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How to get help with your childcare costs

HMRC is running a new marketing campaign to raise awareness of its Childcare Choices website and the financial support now available to parents.


Britain’s Legal services look to get their finances in order

You may have seen the recent article in The Lawyer Monthly, which discovered that many legal departments did not know how much they spent on external legal counsel leading to confusion, strained internal, and client relationships and mass overspends on agreed budgets.


The Free TV Licence for the over 75s

The row over the BBC’s decision to scrap universal free TV licences for the over-75s has not only focused on the impact on those affected, but should a younger demographic (whose consumption of traditional TV continues to decline) be expected to pay for a service that the bulk of their older viewers (average age 62) get for free?


New Xero banking changes for small businesses

You may have seen the news that new EU standards are due to take effect from 14 September 2019, giving people more control of their banking data and how it’s used.


How to have a tax-free staff party

We’ve just had our annual summer event (shuffle boarding in Shoreditch – which we highly recommend!). it’s a great way to break up the year (and that long wait to the Christmas party) but it’s also a chance to bond more closely with your colleagues, and celebrate your achievements in the first half of the year.


Are you benefiting from the new Business rates?

If you are a small business in England, you now should be enjoying 33% off your business rates bills (as announced by Phillip Hammond’s in his Autumn Budget last year).


Inheritance tax still causing confusion

Whilst the Treasury may have benefitted from record inheritance tax (IHT) receipts of £5.2bn last year, a number of new surveys (including from NFU Mutual & Quilter) reveal that most people are unaware of how the IHT system works, or how it could help them pass their wealth to their beneficiaries.


How long do you want to work for?

Some recent employment figures revealed some rather incredible numbers in that 76% of those aged 16–64 were working – that’s the joint highest level ever, and up 0.7% on a year ago!


Nominated (Again!) At This Years’ Small Awards

We have for the second year running been nominated for a prestigious award that recognises small businesses up and down the country for their growth, creativity and commitment to their local communities.


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