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Businesses embrace the modern world at Info2Grow event!

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SFB hosted another successful Info2Grow event yesterday. Delegates heard how Pension Auto Enrolment and Linked In will have an impact on their business.

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The key message arising from the popular Info2Grow event was ‘Start Planning NOW for Pension Auto Enrolment’. Industry expert Jamie Clark from Royal London informed delegates of the duties employers must undertake to adhere to pension automatic enrolment.

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Many small businesses aren’t prepared for what auto enrolment means in terms of time and money. The Info2Grow event provided delegates with an understanding of what to expect and how they can ease the burden by speaking to their accountant or financial adviser and planning early.

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Following the auto enrolment presentation, Paul Carvell of Stewart, Fletcher & Barrett (SFB) and Carolyn Riley of Cambron Limited demonstrated how LinkedIn can be used to generate new work for your business.
Info2Grow:Embracing the modern world was organised by SFB chartered accountants, Lloyds Bank, Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council, Cambron Limited, Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of Small Businesses. The event took place on 4th December at SFB’s offices on Townsend Drive, Nuneaton.

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Stewart, Fletcher & Barrett’s managing partner Paul Carvell said: “Although the two topics were quite different, they were both relevant to most businesses in the room. We hope that delegates will start planning early for pension auto enrolment and will utilise Linked In to help their business grow.”

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If you are interested in attending future business growth events in Nuneaton, please email events@sfb.uk.com to be added to the Info2Grow event mailing list.

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If you’re not sure how pension auto enrolment will affect your business, please contact Cheryl Stanley on (024) 7638 4171 to find out more. SFB are here to help!

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The next Hinckley Business Association event is just a week away!

Book your place now to avoid missing out on this fantastic opportunity to network and learn about the local developments that will affect your business!

HBA Invitation - 2nd December 2014

Venue: The Grove Suite, Sketchley Grange Hotel, Burbage, Hinckley, LE10 3HU
Time: 4.30pm – 7.00pm
Date: Tuesday 2nd December 2014

To book places for you and your guests: Please RSVP to Cheryl Stanley by emailing events@sfb.uk.com.

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FREE BUSINESS EVENT!

Topics
— AUTO ENROLMENT –
— LINKED IN –

Come along to our Info2Grow event on Thursday 4th December to find out why Linked In is the only business tool that you need and why you need to start planning for Pension Auto Enrolment NOW!

This event will add value to your business and prepare you to embrace the modern business world!

To register to attend email events@sfb.uk.com.

Info2Grow - Embracing the Modern World Invitation

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Building societies – “people will cash in their savings if HMRC becomes “judge, jury and executioner”

The Government has watered down controversial plans that give HMRC the power to raid taxpayers’ bank accounts in order to settle unpaid debts.

The new powers were quietly ushered in as part of George Osborne’s Budget in March to recoup tax from 17,000 “recalcitrant debtors” who owe £1,000 or more.

Criticisms have led to HMRC bowing to pressure to provide additional safeguards for new plans to recover debts, including meeting all debtors face-to-face before taking action.

The Building Societies Association (BSA), represents all 44 building societies across the UK, had opposed the new powers, which would allow HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to access personal bank accounts of individuals’ to reclaim money it claims is owed to the Exchequer.

The BSA say the continued many examples of HMRC aggressively chasing debts that are not due could rush to cash in their savings and keep their money “under the mattress” as the public lose trust in the tax system.

Robin Fieth, chief executive of the BSA, said: “We do not agree with the proposed new power for the direct recovery of tax debt without judicial oversight. Under the new proposals HMRC effectively becomes judge, jury and executioner.

“What we do want to do is to work with Treasury and HMRC officials to find a way of achieving the Government’s objectives to collect tax that is due whilst ensuring the appropriate safeguards for UK citizens.”

To make sure your affairs are in order and you are prepared for HMRC’s evolving power, please contact SFB on (024) 7638 4171 or email enquiries@sfb.uk.com.

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Have you booked your place at the next Hinckley Business Association event yet?

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to network and learn about the local developments that will affect your business!

HBA

Venue: The Grove Suite, Sketchley Grange Hotel, Burbage, Hinckley, LE10 3HU
Time: 4.30pm – 7.00pm
Date: Tuesday 2nd December 2014

To book places for you and your guests: Please RSVP to Cheryl Stanley by emailing events@sfb.uk.com.

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SFB’s Cheryl Stanley has been spotted in ‘Post People’ after attending the recent Ladies First Professional Development event

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