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11 April 2018

Making Tax Digital – timetabling and exemptions

Making Tax Digital (MTD) is being phased in gradually. This info will help you work out when your business goes digital.

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5 April 2018

Centre for Fashion Enterprise Opportunities

The Centre for Fashion Enterprise, London's Pioneering Fashion and FashTech Business Incubator, has two fantastic programmes open for applic...

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29 March 2018

The long term view of the first quarter

No one can say the first three months of this year haven’t been action-packed. And for some, it’s been emotional. In January Carillion w...

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29 March 2018

Business Factor update!

We're pleased to announce that the first round of the exciting Business Factor is now complete, and 12 of our most entrepreneurial clients h...

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23 March 2018

We are proud to name Great Ormond Street Hospital as...

Why GOSH? There are many people among the Nordens team who have had first-hand experience of the expertise and care of its medical teams dur...

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23 March 2018

Childcare vouchers: Surprise delay to scheme cancell...

The government has announced a surprise decision to extend the salary sacrifice childcare voucher scheme (CCV). A leading payroll expert has...

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13 March 2018

Making Tax Digital: possible penalties for VAT issue...

It's been warned that the Making Tax Digital requirements will be ignored by taxpayers unless there are sanctions for anyone who fails to co...

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11 March 2018

February 2018 economic statistics: All the figures b...

Whether you run a large-scale operation or you're an entrepreneur wondering how the lead-up to Brexit is affecting British businesses in rea...

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11 March 2018

Changes to the National Minimum Wage and National Li...

From 1st April 2018, the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) will both increase. NMW is for employees under the age ...

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5 March 2018

Does the Option to Tax apply to a new building when ...

The owner of an industrial unit had lodged an ‘option to tax’ on the building, then later demolished that building and built a new one. ...

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28 February 2018

Mitch Hahn at Wembley Stadium to advise sports-minde...

Mitch Hahn, Partner at Nordens, has been invited to sit on the UCFB’s employer’s panel at Wembley Stadium’s careers fair next Tuesday ...

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28 February 2018

Beastly Emma chaos likely to cost UK £2.5 billion i...

Getting to work is imperative for many of us but our road and rail infrastructure virtually grinds to halt when bad weather hits. And it’s...

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28 February 2018

Tax help for older people

Our tax specialist Denise recently attended a tax clinic at Age UK for the charity Tax Help for Older People, which provides free advice to ...

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27 February 2018

The advantages of business forecasting

Financial forecasts assist in managing your finances. They are future predictions of your business finances, as compared to statements, whic...

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27 February 2018

GDPR: General Data Protection Regulation

In this latest edition of Nordens TV, Mitch Hahn takes advice from Owen Rounthwaite, MD of Integrated Associates

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20 February 2018

Are you a visionary or a two-percenter?

When you start your own business you have a goal in mind - a vision! Yet only a small percentage of us reach that goal. So how visionary are...

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19 February 2018

Starting and growing a small business can be a lonel...

Running your own small business can be all-consuming; with so much to do to establish it, win customers and get repeat work, it can be a lon...

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9 February 2018

VAT changes to HMRC’s view of zero-rated buildings

HMRC has changed its criteria for deciding whether construction services should be zero-rated. Here is an overview of the new rules. As with...

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6 February 2018

Unlimited investment for your business

Due to the overwhelming response to the Business Factor, where a panel of investors are ready to invest in YOUR business, we have extended t...

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5 February 2018

Why bosses should not sugar coat their comments

Yet again, the brilliant Luke Johnson's Animal Spirits column strikes a chord with business owners. This week he discusses issues relating t...

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1 February 2018

Are you a Sage user? HMRC Gateway changes on 14 Feb ...

If you submit your own accounting information to HMRC via Sage software, you won’t be able to do so after February 14th as the HMRC Gatewa...

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30 January 2018

Let Property Disclosure

Undeclared rental income? HMRC is running a ‘Let Property Campaign’ giving you the option of voluntarily disclosing undeclared income an...

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26 January 2018

Carillion, cashflow and chasing payment

While many of us were stunned at the collapse of Carillion, the UK's second biggest construction firm, the signs were there for all to see. ...

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26 January 2018

Why we love our super-smart telephone system

As you know, we always like to give advice to help businesses run more smoothly and cost-effectively.  Our client Dataphone Communications ...

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23 January 2018

Tax refunds: HMRC policy changes

HMRC policy changes mean that you can no longer pay using a personal credit card, and refunds will be made to an account your have used in t...

