Robin Clempson


Farming in Recovery?

After a couple of difficult years is farming finally in recovery? Is now the time to re-invest in the business? Hot supper to follow three informative presentations on investing in your farm business and having the resources to do so. There will be an opportunity for questions during the seminar and with the speakers and their colleagues afterwards…. Read more


PizzaRova and Albert Goodman

We love Pizzarova!  Who wouldn’t love  handmade sourdough and gluten-free pizzas from the West Country?  Having started selling Pizzas out of the back of converted LandRovers’, Pizzarova founder Alex Corbett has now expanded the business to a shop and a mobile shipping container! The best ingredients and the handmade sourdough bases make Pizzarova a firm favourite… Read more


House of Lords urge delay ‘Making Tax Digital’

The influential House of Lords economic affairs committee has this week criticised The Government’s ‘Making Tax Digital’ programme, adding to the raft of criticisms the proposals have already received from Members of Parliament and pro-business groups.  In a Report  published on March 16, the committee urges the Government to re-think and argues that “while the digitalisation… Read more


The Apprenticeship Levy

The way the government funds apprenticeships in the UK will change in Spring 2017. Whilst only some larger employers will be charged a new apprenticeship levy, actual apprenticeship funding will change for all employers. What is an apprenticeship? An apprenticeship is a genuine job, with an accompanying skills development plan. It must last for at least… Read more


Hammond’s U-Turn. A National Insurance Climb Down

The Chancellor has today made a surprise U-turn on the widely criticised increase to class 4 national insurance rates from 2018, announced in last week’s Budget.  Whilst we welcome the climb down, it is worth noting two things. First, the threshold at which the higher rate of class 4 NIC is applied increases from 6… Read more