Domain names. It’s all OK… if its .UK

Having a domain name is a little bit like choosing your household electric supplier. You need one, you set it up and then forget about it, but what happens if something goes wrong, who do you contact? Maybe your web developer is on holiday? Can’t find that email from eight

Flexible working hours

Until 2014 the right to request flexible working was reserved for employees with children under the age of 17. However, the introduction of new legislation in June 2014 extended this right to include all employees who meet the statutory requirements. Under these new regulations, qualifying employees can formally request flexible

Brexit – latest government help – All you need to know for your eu employees

With Brexit looming, many employers are concerned about the status of their EU employees. The Home Office has helpfully issued an Employer Toolkit which can be found here: This provides key information for employers including information that can be passed directly to their employees. Employers are, however, reminded that they should

Business under the spotlight …

Canvey Island Bindery Running a business can often feel like an lonely place, especially when you are faced with questions or issues you have not had to deal with before. Business under the spotlight is a new feature in 4Business. In this edition, we spoke with Simon Burstein, Director of Canvey Island

Tax Rates – 4 Business guide to various tax rates 2018/19

Income tax allowances Personal allowance 11,850 Income limit for personal allowance 100,000 Marriage allowance 1,190 Married couple’s allowance 8,695 Trading allowance 1,000 Property income allowance 1,000 Dividend allowance 2,000 Personal savings allowances for: Basic rate taxpayers 1,000 Higher rate taxpayers 500   Income tax bands Basic rate 0 - 34,500 Higher rate 34,501 - 150,000 Additional rate 150,000 + Income tax rates Basic rate 20% Higher

Tax Dates – 4 Business guide to tax dates 2018/19

Accounts Unless filing the company’s first accounts, submission deadlines are normally: 9 months from the accounting reference date for a private company 6 months from the accounting reference date for a public company Confirmation statement Due date is usually a year after either: the date your company incorporated the date you filed

Yet another trap for landlords

As many landlords are all likely to be aware, in order to seek possession of a property let on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) in circumstances where the fixed term has expired and the tenant is not at fault (i.e that they have not breached any term of the tenancy

Fire Doors in Communal areas – When were yours last checked?

Due to recent tragic events, the impact of Fire Safety and Risk Assessment is quite rightly under the spotlight. Whilst the tenants of commercial multi-let buildings and residential blocks will be familiar with the requirements for the testing of fire alarms and emergency lights and the regular practising of evacuation are

Are you ready for Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT?

From 1 April 2019, VAT registered businesses with turnover above the VAT registration threshold (currently £85,000) will be required to keep digital records and submit their VAT returns via the Making Tax Digital system (MTD). VAT registered businesses with turnover below the registration threshold will not be required to use