Monthly Archives for October, 2010

Reminders…

October 19, 2010
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Newsletter reminders... If you would like your business featured on our website as ‘Business of the Month’ or would like us to share any important information or memorable events etc about your business or employees please contact Gareth Curle on 01236 822728.

Key Dates…

October 19, 2010
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Key upcoming dates...

o - 19 November 2010

o - PAYE and NIC due for the month ended 5th November 2010.
o CIS return must be submitted for the month ended 5th November 2010

o - 19 December 2010

o - PAYE and NIC due for the month ended 5th December 2010
o CIS return must be submitted for the month ended 5th December 2010

o - 4 January 2011

o - VAT Rate increases from 17.5% to 20%

o - 19 January 2011

o - PAYE and NIC due for the month ended 5th January 2011.
o CIS return must be submitted for the month ended 5th January 2011

o - 31 January 2011

o - Deadline for online submission of Self Assessment Tax Returns for the tax year ended 5th April 2010
Electronic payment of PAYE & NIC extends the due date to the 22nd of the month.

Important News…

October 19, 2010
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Gareth is undergoing an operation on the 1st November and will be absent from work for an 8 week period...

During this time the Accounts Manager Graeme McClymont and Saralyn Curle will be the point of contact for any accounting and taxation queries. Our bookkeeping manager Jean McWhinnie will remain the contact for any bookkeeping and payroll queries.

If you have any urgent issues Gareth should be notified as soon as possible before November. All the staff at Curle & Co wish Gareth a speedy recovery.

New Additions…

October 19, 2010
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Billy McLaughlin of Lintech Integrated Systems Ltd became a grandfather for the first time earlier this year...

Baby Imogen was born on 17th May weighing a healthy 7lbs 13. Lintech Integrated Systems specialises in the installation of CCTV systems, for more information phone 01236 707227

Congratulations also to Lynn McLaughlin of Gifts Galore (Nationwide) Ltd who became a grandmother for the first time. Baby Ethan was born on 7th August weighing in at 8lbs. Gifts Galore is an online business selling flowers; fruit baskets and other gifts. For more information visit www.britishbouquets.co.uk

Congratulations from all at Curle & Co

Paperwork Request…

October 19, 2010
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Request for paperwork from clients whose next VAT quarter runs from Sept - Nov...

For all clients whose next VAT quarter runs from September – November, we are requesting that all paperwork be brought in by 5th December.

This is to ensure that all VAT returns are completed before we close for the festive period. If it is not possible to submit all the paperwork by that date we would ask that you bring us what you have to enable us to make a start on the VAT Returns.

If you have any queries regarding this please call our bookkeeping manager Jean McWhinnie on 01236 822728.

National Minimum Wage

October 19, 2010
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From October 2010, the national minimum wage rate will be changing...

From October 2010, the national minimum wage rate has changed as follows:-

o - £5.80 to £5.93 an hour for workers aged 21 and over
o - £4.83 to £4.92 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20
o - £3.57 to £3.64 an hour for workers aged 16 to 17

The adult minimum rate has been extended to include employees aged 21 and over, previously the qualifying age for the adult national minimum wage was 22.

Apprentice rate

These rates apply from 1 October 2010 to all apprentices as follows:

o - for apprentices aged under 19: £2.50 per hour
o - for apprentices aged 19 and over, but in the first year of their apprenticeship: £2.50 per hour

Default Retirement Age

October 19, 2010
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The coalition Government are considering a proposal to scrap the default retirement age for Britons in 2011.

Under the existing rules employers can ask their employees to leave once they reach retirement age; currently 60 for women and 65 for men, regardless of the workers wishes.

New plans would leave the decision of when to retire entirely at the employee’s discretion.

Welcome…

October 19, 2010
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Curle & Co would like to welcome two new clients, TurnKey Property Management Ltd and Braveheart Business Solutions Ltd.

Braveheart Business Solutions provide start up packages for new businesses including company formation, website design and development, domain and email setup, and business branding/design services. For further information please contact info@braveheartbusinesssolutions.com.

TurnKey Property Management Ltd provides a wide range of property related services including letting, management and property maintenance. The business aims to deliver a highly professional service at an affordable price. For further information please contact info@turnkeypropertymanagement.co.uk.