Recruitment Procedures – Seven Steps for Good Procedures

In order to avoid the danger of discriminating in some way, particularly unconsciously, employers must take care to develop and use recruitment procedures which will avoid the risk. Using sensible procedures will also inevitably improve recruitment decisions and the quality of the people taken on. Professional advice should be sought before any action is taken.

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Recruitment Procedures – Employment Law

Most claims for discrimination in recruitment have no maximum limit. Can your business afford compensation of perhaps £20,000 because you made a simple mistake? How do you make sure you don’t break the law? We set out below the main principles involved in the recruitment of employees. We have written this factsheet in an accessible and understandable way but some of the issues may be very complicated.

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Raising Finance

Every business from its commencement and through its development and growth will need finance. But what type of finance is best suited to the development of your business, and who should you approach for funding? We provide guidance below on types of finance available and outline the planning required before approaching any lending institution.

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Property Investment – Tax Aspects

Investment in property has been and continues to be a popular form of investment for many people. It is seen as a route by which relatively secure capital gains can be made on eventual sale, income returns can be generated throughout the period of ownership and mortgage finance is covered in repayment terms by the security of the eventual sale of the property and in interest terms by the rental income.

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Making Tax Digital For VAT Registered Businesses

Making Tax Digital (MTD), the new scheme from HMRC, which requires VAT-registered businesses to use a digital system to file their taxes, is now up and running. All businesses with a turnover which is above the VAT threshold (£85,000 in 2019) are required to keep digital records for VAT and use compatible software to give their records to HMRC.

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Property Investment – Buy to Let

In recent years, the stock market has had its ups and downs. Add to this the serious loss of public confidence in pension funds as a means of saving for the future and it is not surprising that investors have looked elsewhere. The UK property market, whilst cyclical, has proved over the long-term to be a very successful investment. This has resulted in a massive expansion in the buy to let sector.

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Preparing for your Accountant

Whether we are producing your accounts or carrying out your annual audit, being prepared for us will ensure our work is carried out smoothly and efficiently and with the minimum disruption to yourselves. You may also be able to help by preparing some of the routine schedules for us. This will mean our time can be better spent advising you on the running of your business.

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