This week is Moore and Smalley’s business growth week.Each day we’ll be posting a new blog offering information and advice on business growth.
In the first blog Damian Walmsleylooks at how to develop a business growth strategy and identify growth opportunities.
A clear strategy detailing what you're going to do and when is essential to any business growth programme. It’s the route map showing how you will take your business from where you are now, to where you want to be in three to five years’ time. Read more..
Moore and Smalley boasts an expansive portfolio of clients in the healthcare sector, specifically hospital consultants.
Our specialists have been advising healthcare clients in the North West and Midlands for over 15 years, and we currently act for over 800 healthcare professionals. We are also members of MHA, which gives us national presence representing consultants throughout the UK. Our combined expertise encompasses nearly 200 hospital consultants.
There are some key issues which hospital consultants need to be aware of currently, including high income child benefit charge, incorporation, changes to pensions and expenses. For further information about these please click here.
Charity finance teams stretched as pay remains static, suggests latest survey
The results of CFG’s latest People and Pay Survey, which was sponsored by MHA, have shown that more than 8 in 10 charity finance professionals are regularly working more than their contracted hours, with 50% of finance directors working 20% more - the equivalent of one extra day each week. This comes as salaries have remained flat across most roles this year, and the estimated average value of across the board pay awards is 2%, down from 2.6% in 2011 and 2.3% in 2012.
The survey, which attracted 358 responses, also showed:
Salaries for most job titles remained flat or decreased slightly since last year’s survey.
The average salary for a finance director is now £61,429, down from £66,531 last year, however this comes after a substantial uplift in 2012.
53% of charities made an across the board pay award in 2012, of 2.3% on average (down from 2.6% in 2011). 58% expect to make an award in 2013; however the average is expected to be 2%.
Click here to read more and see the key findings from the survey.
The Moore and Smalley App
The Moore and Smalley app allows users to calculate personal and corporate tax rates, understand savings available under a number of tax incentives, and work out how much tax is payable on various forms of income and business transactions.
The app, which can be downloaded online and used on smart phones and hand held devices, also details the range of different services provided by the firm, contact details for its various offices, and the firm’s latest news.
The app can be found by searching for ‘Moore and Smalley app’ online and in mobile app stores.
New workplace pension regulations have come into force heralding the most significant changes to the pension sector in many years. Click the button to find out what it means for your business.
Accountancy rising star winner
Congratulations to Judith Dugdale winner of the North West Society of Chartered Accountants award for Accountancy Rising Star.
Judith is a corporate services director who joined Moore and Smalley in the year 2000 as a graduate trainee, qualifying as a chartered accountant in 2003. She is now the youngest director at Moore and Smalley, and has held this position for over three years. She is responsible for a growing portfolio of SME clients based across Lancashire and Cumbria.
Judith is a shining example of a young accountant who demonstrates great ambition for personal development and progression within her career. Read more about Judith.
Moore and Smalley are always looking for the rising stars of the future so if accountancy is a profession that you are considering then joining us could be the springboard you need to a bright future. For more information on the current opportunites available, our graduate recruitment scheme and what it's like working at Moore and Smalley please visit our Careers page.
The Coalition will have been in power for three years on May 12. What is your opinion of the Government’s economic policies?
The austerity measures have held back recovery
The Government has done a good job in managing the economy given the climate and the situation it inherited in 2010
The Government should be investing more money in growth policies
I thought the economy would be doing better / growing by now