

Who is liable to pay Scottish Income Tax? A Scottish taxpayer is anyone who is a UK taxpayer and has their main place of residence in Scotland. If you have places of residence both in Scotland and elsewhere in the UK, a variety of factors will be considered in judging where your main residence is.[…]