NISA to see you, to see you NISA

NISA to see you, to see you NISA

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play your cards rightIn less than a week the New ISA (NISA) is launched, but according to research by MoneySuperMarket, nearly two thirds (63%) of UK adults are unaware of the changes to the tax free savings allowance. This equates to 32 million people in the UK not knowing about NISA’s.

Half of SME’s don’t have adequate insurance

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Safety coneEmployers’ liability cover is a legal requirement for all businesses and organisations who employ staff. It protects against claims by employee’s for injury or illness sustained while at work.

Recent research by AXA Business Insurance has discovered that half of businesses which should have employer’s liability insurance protection don’t have it in place.

HMRC New Scare Tactics Letter

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HMRCThe taxman has been accused of resorting to “bully boy” tactics after sending out letters which ask savers to explain why their “effective rate of tax” is lower than the national average.

HMRC says “We are issuing 1,000 letters to customers with an income of £150,000 or more who have an effective rate of tax of 22pc or less. If a customer is content that their return is accurate then they do not need to do anything.”

Sweepstakes in the workplace

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With the World Cup starting shortly, many workplaces (including Morrell Middleton!) will be holding a sweepstake. While a great bit of fun for those involved, did you realise that these fall under the Gambling Act 2005 as a private work lottery? There are some basic key points which you should be aware of to ensure that a bit of fun remains lawful and runs smoothly.

May 2014 Office Open Day

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officemay14Our first full open day on the 21 May 2014 was a great success with over 70 clients and professional contacts visiting us during the afternoon.

With Wine, soft drinks and Canapés accompanying a very sunny warm day, visitors and our staff enjoyed 4 hours of casual conversation and discussions. Look out for our next day in the Autumn soon to be announced.

A £million prize flutter where you get your stake back if you lose? Too good to be true?

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imagesCACSE8UFDo you fancy a flutter where you get your stake back, and you could become a millionaire?

The amount which an individual can invest in Premium Bonds has risen from £30,000 to £40,000 a year from 1 June 2014, in a change aimed to support savers announced in the budget earlier this year. The investment limit will be raised again in 2015/16 to £50,000.