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INCOME SPLITTING

Husband and wife companies - tax on dividends

You’re about to form a new company of which you’ll be the main income generator. To save tax your spouse will own shares in the company. Should you subscribe for shares and give some to them, or should you both subscribe?

HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT

HSE still fighting “blue tape”

In March 2018 the HSE’s board considered the scourge of unnecessary health and safety burdens blighting business. What’s the latest?

BANK HOLIDAYS

May bank holiday moved to Friday

The government has decided to move the 2020 early May bank holiday from Monday 4 May to Friday 8 May. What do you need to know about this change?

GDPR

GDPR - privacy notices still missing

The GDPR had its first birthday in May 2019. However, many smaller employers still haven’t got their mandatory privacy notices in place. What must you have by law?

PAYE

New rules for employment allowance

The government has published draft legislation for the new restrictions which will apply to the NI employment allowance (EA) from April 2020. Will your business be affected, and if so, how?

VAT

New VAT rules for construction

A major change to the way VAT applies to the construction industry is just three months away. Will you be affected and how should you prepare for it?

PAY

Must voluntary overtime be included in holiday pay?

In June 2019 the Court of Appeal ruled that voluntary overtime should be factored into ambulance workers’ holiday pay. Does this mean that you must include voluntary overtime when calculating your employees’ holiday pay?

SOFTWARE - WINDOWS & ANDROID

Windows 10 and Android

Your Windows PC and your Android smartphone may appear to be two separate worlds. How does the Your Phone app make both devices communicate with each other?

TRANSPORTS - MAPS & ROUTES

From GPS to Google, and vice versa

Suppose you want to see the route you have planned in Google Maps on your GPS device, or to have your own map copied to your GPS, or to convert a hiking route on your GPS into a Google Earth tour. How can you do all of this?

E-MAIL - E-MAIL USE

Too much grey mail? Unsubscribe!

Do you find that so-called “grey-mail” is claiming too large a share of your inbox? High time for a spring clean. What is the best method to get started? Here are our tips.

WEB SERVICES & SOFTWARE - OFFICE

Analyse your texts

Classic word processors are equipped with simple tools to analyse the content of your texts. However, there are web services that take care of this job for you. How good are they?

PERSONAL WEBSITE - WEBSITE PROMOTION

Produce your own logo in Google

Google shows website logos in the search results on smartphones, the idea being that “favicons” can help people find what they are looking for faster. How can you make your website stand out?