Autumn Statement 2016

The Autumn Statement, the first major economic statement since the Brexit vote, takes place today at about 12:30.
Among the measures to be announced are:
◾ Reducing the rate at which benefits are withdrawn from people when they start work
◾ Banning upfront fees imposed by lettings agents in England
◾ Increasing the National Living Wage to £7.50 an hour from April 2017
◾ £1.4bn aimed at delivering 40,000 new affordable homes in England
Other changes which have already been announced include investing an extra £2bn a year in science by 2020, a crackdown on compensation claims for whiplash injuries aimed at reducing motorists’ insurance premiums and £1.3bn to improve roads.
SFB are hosting a Tax Seminar at our Nuneaton office on Friday 2nd December. To find out how the Autumn Statement will affect you, register for our FREE event by emailing events@sfb.uk.com.
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We are recruiting!

Role: Payroll Administrator

This role will have responsibility for all client matters as well as an accountability to develop new business. You will therefore need to demonstrate a high level of commercial awareness and the proven ability to develop the portfolio that you are responsible for.

You will work alongside our client managers, reporting to the Board of Directors and will ensure that your clients receive excellent customer service at all times.

This role is ideal for someone with significant experience of working within an accountancy practice and are looking to develop their career at a forward thinking firm.

Sound like the job for you or someone you know?

Visit www.sfb.uk.com/about/recruitment.htm for further information.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to recruitment@sfb.uk.com

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Grants available to Coventry and Warwickshire Businesses

A new Business Support Programme has been announced for Coventry & Warwickshire businesses. Established and new start-up businesses are being encouraged to apply for Investment Grants under the new scheme which is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Businesses are also eligible to free one-to-one coaching and advice from the expertise of Chamber business advisers which can be used to support the application process.

Visit http://www.cwgrowthhub.co.uk/news/grants-available-coventry-warwickshire-businesses for more information.

 

 

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3.2 million couples failing to claim marriage tax allowance

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According to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) less than a quarter of eligible couples are claiming the marriage tax allowance. The allowance, which was introduced in April 2015, is worth £220. Those entitled could also back date a claim for last year, meaning £432 can be claimed in total.

Marriage allowance lets you transfer £1,100 of your Personal Allowance to your husband, wife or civil partner. This can reduce your tax by up to £220 every tax year (6 April to 5 April the next year).

However to benefit as a couple, you need to earn less than your partner and have an income of £11,000 or less.

To claim or find out more information please call (024) 7638 4171 to speak to our specialist tax team.

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FREE Health Check Of Your Payroll!

This month, SFB are holding regular drop-in sessions to provide FREE payroll health checks.

One of our specialists will meet with you to review your current payroll activities. They will ensure that your existing payroll system is meeting all your needs and will provide recommendations for how to make the payroll function in your business more efficient! SFB will also make you aware of alternative payroll solutions, where appropriate, including a new self-service option.

The drop-in sessions will be held every Tuesday (between 9am and 1pm) and Friday (between 12.30pm and 4.30pm) throughout November at our Nuneaton office.

No booking is required – just ‘drop-in’ to our office on Townsend Drive during the above times.

If you would like to take advantage of our FREE payroll health check, b but are unable to attend any of the sessions, please phone Peter Johns on (024) 7638 4171 to arrange an appointment – we are happy to visit you at your premises, if this is more convenient.

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Fantastic achievement

sfb-flag-at-top-of-kilimanjaro

We would like to say a huge congratulations to our SFB Wealth Management Director Martin Lindsey.

Martin raised an impressive £3,271 for the Georgie’s Gift charity, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

Georgie’s Gift is a charity that raises awareness and supports families affected by of meningitis. http://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/martinvkilli

 

 

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Tax returns looming deadline

With the deadline for paper tax returns to be filed passing on 31st October, online filing is now the only way to avoid a penalty.

If you require any assistance regarding a 2015/16 self-assessment tax return, do not hesitate to give us a call on (024) 7638 4171.

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