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Posted on 4:33pm Wednesday 13th January 2010
We all want a return in demand for our products and services, but an upturn can be just as big a threat to a company’s future as a slump. Sounds crazy doesn’t it? However, many businesses, despite being profitable, could be at risk of becoming insolvent if they have a shortage of what we call ‘working capital’.
Posted on 5:26pm Monday 14th December 2009
Alistair Darling’s pre-budget report was serious and business like, but pretty underwhelming and predictable. With an election just six months away he avoided some of the necessary but unpopular decisions with the Tories accusing him of staging a ‘pre-election con’ by increasing some child and disability benefits.
Posted on 1:39pm Thursday 1st October 2009
IF you are a company director you need to ensure you don’t fall foul of new laws introduced today as the final parts the Companies Act 2006 become law. The Companies Act 2006 is one of the biggest pieces of legislation ever passed in the UK and represents the biggest overhaul of company law in over a quarter of a century. Its 550 sections have been introduced in three stages since the act was given Royal Ascent in 2006.
Posted on 5:39pm Monday 14th September 2009
Judith Dugdale, director at Moore and Smalley Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors, Kendal, explains how to reward staff in recession. FINDING ways to reward your staff when the chips are down isn’t easy. Many firms will have scaled back their employee reward schemes during the recession, but forward-thinking employers recognise the importance of offering a wide range of rewards and benefits to motivate staff and remain competitive.
Posted on 12:24pm Wednesday 19th August 2009
THERE’S been lots of hype about the 50p tax rate, not least the impact it could have on entrepreneurialism. Well now it seems that some of the hype may be justified. My colleagues in the tax department have reported a significant increase in enquiries from wealthy entrepreneurs considering moving abroad to side-step increases in personal tax.