RANKING ON GOOGLE

Google is still the world’s most popular search engine. Google’s search engine algorithm is continuously being updated so how do you keep your firm’s website up to date so that you show up in online searches?   Over the past number of years we have invested in the development of the MMG Archbold website and[…]

YEAR END TAX PLANNING

It’s almost the end of the financial tax year.  Associate, Jenna Gauld, identifies ways that may limit your tax liability and changes to regulations to be aware of after 6thApril:   CAPITAL TAX EXEMPTION Have you used your 2018/19 £11,700 annual capital gains exemption?  Consider selling shares where the gain is less than £11,700 before[…]

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,[…]

Helping St Johnstone FC achieve their accounting goals

We have been working hard to help get businesses across the region ready for a fully digital based tax system. By the end of the 2020/21 tax year, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will require all businesses, including landlords, to interact and liaise digitally. This initiative is known as “Making Tax Digital” (or MTD).[…]

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[…]