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ICAEW urges Chancellor to reconsider timetable for implementing key initiatives

24th February 2017

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has called for Chancellor Philip Hammond to re-evaluate the timetable for the successful implementation...

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Green Paper on defined benefit pensions is a “sensible start”, says CBI

23rd February 2017

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has labelled a new government Green Paper on defined benefit pension schemes a “sensible start to a complex conversation”....

Chancellor claims he is ‘listening’ to business rates concerns

22nd February 2017

Ahead of his first Budget speech on 8 March, Chancellor Philip Hammond has told Conservative MPs that he is ‘listening’ to concerns about an imminent...

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Small businesses ‘not ready’ for Making Tax Digital, survey finds

21st February 2017

A survey carried out by the UK200Group has suggested that many small businesses do not feel prepared for the introduction of the government’s new Making Tax...

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Savings gap between low and high income households widens, report reveals

20th February 2017

A report published by insurance company Aviva has revealed that the savings gap between low and high income families in the UK has grown by 25% year on year. According...

Queen opens new National Cyber Security Centre

17th February 2017

The Queen has officially opened the UK’s new National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), which is designed to protect businesses and individuals against destabilising...

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IoD calls for Budget to include a major review of the tax system

16th February 2017

Institute of Directors (IoD) has claimed that the tax system is not keeping up with the growth of self-employment and the digital economy, and has called for Chancellor...

Inflation rises to 1.8% but remains below Bank of England’s target

15th February 2017

Annual inflation as measured by the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) reached 1.8% last month, up from 1.6% in December. It is the fourth consecutive month that the rate...

CBI publishes Brexit guide for businesses

14th February 2017

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has published a Brexit guide for businesses, which provides advice and support in regards to trade between the UK and...

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Pensioner household incomes ‘surpass those of working age counterparts’

13th February 2017

The income of a typical pensioner household has now surpassed that of an average working family, a new report suggests. According to a study by the Resolution Foundation,...

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McBrides Chartered Accountants signs Bexley Skills Charter

10th February 2017

McBrides Chartered Accountants is proud to announce that it has recently signed the Bexley Skills Charter. The new Charter will facilitate conversation and action...

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Business groups publish Budget wish lists

10th February 2017

Ahead of the 2017 Spring Budget on 8 March, business groups have set out their wishes and priorities for both business and the UK economy. In a letter to Chancellor...

Insurance premium tax could lead to price rises for motorists, warns AA

9th February 2017

Vehicle breakdown service the AA has warned that it may need to raise its prices due to a significant increase in the rate of insurance premium tax (IPT). The government...

IFS predicts UK tax burden to reach 30-year high

8th February 2017

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has claimed that taxes are on course to rise by £17 billion over the course of this Parliament, which would take the...

Half of SMEs ‘to increase prices’ as result of fall in Sterling, BCC suggests

7th February 2017

A survey carried out by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has revealed that 54% of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) expect to have to raise the prices...

Business groups respond to publication of Brexit White Paper

6th February 2017

Business groups have responded to the government’s recent publication of its Brexit White Paper, which outlines its ambition to create a ‘new, positive...

Bank of England raises UK growth forecast

3rd February 2017

The Bank of England has once again significantly increased its growth forecast for the year. It now expects the UK economy to grow by 2% in 2017 – a major...

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Business group criticises new tax digitisation timetable

2nd February 2017

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has criticised the revisions made by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to the timetable for the successful implementation...

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Eating cake & Jumping over fire to raise funds for Demelza

1st February 2017

The team at McBrides Chartered Accountants in Sidcup nominated Demelza Hospice Care for Children as their charity of the year in 2016 and undertook a series of in-house...

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HMRC publishes Making Tax Digital consultation response

1st February 2017

HMRC has published its response to the feedback it received on its six Making Tax Digital (MTD) consultations. The initiative is intended to create a ‘transparent...

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IFS warns apprenticeships policy risks being ‘poor value for money'

31st January 2017

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has warned that the government’s target to increase the number of apprentices risks being ‘poor value for money’. In...

Significant rise in number of individuals being declared insolvent

30th January 2017

The number of individuals declared insolvent rose by 13% in 2016, figures from the Insolvency Service have revealed. 90,930 people in England and Wales were declared...

Chancellor on course to hit deficit target as government borrowing falls

27th January 2017

Figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that government borrowing totalled £6.9 billion in December 2016. Although this figure is...

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Following the bear and the Enterprise Investment path

26th January 2017

From l to r - Terry Baldwin (McBrides), Richard Longhurst (Hofmeister),David Farrington (Hofmeister), Nigel Kimber (McBrides) It’s now possible to follow...