employee benefits

Employee wellbeing = business wellbeing

Posted under Tax Briefs, Ward Goodman News.

Mindfulness, work-life balance and mental well-being have been prominent in the media for some time, but it’s increasingly recognised in businesses that employee wellbeing should be part of the bottom line strategy. One of the key components of any strategy has to be a robust employee benefits package. This is the conclusion drawn by recent…

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marketing for small businesses

Marketing is top priority for small digital businesses

Posted under Tax Briefs, Ward Goodman News.

45% of small businesses are intent on boosting marketing expenditure this year, according to a study by eBay. The study found that a quarter of small business owners claim not to understand Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), but three quarters believe that social media can drive growth.  61% believe that an understanding of marketing and advertising…

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state pension

Single-tier or No-tier pensions?

Posted under Tax Briefs, Ward Goodman News.

The Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) is writing to over 100,000 people with bad news about their state pension. The new single-tier state pension was launched in April of this year, but the way in which it was introduced has drawn much criticism. The heavy emphasis given in DWP publicity to the flat amount…

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tax evasion

HMRC crackdown on serious tax evasion

Posted under Tax Briefs, Ward Goodman News.

The number of cases of serious tax evasion that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has been investigating increased by 8% last year. According to law firm Pinsent Masons, 2,972 cases were flagged up by local HMRC offices and passed on to its evasion referral team in 2015/16 – up from 2,749 the previous year.  Tax…

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