July 2017 issue: (click to jump to section)
- 7 Step plan to an effective sales pitch
- Web Design Case Study – Consortium Business Solutions
- How to Create a Content Marketing Funnel for Your WordPress Website (Infographic)
- Upcoming Events
July 2017 Newsletter
With the scorching English summer upon us we took it upon ourselves to provide you with a list of updates and information that you have missed over the past month.
Here at the Ladies Lunches we have our upcoming Eastbourne lunch on 21st July which you can book onto through the link below! Come along to mingle over a glass of wine before sitting down to a delicious 2 course lunch, surrounded by like-minded local businesswomen.
Please see below for a list of all our dates this year at the bottom of the newsletter.
We have no membership fees and no long-term commitments – just good food and good company. We hope you can join us!
Auto Enrolment – Duty Start Date
Are you thinking of starting a new business and/or planning to employ staff for the first time?
Not only do you need to consider operating a payroll scheme deducting tax, national insurance, student loan repayments etc. you also need to consider operating a pension scheme.
The following information is relevant for any new employers who employ their first staff member on or after 1st October 2017.
Until recently, most employers have had at least 12 months to plan for auto enrolment (AE) and set up a pension scheme before needing to comply with AE duties at their staging date.
However, all new employers who employ their first staff member on or after 1st October 2017 will need to start complying with auto enrolment duties straight away.
They will not have a set staging date. Their ‘duty start date’ will instead be the day on which the first worker begins to be employed by the employer.
New employers will still be able to utilise the 3 month postponement period, providing postponement letters are sent to the workers within 6 weeks of their start date.
It’s important to note that: The expectation is that complying with AE duties should now be part of the normal process of setting up a business in the same way that new employers are expected to deal with tax and national insurance from the outset. Therefore, new employers will become subject to near immediate AE duties as soon as the first worker is employed.
If you become an employer before 30th September 2017 you will have a pre-determined staging date as follows:
|Date first became an employer||Pre-determined Staging Date|
|Between 1 Oct 2016 & 30 June 2017||1 January 2018|
|Between 1 July 2017 & 30 Sept 2017||1 February 2018|
At Humphrey & Co we do provide an all-encompassing payroll service which can alleviate the headache of payroll. Please contact us for further information http://www.humph.co.uk/business#payroll
Latest News & Blogs:
The traditional sales pitch of spouting information at potential clients is dead. These days we communicate in a very different way. It is very much a dialogue between interested parties with listening on both sides. However you still have to reach out and get that dialogue going, so whether you are engaging in some telemarketing, at a networking event or engaging in e-mail marketing here are 7 steps to an effective sales pitch.[… Read more]
Getting traffic to your WordPress website is one thing, converting them into full paying customers is completely different thing. If you are running an e-commerce website, then youare most likely using content such as blogs and white papers to entice them to get closer to your brand, while helping them create a smarter purchase decision.[… Read more]
Yeah we know this is cheating a bit to have our own website as a case study but we are damn proud of it! As recent finalists in the Sussex Digital Awards for Best Website – Marketing & Creative and Best Blog we want to show off a bit![… Read more]
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