RfM’s Business Growth consultants like to keep up to date with news from the various grant-awarding bodies across the region. Word has it that a number of Development Funds in Lancashire have money available to give to projects that will create jobs and grow the local economy. We can help businesses to secure grants from these funds and make their plans a reality.
Archives for January 2018
When a highly qualified member of staff decides to leave, timing their exit to correspond with the arrival of their replacement isn’t always possible. If you have a gap in cover for a financial management role, an experienced RfM accountant can step in to ensure that the finance side of running the company isn’t disrupted.
You can file your self-assessment tax return as soon as the tax year ends on 5 April and at any point up to the 31 January deadline. But many taxpayers still leave it until the last-minute and January is a very busy time for accountants. Whether you are super-organised or panicking about getting your figures together in time, here’s all you need to know about tax returns.
There have been so many changes to the personal tax rules that HMRC software has struggled to cope. As a result, HMRC have had major issues processing some 2016/17 self assessment tax returns correctly.
In early 2017, the government announced that the first businesses to enter the new Making Tax Digital (MTD) regime would be those operating above the VAT-registration threshold. We now have more details about what those businesses will have to do, and when.
You may not think of yourself as a landlord but HMRC may have other ideas…
When an employee experiences a bereavement there will often be knock-on consequences in the workplace. They may need to take time off with no notice or be less able to perform their work effectively. The laws relating to employees and the death of a dependant are changing. Here’s what you need to know.
Breaking the rules for the National Minimum Wage can be costly. Potential large fines and negative publicity could damage your reputation as an employer. Now is a good time to check if your business is compliant.
When it comes to raising finance from traditional lenders on the high street, many small businesses can hit a dead end. A new government initiative designed to address this problem – the Bank Referral Scheme – has made a promising start.
The Pension Regulator (TPR) reports that 136,000 small employers began complying with their pensions auto enrolment duties in the first part of 2017 alone. So many more workers are now saving for their retirement with help from their employers. But it doesn’t stop there; more changes to workplace pensions are coming in 2018.