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Can We Really Afford Not To Take Travel Insurance ? ith the recent poor weather and constant rain, we have seen an increase in clients looking for breaks in sunnier climates, but can we really afford to cut corner s and not take out Travel Insurance?


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ello and Seasons Greetings! We have had a busy couple of months here at KBA and we hope that you might have missed our chatty ar ticles in the last couple of (fabulous) editions of Dispatch! But here we are again raring to go and ready to pass on all kinds of hopefully useful information.


We would like to star t by welcoming two new members of staff who joined our team back in early October – Sean and Joe have settled in brilliantly and we are thrilled that they decided to join our team. We hope that you have already had the chance to speak to them and know that they are going to be a big asset to our hard working team. Welcome Sean and Joe. As we rapidly head to the season of goodwill, we thought you might appreciate some guidance on tax rules relating to staff gifts and enter taining.

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All you hard working employees out there will be pleased to know that that your employer can purchase gifts for you but for an easy (tax efficient) life, better keep the cost to £50 or less including all delivery and postage charges. That way your gift will be 100% tax deductible – go over this amount and national insurance contributions are payable. If the employer doesn’t pay the 13.8% NIC due, then the employee has to! Not quite such a welcome gift if you have to pay NIC at 13.8%. Sadly you can’t give your employee the cash either since cash is not covered by the “trivial benefits” exemption rules - so don’t get caught out. If you are a VAT registered business, you may be tempted to try and claim back the VAT on gifts you bought for your employees – this is completely allowable as long as the usual VAT rules apply and the gift value is below the £50 limit. Exceed the £50 limit and when you pass on the gift to the recipient, these count as supply – with VAT due.

So the main rule of thumb is – keep your gifts for employees under £50 and you will stay tax efficient! Many businesses small and large alike believe that you can claim back tax on the purchase of business gifts for customers regardless of their cost or value. Sadly this is not the case – no gift purchases for customers are tax deductible. The only exception to this is if the gift can be considered as adver tising – to qualify the gift must be a clear adver tising tool in its most obvious form and again must be below £50 in value. You must not give more than one gift to each person in each accounting period and the gifts must not be type of food, drink or tobacco. So don’t get carried away this Christmas or it could be very costly! Now of course with Christmas approaching fast, this also means that the deadline for submitting your self

assessment tax return is also looming. Don’t forget to pay all tax due as well by 31 Jan. If you haven’t got this underway yet – then maybe it’s time to make a star t – the easiest way to approach this? Call us of course! Finally as we move into the New Year, more and more small employers are reaching their staging dates for auto- enrolment. If you are receiving letters from the Pensions Regulator don’t panic – auto enrolment and pensions needn’t cost you nearly as much as you may think. Why not come and speak to KBA and let us guide you through the process. We can’t choose your pension provider for you but we can suppor t you and make you aware of the choices and once you have made that all impor tant decision, we can help you ever y step of the way. This can be anything from assessment of duties including which of your employees are eligible for joining a pension scheme, registering you as an employer on a scheme, through sending out letters, calculating the deductions and finally organising the payments to the pension scheme. Why not get in touch and we will gladly suppor t you through the process ahead. Whatever you are doing this Christmas and New Year – we hope that you have a wonderful time. If New Year’s resolutions are your thing, why not decide to make 2017 your best year yet – Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Fine City ad:Layout 1 15/11/2016 12:27 Page 2

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Buy A Gift You Don’t Have To Wrap This Christmas… uying that perfect gift for your loved ones at Christmas can be a challenge. East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) have taken the stress out of present buying and come up with a special gift - that you don’t even have to wrap.


From specialist nursing kits that can help a family receive care at home to the bereavement sessions that help suppor ts families through an unimaginably difficult time, a Gift of Care will have a real impact on the lives of local families.

“ East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices have taken the stress out of present buying and come up with a special gift - that you don’t even have to wrap.” gift card in the post. You can then wr ite on the tag and give it to someone special.

£35 could pay for an hour of shor t break care for a child at one of our hospices or in the family’s own home.

There are a selection of gift cards to choose from ranging in prices from £5 to £35 and are available to buy online and in all EACH shops. Whichever card you choose to buy, each Gift of Care represents a life changed for the better.

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£20 could help fund a suppor t group for siblings.

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The Seven Year Itch

ike proper nutr ition, a balanced diet and exercise , sleep plays a vital role in keeping our bodies healthy and happy. We need a good night’s sleep to ensure we are feeling fit, thinking shar ply and to gener ally give us the appetite and enthusiasm to make the most of ever yday living.


