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New tools for New Businesses from the Pensions Regulator

The Pensions Regulator has launched a new online suite of information and tools to assist new businesses who from 1 October have a legal duty to put staff straight into a workplace pension as soon as they employ them. From 1 October, new businesses will no longer be...

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Save time on your bookkeeping

It is unlikely you started your business to be a bookkeeper or an adminstrator of your financial record keeping. It is more likely you set up your business to utilise your own knowledge or skill, offer something you are passionate about and / or fill a gap that the...

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Research and Development tax credits – an outline

Research and Development (R&D) tax credits is an area where we are experiencing an increase in enquiries from our clients. This article provides an overview of the schemes and what is included within a claim. R&D tax credits are only available to Companies...

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Salary sacrifice arrangements

An expected announcement was made in the latest Autumn Statement, pertaining to salary sacrifice arrangements, which the government perceives as having been subject to abuse. From April 2017, new rules will be implemented to address perceived tax advantages of these...

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Attracting & Keeping your Best People

One of the challenges we explore, as part of our Business Improvement Programme, is the attraction and retention of the best people to build an effective team. The definition of team is perhaps captured by Katzenbach and Smith, 1993, Harvard Business School. “A team...

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Raising finance for your business

Do you need to raise money for the continuation and growth of your business? If so, no longer is traditional bank finance simply the only option. However, many business owners do not consider other options available to them if they are unable to raise money with their...

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Pension contributions & tax relief for higher earners

For tax years up to and including 2015/16 (i.e. up until 5th April 2016), individuals with taxable income in excess of £150,000 pay income tax at 45% (or 37.5% for dividends), and receive tax relief at their marginal rates on money purchase pension contributions up to...

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Save tax on your commercial property

What is the opportunity? There is an opportunity to have a FREE review undertaken to identify any parts of your commercial property qualifying for capital allowances.  CRM can arrange this on a no upfront charge and no win/no fee basis – you only pay a small...

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Top tax myths exposed

Myths about tax are adding to an already confusing tax system, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) has claimed. As taxpayers prepare tax returns to meet the 30 September deadline, the last opportunity for sending tax returns back to...

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