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Minimum Wage Increases

Minimum Wage Increases

Employers should start to prepare for the new National Minimum Wage rates which come into effect in April 2020. The new rates are: 25 and over 21 to 24 18 to 20 Under 18 Apprentice Rate £8.72 £8.20 £6.45 £4.55 £4.15 It is expected that the new rate for Statutory...

Northern Ireland Employer?  Talking Tax at Christmas

Northern Ireland Employer? Talking Tax at Christmas

Tom Penman, Tax Partner considers what you need to be aware of. It’s that time of year again. Christmas trees. Bright lights. Mad dash for those last-minute gifts. Tax exemptions. You see, the festive period always sees the same questions put to me and team here at...

Podcast – Effective Financial Management

Podcast – Effective Financial Management

The second podcast in a short series focused on High Performing Organisations. The theme of this instalment is effective financial management, with insights and opinions from Stephen McConnell, John O’Rourke and Tom Penman as well as Liam McMahon who owns two retail...

Financial Outsourcing: Making It Work for Your Business

Financial Outsourcing: Making It Work for Your Business

With more and more businesses choosing to outsource their financial requirements, such as accounting and payroll, the benefits of doing so are now clearer than ever. Retailers are offered the opportunity to save time, increase their profitability and reduce risk where...

Podcast – Governance

Podcast – Governance

The first of our podcast series on High Performing Organisations focuses on Governance. Click here to listen as Consulting Partner Donal Laverty and Rodney Allen of the NI Audit Office discuss ethics, legislation, leadership and a healthy organisational culture....

Northern Ireland Childcare Survey

Northern Ireland Childcare Survey

Social enterprise and registered charity, Employers for Childcare, has recently published its tenth Northern Ireland Childcare Survey. It has revealed that the cost of a week’s holiday childcare for school aged children has risen by 56% over the last ten years. The...

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