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Government pursuing new probate fee structure

Barry JefferdNov 13,2018

Back in March 2017, we brought you news of the Ministry of Justice’s (MoJ) plans to implement a new banded structure for probate fees, to subsidise the costs associated with running the HM Courts & Tribunals Service. The proposals were heavily criticised, on the basis that a significant increase would disproportionately affect ‘asset-rich but cash-poor’….

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Is payroll becoming a problem?

Elaine ShawNov 8,2018

No matter the size of your business or how many staff you have working for you, payroll can be one of the most demanding but equally important responsibilities you have as an employer. Ensuring your employees are paid on time and correctly is key to not only keeping your workforce happy, but the taxman too…..

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Budget 2018: Key announcements from a Budget to ‘end austerity’…

Barry JefferdNov 5,2018

On Monday 29 October, Philip Hammond (or fiscal Phil as he dubbed himself) delivered his third Budget in front of members of parliament. The news that this year’s Budget would be presented early, to avoid a clash with Brexit negotiations, was largely unexpected and left much less time for speculation.  Before rattling off the measures….

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Setting up a charity: Which structure should you choose?

George Hay Chartered AccountantsOct 22,2018

Not-for-profit organisations come in all different shapes and sizes, with unique objectives and funding arrangements. This means that, when choosing a legal structure for your enterprise, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The structure that you adopt will determine how your venture operates, so getting it right can save you a lot of time and effort….

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Why is good governance important for SMEs?

Tony NewmanOct 22,2018

In today’s business landscape, we are no stranger to stories of business failures, corporate catastrophe’s and company collapse. It’s not just smaller enterprises facing the threat of these possibilities either, but well-known names. Whether a business succeeds or not can depend upon any number of things but the bearing that good governance can have on….

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