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HMRC Webinars

The HMRC are running 2 webinars as follows: 18 December at 12:00 to 13:00          PAYE Expenses and Benefits if you pay your employees expenses, like travel costs, or provide benefits, like medical insurance, the HMRC will explain what you need to do. Click here to register. 21 December at 10:00 to 11:00          PAYE Using Basic … Continued

Protecting Your Business Against Fraud

The Bank of Scotland has estimated that over 40% of businesses have experienced some form of fraud during the last year. They have prepared a guide to help firms identify common forms of fraudulent behaviour and to suggest ways of avoiding problems. To find our more, click here.

Break-ins of Tradesman’s Vans – be vigilant

In recent weeks Police Scotland have received reports of a number of transit vans having been broken into and power tools stolen from within …so here are some top tips to remember to keep your vehicle and property safe. park your vehicle in a well lit spot preferably overlooked by other houses. think about positioning … Continued

Loans for Small Businesses

Funding Circle is the world’s leading marketplace exclusively focused on small businesses — more than £1bn ($1.5bn) has been lent to 12,000 businesses in the UK, USA, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands. Today, businesses can borrow directly from a wide range of investors, including more than 40,000 people, the UK Government, local councils, a university … Continued

Forth Bridge Update

Police Scotland and Transport Scotland have recently issued updated information on the Forth bridge and alternative travel arrangements (Click here). For up to date advice, please visit http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk/  

Last day for processing shop orders

Please note that the last day for processing stationery/shop orders over the holiday period will be the 21st December. Our offices will be closed from 25th of December until 4th of January. Happy holidays from everyone at SELECT!

The Apprenticeships Levy

The UK Government plans to introduce a new Apprenticeships Levy on employers following the Chancellor’s 2015 Spending Review and Autumn Statement. The following is a summary of the main points of the proposed Apprenticeships Levy. When will the Levy be introduced? The Levy will be introduced in April 201 What is the Levy Rate? The … Continued

Landlord Safety Checks requirement comes to effect today

The new Statutory Guidance issued by the Scottish Government states that private landlords are required to conduct five-yearly electrical safety checks. The checks have to be conducted by appropriately skilled persons and SELECT is one of the organisations whose Members meet the requirements. The guidance takes effect today (1 December 2015). We’re running a Twitter … Continued

Pensions Update

In his 2015 Autumn Statement the Chancellor made only a few new announcements affecting pension schemes, but a hint of more far reaching changes to come in 2016. WHAT WE NOW KNOW… Auto enrolment contribution increases have been delayed. In a move to simplify the process, and to save a reported £390m in tax relief … Continued