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NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE

HMRC is shown the red card

HMRC lost its argument that a football club had not paid the minimum wage after deducting season ticket costs from staff wages. Can your company benefit?
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COSTS

Should you be adopting strategic cost management?

Your company has maintained its sales at the same level for the last few years but costs have gradually crept up. You are looking for a way to improve profitability. Should you be adopting strategic cost management?
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CORPORATION TAX

Is your company missing out on a patent box claim?

The patent box regime was introduced in the UK in 2013 as a tax incentive to businesses to make profits from their patents by reducing the tax paid on those profits. But the take up has been very low. Can you take advantage?
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MANAGEMENT REPORTING

Presenting company performance to staff

The board of directors are considering whether to be more open with staff about company performance and have asked you to look at this issue and advise accordingly. What should be presented and at what level of detail?
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INSURANCE

Cut the cost of motor cover

Motor insurance for your business is probably a major expense. But did you know that the way you describe what your staff do for a living can have an impact on the premium? How much could you save without affecting cover?
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HEALTH & SAFETY

Steer clear of the H&S sharks

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) believes that some consultants are conducting unnecessary assessments leading the client to overspend. What’s the situation and how much could this be costing you?
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PRODUCTIVITY

Keep your meetings on schedule

The cost of poor time keeping during inefficient meetings can be substantial - not to mention annoying for busy directors. What can you do to ensure that your team keeps an eye on the agenda and what are the potential savings if you do?
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SOCIAL MEDIA

How to stop staff being too social

Since we last wrote about staff addiction to smartphones in 2013, platforms such as WhatsApp and Instagram have boomed. How much is it costing you and what could you save with more effective policies?
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PRICING

Target pricing for your new product

The company is developing a new product and you’ve been asked to help the relevant teams to determine its price. You’ve heard of target pricing and are wondering if it’s an approach you should adopt. What’s to know?
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TRAINING

Can the company pay for your MBA?

You’ve been working for the company for a while but would like to further your education beyond your Bachelor’s degree. If the company was willing to meet the tuition fees, can it get a tax deduction for the cost?
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SPREADSHEETS

How to filter faster in Excel

You’re probably familiar with how the COUNTIF function works to easily count cells in your data table based on single or multiple criteria. But there’s a clever trick to speed the filtering process by using these criteria. How does it work?
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Last updated: 21.03.2019

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