How to Deal With Seasonal Work Cover

The festive season often sees an increase in activity for many businesses which may mean you need more hands on deck and seasonal work cover. Your first thought may be to take on more staff, perhaps on a fixed term or casual basis, but in some cases you can increase productivity by offering your existing … Continue reading How to Deal With Seasonal Work Cover

Is My Christmas Party Tax Deductible?

Like many employers, you probably like to treat your employees at this time of year by providing a Christmas Party, but to avoid any tax or VAT implications, you should make yourself aware of the rules. Entertainment for your employees is tax-free, providing it is available to all your staff, it’s an annual event and … Continue reading Is My Christmas Party Tax Deductible?

Can I Give My Employee a Tax Free Gift?

Christmas is all about giving, so you might like to take the opportunity of giving a gift to your employees or your customers. In many cases, however, gifts are not tax-free. A Christmas Bonus to staff members is treated as additional pay for tax purposes and will attract Income Tax and National Insurance under PAYE. … Continue reading Can I Give My Employee a Tax Free Gift?

How to Prepare Your Business for Adverse Weather Conditions

The particularly brutal weather we saw when the “Beast From the East” paid us a visit last year highlighted how unprepared many of us are for dealing with adverse weather conditions. And whilst a White Christmas is on many people’s wish-list, the disruption caused by bad weather can be costly for your business. The answer … Continue reading How to Prepare Your Business for Adverse Weather Conditions

How to Avoid Legal Issues at Your Company Christmas Party

Whilst you may enjoy letting your hair down with your staff at the annual Christmas Party, it is worth remembering that you are still the employer and, as such, responsible and, perhaps liable, for any bad behaviour. Any incidents of harassment, abuse or discrimination could have repercussions not just for those involved, but also for … Continue reading How to Avoid Legal Issues at Your Company Christmas Party

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Green & Co

As we sit in a food coma after eating way too much food, almost ready to bow out 2016 and welcome a fresh new year, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you, our loyal blog readers! Whether you are already a client, a prospective client, or just like to read our informative … Continue reading Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Green & Co

‘Tis The Season Of Giving – Some Christmas Cheer From The VAT Man

Here we are again - can ‘yule’ believe it’s that time of year when businesses like to ‘present’ their staff with a reward for all their hard work? Did you know that certain gifts can be tax efficient? The VAT man won’t entirely ‘reindeer’ on your parade. First off, we have employee gifts. It doesn’t … Continue reading ‘Tis The Season Of Giving – Some Christmas Cheer From The VAT Man

Happy Holidays From Green & Co

As we take our Christmas break at the end of another productive year, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you, our loyal blog readers! Whether you are already a client, a prospective client, or just like to read our informative articles each week, it is you who keeps this blog going. Working … Continue reading Happy Holidays From Green & Co

Keeping Christmas Personal

At Christmas, people want to feel valued and special – that goes for your customers too. Remember, they are the lifeblood of your business. So how can you foster a better relationship with your customers over the festive period? Christmas is traditionally a period for office parties and work related socialising, so make the most … Continue reading Keeping Christmas Personal

A Christmas Thank You

As an employer, you may be considering giving your employees a bonus this time of year, and you wouldn’t be alone. In fact, many millions of business will be giving out some form of bonus for Christmas this year. However, only 18 per cent of employees questioned in a recent poll said they had received … Continue reading A Christmas Thank You