Emails are circulating to childminders which are part of a scam aimed at obtaining personal details and money. If you do receive such a call or email and are unsure of its validity ignore it and DO NOT RESPOND. If you are unsure whether an email is a scam or not you can visit http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/scam-emails for further advice and how to report it.
NICMA have updated a number of policies which are
available to download in the members only area.
It is worth noting that these are relatively small changes and can be made by handIf you wish to purchase a pack of our policies, non NICMA members can visit the NICMA Shop or NICMA Members can download them free of charge (or purchase a hard copy at a reduced price) from the Members Shop
The Business Side of Childminding
Please note that a new tax year began on 6th April 2015 - Further information on what has changed (including personal allowances) can be found in NICMAs Getting Off to a Good Start Booklet, available for members free of charge in the members area.
Got a lot of questions about tax, National Insurance, business records and expenses?
This online tutorial from HMRC will build your confidence by guiding you through everything you need to know to get started. There are useful tips from others who have been where you are now and practical case studies to help you along the way.
Webinars highlighted this month are:
- Friday 02 October @ 13:00pm - Simpler Income Tax for the self-employed
- Tuesday 06 October @ 12:00pm - Business expenses for the self-employed
- Monday 12 October @ 11:00am - Capital Allowances for the self-employed
- Thursday 15 October 2015 @ 19.30 -Childminders webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5542773724703584002
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The Executive's draft Childcare Strategy
Click here to view the draft Strategy, consultation questionnaire and associated documents.