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Eagle Gallery Framing moves to Wallington

Eagle Gallery Framing which was originally located in Carshalton High Street has now relocated to Wallington. The gallery has been up and running in a new studio and workshop since mid November 2015 and is now based at Stables Yard, Guy Road, Wallington SM6 7LY. “Our new premises offer the gallery a new spacious studio and workshop which is located on Guy Road not far from Beddington Park and Beddington Lane,” said a spokesperson. “No longer being situated on the High Street but in a quiet residential cul de sac gives us the benefit of more space and double private parking spaces for customers.” For details of all of the services that Eagle Gallery Framing offers go to:...

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New guide will explain benefits of apprenticeships

To co-incide with the Aprenticeship Week a new guide has been put together for Sutton bsuiness people to give a clearer understanding of what an apprenticeship is and how they work. It also sets out the benefits for both the employer and apprentice, as well as tips on how to get involved, and links to further resources. As of November 2015, the number of young people in the United Kingdom not in education, employment or training stood at 848,000. Commonly referred to as ‘NEETs’, this huge section of society aged 16-24 (the Scottish government limits its NEET classification to those aged 16-19) is a desperate social and economic problem. BBC News in 2005 reported how NEETs are 20 times more likely to commit crime and female NEETS are 22 times more likely to be a teenage mother. Only 46% of NEETs in 2015 were listed as looking for work or further education, leaving the best part of half a million young people classed as ‘economically inactive’. A leading country like the UK, competing on the international stage against existing economic superpowers and developing economies, simply cannot afford to have so many people totally absent from working life. Dubbed the ‘lost generation’ of the recession, those leaving school or increasingly graduating from university have been finding precious few job opportunities available. That is one of the key reasons why the government...

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Does your business qualify for the Employment Allowance benefit

Sutton business advisers and accountants Harmer Slater has reminded local businesses about the Employment Allowance which was launched in April 2014 for all eligible businesses and charities. The allowance is offset against the employer’s Class 1 secondary National Insurance Contributions (NICs) and can be claimed through the regular payroll processes. The Employment Allowance will rise to £3,000 (from £2,000) in April of this year. This means that businesses will be able to employ 4 people earning the new National Living Wage without having to pay any employer’s Class 1 secondary NICs. The move will also remove some 90,000 employers from paying NICs. HMRC has also recently published a policy paper confirming that from 6 April 2016 eligibility to claim the Employment Allowance will be removed from limited companies with a single director, and no other employees. This measure could affect up to 150,000 limited companies and has been put in place to ensure that companies with a single director and no employees do not benefit from an allowance designed to help small businesses take on additional staff. Details Harmer Slater is an independent firm of Chartered Accountants and business advisers located in Sutton, close to central London. They have experience in dealing with listed and unlisted businesses operating across a range of industries in the UK and overseas. They offer business advice and a comprehensive range of accounting, audit,...

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Don’t forget there are penalties for filing accounts late

Sutton business advisers and accountants Harmer Slater has reminded the borough’s businessmen there are late filing penalties which are designed to encourage companies to file their accounts and reports on time. The penalties were introduced in 1992 and were significantly increased from February 2009. All companies, private and public, large or small, trading or non-trading must send their accounts to Companies House. The late filing penalties guide (GP5) has recently been updated. The table of penalties for late submission is as follows: How late are the accounts delivered     Penalty – Private Company     Penalty – PLC Not more than one month     £150     £750 More than one month but not more than three months     £375     £1,500 More than three months but not more than six months     £750    £3,000 More than six months    £1,500     £7,500 Failure to file annual returns or accounts is a criminal offence which could see the directors personally fined in the criminal courts. Late penalties which are unpaid will be referred to collection agents and could result in a County Court judgement or a Sheriff Court decree against the company. It is possible to appeal against a penalty, but it will only be successful if the appellant is able to demonstrate that the circumstances of the late filing were exceptional. Details Harmer Slater are an independent firm of chartered accountants and...

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Borough’s new apprenticeship hub is now launched

Sutton’s new Apprenticeship Hub has today revealed its ‘Careers Live’ platform, a place where local business owners can advertise their apprenticeship opportunities, for young people in the area to see and apply for. The free-to-use job listings and search portal, which already has 20 apprenticeship opportunities listed, is designed to help Sutton’s small to medium enterprises find local young people who want to get on the career ladder without delay. The first local apprenticeship search facility Sutton’s ‘Careers Live’ will be the borough’s first local list and search facility for apprenticeships, and is designed to: ·         Create new career opportunities for Sutton’s 16-24 year olds ·         Enable local businesses to attract the best talent and grow ·         Allow local talent to stay local, whilst reducing commuter costs including travel and accommodation expenses ·         Enable new businesses in the area to tap-in to local young minds and knowledge Harry Middleton, 21, lives in Carshalton and has recently undertaken a marketing apprenticeship at a local agency in Sutton.  He comments on the launch: “When I was looking for an apprenticeship in 2013 I applied to over 20 openings all over London and Surrey but the cost of commuting into London every day concerned me. “When I came across the opening at Sense, located on Throwley...

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