June 2018 – Stockport Business Awards Shortlist Revealed

Clarke Nicklin, are the main sponsors and organisers of the Stockport Business Awards and founded the event six years ago. We can now announce the shortlist for the 2018 Stockport Business Awards. Over 80 Businesses entered the 12 categories this year and judging took place ...
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June 2018 – Winners Revealed for Stockports First Ever Food & Drink Awards

We teamed up with food-focused multi-disciplinary business Foodsync, to host the first Stockport Food and Drink Awards which was held on Wednesday 20th June at Robinsons Brewery. The awards followed the first ever Stockport Food & Drink Trade Show which was held at Stockport Market ...
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June 2018 – Avoid VAT Penalties

As a VAT registered business, there are just two things you need to do to avoid a VAT penalty: pay your VAT on time and submit your VAT return on time. If you fail on either task twice within 12 months, you are put on ...
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June 2018 – Work Place Pension Contributions

If your business has a workplace pension which complies with the auto-enrolment rules, that scheme must receive a minimum level of contributions on behalf of each employee who is enrolled in the scheme. This level of contributions is expressed as a percentage of the employee's ...
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June 2018 – Shortlist Announced for First Food & Drink Awards

Stockport based chartered accountants and business advisors Clarke Nicklin have teamed up with food-focused multi-disciplinary business Foodsync, to host the first Stockport Food and Drink Awards on the 20th June. Clarke Nicklin who are organisers and main sponsors of the Stockport Business Awards have been ...
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June 2018 National Minimum Wage & Directors

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates increased for pay periods beginning on and after 1 April 2018. The rate for those aged 25 and over (also called the living wage) rose from £7.50 to £7.83 per hour, an increase of 4.4%. The three other NMW ...
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June 2018 – Loans & Interest

Directors and employees sometimes borrow from their company, intending to pay the money back, but the actual repayment gets delayed. This can lead to a benefit in kind tax charge on the individual, and a class 1A NIC charge for the company. These charges can ...
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June 2018 – Paying Your Children For Working In Your Business

You can pay your son or daughter from your business, but only if their pay is reasonable for the work that they do for the business. Don’t fall into the trap of paying over the odds for office assistance just because the worker is your ...
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May 2018 – Check Your PAYE Code

If you receive a pension or are paid a wage or salary, you should have a new PAYE tax code for 2018/19. It used to be issued in paper form, but now it may arrive electronically if you have activated your personal tax account at ...
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May 2018 – Clarke Nicklin Supports New Food & Drink Awards in Stockport This June

We have teamed up with food-focused multi-disciplinary business Foodsync to host the first Stockport Food and Drink Awards on the 20th June. Clarke Nicklin who are organisers and main sponsors of the Stockport Business Awards have been working with Foodsync to support the first Stockport ...
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May 2018 – Rent-a-Room Relief

When you let a spare room to a lodger, you are not only creating some extra income for yourself, but you are also increasing the availability of low cost accommodation. This is why the Government allows up to £7,500 of the gross rent you receive ...
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May 2018 – Requirement to Correct

New tax law places a requirement on the taxpayer to correct their past tax position in relation to tax due on overseas assets and transactions, rather than on HMRC to discover the facts. If you make the correction on or before 30 September 2018, and ...
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