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.
Tax filing deadline extended

Tax filing deadline extended

It was announced by HMRC on Monday that they have effectively extended the 31st January deadline for filing a 2019-20 tax return until 28th February. They stated that they will not charge the automatic £100 penalty for the late filing, provided the return is filled by 28th February. This eleventh hour change of heart is a victory for common sense as more than 3 million people have still not filed their 2019-20 tax return.

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Selling Into Europe

Selling Into Europe

Selling low values parcels into Europe Do you sell low value items into Europe? Are you a so-called distance seller? Under the new UK and EU simplification rules, there will be an exemption for distance sellers of €150 or £135 on any consignment. This protocol saves...

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Minimum wage up a shocking 9% from April

Minimum wage up a shocking 9% from April

Minimum wage up a shocking 9% from April So, an early warning – Minimum wage rates in the UK will, on first glance, increase on 1st April by around 2%. The headline rate for adults goes from £8.20 to £8.36. However, in a concurrent change, the higher National Living...

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Tax returns and Covid

Tax returns and Covid

Tax returns and Covid Well one thing has not changed because of Covid. The deadline for online filing of your personal tax return is still 31st January 2021, just over 6  weeks away. If you still must file, my accountancy practice Baxterworld, may be able to help. We...

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Can you put a price on great service?

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?

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

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

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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