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Changes ahead for paying directors and shareholders

17.08.2015

Imminent changes to the way in which dividends are to be taxed will have implications for the way many small business directors remunerate themselves. What do you need to know?  Few expected the July 2015 budget to be so far reaching over...

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How to choose your Estate Agent

  Choosing an agent to look after your property can be confusing – after all, there’s so much to think about! At Liberty Gate, we want you to know that you are in safe hands with us. Our ...

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Can you set up a Website for Free?

  If you don’t have a big budget, but have a lot of time, and a good eye for design, it is possible to set your website up for free. There are hundreds of free hosting platforms out there, b...

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Budget Increase in Insurance Premium Tax!

When Insurance premiums increase, clients are quick to blame us or the industry, but when the government introduced IPT - Insurance Premium Tax on all insurance premiums, we knew this was going to be ...

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Newark On Trent property market update

Some interesting observations for the latest Newark On Trent property market update... During Q1 of 2015 we've seen an increase in the numbers of high end flats and 12.75% growth on one housing style...

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The Dog ate my tax return........is not a reasonable excuse

However, it has been announced that HMRC will not contest appeals against the £100 late filing penalty in respect of 2013/14 tax returns where the taxpayer provided a reasonable excuse for not filing...

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HMRC's growing reliance on Connect database could mean an increasing number of innocent taxpayers face investigation

Over 80% of all tax investigations undertaken by HMRC now follow potential leads generated by its £45 million database system, Connect, according to recent reports. The new reliance on automated syst...

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Website Images (and a little SEO)

Projecting the image of a brand that is reputable and trustworthy can be hugely helped by having a review of the images you are currently using across your website and social media. There are also ...

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How stressed are your staff?

  As we all know stress can negatively affect anyone, especially in the workplace. Happy and healthy employees make productive employees - in return the employer loses fewer days due to sick time o...

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Less Obvious Reasons to Setup a Website

Less Obvious Reasons to Setup a Website Beyond the most common uses like company websites, blogs, online shops and message boards, there are a bunch of other reasons to set up a website that you mi...

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A Beginners Guide to XML Sitemaps

  What is a XML Sitemap? If you’re sat there wondering what an XML Sitemap is, then here’s a brief explanation... A XML Sitemap provides search engines with an organised map of your website ...

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Forms P11D due by 6th July 2015

The deadline for filing the 2014/15 returns of benefits and expenses paid to employees is 6 July 2015. Note that there can be significant penalties for incorrect returns so they need to be completed w...

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BREAKING THE BOX- PROMOTING CREATIVITY

When I was at university studying business I did a whole module on creativity- studying it and understanding how the promotion of creativity/innovation in companies was the secret to success and longe...

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Winning is all about Attitude

Many small- and medium-sized businesses have the potential to be better and stronger than they are today. Success in business is often down to the management team and their mind-set. Here are some att...

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Newark Letting Agent ‘Considered’ Pioneer In Rental Feedback

Landlords and tenants in Newark are now able to join a revolutionary new rental feedback scheme after teaming up with a local lettings agent, in a bid to raise standards within the private rented sect...

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What is the difference between an advised sale and non-advised sale?

 An Advised sale is where your demands and needs are assessed by the broker who then gives advice and recommendations tailored to your personal requirements. With a non-Advised sale, no assessment o...

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3 Top Tips for A Successful Social Media Business Plan

‘If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else’ – Laurence Peters Just as it is in life, the same can be said for social media! If you don’t know where you...

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The scourge of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Got IBS - if you want to find a cure, get a second opinion! If you’re one of the 15 million people and counting that have Irritable Bowel Syndrome in the UK, and you’ve had the symptoms for many ...

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Whose Voice Is That?

We all have one, even if we haven’t identified it. That voice which chatters away at inopportune moments. It’s referred to by many names – chatterbox, monkey mind, 3am demon, internal terrorist,...

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A Tale of Three Cities

In the recent television series ‘Mind the Gap’, Evan Davis, best known for presenting BBC’s Dragons’ Den, compared the property boom and bubble in London with the rest of the country, which br...

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7 Steps To Getting Your Goals

It isn’t about goal setting it’s about goal GETTING!! I am sure that many of you have goals written down - have a look – are there any stuck on your wall, in the back of your diary, in a documen...

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