Category Archives: Hospitality

How do I pay out tips to my staff ?


The rules around tipping and service charges in the hospitality industry can be somewhat daunting, when all you want to know is how to pay out tips to your staff. New legislation now makes it compulsory for employees to receive all tips, gratuities and services from customers, without the employers holding any back for themselves. But how […]

How do Tronc schemes work for collecting Tips?


You’ve heard that tips collected via a Tronc scheme incure PAYE but don’t incur national insurance, but how does a Tronc scheme work? Check out our previous blog on how to record and pay out tips to your employees. Today’s blog goes into more detail on how Tronc schemes work. The previous blog talks about […]

The clock is ticking, so make sure you’re ready for the April 2022 increases

clock is ticking

April 2022 is fast approaching, and with that comes changes to VAT, NIC, and dividend taxes. We’ve also got electricity and wage increases to consider. The clock is ticking, so what do you need to do, to get ready for the April 2022 increases? The latest Budget announced quite a few unwelcome changes to tax […]

Autumn 2021 Budget: what does it mean for your small business?

The Autumn Budget 2021 was announced on 27 October 2021, but what does it mean for your small business? Well, for starters, most of the main announcements were leaked in the days leading up to the Budget, and some changes for 2022 onwards were announced in the Spring Budget 2021. But let’s look at the […]

Covid-19 Track and Trace Customer Information Collection

From 18 September 2020 businesses in the hospitality sector will be required by law to collect details and maintain records of staff, customers and visitors on their premises to support NHS Test and Trace.   This helps the government to identify people who may have been exposed to the virus, support the NHS and save […]

How does the Hospitality “Eat Out to Help Out” Scheme Work?

The Chancellor announced several measures to support people and businesses in his Mini-Budget on 8 July. Here I’ll focus on the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme. Also check our my previous blog on the VAT Rate cut to 5% for Food, Accommodation and Attractions. Eat Out to Help Out Scheme Any hospitality business will […]

Food, Accommodation and Attraction VAT Rate Cut to 5% from 15 July 2020

On 8 July 2020 The Chancellor announced a Mini-Budget to support people and businesses as we rebuild from the Coronavirus Pandemic. In this blog I will focus on the Food, Accommodation and Attraction VAT rate cut to 5% which is active from Wednesday 15 July. Check out our more recent blog on the VAT increase to […]

Mini-Budget 2020: New Measures to Support People and Businesses

Today the Government announced their mini-Budget 2020 with a further £12 billion for new temporary measures to support people and businesses. Particularly measures are in place to support job creation, and to boost the hospitality industry. Job Retention Bonus The current furlough scheme will end on 31 October 2020, find out more about the furlough […]

iZettle vs Square: which is best for you?

Taking card payments is a necessity for most businesses today, as your customers carry less cash, and expect to be able to pay by card for everything, particularly contactless payments. Businesses used to have only one option when considering taking card payments: top sign up for a costly merchant account with the local bank, and […]