• Enews – September 2020

    Enews – September 2020 In this month’s Enews we consider changes to the plastic bag tax, pension scams and the latest advisory fuel rates. With the latest figures on the success of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, self assessment deadlines, the latest guidance for employers, the launch of the Kickstart Scheme and the Self Employed […]

  • eNews September 2019

    Enews – September 2019 In this month’s Enews we consider on Customs EORI numbers, calls to simplify apprenticeships and advice for trusts. We also report on the latest guidance for employers and a reminder of self assessment deadlines. With the latest company car advisory fuel rates and the implementation of Strong Customer Authentication for payments […]

  • Sheepish Activities September 2019

    26 August 2019 Today was release day! We opened the gate and 2 of the 6 guinea fowl chicks flew out of the cage quite quickly. The remaining 4 took a bit longer but after about half an hour or so, everyone was out. The older 2 guinea fowl showed some interest but also some […]

  • eNews – September 2017

    In this month’s eNews we update you on the new General Data Protection Regulation and guidance from the Pensions Regulator on auto enrolment compliance changes. We also include updated fuel advisory rates, the latest guidance from HMRC on employer issues and the compensation service available for those affected by problems with the implementation of Tax-Free Childcare. […]

  • Sheepish Activities – September 2017

    It’s been a quiet month!  Which is good. A couple of the sheep do think the grass is greener on the other side though.  Kangaroo and Audrey have been regularly found in the next field … Kangaroo has been living up to her name, she’s a very graceful jumper … when feed time comes she […]

  • National Minimum Wage Rate Reminder

    On 1st October 2016 the National Minimum Wage rates for the different age bands and for apprentices will increase. All employers need to make sure they are ready.   Structure, level and increases in the minimum wage       Current level From April 2016 From Oct 16 – Apr 17 Increase Adult rate (21+) […]

  • Birmingham Business Development Grant for capital expenditure

    The Business Development Programme is part of the £33m Business Growth Programme and existing B2B SMEs looking to expand, relocate and improve access to markets can apply for capital and revenue grants of £10,000 to £20,000. Businesses in North Worcestershire (Bromsgrove, Redditch, Wyre Forest) can apply, as well as Greater Birmingham and Solihull, Stoke-on-Trent and […]

  • eNews – September 2016

    In this month’s eNews we report on recent developments including HMRC consultations on Making Tax Digital and new sanctions for tax avoidance as well as guidance on the implications of new UK GAAP. We also report on HMRC’s advice on spotting scams, how to complain online and industry concerns about the introduction of the new […]