Uncertainty in the political and economic landscape was the story of 2017 and this unpredictability doesn’t look set to change for the year ahead. With a number of significant events outlined for 2018 that are highly likely to influence financial markets around the globe, businesses need to be prepared for further turbulence during the next 12 months.READ MORE
Every employer has automatic enrolment duties. They need to assess their staff, put them into a workplace pension scheme if they meet certain criteria, write to them to tell them what they’ve done, and complete and submit a declaration of compliance with The Pensions Regulator (TPR).READ MORE
For any business importing or exporting, dealing in foreign currencies is an unavoidable prerequisite. Despite this, we are continuing to hear of companies blaming unforeseen movements in the currency markets as a key driver for poor performance. Halfords, Sports Direct & Easy Jet are high profile examples who reported significant financial loss this year due to currency volatility. Is such an oversight of what is now a fundamental part of international trade really a palatable excuse as we head into 2018?READ MORE
Mistakes in accounting can seriously impact on your small business, and that’s why you should always hire a good accountant to manage your financials for you. However, you can take steps to keep things in order by avoiding the most common errors.READ MORE
Do you know what GDPR is and how its enforcement will affect your business? Our Legal Partner LawBite Can Help!
With all the hype around GDPR and 2017’s cyber-attacks (remember what happened to the NHS?), individuals are far more aware and hot on their data rights than they ever were before. The EU's GDPR is the result of four years of work by the EU to bring data protection legislation into line with new, previously unforeseen ways that data is now used. However it’s pretty safe to assume that most smaller businesses are still not completely clear about what they need to do to ensure they’re comfortable and ultimately compliant.READ MORE
As David Davis (UK Brexit Secretary) and Michel Barnier (Chief EU negotiator) close in on 7 months of Brexit negotiations, it’s worth looking at how far they have come and whether a deal that is beneficial for both parties is a distinct possibility. Sceptics raised concerns from the beginning questioning whether a deal could ever be struck, let alone within the two year window that was set.READ MORE