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It might be the easy option, but is it the ethical one?

Have you ever made an executive decision on impulse and then recited that famous, reassuring phrase “it will all be alright” to justify your decision making? You may have even felt good about the time saved by making a quick and easy decision. Because effectively, more time means more business. But what if that decision,… Read More

‘The world is your oyster’

‘The world is your oyster’ has never been truer than it is today. Technological advancements mean important information can be attained at the click of a button, or people in different cities, or even countries, can work on the same project simultaneously via the cloud. Quite simply there are no longer geographical boundaries to business…. Read More

Growth Spurt September 2018: the agile leader

In this series of snippets we distil our regular Growth Academy half-day workshops down into their essential elements and learning points. A strategic prompt for the Academy members who were there, and a taster of what you missed if you weren’t… Date: 11 September 2018 Key focus: How to build agility into your day-to-day role… Read More

From first day to Apprentice of the Year 2017!

Since starting my apprenticeship with Dafferns, I have been striving to achieve the best I possibly can through qualifications and any awards which are within my reach. I applied at Dafferns in my second year of A Levels, attended a second interview where I was asked to complete my A Levels then join the firm… Read More

The Potentially Seismic Impact of ‘Trump Tax’

Love him or loathe him, Donald Trump cannot be accused of being a man who makes hollow promises. One of his campaign statements was an intent to amend the US tax system to remove the conditions that have incentivised large corporations not to bring foreign source profits back to the US. In simple terms, a… Read More

Making Tax Digital – Big Vat changes in April 2019

Making Tax Digital (MTD) is the government’s ambitious program to implement fundamental changes to the way the tax system works by becoming one of the most digitally advanced tax administrations in the world.  These changes will affect both individuals and businesses and will be implemented gradually over a period of time. The first stage in… Read More

Share & business valuations – when might you need them?

Placing a value on a private company or unincorporated business is no mean feat. However, a business valuation can often prove invaluable or even essential. As Dafferns’ business valuations expert, I’ve listed five occasions when you might need to have your company shares and/or business valued… To prepare for sale/purchase negotiations Knowing how much a… Read More

Take 2 hours to identify the opportunities to improve your business

When was the last time you reviewed the health of your business? Are you struggling to cut through the clutter to determine those high priority strategies that will achieve your goals? Don’t wait for the ‘right time’ to review your performance. Too often we spend months getting ready, only to have opportunities pass us by… Read More

How to enforce a dress code without fear of discrimination

Dress codes can be subjective and your idea of dressing to impress may be different to someone else. In a diverse workforce made up of different cultures and backgrounds, it’s probable that you will come across varying opinions on what is and isn’t suitable for work. To protect your business image and your employees, it… Read More

CC3 The essential Trustee: What you need to know. What you need to do.

Trustees of a charity have independent control over the charity and they are legally responsible for a charity’s management and administration. Before becoming a trustee of a charity the individual must fully understand the responsibilities of a trustee. They must ensure that they meet the requirements to be a trustee, for example They must be at… Read More

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