In the age of information overload, traditional time management techniques simply don’t cut it when it comes to overflowing inboxes, ever-expanding to-do lists and endless, pointless meetings. Thankfully there is a better way: The Way of the Productivity Ninja. Using techniques including Ruthlessness, Mindfulness, Zen-like Calm and Stealth & Camouflage you will get your inbox … Continue reading Book recommendation – “How to be a Productivity Ninja” by Graham Allcott
This is the start of on ongoing series of posts that will address the most tax efficient ways of extracting value from your business. A salary is the reward for your effort as a director and as such does not have to be linked to profitability. As such, unlike dividends, it can be paid to … Continue reading Salary for directors, the do’s and don’ts.
As a business we are totally cloud based now and as such have increased the efficiency of how we do things and released us from a physical location so that we can work from anywhere in the world with internet access. What a revolution this has been. I have decided to let you know that we have chosen … Continue reading Making your business better with Productivity Apps
Are you in the fortunate position of having cash sitting in the bank, but unfortunate because it is earning very little? If this is you then please read on. Our associated companies invest in the property market place, in both Derby and Nottingham, we are looking for seed capital to get projects off the ground, once projects … Continue reading Investment opportunities
Changes, that came in on 1st April 2017, to the VAT Flat Rate Scheme (FRS) and have supposedly been introduced to tackle "misuses" of the scheme by some small businesses. The changes mean that now businesses that operate the FRS will now need to determine whether they are a "limited cost trader" (LCT). Those that spend … Continue reading VAT changes that will effect small businesses.
Source: FSB Billions of pounds in EU funding dedicated to supporting small firms must be replaced to avoid the risk of an economic slowdown post-Brexit, according to the latest Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) report. FSB is calling on the new Government to seize the opportunity presented by Brexit to radically reform England’s business support … Continue reading Brexit funding gap a threat to growth and productivity
The presentation given by Milestone Management Solutions Ltd.'s MD Tony Miles to address the recent changes to property taxation and what it means to you sole Trader and Partnership Property Investors. Personal Tax The current Personal Tax rates are: - Personal Allowance increased to £11,500 – 0% rate - Basic rate limit increased to £45,000 … Continue reading Presentation to Progressive Property Network – Derby on 9th May 2017
Source: HM Government | | 27/04/2017 Following the Prime Minister’s unexpected announcement that there will be a snap general election on 8 June 2017, Parliament will now be dissolved on 3 May 2017. After this date, no further legislation will be passed until Parliament opens again after the election. The scope of the Finance Bill … Continue reading Update on Finance Bill 2017
There a four company structures that a business owner can choose from, each are very different in their ability to protect your assets, generate cash inflows and create timing benefits. These can be explained as: Sole trader, this is defined as you run your own business as an individual and are self-employed. Being a sole … Continue reading Company structures – the pros and cons.
Do you need to appoint a company secretary? Since the implementation of the Companies Act 2006, limited liability companies are now longer obliged to appoint a company secretary, although there may still be benefits to doing so. From 6th April 2008, limited company directors can now decide whether to appoint a secretary. If a secretary … Continue reading Responsibilities of a Company Secretary