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McBrides & Friends 10k Hospice Hike

11th August 2017

There are just weeks to go now before the team at McBrides set out on their Hospice Hike in aid of the Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice. The 10km route...

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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...

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Routes into Accountancy – part one:

7th July 2017

University? Or a Professional Apprenticeship? by Tanya Hamilton, Staff Partner You’ve decided on a career in accountancy, but do you choose university or...

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Law firm mergers keep us busy

6th July 2017

Law firm mergers are all the rage at the moment as the industry shrinks in the face of deregulation and increased competition. At McBrides we have been assisting...

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All change for apprenticeships: the new funding system for employers

24th March 2017

The new Apprenticeship Levy comes into effect on 6 April and heralds significant changes to the way apprenticeships will be funded for all employees. Click on the...

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Philip Hammond makes U-Turn on Budget National Insurance rise for the self-employed

16th March 2017

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, has faced a backlash from the Conservative backbenchers accusing him of breaking a general election manifesto commitment not to increase...

The Book-Keepers! Three business books we couldn’t live without

2nd March 2017

As pupils across the world celebrate World Book Day today (Thursday 2nd March) we asked some of the team at McBrides for their favourite business reads. Nick Paterno,...

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Thinking of buying a new car? Don’t end up being an ‘April Fool’!

27th February 2017

If you are looking to buy a new car, you might want to consider doing it before 1 April 2017. Road Tax, or Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) as it is officially known, is...

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Solicitors be mindful - you are not a bank!

17th January 2017

The SAR Rule (14.5) preventing a firm’s client account being used as a banking facility has made the news over the last couple of months with a spate of recent...