General update and some information about RTI and Gift Aid…

Well, this is my first blog post for some time… I have been in business for a little over a year now and I must say that I’m really enjoying the challenge and experience of working for myself. This is not to say that there are no difficulties but so far the rewards and independence easily outweigh the downsides.

I have picked up some new clients which is exciting, both in Manchester (including Salford) and Leeds. I am also enjoying working with longstanding clients who I have built up close working relationships with over a number of years. I am still looking for new clients, so if you know of any organisation that you think I could help then I am interested to hear.

I am about to send an e-mail to existing clients highlighting the forthcoming changes in payroll (real time information or RTI) from 6 April this year. Help and guidance is available on HMRC’s website to help with this change. For organisations that use payroll software or oursource the payroll function, this should not present too much of a challenge but I would advise any employer to read the guidance and ensure that they ready for this change.

In addition, from 23rd April, charities and community amateur sports clubs will be able to claim gift aid on-line, information about this change can be found here.

That is all for now, do send me an e-mail if you want to get in touch and I will reply promptly.

Thanks for reading!