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We mentioned a few newsletters ago about nuisance calls and we found an article
that tells you how to stop them. Now we hear that these companies are now
leaving messages on your answer machines. There's a telephone number you can
call and register your telephone number with which will stop this. As soon as I
read this article I registered my home number.
If your over fifty or your parents are, then they should be taking advantage
of the extra 3,000 pounds tax free ISA allowance before the rest of us get it
The Car Scrappage Scheme which was introduced to help the car industry is to
be extended giving an extra boost to the industry which has helped over 227,750
people to buy new cars.
The Cayman Islands has now been elevated to OECD White List.
Vat rules on postage have changed and have been clarified by the European
Court of Justice.
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tax deadlines that apply to you. UK
Delegate where possible. This can be to internal staff or
external consultants or service providers. Most manager fall into one of two
camps. 1) they want to do it themselves so they know it is done right and 2)
those who just want someone else to do everything and take responsibility. The
key is to try and find a happy medium. Either way you will need to manage and
communicate effectively. Communicate what needs to be done, and how if need be
and give them everything they need to do it. Then monitor the logs or results.
Once you are sure that the a job can be done effectively and they have
everything they need to do it then you can spend more time on the other million
and one things that need doing.
Companies Act 2009 final implementation take effect on 1st
October 2009. The Key changes are:
Forms have change to reflect the new act.
Directors can have a service address appear in the public
register rather than their residential address. They still need to give their
residential address to companies house.
A "Statement of Capital" is required for new companies
abolishing the concept of authorised and issued shares.
Stricter "same as" rules on companies name.
The Registers powers have increased and have the right to
amend or correct incomplete or inconsistent documents before registering them.
We have updated the shareholders agreement to include the new
articles of association for new companies. Email us your invoice number and we
will send you a copy of this free document.
How many directors out there don't have a
Directors Service Agreement. Yes you may be a shareholder as well
but you are still an employee of the company. How do you distinguish your roles legally? What distinguishes a
bonus from a dividend payment for tax purposes. If you have a
Directors Service Agreement then you can cross the T's and dot the
This also applies to all the directors. Basically if its in the contract its
The New Supreme Court is now
open in the UK and replaced the house of lords as the highest court of appeal in
the country. Read more from their
The default retirement age of 65 is lawful. This is a ruling
by the high court and throws a spanner in the works for employers and employees
who don't know where they stand. Effectively there can be a default retirement
age of 65 but employers must follow statutory retirement procedures to prevent
claims being upheld. They should also consider application from employees who
want to continue to work over 65 carefully as this is still a hot potato.
Read more. There will be a review by the government next year.
Inheritance Tax on contributions to Employee Benefit Trusts has been given
further clarification by HMRC.
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