Calling All New Starts

You can count on M.B McGrady & Co! Book your FREE appointment with M.B. McGrady & Co. Chartered Accountants   If you are a new business owner and have started up within the last two years, we have a package that’s been specifically designed to benefit new businesses!   All our new start clients will … Continued


National Insurance Planning

An overview of the types of national insurance and advice on how to make sure you don’t pay too much. Since its introduction in 1911, national insurance (NI) has changed from a form of protection against ill-health and unemployment to include a wider range of benefits. Today it helps people build entitlement to the state … Continued


Personal Financial Planning

No one should be without a financial plan. Read our guide to get started. Achieving your financial goals is made harder when you don’t have a plan laid out on paper. Without a timescale, a sense of priority and an idea of how you will use your money in the future, how can you be … Continued


Insider September 2016

Apprenticeship funding proposals announced Employers with 50 employees or fewer will have up to 100% of their apprenticeship training costs funded by the government. The government has announced more details about its apprenticeship programme and the funding that will be available to businesses that take on apprentices. The proposals relate to the reform of apprentice … Continued


Get a £5,000 Innovation Voucher from Invest NI

You could be eligible for a £5,000 voucher to get expert help to do something new. Interested? If yours is a small or medium-sized* business you can apply for an innovation voucher from Invest NI to ‘purchase’ specialist knowledge. This will help you to develop solutions to business issues, or improve or create products, services and … Continued


Do you have a business idea that you would like help to explore?

The Prince’s Trust Explore Enterprise Programme could help… Who is the Enterprise Programme for?  Young people aged 18 to 30 who are unemployed or working less than 16 hours a week, and have a business idea they would like help to explore. How does it work? The programme can offer financial and mentoring support to … Continued


£80,000 business competition for tourism

8 July 2016 BN_outsidephone.png Competition to find innovative technology solutions to boost tourism in Northern Ireland Tourism NI are seeking innovative, real time tourism technology solutions through a £80,000 Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition. The SBRI competition is seeking technology solutions to encourage visitors to explore more, do more and spend more during their … Continued


Gifts and Inheritance Tax

How gifts can reduce your liability for inheritance tax. Inheritance tax (IHT) at 40% is due on the portion of a person’s estate that exceeds £325,000. This can be reduced to 36% if 10% (or more) of the estate is given to charity. Married couples and civil partners can transfer any unused allowance to their … Continued


Audits and Accounts

A guide to keeping accounts and how an audit can benefit your business. An audit is an official inspection of a company or organisation’s accounts by an independent body. A company can choose to be audited in order to prove to its investors or shareholders that its accounts are sound. An external audit should also … Continued