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July 24, 2017

Quite some years ago when I was at the beginning of my accounting career I attended a local event organised by my institute [ CIMA ]. An opportunity to meet my peers and chew the fat so to speak.

There was a guest speaker who was an economics professor of some note tha...

July 19, 2017

 AT least one area of government thinks they may be

The national minimum wage [ NMW ] and recently introduced National living wage apply to all companies in the UK regardless of whether they are family owned and managed or sole director companies. It also applies whethe...

August 15, 2016

The current threshold for VAT registration is £85,000 If you believe your turnover will exceed this you need to register for one of the VAT schemes and account for VAT to HMRC.

However some people may not be aware that you can also voluntarily register for VAT but why w...

August 15, 2016

If you have recently started in business or have been trading a couple of years you may well already be VAT registered or considering VAT registration – see my other article on voluntary registration – It’s quite possible that you incurred VAT on equipment products or...

July 18, 2016

At the date of this article corporation tax for SME’s is 20% but the chancellor has recently indicated that this could go lower ...to 15%. However the down side is that the rules on taxation on dividends has changed from this April and this has altered the point at whi...

July 18, 2016

I take a light hearted look at the new Independance Day film and can see some lessons for business. 

I’m a fan of sci fi films.  As I sat in the cinema the other day watching the new Independance Day film marvelling at the CGI I began wondering, how come we always win w...

June 29, 2016

" A rare confluence of events that aggravates a situation drastically "

 A referendum result to quit the EU, Party leaderships in meltdown for both government and the opposition, and the Pound and global stockmarkets in turmoil...we even gave the mighty US stockmarket a...

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