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2014 Budget Round-up

Chancellor George Osborne unveiled a series of significant measures affecting businesses and individuals in his 2014 Budget. Here we outline some of the highlights from the Budget Statement. Business measures Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) The maximum amount of the...

Survey suggests business optimism improving

A survey of retail chairmen, conducted by headhunting organisation Korn Ferry, has revealed that 73% are optimistic about the UK’s economic outlook. The survey of bosses of 39 high street retailers included Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Marks & Spencer. 76% also said...

FREE AUTO ENROLMENT SEMINAR

Are you confused about how Auto enrolment will affect your Company? Christie Jolliffe will be participating in a seminar to help business owners understand: What information your payroll will need to provide Why your employment contracts need to be reviewed How...

Expansion – is your business ready?

Recent research shows that micro businesses have grown in number by 40% since 2000, but less than a quarter of these businesses have managed to grow in size. However, around 80% of SME owner managers would reportedly like to expand their business, so this low growth...

An inspector calls… coping with an HMRC investigation

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has stepped up its compliance activity, as it continues in its efforts to claw back extra tax revenue. Being the subject of an enquiry or investigation can be a worrying experience, so what can you expect if you suddenly find yourself on...

UK recovery ‘has taken hold’

The UK economy is on the mend, with the recovery officially having ‘taken hold’, according to the Bank of England. In its latest quarterly inflation report, the Bank stated, ‘In the United Kingdom, recovery has finally taken hold. The economy is growing robustly as...