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Issue 112 March 2017




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Residents spring into action undreds of residents are gearing up for South Norfolk Council’s Big Litter Pick, with the district set for its greatest spring clean ever.


Now in its fourth year, the four-month tidy up organised by the Council, began on the 1st February. Last year, 900 volunteers joined in, using equipment provided by the Council and collected a record breaking 2,000 bags of litter. South Norfolk Councillor Kay Mason-Billig Cabinet Member for Environment and Recycling said: “Every year more and more people take part, which is fantastic to see, from playgroups to community groups, people of all ages and from all walks of life join in to keep South Norfolk a fantastic place to live and visit. It also goes to show community spirit is alive and well in South Norfolk!”

South Norfolk Council will provide posters and leaflets to help publicise community litter picks and will also provide advice and equipment. When the event is finished, the Council will come and take the rubbish away.

the five neighbourhood areas. That’s 20 prizes across the South Norfolk district but every group who takes part will be given a £20 voucher to be spent on their group, charity or local community.

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Buying a new bed this month, look for the big tick logo t’s March again and that means one thing, it’s National Bed Month. This National Bed Month, for the first time ever, consumers can now buy a new bed with the reassurance that it is ‘officially’ safe, clean and honest.


The National Bed Federation’s ‘NBF Approved’ large tick logo means the manufacturer who made that bed has been independently audited to make sure they follow all the required procedures to produce safe, clean and hygienic mattresses. In short, that they are what they say they are. The move follows increasing mistrust among consumers about the products they are buying – particularly those where the contents are unseen and taken on trust, like beds and mattresses. The NBF is the UK trade association for British bed manufacturers. And to meet its new Code of Practice, member companies have had to go through rigorous and independent audits. “We wanted to ensure that our mark of approval really meant something,” said Jessica Alexander, executive director of the NBF. Particularly important to anyone buying a new bed is its safety and the reassurance that the mattress meets strict British flammability regulations. If it doesn’t then it could prove fatal if ignited. Silentnight Beds have released 06 | Wymondham & Dereham

a video of flammability tests on mattresses undertaken in their laboratory, the results are shocking. A non-compliant mattress, which was purchased online, therefore on sale to the public, was on fire within two minutes and releasing significant amounts of toxic fumes within three minutes, by this time the fully compliant mattress had fully extinguished itself. Within six minutes, the room is fully consumed with smoke and fire, the average response time for fire fighters in the UK is nine minutes. Less dramatic but still concerning are health and hygiene issues. We all want to think the nice new bed we are getting in to is clean and hygienic – and the NBF Approved logo means consumers can be sure that the bed they are buying comes from a manufacturer with all the right procedures in place to be sure it is just that. And lastly, we want to know that the mattress we are buying contains exactly what it says it does. Not to do so contravenes the Trades Descriptions Act – and again, the big tick logo means you can be assured the product you are buying is as described. It’s an initiative that The Sleep Council both supports and endorses. Said spokesperson Lisa Artis: “This is great news for consumers and we would urge anyone buying a bed to look out for the NBF’s new mark of approval – it’s designed to keep people sleeping safe as well as sound.”

Said Jessica Alexander : “For reputable manufacturers, the NBF Approved logo is merely confirmation that they are – and always have been - following all the right procedures. Unfor tunately there are less scrupulous traders out there who are now selling products that can’t be trusted – and with a mattress it’s hard to know what you are buying. The new NBF Approved logo means people can buy a mattress in the cer tain knowledge that it is safe, clean and honest.” Sound Sleep, award winners in the Bed Retailer of the Year category at the 2016 National Bed Federation awards, backs the National Bed Federation’s new code of practice and are committed to supplying clean and safe products, so you can have a sound sleep knowing that your bed is fully compliant to UK laws and regulations. Feel free to visit us in store for more information. When you buy your next bed, make sure you look for the big tick! Sleep Safe. Sleep Sound. Sound Sleep.


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Talking Tax

t’s been a while but here we are, back in our favourite magazine. It’s been a busy few months for us at KBAS as we have been completing our clients self assessment tax returns which, just in case you were living on the moon – were due to be filed with HMRC by 31 Januar y 2017. Not only did the return need filing but you also needed to ensure that you paid all taxes due – if you didn’t then you will by now be the proud owner of a nice spar kly HMRC fine and/or penalty.


