Are you a grandparent looking after your grandchildren? Don’t miss out on this NI credit

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

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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.

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Marine: Claiming back fuel excise duty

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

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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.

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Growth: Know your zebra

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

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Finance and Tax: Is your life cover relevant?

All too often business owners are missing out on the tax relief available to their limited company that can be achieved with a relevant life plan for themselves or for employees, as opposed to private personal life cover. The premiums are paid for by the company and are allowable for corporation tax relief at 20 per cent. Plus unlike death in service can be offered on an individual basis. Without any further income tax or national insurance it makes sense

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Are you missing out on valuable tax relief? R&D relief is a corporation tax relief that may reduce your company's tax bill, if your company has any projects that advances technological or scientific knowledge or capability by overcoming a technical uncertainty you may qualify. Contact us to explore this further

Corporate tax: Are you missing out on valuable tax relief?

R&D relief is a corporation tax relief that may reduce your company’s tax bill. If your company has any projects that advances technological or scientific knowledge or capability by overcoming a technical uncertainty you may qualify. Contact us to explore this further.

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Tribe hosts local business networking event

Tribe news: We host local business networking event

We are delighted to be hosting a local business networking event on Wednesday 2nd December at Crofton Manor Equestrian Centre in Stubbington, Hampshire. Events include dressage and showjumping demonstrations, a raffle with great prizes, a display by Peter Cooper VW and a close-up magician. Entrance is by invitation only, please contact rebecca@tribeaccounting.com for further details.  

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Tribe news: Tribe sponsors local sports venue

Crofton Manor is a premier equestrian facility for dressage showjumping and showing in Stubbington, Hampshire. It has fantastic arena facilities and Tribe are proud to be affiliated as a sponsor, not only this but the networking events held at the venue are great for local businesses.

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