Rothmans presentation to Eastleigh Business Leaders

Rothmans sponsored the Eastleigh Business Leaders Lunch, organised by Eastleigh Borough Council, this week. The event was held at The Concorde Club in the town and was attended by The Mayor and many business leaders from the Eastleigh area. Habib Brora, Partner at our Eastleigh office, was the main speaker at the event. He spoke about the importance of investing in people in business, and how to source and recruit the right staff. Habib’s talk was extremely well-received, with one appreciative delegate commenting, “Small busines...

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Business Leaders Lecture 2014

More than 150 business people have attended the inaugural Rothmans Accountants Business Leaders Lecture, ‘The Pursuit of Excellence’, given by Andrew Ball, Global Communications and Heritage Manager for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. The audience at last week’s event at the University of Winchester gained an exclusive insight into the secrets of success that lie behind the growth over 110 years of one of Britain’s most renowned global brands. Andrew Bennett, Partner at Rothmans, said: “Andrew Ball’s speech was a...

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Power in Numbers 16

Power In Numbers 16

Power In Numbers issue 16 is now out and available to download HERE Jonathan Poulter Winchester

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Pension auto-enrolment

Auto-Enrolment – Check Your Staging Date

The government introduced measures in the 2008 and 2011 Pensions Acts designed to increase workplace pension saving. Under the “auto enrolment scheme” employers will have to enrol all of their qualifying workers into a workplace pension scheme and the employee will have to actively opt out if they do not want to be a member. Contributions will start at 1% from the employee and 1% from the employer. Once all employers have implemented the scheme, contributions will increase in stages with firms eventually putting forward at...

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National Insurance Employment Allowance

Budget News

The Budget is the most important event in the UK’s economic calendar when the Chancellor announces the government’s taxation and spending plans for the coming year. The main points are summarised here: Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) The maximum amount of the AIA has been increased from £250,000 to £500,000 for all qualifying expenditure on plant and machinery made from 1 April 2014 for corporation tax and 6 April 2014 for income tax. After 31 December 2015 the limit will be reduced to £25,000...

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Growth Vouchers

At the end of January 2014, the government launched a £30 million research programme to assist small businesses in accessing professional advice. The subsidised business support will be delivered in the form of randomly allocated Growth Vouchers, enabling businesses to receive a 50% subsidy towards the cost of obtaining advice on 5 key topics that help businesses to grow. What are Growth Vouchers? Announced by the Chancellor in the 2013 Budget and championed by the PM’s Enterprise Adviser, Lord Young, the Growth Vouchers pr...

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