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Start-up businesses alerted to change in pension duties

The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) is warning new businesses that start up from October 2017 that they will have immediate auto-enrolment pension duties. To date, auto-enrolment has been rolled out to existing companies, starting with large companies in … Continue reading

Increase in audit threshold – to have, or not to have an audit?

Two of the key criteria used to determine whether a company’s accounts must legally be subjected to a financial audit have been changed by an EU Directive, leaving some businesses to consider the benefits of voluntarily continuing with an annual … Continue reading

Credit Where Credit’s Due – Food and Drink and R&D Relief

Despite the Research and Development (R&D) corporation tax relief scheme being around for a good number of years, the food and drink manufacturing sector continues to be one of the worst culprits for not making a claim. Recently, the government … Continue reading

Payroll administrator nominated for Young Employee of the Year

THERE is nothing dull about working in an office – just ask Philip Johnson and he is happy to share his genuine love for his job as a payroll administrator. Philip 21, is on the shortlist for Young Employee of … Continue reading

Finding clarity in the cloud

There’s little doubt that the digital revolution has provided businesses with more opportunities than ever before. However, technology has also placed a bewildering array of apps, tools and processes at our fingertips. That can be off-putting for those businesses still … Continue reading

Exporting is great!

The UK witnessed a sharp fall in the value of the pound following the Brexit announcement, making goods and services priced in sterling more competitive in the global market. That makes it a great time for businesses to consider exporting. … Continue reading

Tough Mudder

With Tough Mudder just over 4 months away the team has started to up their training and tailor their diets. Elizabeth and Lewis have both done Accrington 10k, Fred has done Wigan half marathon, and Jonathan walked to the shops … Continue reading

Taylor Patterson Raises £6000 for Cash for Kids

During 2016 staff at Taylor Patterson have helped raise over £6000 for Rock FM’s Cash for Kids charity. The charity provides a helping hand to disabled and disadvantaged children across Lancashire. Each year they hope to raise thousands of pounds … Continue reading

JamRock Design’s Free Website Campaign

JamRock Design is a web design agency in Lancaster specialising in creating professional websites for businesses, and providing online marketing services such as SEO and social media marketing to help them make the most of their online presence. For 2017, … Continue reading