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Extra stamp duty land tax (SDLT)

Extra stamp duty land tax (SDLT)

You may have heard that an extra stamp duty land tax (SDLT) charge applies to second properties from 1 April 2016.  What’s it about ? From April 2016 an extra 3% SDLT will be charged on purchases of additional residential properties such as buy-to-lets and second homes […]

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Removal of tax relief for interest costs on property loans

Removal of tax relief for interest costs on property loans

On 8 July 2015 George Osborne announced that relief for interest costs on loans taken out by residential property investors will be cut. What is happening ? and what does it mean ? If you have no borrowings, it will not affect you.  However, if you have […]

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NIC Saving for Yorkshire business: from the Harrogate accountant

By Paul Bushell, the Harrogate Accountant. From April an estimated 450,000 businesses will be eligible for National Insurance savings of up to £2,000 per year.  The Employment Allowance, announced by the Chancellor in last April’s budget, applies to businesses with less than 250 employees, charities and community […]

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What Steve Pipe says about our 7 Step Guide

The ‘7 Steps to get your business working as hard as you do’ guide recieved excellent reviews from Steve Pipe, Former UK Entrepreneur of the Year and best-selling author of “Stress proof your business and your life”. What Steve had to say…. “In just a few short […]

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Increase your Prices: from the Harrogate Accountant:

Increase your Prices: from the Harrogate Accountant:

When you think about increasing your profits you probably consider winning more customers or introducing new services or products, anything to attract more business. The thought of explaining a price rise to your customers is less appealing. You worry that customers will dessert you in their droves. […]

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Avoiding post-death business disputes

Avoiding post-death business disputes

Recently published figures state the number of people making claims to the estates of deceased relatives or partners have risen by 38% over 12 months. Such claims are extremely distressing for the families concerned. The legal costs are usually paid out of the disputed estate, seriously depleting […]

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Face up to the facts of social media marketing.

Face up to the facts of social media marketing.

The first rule of marketing is to give customers what they want. If people expect to see you on Facebook and you’re not there, you’ll miss a sales opportunity. Research shows that only 14% of people trust paid for advertising compared to 70% of people who trust […]

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Occupational and workplace stress.

Occupational and workplace stress.

When it comes to the effects of workplace stress, most employers bury their head in the sand. Costs of occupational stress It’s estimated that 75% to 85% of all GP visits are caused by stress, anxiety and depression. Most stress absences can last for months at a […]

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