Scopulus Business Newsletter - 17-04-09
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The tax rates for the year are
now on the inland revenues website but we have not released them as we
have been caught by this before and there is a good chance they may
change. (Remember last year). The G20 meeting seemed to be a success
and gives confidence but we all are eagerly awaiting the budget speech
as they refine and re-refine what is needed and hopefully what will
A lot must be happening, even the
tax briefing they released were not in sequential order. If the reason
for the delay is they just want to get it right, wells that
understandable. I’m looking forward to all the reports a few days after
the budget to allow all the experts to have some time to digest and
give their views on what is in it and what the effects will be. Will
keep you informed.
HMRC publishes benchmark scale
rates for day subsistence. This is subsistence payments to employees
who incur allowable business travel expenses free of tax and national
insurance contributions. See HM
Revenue and Customs Brief 24/09
Mothers-to-be can claim a new
Health in Pregnancy grant. This is a tax-free cash-bonus of £190 to
help pregnant mothers stay fit and healthy in the run up to the birth
here for more
We are all spending a lot of time
on the internet. We visit vast number of websites and sometimes neglect
our own. Take some time or ask a friend to look at your website with a
specific purpose and ask them
What they think?
If they found what they
were looking for?
Did they like the look of
Have they any suggestions?
In fact have a look at our site www.scopulus.co.uk
and email us with the answers to the above questions and we will give
out rewards for anything we take on board.
Many businesses are changing
employee’s contracts and the working conditions of current staff. It’s
a good idea to compare different types of contracts and the terms in
them to cope with the new environment we find ourselves in. You can get
if needed and there is a whopping 25% discount code
“contract756” right now!
New employment laws came into
effect on 6 April 2009 concerning statutory holidays. This seems to be
more a European way of thinking but I’m sure there will be no
New regulations came into force
on 6 April 2009 which require that details of user emails and internet
telephone calls are stored by internet service providers (ISPs). You
can read more here.
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Money makes money and business
are finding it hard. There is Alternative
forms of funding in the current climate.
Our branding should never slip,
especially in these difficult times. Brand
Just started the financial gadget
in the tools section. We will only be putting up tools and gadgets we
feel that will be of use.
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Article Published/Sorted/Amended on Scopulus 2009-04-18 10:33:44 in Newsletter