Income Tax – Self Assessment

Income Tax – Self Assessment

There are five main types of tax that are relevant to businesses: income tax, corporation tax, National Insurance, VAT (value added tax) and capital gains tax. Certain forms must be submitted to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and payments must be made by certain dates to avoid incurring penalties for late submissions and interest on […]

Chinese New Year 2019

Chinese New Year 2019

For Information Only Manufacturers in China shut down over Chinese New Year, so many exporters will be taking their final orders of stock well before 5 February 2019. The official Chinese New Year holiday lasts around one week, but most factories will close for most of February, which means missing out on the cut off […]

Seven Tips for Retailers

Seven Tips for Retailers

How to stay on top of your retail’s ever-changing environment Consumers shopping habits have dramatically changed in recent years, and for retailers, the competition is getting tighter. Businesses need to raise their game to drive growth. Below the Forum has created seven top hits for retailers to follow to ensure growth with their business.   […]

Metro Bank Provides Helping Hand to SME’s with the Forum of Private Business

Metro Bank Provides Helping Hand to SME’s with the Forum of Private Business

Metro Bank, the revolution in British banking, has today announced that it has teamed up with the Forum of Private Business to provide its business customers with access to the Forum’s wealth of bespoke resources. The collaboration will allow the bank’s fast-growing number of business banking customers access to the Forum’s advice service, equipping them […]

Helping Responsible Businesses – Forum Member Earns Bronze Southend Business & Community Charter Award

Helping Responsible Businesses – Forum Member Earns Bronze Southend Business & Community Charter Award

A growing business comes with a lot of extra responsibilities and, in 2016, Forum members, Lollipop, discovered The Responsible Business Workbook, which is available through the Forum. On the front, it clearly states a mantra which they wanted to be able to live up to: A responsible business operates efficiently and ethically; meets and exceeds […]