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Our recent seminar, New Year, New Business - A Guide for Startups, was very successful despite the unplanned power cut across our area that morning!  The presentation without electricity became a very relaxed informal discussion around the table.  Candles would have been good but the emergency light and a small window gave everyone just about enough light to make notes!  …
Employers should be planning ahead for the national minimum wage and pension contribution increases which will take effect from April 2018. The new rates will be:…
February 2018 sees the last group of employers reaching their Staging Date and auto enrolling eligible employees into a Pension Scheme. But what happens to those employers who haven't put a pension scheme in place by their Staging Date?  …
Some businesses have always added a surcharge to cover the cost of the fees charged to them by the companies who process debit and credit card transactions but from 13th January 2018 they are no longer allowed to add a charge to payments they take by card.…
We are already one week into 2018 but what did 2017 bring us that we can celebrate and learn from?…
Having some time off over Christmas and New Year allows time to think and plan.  New ideas are born and business plans developed.  Its an exciting time for new businesses.  The early stages of development and the prospect of doing something for yourself is motivating. But it can be daunting too…
Back in the summer we began discussing what we might do for our team building event this year.  For the past two years we have been to the Escape Rooms in Salisbury after our annual training and development day which has been really good fun.  But this year we wondered what we could do that was different.…
An EU court recently awarded a man 13 years of backdated holiday pay.  The EU court supported the man's claim for 13 years worth of unpaid and untaken annual leave despite him having a "self-employed commission-only" contract.  His employers had refused to pay him holiday pay on the basis that he was "self-employed" and therefore any holiday he took was unpaid. This decision is significant…
The Pension Regulator has increased its activity significantly in the last quarter to enforce Automatic Enrolment and is using pension providers to help them identify non-compliance.  Pension providers will advise The Pension Regulator of schemes which have been set up which have no employees enrolled and …
From 13th January 2018 HMRC will no longer accept payment of taxes by personal credit card and prior to that, from 15th December 2017, payments will not be able to be made through the Post Office. Payments can be made to HMRC by:…
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