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UK Non-Domestic Business Rates 2021

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BUSINESS RATES IN ENGLAND AND WALES How your rates are calculated Business rates are payable on most non-domestic properties, including buildings part-used for non-domestic activity. A property’s rateable value (RV) is based on a Valuation Office Agency (VOA) valuation using open market rental values as of 1 April 2015, which is then multiplied by a […]

Why Do SMEs Need a Business Development Manager?

Why Do SMEs Need a Business Development Manager?

The long and short of it is that all businesses need business development. Long gone are the days of employing a salesperson, calling in on a company and taking an order.  In my opinion the title of “salesperson” no longer does the role justice.  Nowadays companies are too busy; most won’t even see anybody without […]

What to Look For in an Accountant For Housing Associations?

What to Look For in an Accountant For Housing Associations?

There are strict requirements for the accounts of housing associations and private registered providers of social housing, so having a knowledgeable accountant will be a worthwhile investment for your non-profit. But what should you look for in an accountant for housing associations? How should you go about choosing one? In this article, we’ll discuss what […]

Looking For an Accountant For Your Post Office Business?

Looking For an Accountant For Your Post Office Business?

The unique nature of taxes, sales and transactions at a Post Office mean that your accounting requirements are probably quite complex. You may be overpaying on your taxes or perhaps your post master’s salary has become unsustainable. Demand may have fallen due to the coronavirus, or you could be facing a shortage of trained staff […]

Beware Tax Scams

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HMRC regularly warn taxpayers to be alert to fraudsters purporting to be from HMRC. Recently, they announced that in the last year they deactivated more than 20,000 fake HMRC websites, an increase of 29% on the previous year. HMRC have also called on people to stay vigilant to avoid falling for tax refund scams. The […]

Firm’s ‘Humanist’ Approach to Graduate Scheme Led to BAAs Win

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Kamlesh Rajput, founder of Sterling Finance, winners of the graduate and non-graduate programme of the year award at the 2019 British Accountancy Awards, discusses why their programme set them apart from the other nominees, which included some top-20 firms, to take home the award. Author :  Chris Jewers Date published : December 16, 2019 Link […]

Christmas Parties & Gifts – A Tax Guide

christmas parties and gifts tax guide

It is that time of the year again and Christmas is upon us. Christmas parties are on the horizon (if not over it). Are you planning on throwing a Christmas Party and handing out gifts? REMEMBER HMRC is watching you!!!! Here is a quick reminder of the benefits to staff and tax treatment of seasonal […]

Priya Mistry – Apprentice Of The Year

Priya Mistry apprentice of the year

We are delighted to share that our employee Miss Priya Mistry has won the prestigious “Pride of Tameside Awards” in “Apprentice of the Year” category at a star studded ceremony on the 24th October 2019 at Dukinfield Town Hall. Sterling Finance have been participating in these Pride Of Tameside awards for the thirds successive year […]

Better Business Telecoms

Telecoms in business

Better Business Telecoms Today’s telecoms technology can do more than simply save time and money. Therefore you can use the technology to attract customers, manage incoming and outgoing calls, hold conference calls and more. Telecommunications is the exchange of information over significant distances by electronic means and refers to all types of data, voice and […]

Being Assertive And Having Confidence

being assertive and having confidence

Are you a business owner who would like to develop a successful business? If the answer is yes, the best way is to achieve that is to have self-belief and confidence in yourself and your actions. Self-confidence is an important key to success. Self-confidence is a combination of a state of mind and a strong […]