3 areas to assess when your business is struggling

As a business owner, you love what you do. You love being in control of your day to day routine, being your own boss, being responsible for a business and its team. But with any business comes risk. Your business could be thriving one month, and the next month sales...

What is a furnished holiday letting (FHL) business?

There are strict rules for a property rental business to qualify as furnished holiday lettings. The most important conditions are: The property must be situated in the UK or European Economic Area (EEA) Furnished and let on a commercial basis Available for letting for...

Pension funds can be very effective in estate planning 

We have featured the tax efficiency of pension fund investment in a number of recent newsletters. As well as the increased flexibility in terms of drawdown arrangements that were introduced in April 2015 there were some important changes to what happens to the undrawn...

Are you sure you or your workers are self-employed

Last year we reported that the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee published a report calling on the Government to close the loopholes that allow “bogus” self-employment practices, which burden the welfare state but reduce the tax contributions needed to...

Managing your strategic objectives

Now that you are starting to settle into your stride in 2018, perhaps its time to revisit your list of goals and objectives. Before you think about adding any new objectives to your list, think about what you’re going to stop doing. We all have limited bandwidth and...

Managing Change

In business, change is inevitable. The business landscape is constantly evolving and how effectively you manage change can determine the success or failure of your firm. Communication is Key Any time there is a major change in a business, there will be a natural dip...