Shropshire Economy

  • By EvaLawrence
  • By January 01, 70

Shropshire businesses are continuing to help grow the economy, an extra £1.1 billion in turnover last year, and reports compiled from accountancy giant BDO have identified the top fastest growing companies in the area. Whilst some regions are notorious for being manufacturing/distribution heavy there is a noticeable variation in the sectors for the fastest-growing companies in Shropshire, inclu...

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Construction group offers £10,000 to help students affected by collapse of Black Country contractor

  • By EvaLawrence
  • By January 01, 70

MCS, based in Claverdon near Coventry, has donated £10,000 to support with tuition fees of the employees affected by Shaylor’s collapse into administration this week with the loss of 200 jobs. Walsall construction group Shaylor Group was placed into administration on Monday, and Raj Mittal and Tony Barrell, partners at FRP Advisory, confirmed their appointment as joint administrators today. ...

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IR35 tax clampdown is budget’s biggest new revenue-raiser

  • By EvaLawrence
  • By January 01, 70

A rule change on the tax status of self-employed people working for private sector companies was the biggest new revenue raiser in the budget. The tax framework, known as IR35, is aimed at stopping tax dodging by disguising employment through so-called personal service companies, which will cost the exchequer £1.3bn a year by 2023-24, according to HM Revenue and Customs figures. In a bid to st...

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Top tips for retaining your best talent

  • By EvaLawrence
  • By January 01, 70

From the smallest start-ups to the biggest corporations in the world, retaining key talent is one of the only truly effective ways of ensuring that your output is both consistent and of a high quality. Constantly training new staff is not only costly, but it's also time-consuming and resource-heavy with a vastly increased chance of losing key data and even clients, if external relationships are...

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Does HMRC understand its own IR35 rules? TV stars take taxman to court and win

  • By EvaLawrence
  • By January 01, 70

Former Loose Women presenter Kaye Adams has successfully challenged HMRC in court, confirming a job she worked on with the BBC qualified as being ‘off payroll’ for tax purposes. This then begs the question: is HMRC clear on its own IR35 rules and how to apply them? What is IR35? A guide for the self-employed IR35 reform: 7 things contractors should know about the government’s latest a...

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Is your Finance Team fit for business growth?

  • By EvaLawrence
  • By January 01, 70

In days gone by the finance function – the people and processes used to ‘keep the books’ – was largely responsible for keeping score. Their remit was to report on what had happened historically and make sure tax and accounts were filed on time. However times are changing. As new technologies and business models create an unprecedented pace of change, what we ask of finance has ch...

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The skills employers want – and how to get them

  • By AD Group
  • By October 01, 19

Source: AAT Comment Your skill set needs updating. Employers need accountants who can do more than just the accounts, but they’re struggling to recruit the people they need. Some have even told us that they’ve given up on hiring experienced accountants, and are focusing instead on apprentices. It’s ...

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How to take the sting out of receiving criticism

  • By AD Group
  • By January 01, 70

Source: Forbes
Receiving criticism can sometimes be a messy situation, especially when it’s unexpected, harsh or given when others are present.
You might feel shocked, angry or even embarrassed by the comments. But before getting d...

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Fundraising for The Brain Tumour Charity

  • By AD Group
  • By August 08, 18

The Brain Tumour Charity is a cause close to our hearts here at Alexander Daniels and we attend the Charity Ball every year. This year, Alexander Daniels volunteered to participate in the £1000 challenge which means that we have a year to raise £1000 in any way that we can. So far we have raised money by donating a pound for weekly dress down but it wont stop there...make sure you stay tuned...

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