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Our Services

Aspire is a unique firm of business advisors that specialise in compliance, business strategy and conflict resolution across all business sectors. 


Our core services revolve around providing human resources, accountancy, compliance, payroll as well as employment tax and employment law advice. Aspire also have a strong presence in the construction industry and recruitment sector and continue to be the leading advisory practice on the use of intermediary structures, commonly known as umbrella companies. 

Compliance
Accounting and Bookkeeping
Apprenticeship Levy
  • Scope of the Apprenticeship Levy
  • Accounting for Apprenticeship Levy costs
  • The Apprenticeship Levy allowance
  • Connected companies
  • The Apprenticeship Service: paying for training
Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)
  • Scope of the CITB Levy
  • CITB Levy returns and assessments
  • Paying for training through the CITB
  • CITB interventions
  • Ad-hoc technical advice and updates
Compliance Health Checks
  • PAYE, VAT, NIC, CIS, NMW health checks
  • Compliance reviews
  • Expenses and benefits reviews
  • Preferred Supplier List (PSL) exercise
Construction Industry Scheme (CIS)
  • Operational compliance
  • Scope of the CIS
  • CIS deductions
  • Verification of subcontractors
  • CIS monthly returns
  • Payments of materials
  • Employment status review
  • CITB Levy
  • Appealing against a CIS penalty
  • Gross status application and revocation
  • Training for internal staff or subcontractors
  • HMRC CIS interventions
  • Ad-hoc technical advice and updates
Employment Status
  • Employment v self-employment
  • Worker status
  • Employment status checks
  • HMRC employment status reviews
  • IR35 reviews
  • Contractual and communicational documentation
  • Case law
  • HR implications and statutory rights
  • Ad-hoc technical advice and updates
Employment Tax
  • Expenses policies and procedures
  • Real –Time Information (RTI)
  • Ad-hoc technical advice and updates
  • Employment v self-employment
  • IR35
  • PAYE/NIC
  • Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003
  • Ad-hoc technical advice and updates
Expense Policy And Procedures
  • Expense policies and processes
  • Expense exemption
  • P11D reporting
  • PAYE settlement agreements
  • Expense audits
  • HMRC interventions
  • Internal staff training
  • Ad-hoc technical advice and updates

 

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Data protection policy
  • Data protection audit
  • Privacy notices
  • Data protection consent
  • GDPR training
Human Resources
IR35
  • Engaging limited company contractors
  • Contractual documentation
  • Personal Service Companies (PSCs)
  • Off payroll working arrangements
  • Ad-hoc technical advice and updates
  • Managed Service Company (MSC) legislation
  • Ad-hoc technical advice and updates
Modern Slavery Act
  • Modern slavery investigations
  • Modern slavery statements
  • Modern slavery strategy
  • Due diligence in the supply chain
  • Modern slavery training
  • Preferred Supplier List (PSL) exercise
  • Remit of the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA)
National Minimum Wage
  • HMRC NMW investigations
  • NMW compliance review
  • NMW training
  • Payslips review
  • Software review
Payroll Services Pensions and Auto Enrolment
Regulatory Compliance
  • Compliance reviews
  • Compliance training
  • HMRC investigations
  • Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Regulations 2003 (ITEPA)
  • Income Tax (Construction Industry Scheme) Regulations 2005
  • Intermediaries legislation – IR35
  • Agency legislation – s44 ITEPA
  • Conduct Regulations
  • MSC legislation
  • Off Payroll legislation
  • Modern Slavery Act
  • Finance Bill
  • Budget Day
  • Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)
  • Ad-hoc technical advice and updates
Specialist Industry Advice (Umbrella)
  • Agency Workers Regulations (AWR)
  • Aspire 2 Comply
  • CIS
  • CITB Levy
  • Company formation services
  • Contractual documentation
  • Employment status
  • Employment tribunals
  • Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)
  • Expense audits
  • Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA)
  • GDPR
  • HMRC intervention
  • Holiday pay
  • HR implications
  • IR35
  • Managed Service Company (MSC)
  • Modern slavery
  • NMW
  • Policies and procedures
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Seminars
  • Software advice
  • Training
  • Travel and subsistence expense advice
  • VAT
Tax Returns
VAT
  • VAT and the Flat Rate Scheme
  • VAT concessions
  • The Scope of VAT
  • VAT exempt supply
  • HMRC VAT investigations 
Conflict Resolution
Disciplinary And Grievance Matters
HMRC Investigations
  • Advisory and support services
  • Attendance at HMRC meetings
  • Management of HMRC interventions
Mediation Tribunals
Business Strategy
Business Structure Debt Management Funding And Cost Reduction Insolvency Services Marketing , Social Media and Event Management
Preferred Supplier Lists
  • Review of supply chain to protect reputational and financial risk. 
Recruitment, Redundancy and Dismissal
Software Development
  • Payroll & accountancy software
  • App development
  • Business automation
  • Bespoke CRM systems
  • Online portals to manage HR & Employee communication  
Staff Training and Seminars
  • Annual seminars
  • Staff training;
    • CIS
    • GDPR
    • Modern slavery
    • Employment status 
    • Expense processes
    • NMW
    • VAT
    • IR35
    • Bespoke training

What the bird tweeted

News and Blogs

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Low Pay Commission report on non-compliance with the minimum wage

A report released from the Low Pay Commission (‘LPC’) that published findings on ...

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September

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Explanatory Notes for the Finance Bill 2017 published

The Government has published updated explanatory notes on resolutions contained ...

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August

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HMRC wrongly fining individuals for late tax returns

It has been reported that HMRC has wrongly registered approximately 963,000 taxp ...

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