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Adapting to change

Ian McMonagle
‘Adapting to change – Digital Tax Accounts’
The proposed introduction of Digital Tax Accounts will be the biggest transformation in the history of our tax system. Are you ready to embrace the changes?

Nikki Williams
'Change is inevitable – Progress is optional'
How to objectively assess your business and know how to move forward.

Stuart Stott
'How has Google changed the way we search'
Changes in search patterns
The power of mobile Search
The impact of these changes to SME's in 2016

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Adapting to change

  1. 1. @TheBusJourney #SMEJourney The BusinessJourney 10 May 2016
  2. 2. @TheBusJourney #SMEJourney Jim Henderson
  3. 3. The Human Condition
  4. 4. The Human Condition
  5. 5. @TheBusJourney #SMEJourney The BusinessJourney Table introductions
  6. 6. @TheBusJourney #SMEJourney Ian McMonagle
  7. 7. Chartered Accountants Chartered Tax Advisers Business Development Specialists
  8. 8. Adapting to change: Digital Tax accounts
  9. 9. The most significant single change affecting individuals and small businesses in the history of our income tax system
  10. 10. “During this Parliament, HMRC will make fundamental changes to the way the tax system works — transforming tax administration so it is more effective, more efficient, and easier for taxpayers.” David Gauke MP Financial Secretary to the Treasury
  11. 11. “Much more than simply adding digital tools to the current system; it is about transforming the UK tax system” - David Gauke MP Financial Secretary to the Treasury
  12. 12. • 50 million individuals will have their own Digital Tax Accounts • Pre-populated by HMRC • Everything in the one place, including Child Benefits, State Pension forecasts, tax paid • All taxation will switch to online communication
  13. 13. • 4 quarterly “updates” will be required each year • From April 2018, all small, non-VAT registered businesses and landlords must comply with the new digital reporting rules • From 2020 this will apply to all businesses, including companies • Mandatory digital record-keeping
  14. 14. • Quarterly returns(?) - similar to VAT or RTI/PAYE systems • Online billing, aligning payments with profits made (Pay as you go) • Tax potentially payable monthly, quarterly or by Direct Debit • ‘Real-time’ • HMRC access to bank accounts?
  15. 15. ‘Single Business Service’ Don’t believe the Government spin
  16. 16. Case study: Self-employed; sole-trader Sporadic turnover Not VAT-registered No employees Poor record-keeping
  17. 17. Case study: Self-employed; sole-trader Large turnover VAT-registered Has a number of employees Boxes of receipts & invoices
  18. 18. Case study: Director & Shareholder Salary Company dividends Bank interest Receives Child Benefits Pays personal pension contributions
  19. 19. Case study: Landlord 2 Furnished properties £500 per month gross rents x 2 Buy-to let loans Joint title
  20. 20. Bookkeeping survey of 500 businesses across the UK: • 25% use software currently • 25% use a paper-only system • The rest employ a mixture of both or use packages such as Excel
  21. 21. • ‘Quarterly tax reporting a threat to small businesses’ • ‘Small firms will struggle with new quarterly tax returns’ • ‘This should be a voluntary scheme for small businesses’ • ‘HMRC should undertake an impact assessment and consultation exercise’
  22. 22. ‘Should be a matter of choice and should not be made mandatory’ ‘Businesses should be able to move to digital over time’
  23. 23. Your call to action: • Ditch the bad habits • Adopt good practices • Bookkeeping • Embrace software • Change now
  24. 24. Thank you for listening
  25. 25. @TheBusJourney #SMEJourney Ian McMonagle Questions?
  26. 26. @TheBusJourney #SMEJourney Nikki Williams
  27. 27. Change is Inevitable Progress is Optional Nikki Williams 10 May 2016 www.mlmsolutions.co.uk
  28. 28. www.mlmsolutions.co.uk © mlm Solutions 34 VISION Change v Progress • Change – to make different, transform • Progress – growth or development, advancement in general
  29. 29. Why it goes wrong…. • Failure to understand the market • Inadequate financing • Poor Management • No planning www.mlmsolutions.co.uk © mlm Solutions 35
  30. 30. Attitudes to Change – Recognise the need for change – No desire for change – No control over change – Driver for change. www.mlmsolutions.co.uk © mlm Solutions 36
  31. 31. Business Review • Objective and independent analysis of the business – Identifying the reasons for underperformance and the options available • Looking at funding, products, markets and potential • Is the business viable? • Enables you to reassess risk and strategy www.mlmsolutions.co.uk © mlm Solutions 37
  32. 32. • "Success comes from knowing what you don’t know, more than coming from what you do know.“ • Ray Dalio • www.mlmsolutions.co.uk © mlm Solutions 38
  33. 33. @TheBusJourney #SMEJourney Nikki Williams Questions?
  34. 34. @TheBusJourney #SMEJourney Stuart Stott
  35. 35. SEARCH MOBILE SOCIAL SOCIAL DMO
  36. 36. -BE MOBILE -ADD VIDEO -USE YOUR CUSTOMERS -BE HELPFUL-SOCIAL DMO
  37. 37. @TheBusJourney #SMEJourney Stuart Stott Questions?
  38. 38. @TheBusJourney #SMEJourney Jim Henderson Questions?
  39. 39. @TheBusJourney #SMEJourney The BusinessJourney Thank you for your attendance. Next event 30 August 2016

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    Jul. 30, 2016

Ian McMonagle ‘Adapting to change – Digital Tax Accounts’ The proposed introduction of Digital Tax Accounts will be the biggest transformation in the history of our tax system. Are you ready to embrace the changes? Nikki Williams 'Change is inevitable – Progress is optional' How to objectively assess your business and know how to move forward. Stuart Stott 'How has Google changed the way we search' Changes in search patterns The power of mobile Search The impact of these changes to SME's in 2016

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