Top tips, news and FAQs from Blue Rocket

The idea behind this page is for us to help keep you in the know.

Here we share blogs and videos, covering top tips and our latest news, as well as answering FAQs and providing information about challenges we come across which might impact your business.    

The content we share is produced in response to the questions we frequently get asked by the businesses we look after, so we hope you find it relevant and useful in helping you to achieve your business goals.

And remember, we’re always happy to talk through any queries you may have, just drop us an email or give us a call.

CIS suffered - do you have CIS stopped on your income?

9 October 2018
CIS suffered - do you have CIS stopped on your income?
Do you have CIS stopped on your income? This is known as CIS suffered. If yes and you are a limited company then you can offset it against any PAYE...

What is Employment Allowance?

9 October 2018
What is Employment Allowance?
You could get up to £3,000 a year off your National Insurance bill if you’re an employer - this is called Employment Allowance.

When can you deregister from VAT

9 October 2018
When can you deregister from VAT?
You must deregister from VAT if you’re no longer eligible to be VAT registered. If you stop trading or join a VAT group you MUST deregister.

How to get a state pension forecast

9 October 2018
How to get a State Pension forecast
State pension forecasts are essential in any later life income planning. There is a Check your State Pension service offer by the government which is used to;

HMRC debt - Do you owe money to HMRC?

9 October 2018
HMRC debt - do you owe money to HMRC?
If you are struggling to pay HMRC debt, don't ignore it! Your first action would be to call the Business Payment Support Line.

Had a great year in business - what about VAT?

9 October 2018
Had a great year in business - what about VAT?
If you have had an exceptionally good trading year and exceeded the VAT threshold but you know this good performance is not going to continue - what can you do?

Is staff entertainment tax deductible?

9 October 2018
FAQ - Is staff entertainment tax deductible?
We want to reward our staff with a Christmas party and wondering if staff entertainment is tax deductible?

Can I pay my 15 year old to work with me during the holidays?

9 October 2018
FAQ - Can I pay my 15 year old to work with me during the holidays?
Can I pay my 15 year old to work with me during the holidays? Yes they can work for you during the holidays, but there are restrictions.

Top tip - Factoring

18 October 2017
Top tip - Factoring
If your business is growing, it will need to cash to fund the growth and that cash would need to be flexible to fund the day to day activities.
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