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One of the business philosophies I’ve adopted for a number of years is that to be ultra-successful, your business must have good systems. Even before I read Michael Gerber’s brilliant ‘E-Myth Revisited’ (if you haven’t read it, you need to—it is required reading) I realised the importance of systemisation and what it can do for […]

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A massive thank to everyone who came to Carthy club last month and made it another great event! Unfortunately last month’s event fell during half-term and during the County Show. Although this meant we were fewer in number than usual, it didn’t dismay our guests and many new introductions were made! A small selection of […]

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This month’s featured blog ‘Playing leapfrog – inheritance planning in 2017’ comes from: Jonathan Howorth Principal at Howorth Financial Planning Limited Contact: 07527 004 058 Money is set to skip a generation, as families act to counter the unequal spread of wealth between young and old. Over £400 billion in wealth being held by Britain’s grandparents […]

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That’s an interesting question, isn’t it? I’m not talking about conventional industry awards; I’m talking about a series of Olympic competitions based on verifiable results between you and your competitors. Ever wonder where you’d sit on the medal table, compared with the competition…? So humour me for a moment! If we did have an alternative […]

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Until 2015-16, it was possible to apply for a dispensation to exclude certain expenses and benefits provided to employees from the year end returns to HMRC: primarily the submission of forms P11D. These dispensations ceased to be effective from 6 April 2016. From this date many of the expenses covered by dispensations were exempted from […]

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A huge thanks to those who attended last month’s Carthy Club – it was a brilliant event, thanks in no small part to the fantastic guests for getting involved! Here’s a selection of pictures from the evening: Carthy Club started as a informal networking event. We know that many of our contacts and clients aren’t able to […]

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This month’s featured blog ‘How to avoid and report internet scams and phishing’ is taken from the HMRC website. The article in full can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/report-suspicious-emails-websites-phishing   Report misleading websites, emails, phone numbers, phone calls or text messages you think may be suspicious. Don’t give out private information (such as bank details or […]

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An employer providing loans to employees or their relatives has certain National Insurance and reporting obligations. In many cases, making loans to employees or their relatives can create an obligation to report beneficial loans to HMRC. The deemed benefit would be a taxable benefit in kind for the relevant employee; this would increase the employer’s […]

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For some time now, unincorporated businesses have been able to submit simplified accounts in order to settle their tax liabilities. The main advantage of this system is that income and expenditure is based on money received from customers and money paid to suppliers. In other words, the accruals basis, where income and outgoings are based […]

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