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Finding new Trustees (CC30)

The recruitment, appointment and induction process for new charity trustees and how to set a framework recruitment. Finding the right trustee can be challenging for charities of all sizes. However the charity commission advises charities on how to recruit, select and appoint trustees. Getting the right candidate is very important to the charity as the… Read More

Top 10 tips for creating the time for strategic thinking

Very often, the biggest constraint for business owners is their time. Those who make time to think strategically tend to punch above their weight. We know this intuitively, but operational issues can easily get in the way. If you are guiding your business on its strategic agenda, it’s your job to isolate the right quantity… Read More

Charities in the news

The irony of the Charity Commission “Regulatory alert to charities – safeguarding” issued 19 December 2017 and the recent high profile Presidents Club and Oxfam scandals have not been lost on us. Reputational risk should not be underestimated by charities as years of hard work and impact can be wiped out by one indiscretion. The events in each situation were… Read More

Charities, are you GDPR ready?

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into force on 25 May 2018. To assist our clients in understanding what was required under this legislation, Dafferns LLP and Band Hatton Button held a seminar in February which was very well attended. However there is still concern that many smaller charities are still not fully aware of what… Read More

Get connected internationally

UK businesses are increasingly seeing international expansion as a fundamental part of their growth strategy. This can range from smaller businesses looking to export into another overseas market for the first time, right through to a multinational company wanting to set up a permanent establishment in another country. To help our clients with that transition and provide a seamless international service, Dafferns joined… Read More

Take your business to the next level ​​​​​with a one stop platform for success

To drive successful change, busy owners or managers can no longer wait months for a face-to-face advisory meeting or to attend a training workshop. They need quality coaching support, strategy development assistance and training just-in-time. So a proven solution is instantly available when an important issue or opportunity presents itself. To address this problem, we’re… Read More

Spring Statement – a non-event but a positive update on the economy

The chancellor presented his first spring statement today which was a short but affirmative delivery following his first autumn budget under 6 months ago.  The economy is looking healthier than previously predicted and job creation continues on the rise, in spite of being faced with continued uncertainty from Brexit negotiations, a small matter that was… Read More

Company contributions to a Director’s Pension

Directors can make contributions to their pension schemes broadly in two ways: A Personal Contribution – up to a maximum of £32k per annum, which the pension scheme then grosses up to £40k by claiming back basic rate tax – bearing in mind that as a personal contribution this will be funded out of tax… Read More

Making Tax Digital – Mandatory Vat accounting from April 2019

Making Tax Digital (MTD) is a government initiative to modernise the UK tax system, with the aim of making the whole process of administrating tax simpler and more efficient. All of your tax information will be in one place (your digital account) and you will ultimately pay tax based on your business activity during the… Read More

The two certainties of 2018: Cyber Threats & GDPR

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