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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

HMRC are embracing the entrepreneurial spirit

For those taxpayers selling or gifting a whole or part of their business, HMRC offer a valuable capital gains tax relief for qualifying disposals. This is under the guise of entrepreneur’s relief (formerly retirement relief), up to the current lifetime threshold of £10 million. The regime is available to the following:

The A to Z of selling your business

A simple list to help you (and your buyer) hit the ground running If you’re thinking about selling your business or you are already in talks to do so, it is helpful to be prepared. The sale process becomes considerably easier if you have the answers and supporting documents in the

Small Business Commissioner helps small firms resolve payment disputes

The role of the Small Business Commissioner (SBC) was created under the Enterprise Act 2016. The SBC is now available to accept complaints from small businesses with a view to helping them resolve payment disputes with larger businesses and tackle unfair payment practices. The service impartial, independent and free to

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

What is it and why do we need it? We send emails, we share documents, we pay bills and we purchase goods and services by entering our personal details online and without a second thought. As businesses we already tell website visitors we’re collecting their data to send them our newsletter. Isn’t