The Solent LEP offers a range of support to SMEs in the Solent area (Portsmouth to Southampton, IOW and along the M27 corridor, Hampshire), with grant funding that can assist businesses with their growth plans. The next round of funding is live and closes Friday 15 March 2019. If this is something that you are interested to find out more about please do not hesitate to contact us.
By offering a childcare voucher scheme to employees before October 2018, an exemption for tax and national insurance could apply Your employees could save as much as £933 per year in tax and national insurance (basic rate taxpayers), with help towards their childcare costs. Time is running out for employers to offer and administer childcare voucher schemes for their employees, as from the 5th October this year the scheme will close to new applicants and the only choice for parents,
If you are married, or in a civil partnership and one of you earns nothing or £11,500 per year or less you could claim a tax refund. Everyone has a personal tax allowance which is the amount an individual can earn tax free in each financial year. When one of you is not using all of this, the marriage allowance enables you to transfer up to £1,150 to your husband, wife or civil partner, if they earn more than you.
Strategy: MindshopCon 2017
We were pleased to be able to attend MindshopCon in London this June. Our particular highlights included: – Value To Others – strengthening the way we approach pretty much every client engagement. – Insights from self confessed Microsoft supergeek Dave Coplin and how to make the most of tech, not become a slave to it – People power!
This is not a new initiative but it has been recently published that many grandparents may be missing out on claiming this benefit. With the number of children being looked after by grandparents, to save on childcare, on the rise if you are a grandparent caring for grandchildren under twelve, you may be eligible to claim national insurance credits towards your State Pension. What you need to know to apply: The child you care for is under 12 You are related to
Tribe News: We are now members of the British Marine Federation
As specialist marine accountants we are proud to announce that for 2017 we are new members of the British Marine Federation. “We continue to be passionate about the South Coast’s marine sector and the important boost all those SME’s within it give to our local economy and employment rates. Becoming members of the BMF aligns well with that.” explains Rebecca Reeves, Director. British Marine is a well respected national association providing a wealth of support and guidance to its members.
From business to business this VAT reclaim is not as commonly known about and implemented as you might expect. For business owners within the marine and maritime sector it is worth being aware of VAT Notice 263 which enables you to claim back the excise duty on fuel used in vessels making marine voyages, if it has been charged on to you. Currently with excise duty rates at 67p per litre for light fuel and 11p per litre for heavy
Tribe News: Welcoming a new member
We are pleased to announce that we have a new member in our tribe, Suzy joins us as administrative assistant. She is brings her superwoman-like organisation skills to the business’ admin function. She loves campervans and her dream is to own one! We believe if you can see your vision, you are able to clearly share it, then you are more likely to succeed in achieving it.
We are hearing that many businesses’ main goal for 2016 is growth, but the question is how and of what, how do we make an inroad into such a wide strategy. There are many aspects to setting a strategy such as this for your business so we have chosen to take a look at one aspect….. knowing your zebra. Tribe often use the term zebra to describe your business’ ideal customer or client. Look at the features of your top customers – would