What most people don’t realise is that poor sleep and fatigue are the biggest issues that affect millions of people wor ldwide . When sleep depr ivation mounts up, people star t feeling tired dur ing the day time which affects our ability to make decisions and helps us make mistakes, have shor ter temper s and can make us have slower reflexes. With many of us dr iving on the roads, this can have devastating effects. The number one key to a good night’s sleep is ROUTINE. Keeping regular

week of six hour nights could lose you 15 points. Sleep is impor tant for the body and mind! This time of year can be the most stressful time of year, Chr istmas is fast approaching, the mor nings and dar k and the nights even dar ker! With December being par ty season also, the late nights, copious amounts of alcohol and over indulging on food is likely to cause sleep disr uption. It is ver y impor tant to keep that routine all year and even more so dur ing the festive season. If you feel that you are not getting the rest you need, follow these tips and see how much better you feel. Create a restful environment. Keep you bedroom at a comfor table temper ature and as quiet and dar k as possible . Tur n off that iPhone ,

“ Don’t sleep on an argument. Conflicts are not conducive to putting you in the right frame of mind for sleep ”

hour s and going to bed and getting up at the same time ever y day will help progr am the body to sleep better. Research from all over the wor ld, confir ms that a comfor table , uninter r upted seven or eight hour s sleep each night can help reduce stress, boost your mood, your physical and mental perfor mance , cure a wide r ange of aches and pains as well as slowing down the aging process. A lack of sleep suppresses your immune system making you more vulner able to infections and metabolic and hor mone changes which have the same effect on your body as ageing. According to the Univer sity of Br itish Columbia, the aver age per son that requires eight hour s sleep per night, just losing one hour of sleep can lower your IQ by one point the following day. Reduce this to a whole 10 | Wymondham & Dereham

vibr ations and flashes through the night will disturb your you and in your subconscious you will think about that message you’ve just received. Exercise . We all hate it, but regular exercise will help relieve the day’s stresses and str ains. Consider taking a walk or going swimming. Cut out stimulants. Tea, coffee and sugar y dr inks in the evening will interfere with you falling asleep. Tr y a nice herbal tea or a milky dr ink instead. Smoking also can take you longer to get to sleep, smoker s tend to wake more often through the night. Don’t over indulge . Too much food or alcohol before bed could disr upt your sleep. Alcohol does help you pass out, but will no doubt inter r upt your sleep dur ing the night. Relax. Tur n off the television before bed and have some relaxation time .

Read a book, have a war m bath or listen to some music . This could help relax you before bed. Remember ing to tur n off that phone! Don’t wor r y. Easily said, but laying in bed wor r ying about jobs you need to do tomor row will keep you awake , tossing and tur ning. Have you considered wr iting a list before bed, all your jobs are on paper and you can cross them off one by one giving you satisfaction. Don’t sleep on an ar gument. Conflicts are not conducive to putting you in the r ight fr ame of mind for sleep. Comfor table Bed. One of the most impor tant factor s in a good night’s sleep is your bed. In Sleep Council research, 79% of people saw a direct link between the way they sleep and how they feel the next day. Astonishingly, only 11% thought that there might be any link between their bed and sleep. It is recommended that your bed should be change at least ever y seven year s, this will ensure you maintain comfor t and suppor t ever y single night. If your bed feels uncomfor table before seven year s, look to change it! Did you know that your bed may have deter ior ated by as much as 70% from it’s as new state after seven year s? Research also showed that beds as little as six year s old could offer significantly less suppor t and comfor t than a new one , thanks to wear and tear, not just from body weight and movement but from sweat and debr is too. A comfor table and suppor tive bed is impor tant to assist in achieving those eight, uninterrupted hours. At Sound Sleep, runner up bed retailer of the year 2016-2017, we are fully trained mattress specialists who are able to give you advice on which mattresses are suitable to your needs. We have over 100 beds on display in store and with all the latest mattress technology available we are best placed locally to help aid a good night’s sleep and hopefully make your dreams come tr ue. Infor mation and research provided by The Sleep Council. www.sleepcouncil.or

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he new Ford Kuga is a delight to drive. I should know, as I spent 24 hours in one motoring from Warsaw in Poland to Vilnius in Lithuania. And let me tell you, Eastern Europe’s roads are not as kind to cars as Britain’s are – and that’s saying something.


