Monday, 25 April 2011

A different approach for Businesses Networking in Oxfordshire

The Oxford Business Network has been established now for nearly two years. The network is based on the fact that 'people buy people', so although we still hold a regular breakfast meeting, we also organise a number of social events with the idea that the members really get to know each other personally as well as what they do as a business. There is no pressure to attend every event (which are organised for members at cost only) or bring referrals for other members. As with any network, it is as good as you want it to be but we have proven that the quality of the referral has considerably improved. To find out more, then please see

Thursday, 21 April 2011

week included CPR refresher training, Oxford Business Network, First Aid DVD development,

First Aider saves colleagues life

Just two days after attending an A1 first aid course, a delegate was able to save her colleagues life after he suffered a suspected heart attack. Her action with confidence saved the life of "a dear friend". Please read more on our testimonials page. Would you or a colleague know what to do if:• Someone collapsed with breathing or heart conditions? • A visitor fainted in your workplace? • A person choked on their lunch or suffered an allergic reaction to something like nuts? • They cut their arm on the cabinet and had a serious bleed? For First aid training, please visit our web site or to view or purchase a copy of our first aid DVD then please click here.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Payroll Year End

It is that time of year to be planning your year end payroll returns. The P35 return is due by 19th May, P60's due to applicable employees by 31st May and P11D's plus the return P11D(b) due by 19th July.

Friday, 15 April 2011

week included bookkeeping, marketing support and a great visit to share information with the Happy Days Play Den near Mansfield

Monday, 11 April 2011

HMRC targets small businesses

HMRC has announced it is to launch a programme of Business Record Checks (BRCs) for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) during 2011. Up to 50,000 Business Record Checks will be undertaken a year which will on average take ½ day to complete. There is a penalty of up to £3,000 which can be imposed in cases where the Revenue find serious faults with your records. If we can help at A1 Financials with your bookkeeping, then please call us on 01865 378559.

Friday, 8 April 2011

week included first aid training, year end account preparation, tenant / client statement preparation, Pathfinder club

Monday, 4 April 2011

The cheque guarantee scheme closes this year

The scheme is closing on 30th June 2011, which means after this date the UK banks will no longer be able to use the scheme to allow customers to guarantee cheques. This will have an impact if you write cheques with a guarantee card or still accept cheques from customers that you rely on being guaranteed by a card. You can still write or accept cheques, but they will only be paid by the bank if sufficient money is in the drawers bank account. For fact sheets and further information, then please see the UK Payments web site

Friday, 1 April 2011

week included First Aid Training, Management accounting, Prospect franchisee meeting, marketing support for clients,

The Budget

In March, we saw the news from the recent budget. Some of the main points included increased personal allowances, postponement of the fuel duty rise planned and reductions in corporation tax over time. A summary of the key points can be found at the Treasury Web Site by clicking here A recommended practical read is