Manchester Marathon

Post Manchester Marathon photo’s.  MBLs relay team who finished 1st in the All Age Unisex Relay Category and 5th relay team overall out of 121 teams.  Tony Collier, the only one mad enough to run the whole 26.2 miles.  The relay team did it in 3.24, whilst Tony took 3.43. Congratulations a great achievement.  

Dividend

The Chancellor has now imposed additional tax charges for extraction of income from Companies by way of dividends paid from 6th April 2016 onwards. Prior to 5th April 2016 dividends within the basic rate band were tax free.  Dividends in the higher rate band were taxed at 25% of the net dividend and dividends in the additional rate band were …

Social Responsibilities

At MBL we are totally committed to our Social Responsibilities and, apart from our work with and raising funds for The Children’s Adventure Trust, of which Mike Bulcock one of our Directors is a Trustee.  One of our other Directors, Tony Collier, is actively involved in the re-generation of Altrincham town centre to try to help restore it to its former …

Chamber Awards 2015

On the 15 October Altrincham & Sale Chamber of Commerce are holding the Chamber Business Awards. We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the Provider of Professional Services.  We have everything crossed. We hope everyone has a good evening and would like wish all the other nominees good luck. From everyone at MBL 

Auto Enrolment nightmare looms

Employers in the UK are facing the biggest administrative headache that they have faced for many years as their auto-enrolment (AE) staging dates approach. Please see our FAQ’s that highlights the scale of the problem and the difficulties that employers will face.   However, do not despair, MBL in conjunction with our Independent Financial Adviser subsidiary have developed an end to …

Dividends – Budget changes impact all SME business owners

Recent budget changes impact on all SME business owners that extract income from their limited companies using the fairly standard low salary, high dividend model. The outcome is that we are all going to be worse off!  However, we do have some ideas to help limit the damage! Feel free to contact us to discuss.   The impact depends on …

The Comrades ultra marathon

The Comrades ultra marathon is a huge iconic event in South Africa and regarded as the toughest road ultra on earth. On the up run from Durban to Pietermaritzburg its 54 miles and 6500 feet in total of climbing with 4000 feet of descending. It runs in the opposite way in alternate years. It has 5 hills that are so …

Sponspoship raised for CAFT

Tony would like to thank everyone who supported this fundraising effort by sponsoring his attempt to run the Comrades ultra marathon in South Africa. Unfortunately, injury forced Tony to withdraw from the race after he had completed 17 miles and climbed 2500 feet in soaring temperatures but he is delighted to have raised so much for the Adventure Farm which …

Such kind words from CAFT. Just hope I can live up to them!

Such kind words sent to Altrincham Chamber today from CAFT.  Just hope I can live up to them! “I just wanted to say a quick thank you for the fantastic piece in the Spring edition of Business Vision about Tony Collier and his superman ways!  Tony is such an amazing supporter of ours and it’s brilliant to see him acknowledged …

Only 3 weeks to go

At MBL we take our social responsibility seriously http://www.mbl.solutions/social-responsibility/community-commitment tells you about the stuff we do. From a personal perspective its 3 weeks on Sunday that I take on the biggest challenge if my life when I take part in the Comrades ultra marathon in South Africa. It is proving a challenge even getting to the start line though as …