Many of the roads in Poland and Lithuania are peppered with potholes, broken up by the odd stretch of motorway, but often with roadworks. The new Kuga made light work of the potholes, due to its excellent suspension and well-padded seats. The only real grumble came from the car’s petrol engine. My Kuga was fitted with the 1.5-litre Ecoboost engine, in four-wheeldrive 182PS guise. It returns 38.2mpg and 171g/km of CO2, and it’s quite noisy when you put your foot down for over takes. That said; the melodramatics are soon

over, and the car is happy to settle into a less raucous cruise when it sees the open road ahead. Although Ford is billing the latest Kuga as ‘new’, it’s more of a face-lift, with the design taking its influence from the new Ford Edge. On the outside, the modernised Ford Kuga now has a more profoundly fashioned bonnet. This gives the car a ruggedly handsome look, but it’s not been done for pleasing aesthetics alone. The bonnet has also been produced to offer improved pedestrian protection in the event of a car vs person collision. One of the most obvious Ford Edge styling cues in the fresh Kuga is the fitting of a trapezoidal grille. Additionally, the model now benefits from LED daytime running lights, bi-xenon headlights, and up-to-date fog-lights. The rear of the Kuga

MOTORING hasn’t been left out either. Here, there are redesigned tail-lights and an electricallyoperated tow bar that stores itself out of view when not being used. The tailgate can also be released by you doing a little kick under the new Kuga’s back bumper. And, while you’re doing that, you’ll see the Kuga’s alloy wheels are different. They are now obtainable in 17-inch, 18-inch and 19-inch sizes. Step inside, and the Kuga’s cabin is cleaner – in the sense that there aren’t as many buttons littering the dashboard as there were before. An electronic parking brake has also joined the par ty. Ford’s new Sync 3 system is responsible for doing away with many of the switches. It consists of a large touchscreen and comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality. It also enables you to control functions using voice instructions. For instance, by saying “I need a fuel station”, the sat-nav will find the nearest fuel pumps for you. While it’s really a face-lift, the new Kuga does have some new stuff going on underneath the bonnet, too. There is a new 120PS 1.5-litre TDCi diesel unit with front-wheel-drive, which delivers up to 64.2mpg and 115g/km of CO2. If you prefer more clout, there is a 2.0-litre TDCi engine with 150bhp, and you can choose to have it with all-wheel-drive or frontwheel drive. This variant will return up to 60.1mpg, while emitting 122g/km of CO2. If you want even fur ther power, there’s an Intelligent All Wheel Drive version with 180PS. This does 54.3mpg on average and CO2 emissions are135g/km. The 1.5-litre Ecoboost petrol engine stays, and comes in two states of tune – 120PS or 150PS. Finally, as mentioned earlier, the fourwheel-drive 182PS variant of this petrol engine, driven here, returns up to 38.2mpg and emits171g/km of CO2. All-wheel-drive Kugas, like the one I drove, also include semi-autonomous Perpendicular Parking tech. This helps you to park, without using your hands, in tight spaces alongside other vehicles. I found this par ticularly useful when trying to park up in a congested area of Warsaw – as you do. The new Kuga can be bought for £20,845 in entr y-level Zetec trim, and the Titanium model is priced from £24,245. The ST-Line model is on sale from £25,845, while the more luxury oriented Kuga Vignale comes in at £30,745. The new Kuga is an affordable car, if bought at the lower end of the range. It comes well equipped and has enough space for a family of four. The car is comfor table and makes mincemeat out of

long trips. The six hours I spent travelling from Warsaw to Vilnius would be gruelling for any car, but the new Kuga coped well, and, more impor tantly I did, too. Ever ything in the car is simple to use, and there are lots of handy storage compar tments for things such as cash for toll booths, and cupholders for bottles of water and mugs of coffee. The boot is also a good, square size, and you can load things in easily due to the low load lip. While the new Kuga isn’t as refined as some in terms of engine noise, wind and tyre roar is suppressed well. The car is also a doddle to park, with or without parking aids – and visibility is ver y good. All in all, the new Ford Kuga offer s good value for money. It is cer tainly wor th buying or leasing if you need a main car that isn’t too big, yet is large enough to cope with a family of four. In four-wheel-drive guise it also turns into a useful tool for the winter months – something many parents, like me, will find invaluable on frosty schoolr uns using ice-rink-like rural routes.

Although Ford is billing the latest Kuga as ‘new’, it’s more of a face-lift, with the design taking its influence from the new Ford Edge.

” Left: Tim with the new Ford Kuga 180PS in Poland, Right, Top: Tim talking to Ford at the media launch event, Middle: The Kugas ample boot with a low load lip. Wymondham & Dereham | 13

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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

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Wymondham & Dereham - December 2016  

The Wymondham and Dereham edition of Dispatch Magazine. December 2016

Wymondham & Dereham - December 2016  

The Wymondham and Dereham edition of Dispatch Magazine. December 2016