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PAY THE NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE – NO EXCUSES

There are absolutely no excuses for not paying your staff NMW The government has revealed ten of the most bizarre excuses used by unscrupulous business owners who have been found to have underpaid workers the National Minimum Wage (“NMW”). These employers used excuses such as ‘only wanting to pay staff when there are customers to… Read more


LANDLORDS UNDER FIRE

  Is the UK housing market “broken”? The taxation of rental properties for landlords has changed significantly recently as part of a fix due to Government Ministers’ perception that the UK housing market is “broken”.  A summary of the recent and upcoming changes follows: Wear and Tear Allowance The wear and tear allowance previously available for furnished… Read more


Halstock England and Albert Goodman

Halstock England represents British craftsmanship at it’s very best. Designing, manufacturing and installing luxurious bespoke interiors from their base in West Dorset, Halstock have been described as ‘true masters of their craft’. Working with only the best designers, cabinet makers, project managers, veneerers, finishers and fitters, passion for creating the very best interiors flows through the… Read more



Budget 2017 highlights

The main points announced and confirmed today were: Individuals Personal allowance confirmed to increase to £11,500 from April 2017 and £12,500 by 2020 Higher rate threshold to increase to £45,000 from April 2017 and £50,000 by 2020 Class 2 will still be abolished from April 2018 Class 4 national insurance on self-employed will increase to… Read more