Spring 2022 Newsletter

by Michael Blaken

Published on 28th April 2022

April is always a significant month in the business world. This year is no exception, with big changes coming in, including the extended rollout of Making Tax Digital for VAT. In this newsletter we look at those changes, explain why we are advocates of cashflow planning and answer the thorny question, how can you get out of a commercial lease early?

Making Tax Digital April 2022

April heralds taxation changes for businesses

April, and the start of the financial year, always brings notable changes for businesses. Making Tax Digital has now been rolled out for all VAT registered businesses, the controversial 1.25% increase in National Insurance was introduced and national minimum wage rates increased.

Why not talk to us about how your business can manage these changes?


Business breakfast in Swindon

Opening our doors for networking

We’re pleased to have restarted our popular networking breakfasts. The free breakfasts are a great opportunity for business people in and around Swindon to meet, network and form new connections – and we always have great bacon rolls.

Our next is on Wednesday May 25, from 7.30-9am. For more information, and to book your place, email marketing@nulloptps.co.uk.


Why cashflow and resource planning are essential for growth

If you’re planning for growth, the key to success is understanding your numbers, along with comprehensive cashflow and resource planning. With rising inflation affecting personal budgets as well as the business, your business will need to give you a higher dividend just to stand still. Read more here about why we advocate cashflow planning.

Optimum Cachflow and Resource Planning 2022
How to get out of a commercial contract early

How to get out of a commercial lease early

A commercial lease is a binding legal contract, but there are times when businesses may wish to leave the premises. If this is the case with your business, how can you get out of a commercial lease early? Find out more here.


Welcoming five new faces to Optimum

A warm welcome to five new team members, who have joined Optimum since the start of the year: Matthew, Larissa, Tara, Julie and Clair. We are still growing our team, and you can find information about careers at Optimum here.

We hope you find our quarterly newsletter useful. If you would like to read it in a pdf format, or you may even wish to print it out to peruse over a cup of coffee, we also have a downloadable version here.

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