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22 January 2018

If you’re looking for trouble, start your own busi...

Our role when working with entrepreneurs is to develop their business from its initial concept, through set-up and beyond - ensuring that bu...

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20 January 2018

Why you need a partnership agreement

The start of a new joint venture is an exciting time, but it's easy to overlook some of the legalities. After all, no one wants to consider ...

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18 January 2018

Congratulations to Selen Mertdjan ACCA

We are delighted to announce that Selen Mertdjan has qualified as an ACCA Accountant. Our award-winning superstar has passed 8 exams in less...

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17 January 2018

Anxiety and depression in the workplace

In this frank video, Mitch Hahn discusses how anxiety & depression impact on sufferers & their colleagues in a work environment, with advice...

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8 January 2018

How to make sure you are pitching to the right perso...

As is often the case, we found this week's article by Luke Johnson in the Sunday Times to be so relevant and interesting that we want to sha...

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8 January 2018

Divorce Day – some tax issues to consider if y...

January 8 is known as Divorce Day because of the spike in couples ending their marriages after the holidays. This raises tax issues to consi...

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4 January 2018

The Business Factor – an extraordinary opportu...

In this extraordinary opportunity, a panel of successful entrepreneurs may invest in YOUR business through a Dragons' Den style process: the...

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1 January 2018

With the best of intentions…

Each new year bursts forth in a champagne-corked display of optimism and positivity. But, after the holiday break, many resolutions have fa...

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29 December 2017

Mentoring for business growth

A business adviser can help you take your business from where it is now to where you want to be. They can look at it objectively | Nordens B...

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19 December 2017

Leader without a title

In this video, Mitch Hahn chats with Mark Norden about ways to lead in your business, and frameworks that can help you in running a successf...

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19 December 2017

The New Finance Bill

The Finance Bill 2017-2018 is a 190 page-document that contains some significant tax proposals which, if agreed, will form the Finance Act 2...

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19 December 2017

What have Roots & Harsley got in common?

Dragons’ Den investment that made their businesses soar. Reggae Reggae BBQ sauce has made Roots £30M while Harsley’s Rapstrap, an alter...

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19 December 2017

Congratulations to James Fowler ACA

We’re extremely proud to announce that James Fowler has qualified as an ACA Accountant, passing each of his exams first time! | Nordens te...

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18 December 2017

Businesses bartered battered fish

When a fish and chip take-away, fish restaurant and ice-cream parlour are run by family members and share premises, confusing VAT issues can...

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18 December 2017

Grow Your Business With Efficient Systems

Many small businesses are so busy running the business and fending off daily emergencies that systems go completely ignored and […]

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14 December 2017

Plan For Future Business Success

Jeff Immelt had only two items in his job description: to retire with the value of the company exceeding that when he took over, & to find ...

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14 December 2017

Avoid changing horses in midstream

A 1995 ICAEW marketing campaign saw huge billboards stating: “It’s easier to sleep with a Chartered Accountant.” We had a framed copy ...

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14 December 2017

Give Your Business Direction

Strategic planning is important as it provides direction & outlines measurable goals to keep you and your business on track. These 3 tips w...

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14 December 2017

Is your marketing plan as tired as your business bra...

The key to maximising your marketing efforts is to inject variety in your marketing plan. These four tips show how you can increase market r...

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12 December 2017

How to know what it costs to create one widget

Cost accounting is about calculating the total cost involved in the process of production.  In a nutshell: “What it costs to create one ...

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8 December 2017

Budget changes to Venture Capital Schemes

The recent Budget increases the qualifying investment limits available under the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) & Seed Enterprise Invest...

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7 December 2017

Protect your business through employment contracts

Many disputes arise because employment contracts are not issued, or are poorly drafted. Here are some tips for drafting contracts that prote...

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7 December 2017

The days of valuing companies on their fundamentals ...

An interesting Sunday Times article by Luke Johnson discusses traditional ways to view investments, and routes such as cryptocurrencies and ...

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29 November 2017

VAT, Making Tax Digital (MTD) and fraud

The VAT registration threshold will be frozen at £85,000 until at least 2020 and the deregistration threshold will also be fixed at £83,0...

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29 November 2017

Autumn Budget – Tax Briefing

Learn about the Autumn budget tax changes for diesel cars, marriage, VAT, companies, business rates, first-time buyers and more.

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