We wor ked really hard and 99.9% of our client’s returns were submitted before the deadline – an impressive star t to the year. Thank you ver y much to all of you who allowed us to wor k on your behalf this year – we are ver y grateful and would love it if allowed us to look after your affair s again this year. Now the 15/16 tax year is just a distant memor y and already we are hur tling towards another year end. So what has the 16/17 year end got in store for us? If you are the director and/or shareholder of a close company (that is a company with 5 or fewer directors/shareholders) then you could well be affected by the dividend allowance. Of course we have been talking about this for a while now but from 5 April 2017 it’s going to star t rearing its ugly head good and proper and affecting tax due. Don’t forget that you can receive £5,000 of dividends tax free and this applies to each shareholder. If you are in the 20% tax bracket and earn less than £33,500 including your dividend – then you will have to pay tax at 7.5%. Of course this is ver y different to the old dividend rules as previously there was no tax due on income in this bracket. So don’t get caught out – make sure that you know what you will have to pay nice and early and plan ahead. Why not come and have a chat with us – we are a friendly bunch and would love the chance to help you out.

FREE initial consultations of up to 45 minutes) – is whether to become a limited company. Again there are many advantages and disadvantages to being a limited company but there are also advantages and disadvantages to remaining a sole trader. Make sure that you take the time to discuss all the options before you make any decisions. Becoming a limited company can be ver y useful if you are making good profits but prefer to time when you take these profits personally. With careful timings, planning and the right shareholders, tax on dividends may not only be quite low but you may also have a reasonable period before this becomes due for payment. Be sure that you understand the best way to run a company, remember that company funds are not your funds even if you are a director, a company is a separate legal entity and a bank account is a legal requirement. Most of all talk to your advisors, us! Or your own accountant and be sure to make sure that the advantages are a real benefit to you. It could be an expensive mistake if you don’t use a company to its best advantage. I always feel as if March is the time for new beginnings – new seasons (SPRING yayyyyy!) new bulbs and flowers (daffodils and tulips), new rates of pay with the new minimum wage (£7.50 if you are over 25) and finally a new tax year and personal allowance. Whatever you are doing this spring make it count and let’s hope it’s the best year ever.

Of course if you are a 40% tax payer well, then nothing much has changed with the dividend rules for you, your dividends are still taxable at 32.5% just like they always were! Other changes affect rental income with the withdrawal of some tax relief on mor tgage interest. This is not great news for the landlords in the rental market so make sure that you know how you will be affected early on and plan for these changes. Make sure that you are claiming for all of your allowable expenses and consider whether there are any other wor thwhile changes you could make which might help to reduce your tax liability. If you own a proper ty jointly with your husband or wife, you may want to consider gifting your share of your proper ty to your spouse. Be careful though as this must be done legally and you must consider any borrowings on the proper ty, the tax rules and don’t forget capital gains either, having a jointly owned proper ty can offer you an additional £11,000 of tax relief when you dispose of an asset. All in all, tax affairs can be quite tricky so make sure that you take time to look at all options before you make any changes. You know what they say – act in haste, repent at leisure! One of the most common questions that crops up in a free initial consultation (did I mention that we still offer these,

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By Tim Barnes-Clay – Motoring Journalist - @carwriteups udi is a car-maker of quality. From the strong, yet sophisticated, lines of its models to the flawless interiors, the German firm always delivers. The TT Coupe is no exception.


The current TT Coupe arrived in Britain in 2015. It looks angrier and is almost the same length as its forerunner, though its wheelbase has expanded, making for shor t overhangs. The TT Coupe 2.0 TFSI 230 PS S Line S tronic, under review here, has a vir tual cockpit, which is based around a sizeable high resolution LCD display. It fills the instrument binnacle and supersedes the time-honoured analogue dials. It’s mar vellous and clear as day.

You can cherr y-pick between two display settings: in the ‘classic’ view, the rev counter and speedometer are in the forefront. Then in ‘infotainment’ mode the vir tual instr uments are smaller. The area that becomes free therefore provides sufficient room for other functions, such as the navigation map. At the lower edge of the Audi vir tual cockpit, the displays for time , outside temperature and mileage are perpetually visible. The Audi TT is comfy and the Alcantara and leather super spor ts seats are hiphuggingly suppor tive. The 2.0 TFSI 230 PS S Line S tronic also has manual climate control with functionality ingeniously incorporated into the air vents.

MOTORING Other interior tech highpoints include: a music interface with Bluetooth connectivity, a touch pad for fingertip data input, and keyless go. Outside the cabin, attractive alloy wheels adorn the TT. Mine was fitted with 19-inch five-spoke ‘Blade’ design wheels. These are optional and cost £450 – but they do look awesome. Other features fitted include sports suspension; xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lights and a speed-dependent active rear spoiler. As a 2+2 seater, the Audi TT Coupe is a spor ts interior car thattech is suitable for include: real-world Other highpoints a music interface with use. My three-year-old daughter Bluetooth connectivity, a touch padsat forinfingertip data input, and the rear,go. but you’ll probably the back keyless Outside the cabin, use attractive alloy wheels adorn the TT. seats as anfitted areawith to keep superfluous Mine was 19-inch five-spoke ‘Blade’ design wheels. These shopping. That are optional andsaid, costwith £450a –load but area they do look awesome. Other capacity of 305include litres sports - 13 litres more xenon headlamps with LED features fitted suspension; than the running old TT lights – theand boot space is daytime a speed-dependent active rear spoiler. practical enough to load in a tot’s buggy –Asora a2+2 couple ofthe flight cases. seater, Audi TT Coupe is a sports car that is suitable

