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Pension contributions are increasing from April 2018

Payroll is one of the most important processes and largest recurring cost to a business. Following the introduction of automatic enrolment for pensions, businesses need to be aware of and prepare for minimum contributions to pensions increasing again in April. Below is a summary of the changes and the actions you need to take to ensure you […]

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Take An Interest – Reasons for starting a business

There are many reasons people decide to set up their own business. What were yours? Every now and then, it’s worth taking a step back and thinking about the reasons you decided to take the plunge and set up your own business. What were your aspirations? Are they the same now as they were then? […]

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Take An Interest – Managing your Lifetime Finances

We’d all like to lay claim to being good with money; some of us may even convince ourselves that we are. But in reality, is ‘good’ good enough? Most of us know the steps we should be taking steps to be more financially responsible. Steps such as paying into a pension. Saving into an ISA […]

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Vacancy for Client Manager

We have an exciting opportunity for a Client Manager to join our team. Please download full job description here. Job Description – Client Manager– 2017 To apply for this position please send your CV and covering letter to info@staffordandcompany.co.uk or by post to The Studios, 320 Chorley Old Road, Bolton, BL1 4JU

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Confused about Making Tax Digital (MTD) and the Government U-turn?

What you need to know about MTD & how to prepare your business. Making Tax Digital reforms, which were due to come in from April 2018, have been dropped from the Government’s Finance Bill 2017.  Whilst this provides a short reprieve for SME’s, the future remains uncertain as we await the result of the next […]

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Stafford & Co Spring Budget Summary 2017

Chancellor Philip Hammond closed his first and last spring budget with his commitment to building “a stronger, fairer, better Britain” We have created a simple overview which covers the main points we think may have an impact on you and your business, download our 2017 budget guide. If you would like any advice or help […]

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We believed we could do it and now we’re delighted to let you know we’ve achieved Xero Gold Partner status!

Lots of clients tell us that Xero has helped to transform their business, from reducing cost and admin time to giving them easy access to the key numbers driving their business. Tracking performance using Xero is easy and can even be fun!  As an accredited Xero Gold Partner we have 6 Xero-certified staff, this makes […]

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Autumn Statement Summary

Chancellor Philip Hammond has described his first Autumn Statement  as a plan to ensure the UK economy is “match-fit”. He also announced that this years Autumn Statement will be the final one and that as of next year the UK will have a budget in autumn setting out the tax changes in advance of the […]

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