Running your Recruitment Agency from home

In our latest blog, Brian discusses the benefits of running a Recruitment Agency from home

 

Most newly established Recruitment Agencies we meet operate from their home address with possibly their registered company address held at their accountants, a way of keeping overheads to a minimum which is so important in the initial first few years of trading.

A 24 hour business landline telephone can be easily purchased to point at your mobile to receive business calls.

There are also companies who offer managed admin services answering your calls in your agency name and then passing the details onto you to follow up as soon as you can. This creates the impression of you being a larger agency.

You may have considered, or put into action some or all of the above but what if you reach the point of overload and need help in-house?

In my next blog, I will discuss taking on another fee earner and support staff to accommodate your business expansion and the issues you might face.

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Blog from Brian

Meanwhile, please feel free to contact us anytime on 0845 303 1144 to see how we can improve on the services you currently receive

Please note, all our content is for general guideline only, every case is different and we would recommend speaking to us before taking any action as a result of the content. The content was correct at the time it was published.

 

Cooper Curtis, a TEAM Service Provider

I am delighted to announce that Cooper Curtis has been accepted as a Recruitment Service Provider for TEAM, (The Employment Agent Movement) the UK's largest network of independent recruiters. 

We are looking forward to sharing industry knowledge with our fellow members and attending meetings through TEAM's regular networking events. 

We like TEAM's ethos 'nice people to do business with' because we like to think that's how our clients see us and is why I believe our new partnership will work well. 

To see Cooper Curtis on TEAM's website or to find out more about the benefits in becoming a member;

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Cooper Curtis Accountants Comment & Guide to the March 2016 Budget

With the Budget taking place yesterday, there were a number of significant changes announced and confirmed coming in from April....

Some of these were expected, such as the Travel and Subsistence tax relief restriction for those employed via an employment intermediary. We expect the re-percussion of this will be a skills shortage for workers unwilling to travel. 

A surprising announcement was a drop in capital gains tax to 10% and 20%. This is the chancellor's move to encourage enterprise investments. But, this does not apply to residential properties or carried interest, which remain at the 18% & 28% tax rates. 

We knew the new dividend tax regime from April was going ahead so this comes as no surprise. We have been busy reviewing our clients' records over the past few weeks to seek out any tax saving opportunities. 

Read our Guide to the Budget Summary here

If you have any concerns about any of the announcements made in the recent Budget and would like a confidential chat to an advisor, please call 0845 303 1144 now or email info@coopercurtis.co.uk 

 

 

Changes to reporting business expenses from April 2016

HMRC have confirmed that all dispensations agreed until 5 April 2016 will not apply after this date and there will be no requirement to report business expenses on a form P11D.

In the current year, employers can request a dispensation from HMRC to cover all genuine business expenses such as travel, business entertainment, and company car fuel avoiding the requirement to declare these on a P11D.

These changes will ease the burden of employers from the strict July deadline and hefty penalties issued for non-compliance.

We would recommend that you continue to have a system in place for checking that all claims made as a deduction are valid business expenses. 

All other non-allowable expenses and benefits in kind will be subject to tax and National Insurance as normal and continue to be reported on a form P11D. Any expenses or benefits provided under salary sacrifice arrangement will need to be paid after deducting tax and National Insurance. 

For more information on the above or advice on getting better controls in place for your business please call Cooper Curtis Accountants on 0845 303 1144.

 

Cooper Curtis is different in that they specialise in growing successful recruitment businesses through their Accounting Advisory service.

Contact Brian or Caroline on 0845 303 1144 for a chat to see how we can help you raise your game. 

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Please note, all our content is for general guideline only, every case is different and we would recommend speaking to us before taking any action as a result of the content. The content was correct at the time it was published. 

 

Cooper Curtis Accountants at the Recruitment Agency Expo North

We were thrilled to showcase our services last Wednesday and Thursday along with a host of other leading suppliers to the recruitment industry.

 As well as meeting influential people whom we are excited to work with in the future, we managed to catch some seminars and learn what's new in the recruitment industry such as progressions in social media for recruiters, and important legislative changes coming into force. 

For those who participated in our champagne raffle we will be announcing the winner shortly. 

If you couldn't make it to the expo, or would like to hear more about our services adding value to the recruitment industry, please call 0845 303 1144 or drop us an email at info@coopercurtis.co.uk. 

Brian and Caroline at the Recruitment Agency Expo North 30th Sept and 1st Oct 2015

Brian and Caroline at the Recruitment Agency Expo North 30th Sept and 1st Oct 2015


Cooper Curtis provide an Accounting Advisory service helping grow successful recruitment companies and agencies. 

To find out how we can work with you for a better business call 0845 303 1144 or email info@coopercurtis.co.uk. 


Have you been asked for a D-U-N-S number?

We were recently approached by one of our recruitment client's, informing us that they had received a request from someone asking if they have a DUNS number. 

Duns & Bradstreet promote that by having a unique 9 digit DUNS number for your business, this could improve your credibility and enable potential customers to get a better picture of risks and opportunities.

You can also use it as a business tool to create reports such as reviewing your competitor's performance, assessing the financial stability of a potential supplier or assessing how much credit to extend to your customers and on what terms. 

You can apply for a DUNS number for free via their website here

Cooper Curtis is different in that we specialise in giving quality Accountancy and Tax Services to Recruitment Businesses due to our experience and knowledge in this industry.

Contact Brian or Caroline on 0845 303 1144 for a chat to see how we can help you raise your game. 

Please note, all our content is for general guideline only, every case is different and we would recommend speaking to us before taking any action as a result of the content. The content was correct at the time it was published. 

Join us at the NEC for the Recruitment Agency Expo, on 30th September and 1st October

Cooper Curtis Accountants are excited to be featuring at the Recruitment Agency Expo on 30th September and 1st October at the NEC in Birmingham.

The event will see over 40 free seminars and workshops taking place over 2 full days. 

We will be at stand E34, so please come and say Hello!

 

Cooper Curtis is different in that they deliver quality Accountancy and Tax Services to Recruitment Businesses due to their proven knowledge and expertise in this industry.

Contact Brian on 0121 371 0900 for a chat to see how we can help you raise your game. 

Do you run a Recruitment Business and are looking to employ an apprentice?

Are you a recruitment business owner looking to take on more employees? Have you considered taking on an apprentice? You could be eligible for a grant of up to £1,500 from the government under the employer apprenticeship grant scheme and be paid up to 5 grants in total per apprentice.

What's more, the grant income is offset as your wages expense therefore you don't pay any tax on this. To see if you are eligible for the grant, fill out this online form but hurry as this only subject to availability until December 2015!

The grant is available for 16 to 24 year olds and you must pay your apprentice at least the minimum wage and they work for at least 16 hours per week. Apprentices must be offered the same conditions as other employees such as sick pay and benefit and be asked to sign an apprenticeship agreement.

Employer National Insurance break

If your apprentice happens to be between the ages of 16 and 21, you no longer pay secondary employer national insurance contributions on their earnings up to the upper earnings level (£42,380 for 2015/16). This came into effect from April this year.  

 

Due to our industry knowledge, Cooper Curtis help recruitment businesses with their accounting and tax requirements as well as providing ongoing business support because we understand the challenges you face.

For more information on how we can help you raise your game, visit our website or alternatively call 0845 303 1144 or email  info@coopercurtis.co.uk to arrange a free meeting.

Please note, all our content is for general guideline only, every case is different and we would recommend speaking to us before taking any action as a result of the content. The content was correct at the time it was published.