Friday, 22 October 2010

week included the finishing touches for the new Treehouse play centre in Didcot opening on Sat 23rd.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Keep your First Aid knowledge fresh in case of need

It is the HSE’s "strong" recommendation that first aiders are to refresh their first aid knowledge on an annual basis. So this comprehensive guide to First Aid DVD can easily support this requirement.

Friday, 15 October 2010

week included bookkeeping & management accounts, marketing support, Launch plan for the Treehouse play centre in Didcot,

Monday, 11 October 2010

Didcot Play Centre

You may have recently seen the coverage in the Oxford Mail announcing a naming competition for a new children's soft play activity centre in Didcot that is being opened by the A1 Director, Mike Foster.

If you have children, grandchildren or friends that may be interested, please see

A1 Group to open a second office in DidcotAs part of the above development, A1 will be opening its second office in Didcot Town centre, very close the the Orchard Centre at 76 Broadway, Didcot
The next Business Builder Forum to be hosted by Chapman Robinson and Moore accountants will be on the subject of Time Management and 'How to find the time to do the really important things'. See web site for more details

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Child and working tax credit awards

It is suggested that Child and Working Tax Credit awards can be maximised if the family's income is low in one year and high in the next year. The Tax Credit award for the first low year is substantial, and the award is not changed for the second year if the income increase is within £25,000 of the total income for the first year. However, note that this income disregard of £25,000 is being reduced to £10,000 from April 2011.
This income pattern can be achieved if you run your own company and take dividends from that company only every other tax year. In practice there are a number of difficulties as follows:
Your family may need the cash. If income is not taken as dividends, it will need to be extracted in another form.
If you take a loan from your company this can create tax charges for you and your company.
If you deliberately deprive yourself of income to increase a Tax Credit award you can be deemed to receive that income in the appropriate tax year.
This was of particular interest to A1 Director, Mike Foster, since the arrival of Molly. So if also relevant to you we recommend a discussion with your accountant before varying your income for tax credit purposes.

Friday, 8 October 2010

See P69 of SHP, the official magazine of IOSH, for Safety and Health practioners that covers our First Aid DVD
week included bookkeeping, first aid training, DVD sales, The Treehouse play centre at Didcot

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

A1 First Aid continues as a membership benefit for Tourism businesses

We are delighted to support Tourism South East, who are seeing many funding changes, by continuing as a membership discount benefit for all their members wanting First aid training. Together with a number of blue chip companies offers, we offer all TSE members a reduction of our usual competitive prices.
For more details, please see A1 mentioned on the TSE benefits page
To join Tourism South East, then contact them direct or via Didcot Chamber of Commerce, who have a partnership scheme with TSE.

Friday, 1 October 2010

Week included Bookkeeping, seminar planning & promotion, B4 networking event, Didcot Play Centre
Thanks for all the caring emails and calls this week following my day trip to A&E. Appreciated.

Minimum wages increases

As from 1 October, employees will no longer have to be aged 22 to become eligible for the top hourly minimum wage adult rate.The new rates can be see on the Direct Gov website