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The New Financial Year is upon us and the government has released the budget for 2012-13. For businesses this means:

  •  The headline rate of corporation tax will fall to 24 per cent from April, and then to 22 per cent from 2014
  •  The smallest firms will get a simplified tax reporting system, in line with an EU directive
  •  The government will “remove loopholes and exemptions” on VAT – meaning that more products will be subject to the tax
  •  Tax incentives will be offered to the video game and film making industries

Source: http://www.simplybusiness.co.uk/knowledge/articles/2012/03/2012-03-21-budget-2012-business/                               

We at iCS appreciate that saving money, keeping your company assets high and the cash flow strong is what you need at this time of year. So we have put together the following advice to help you save money when it comes to your business communications.

When sourcing your new phone system or upgrading you need something that is future proof; so you won’t need to update it again in a year or slowly fall behind while your competitors steam on ahead. You’ll need something with a good warranty period and a maintenance contract in place, should anything go wrong. You also need to look at what lines, cabling and broadband speeds are available in your area, as well as what will be coming to your area soon, so you can make sure you are getting the best services for you. Of course you should shop around for prices and services; find a telecoms company who has great customer services, a range of products, a good demonstration suite, a dedicated account manger and actually answers your phone calls!

iCS offer and can advise you on ALL of the above. We also offer our SpliceCom Systems on a 0% Finance Plan over 2 years* as well as Operating Leasing for schools and Local Authorities.

We appreciate that business is tough these days but we will work with you to improve your communications and encourage you to be successful. Your success is our success.

Best of luck in the upcoming Financial Year,
iCS Communications Ltd

*Subject to Terms and Conditions. Only available on SpliceCom systems currently (April 2012).