Making Tax Digital Reminder

Just a reminder that HMRC are implementing Making Tax Digital (MTD) from April 2019.  This means that people who keep records on paper or spreadsheets and submit their VAT return manually will no longer be able to do so.  From April 2019 all Vat Returns will have to be submitted electronically through a certified accounts […]

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Recently, a training course on KPIs was run for FCG consultants especially in the dairying area.  KPIs are not only useful to us as consultants but also to you the farmer, or any business for that matter. What key five physical or financial measurements in your business would you measure to give you the best […]

Genetics Rather Than Cosmetics!

We are seeing an increasing number of beef clients looking to source quality rearing calves directly from dairy farmers, to reduce the risks of disease and low colostrum intake associated with buying from unknown sources at market.  However, a common complaint is that dairy farmers are choosing their beef AI sires based on the limited […]

Right to Work in UK?

It’s a legal requirement to check and record that prospective employees have a right to work in the UK.  Failure to do so can result in fines for you of up to £20,000 per illegal employee.  Up till recently Employers had to check paper documentation from the employee, such as a passport or relevant visas. […]