News and Articles

Welcome to our news page. As a company we strive to keep on top of new trends (particularly if it helps us work more efficiently!). As we search through our news feeds we sometimes want to share our insights with our friends and clients; this page is where you’ll find these articles, as well as the occasional update on what our staff are up to.

Can you put a price on great service?

In a recent interview Marco Pierre White commented on the importance of the front-of-house experience in a restaurant. We take a look at ways to measure the effectiveness of customer service in a restaurant or cafe.

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Fresh Food problems ahead?

As part of the preparations for Brexit, supermarkets have been buying up non perishable foodstuff. How could the anticipated shortage of fresh food affect the F&B and hospitality industry?

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Brexit worries for Restaurants

As the repercussions of Brexit come closer, more and more industries are discovering unexpected ways they will be impacted. For many this will involve a reduced pool from which to hire employees. This particular problem will hit the hospitality, food and beverage...

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What are Childcare Vouchers

Childcare Vouchers (Old scheme) – This employer led scheme allows you to provide a member of staff with childcare vouchers worth up to £55 per week completely tax free. You can gift the vouchers instead of salary (salary sacrifice). You save the employer’s national...

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New treatment of employee expenses in UK

HMRC have changed the rules on the re-imbursement of expenses to employees. Expenses are no longer treated as taxable income and do not need to be reported on a P11D annually as before. Expenses qualify for this treatment if, had the employee borne the cost personally they would be entitled to claim a tax deduction for it….

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Annual Investment Allowance

AIA which provides 100% tax relief on qualifying Capex has been set at £200,000 from 1st January 2016. This has now been made permanent. Annual Investment Allowance has fluctuated throughout its history. It started at £50,000 in 2008, rose to £100,000, fell again to...

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VAT refund rules changed

For the last 43 years firms who registered for VAT were able to claim back VAT paid on stocks and assets held at the date of registration. HMRC have changed its interpretation of the rules to a “pro rata” basis. For example a van bought by a business a year prior to...

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