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Parents who lose a child will receive two weeks’ paid bereavement leave

From April, parents who lose a child will be entitled to two weeks’ paid bereavement leave under new government rules. The UK is the only country at this time to have bereavement leave enshrined in law, and it…

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National living and minimum wages to rise in April

Both the National Living wage and National Minimum wage are set to rise from April. The National Living wage and National Minimum wage is set to rise by 6.2%, four times the rate of inflation, in what the…

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Business gifts for Christmas

Thinking of giving a business gift for Christmas? It’s not long until Christmas and you might be considering giving a Christmas gift or treat to your team or customers. But before you do, it’s worth considering the tax…

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Do not change the payment date on your December payroll if you pay early for Christmas

We know that some employers will be paying their staff early for Christmas but it’s important to not change the date on your payment submission. If your business is closing early for Christmas or is not open at…

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Is the Christmas party tax allowable?

It’s just under six weeks until Christmas Day and many of us will have already booked our work Christmas party to celebrate. But what are the costs to your business of the Christmas party and what is tax…

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Who should be in your work place pension?

Since they were introduced in 2012 more than 8 million people have been automatically enrolled into workplace pensions. Every business that employs staff who meet the criteria should be automatically enrolling workers into a pension scheme, deducting contributions…

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Top ten bookkeeping mistakes and how to avoid them

Here are our Top 10 Bookkeeping mistakes and how to avoid them Letting it all build up This seems obvious, but some people still leave everything to the last minute and let the bookkeeping build up.  We know you…

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How to stay on top of your emails

Ever feel overwhelmed by the amount of emails your receive in your inbox?  You spend all day replying to them but at the end of the day you still have more than when you started? That needs to…

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What business mileage can I claim?

We often get asked the question what business mileage our clients can claim back, and what tax they will have to pay on it if they do. Below we break down the differences between business mileage and private…

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Female owners less likely to quit their business than male owners

A new study has revealed that female entrepreneurs are less likely to give up on their businesses than their male counterparts. Men are 14% more likely to leave their business, whereas women were more likely to stay at…

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