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Routes into Accountancy – part two: image

Routes into Accountancy – part two:

7th July 2017

From fixing bikes to company audits by Patrick Duncan I was directed to McBrides after working a long summer fixing bikes in a local shop. I studied A Levels in...

UK household income ‘falling at fastest rate since 2011’, ONS data shows

7th July 2017

Household incomes in the UK are falling at their fastest rate since 2011, data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has suggested. Real household...

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SRA regulations shake up

6th July 2017

After extensive consultation on new regulations last year, the SRA published its decisions and consultation response documents on 13th June 2017. The changes will...

Significant number of government suppliers sign up to Prompt Payment Code

6th July 2017

Thirty-two of the government’s biggest suppliers have signed up to the Prompt Payment Code, thereby committing to pay 95% of their invoices within 60 days. The...

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Extend minimum wage to cover self-employed, says think tank

5th July 2017

Minimum wage legislation should be extended to cover self-employed workers who do not control their own rate of pay, according to a think tank. The Resolution Foundation...

Government launches new ultra-fast broadband fund

4th July 2017

The government has launched its new £400m Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund (DIIF), which it hopes will ‘revolutionise’ internet access for...

Report suggests pay for under-40s is ‘11% lower than before financial crisis’ image

Report suggests pay for under-40s is ‘11% lower than before financial crisis’

3rd July 2017

Typical hourly pay for UK workers aged under 40 is at least 11% lower than before the 2008 financial crisis, a report published by the Resolution Foundation has...

Internet issues posing a problem for SMEs, research suggests

30th June 2017

Research carried out by Storey has revealed that internet connectivity issues pose the biggest risk to the productivity levels of small and medium-sized businesses...

Government establishes new Brexit business group

29th June 2017

The government has created a new business advisory group, comprised of five major UK business groups. The Confederation of British Industry (CBI), the Federation...

Smartphones set to replace visits to bank branches

28th June 2017

Research carried out by data analyst CACI has suggested that smartphones are on course to replace bank branch visits. By 2022, the typical consumer will visit a...

Personal debt growth is ‘slowing’, BBA finds

27th June 2017

Growth in personal debt slowed during May, data published by the British Bankers’ Association (BBA) has revealed. Personal debt grew by 5.1% during May, compared...

Inadequate cyber security practices ‘putting SMEs at risk’, analysis suggests

26th June 2017

Poor cyber and data security habits are putting one in ten small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) at risk, an analysis carried out by accounting software developer...

TUC suggests quarter of new fathers are ‘missing out’ on paternity leave and pay image

TUC suggests quarter of new fathers are ‘missing out’ on paternity leave and pay

23rd June 2017

An analysis carried out by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has found that more than 157,000 new dads are ‘missing out’ on paternity leave and pay. During...

Queen’s Speech outlines government’s legislative agenda

22nd June 2017

The Queen has delivered her annual speech at the state opening of Parliament, in which she outlined the government’s legislative agenda. This year’s...

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McBrides Win Prestigious Bexley Business Award

22nd June 2017

McBrides Chartered Accountants were delighted to win “Best Business for Marketing & Social Media’ in the prestigious Bexley Business Excellence Awards...