for real-world use. My three-year-old daughter sat in the rear, but Behind the wheel, thing I noticed you’ll probably usethe thefirst back seats as an area to keep superfluous about the Audi TT is how well it drives. shopping. That said, with a load area capacity of 305 litres - 13 litres The 230PS petrol powerplant is is practical enough to load in more1984cc, than the old TT – the boot space domesticated urban environments, but a tot’s buggy –inor a couple of flight cases. it’s still hard to disguise the rasping clout waiting set free. up the TT on about the Audi TT is how Behind to thebewheel, theOpen first thing I noticed the pressed yourpowerplant is domesticated wellstraights it drives.and Theyou’re 1984cc, 230PSinto petrol seatback. Zero to 62mph arrives in an eyeball in urban environments, but it’s still hard to disguise the rasping clout yanking seconds andOpen the top waiting 5.3 to be set free. up speed the TTison the straights and you’re 155mph. firm, but Zero not unpleasantly pressed The into ride yourisseatback. to 62mph arrives in an eyeball so, and the steering has a good weight toisit,155mph. The ride is firm, yanking 5.3 seconds and the top speed while the dual-clutch automatic transmission but not unpleasantly so, and the steering has a good weight to it, changes What’s more, transmission the car while theseamlessly. dual-clutch automatic changes seamlessly. grips like glue in the corners – thanks its corners – thanks to its What’s more, the car grips like glue intothe all-wheel-drive all-wheel-drive‘Quattro’ ‘Quattro’set-up. set-up.

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“Open up the TT on the “Open straightsupand the TT on you’re pressedand intoyou’re pressed the straights your into seatback.” your seatback. Zero to

62mph arrives in an eyeball If the Audi TT’s talent for turning heads and yanking 5.3 fuel seconds” drivability is not enough, its average

economy figure of 42.8mpg and relatively low CO2 emissions of 153g/km are also to be applauded. Driving from Kettering in Nor thamptonshire to Lincoln - a journey of 76 Audi milesTT’s - I averaged not drivability is not enough, If the talent for 38mpg. turning That’s heads and at bad, considering how heavy my right and relatively low CO2 its all average fuel economy figure of 42.8mpg foot can get on the A1. emissions of 153g/km are also to be applauded. Driving from Kettering in Northamptonshire to Lincoln - a journey of 76 miles - I averaged Fully kitted out, car was, with 38mpg. That’s notasatmy all review bad, considering how heavy my right foot can luxuries such get on the heated seats and an LED interior lighting package, the price-tag came to £44,095. Theason-the-road basic cost is luxuries such as heated Fully kitted out, my review car was, with nearer to an £37,000. That’s lighting an acceptable seats and LED interior package, the price-tag came to price to shell out when you take into £44,095. The on-the-road basic cost is nearer to £37,000. That’s an account what a well-made, carinto account what a wellacceptable price to shell outentertaining when you take the Audi TT Coupecar is. the Audi TT Coupe is. made, entertaining

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s we head into Spring and lighter evenings, let’s hope that the weather will star t to warm up! It’s always nice at this time of year to think more about going out. Maybe there’s a special place you like to visit or just like to wander the countr y lanes and enjoy the trees and flowers coming into bud.


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Cloudy2Clear Announce Trusted Trader Partnership Which? have now added themselves to the thousands of customers who recognise that, in Cloudy2Clear you are dealing with a business that you can really trust. Cloudy2Clear who recently celebrated their 10th Birthday, replace misty glass at a fraction of the cost of a new window.

Norwich manager Lee Rixon believes that Which? have endorsed Cloudy2Clear’s long standing company policy of delivering a trustworthy and credible service at all times. ‘Our service is simple. If your double glazing has steamed up we can replace the glass at a fraction of the cost of a new window, in any type

of frame, and with a new 25 year guarantee. Stephen continues ‘We also GUARANTEE that an average quotation will take no longer than 20 mins, with little or no disruption to your home’. ‘These things seem simple but not enough companies do it and it’s great that someone like

Which? has endorsed our philosophy. Locally Cloudy2Clear service Diss & Attleborough and surrounding areas. So, if your windows are steamed up, broken or damaged give Lee a call for a free quotation on 0800 61 21 118 and he’ll be happy to help!

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