Since 2012, the government has been rolling out the compulsory auto-enrolment pension scheme, ensuring all employers provide a pension scheme for their employees. Today all companies are contributing to employee pensions, but has the recent doubling of pension contributions hit your company’s bottom line?
It’s not all ‘Nigerian princes’ who need someone to help them out with a deposit these days, internet fraudsters and hackers represent a big, albeit illegal, business area in 2018. With one in four SMEs having fallen victim to fraud. In this blog we’ll introduce you to some of the latest threats and show you how to avoid your business’ money falling into the wrong hands.
There will come a time in all small business owner’s life when they discover the true cost of replacing a member of staff. Small businesses often run on tight budgets, meaning it is even more important to understand the average cost of replacing someone, and taking steps to prevent it before the eventuality happens.
Being a freelancer can sometimes feel like a juggling act of admin tasks, self-training and managing money, as well as working the usual 9-5 hours. Luckily, there are plenty of apps that can help keep you on track and on top of the more boring aspects of working for yourself. Here is our list of some of the best apps for freelancers that will help with time-management, self-care during the busy times, and even help keep you on top of your finances at the same time:
The Government is making changes to the way landlords pay tax, which for some will mean they’re looking to leave the landlording behind. But if you play your cards right, you can run your rental property business the right way and still be successful.
March is the perfect time to do a little spring cleaning, and we don’t mean with a mop and bucket! The tax year ends on the 5th April 2018, and a new tax year is starting. So get a head-start on your new tax year resolutions by following these tips.
The Chancellor’s first ever ‘paired-back’ Spring Statement was made in Parliament today. We’ve stripped out the information that small businesses need to know, but we’ve also included a link so you can watch the whole thing back online at your leisure.
October 2017 was the deadline for all small businesses to provide a pension scheme for employees via auto enrolment, with 3 months in which to comply, all small business employees should now have a shiny new pension plan in their pockets! However… this does not apply to freelancers and most contractors.
2018 will see big changes for small and medium sized businesses in the UK. Whether you’re looking to start up a business in 2018 or you’re looking to grow, here’s what you need to know.
Ask any busy freelancer what their top 5 bug-bares are and ‘holidays/time off’ is likely to be near the top of the list. Freelancers love the freedom freelancing can provide, but it’s not easy to turn down work and you can often find yourself having a packed work schedule. So where does time off for Christmas fit in?