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The current COVID-19 crisis has many businesses globally mandating employees to work from home due to Government requirements. This could be a major adjustment if you are a company who is new to working remotely. You and your employees may have been unprepared to turn living spaces into workspaces for the foreseeable future. The daily […]

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In just over a month’s time, changes to IR35 tax rules for contractors will occur. However, many contractors are still confused as to what the IR35 changes will mean for their business and what is required prior to the implementation date of 6th April. From 6th April, if you work as a contractor and your […]

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Are you the director of your Limited Company? If so, then you must pay employers’ as well as employees’ National Insurance Contributions on salaries that your company pays out (which are above the NI threshold).  National Insurance Contributions are only payable on salaries, not dividends, so there are significant tax benefits to company directors taking […]

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How to pay yourself as an employee of your limited company Through your Limited Company, in most cases, you will pay yourself via a combination of salary, dividends and perhaps through contributing to a pension too. The most important thing to keep in mind when paying yourself is to plan for tax well in advance, […]

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Many small business owners can often feel that there is never enough time, money, and human resources to allow time for staff training, which is one of the most important ingredients required for your business to succeed. When you invest in training, you can ensure that everyone on your team has a very good understanding […]

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Anger is a natural emotion and can happen anywhere, whether it’s on the street, at home or at work. However, it is an essential task to diffuse anger in order to avoid any irreparable damage that may occur in the workplace. This anger could be directed towards other employees, or an employee could be angry […]

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If you are new to being an employer, are you aware of your legal duties and obligations to your staff?  As an employer, it is essential to have some form of employment contract between yourself and your employee.  Below we look at what an employment contract is and explain the necessary paperwork to be completed […]

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Hiring your first employee is a huge step for a company.  You are not only sharing the responsibility of your business with another person, but you need to be aware of your duties and legal obligations as an employer. Here is a checklist to follow throughout the process: Applicant checks Does your new employee have […]

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Employee benefits and tax   Employee benefits can give rise to a complicated tax and National Insurance (NI) considerations.  You need to ensure that your payroll systems deal with employee benefits properly including completing P11D returns. Various regulations have been introduced to reduce the tax advantages of employee benefits, ensuring that most of them are […]

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