Round-up of 2018 law changes
26 April 2018
From payday reporting to a new minimum wage and rules around parental leave, here’s a summary of what’s new and what’s changed for small businesses and the self-employed – check which apply to you.
5 signs your small business isn't ready for changing customer expectations
15 March 2018
In the Digital Opportunities for Today’s Small Business report, small businesses list local competition as their number one immediate business concern. Keeping pace with changing customer expectations – the basis of how a business can compete – is anticipated to be the top perceived business threat in five years’ time. And a shift in customer expectations isn’t just a trend lurking on the horizon, it’s happening now.
IR takes AIM at provisional tax
8 March 2018
From April 2018, small businesses, sole traders and contractors can choose a new pay-as-you-earn option, rather than paying provisional tax in instalments several times a year.
This signals a shift in focus for accountants, freeing them up to help clients make good decisions about their finances and future direction.
Workplace Health and Safety Audits
8 November 2017
There has been some word that clubs have been approached by various health and safety providers making claims that clubs must undertake health and safety audits in order to be compliant. The clubs we have spoken to have been told that if they fail to sign up for the companies audit they are in breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act and will be liable for large fines.