The Government’s plans to change the way that apprenticeships are funded come into force in April 2017.  Employers may be required to pay contributions to the new apprenticeship levy and there will also be changes to the way apprenticeship training is funded for all employers. If you are a small, medium or frankly pretty large…

Date posted: January 26, 2017

HMRC harvested £26.6 billion (yes, billion) from compliance work in tax year 2015-16. Compliance work, in short, is the cash that HMRC generate from incorrect returns and the penalties issued as a result. Any inaccuracies are subject to the statutory penalty system and HMRC may not grant anything in the way of concession for a…

Date posted: January 19, 2017

Your clients may be aware that the statutory payments and pension rates have recently been announced for 2017-18. This concerns employers as it includes the state benefits which are paid for by employers such as SSP, SMP and Adoption Pay etc.  Employers should be aware that they pay these benefits to their employees and are…

Date posted: January 12, 2017

Happy New Year everybody! Small business owners are expert jugglers. There are so many different hats to put on, that sometimes it can be confusing to remember which one they are wearing. Marketing, HR, Accounting; they all need doing and professional help comes at a cost, so most small business owners will do as much…

Date posted: January 5, 2017