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What is the WorkFlowMax Add On for Xero?

With the growth of Xero and the numerous Add-Ons that have become available I thought I would highlight one of the better Add-Ons that will help you run and control your business.

Summer Budget – Increase in Income Tax on Dividends

You won’t have seen much mention of the increase in income tax on dividends in the press coverage of the Summer Budget, but this change is actually one of the largest tax hikes for owner managed businesses for many years.

Buy to let changes – fairer or not?

The Budget brought some fundamental changes for Landlords, presumably to try to make the property market more accessible for first-time buyers. So what are these changes?

Summer Budget Summary

The big news for business coming out of the Summer Budget was the increase in the minimum wage to a “living wage” level of £9 per hour over the next 5 years, leaving employers in many sectors wondering how they are going to fund this increase, which is effectively the Chancellor’s way of transferring responsibility for the lower paid sector from the welfare budget.


The other day I had a client tell me that their credit rating was excellent, that it is 999 and as good as it can get, all as if it meant something. However, here in the good old UK there is no such thing as a credit rating.

Twice as nice: Free childcare available to families doubles from September 2017

The government’s pre-election pledge to support hard working families was somewhat contradicted by the announcement of a two child policy limit for receiving child tax credit and universal credits.

Change to Inheritance Tax – what does it really mean?

The budget saw the government make changes to inheritance tax with the headline being that the nil rate ban for a married couple or civil partners could be £1M.

Grant Funding and the Application Process

As we start the second half of 2015, we are delighted to report on a successful application for a capital grant of £200,000 to help fund a client’s capital expenditure and growth programme.

EMI - Enterprise Management Incentive

What is their purpose? – used for incentivising key employees by giving them the opportunity to acquire shares in the company at a future date for today’s value so that they benefit from the growth in that period and are encouraged to work towards maximising the company’s value thus benefiting the owner managers by increasing the commitment of their team.

Are you interested in making your accounting system more efficient?

I'm always looking to see how different companies might benefit from a new accounting package. With cloud accounting becoming more popular, it's easy to see that this is the only way forward.

What's stopping your business from growing? We eliminate the guesswork...

We were joined by Marketing and Sales experts, Neil Edwards from The Marketing Eye and Matt Garman from Sales Plus Profit and they managed to eliminate the guesswork surrounding sales and marketing and show the audience how to structure their business to ensure it continues to grow.

Will I be affected - Automatic Enrolment?

Over the past few months many business owners will have received a letter from The Pensions Regulator urging them to “ACT NOW: you have new automatic enrolment legal duties”.

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