An energetic opening from MD Jason Roper talking all things sunshine and football was followed up by our first speaker Darren Grimes of UHY Hacker Young, partner of MPG.
Darren had prepared a succinct and factual presentation explaining the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) and what it means for the property sector.
Dating back to 1970 the prescriptive scheme was devised to reduce the risk of non payment of income tax by subcontractors.
With monthly reports and payments due to the revenue this is something that demands attention.
Darren went on to explain what it took to gain and then maintain a Gross payment status.
This involves some very detailed conditions, an Annual review and a slew of financial and compliance tests.
Any mistake could cost you your status as Darren explained as he walked us through a real life court appeal :
‘Ignorance of the law is not a reasonable excuse.’
In short get studying and be compliant!
If you would like further information on CIS please contact Darren directly on:
0161 236 6936
Up next a few words from MPG Ambassador Terry Flanagan.
Terry has an impressive CV boasting a dazzling rugby league career and successful business career too.
Terry briefly shared a thought that has been on his mind as of late:
Do we know for sure how we and our businesses are perceived by our customers or do we just assume we do?
Are you hot on the tail of modern day contact platforms to be ‘everywhere’.
How do your competitors compare and are you keeping up?
Something to consider in times of constant change and innovation.
Talking of innovation up next was our guest speaker, a man who MPG folk have had the pleasure of hearing lots about.
Michael Brennan Founder and CEO of Tootoot.
Michael spoke passionately about his motivation for developing Tootoot with co-founder, Kieran Hinn. Both of whom have recently been named in Forbes Top 30 under 30 Europe 2018.
Michael told of his own experiences of bullying throughout his school years and how this time has inspired him to want to make a change in the way bullying is tackled.
Tootoot have created the only App in the world that allows safe reporting for victims and real time dashboard views.
Tootoot is now live across the country in numerous schools, sport clubs and is now expanding into the work place with big companies such as AO.com and Morrison’s keen to sign up.
Tootoot has been created to remove barriers both personally and professionally and through the latest development the app can now be used however you require reporting issues such as bullying or suggesting a new idea straight to the CEO.
The application packages start from as little as £1 per employee per month, could this fit into your your business? Link below on how to contact:
Anther fantastic Manchester Property Group event finished off with the business card lucky draw and this months winners were guests Peter Lim and Jamie Dutton.
We are looking forward to the next event on 02/08 hope to see you there!
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