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  • Shared Parental Leave Comes Into Force From 5th April

    New Shared Parental Leave System

    From the 5th of April 2015, a new system called Shared Parental Leave is coming in. Basically, after the ordinary period of standard Maternity and Paternity Pay are over they're scrapping Additional Paternity leave as a separate thing and replacing it with the new Shared Parental Leave, which can be split between the parents (assuming they're both eligible) to give them more flexibility.

  • Business Banking For Beginners

    Tales From The RIFT: Thrilling Adventures in Accountancy Part 3

    It's a well established fact that age casts obstacles in the explorer's path - not in terms of what we can accomplish but in how we're perceived. What's less well known is that youth doesn't always lead to an easier path through the business jungle. In fact, it may very well throw out obstacles of its own. RIFT Accounting's favourite teen industrialist, Ben Towers, recently regaled us with a perfect illustration of the case in point. Perched atop a throne forged from the adamantine skeletons of many fallen robot soldiers, he recalled the troubles he had with stashing his hard won treasure.

  • End Of Year Planning For SMEs: It's All in the Reflexes

    End Of Year Planning For SMEs

    Every great adventurer who ever darted back under a rapidly descending stone wall to retrieve a beloved adventuring hat understands the value of timing and a cool head under pressure (or at least a cool-looking head - because, you know - adventuring hat). With the end of the tax year looming like an enormous rolling boulder trap, it's time to get your 2014-15 situation prepped, primed and optimised - so let's get to it.

  • Self Assessment and the End Of the Tax Year

    Preparing For Self Assessment

    A large part of being a successful business explorer is knowing when to step back and take a good, hard look at yourself and your accomplishments. The good news is that HMRC have already decided when that time is. The bad news is they get really cross if you miss it. As the tax year draws to an end it's time to make sure you've got everything secured and ready.

  • Damian Green Visits RIFT Group To Celebrate National Apprenticeship Week

    RT Hon Damian Green Applauds the Success of RIFT's First Apprentice

    The Rt. Hon Damian Green MP visited RIFT Group to applaud the success of the company’s first apprentice, Abbie Montgomery, who is now a permanent member of staff, this week as part of National Apprenticeship Week. He also heard from managing director Jan Post about RIFT Group’s ethos of training and developing staff from within.

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