Autumn Budget 2021 – what is anticipated – Green Budget perhaps?

The Autumn Budget (the second budget of the year) will be delivered this Wednesday, 27th October and comes on the same day as the Spending Review which sets out how government will fund public services for the next three years.

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Giving Carter a Kickstart

We are so pleased to welcome Carter to HB team as our Junior Finance Team Assistant. Carter has joined us for 6 months on the government’s Kickstart Scheme, which provides funding to create new jobs for 16-24 year olds.

Carter has recently secured his A Levels and decided to pursue training, rather than heading off to University. When he has lots of valuable experience under his belt, Carter hopes to find an Apprenticeship scheme or a role that will allow him to develop his natural numeracy skills.

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HB Accountants are buzzing about positive changes

Climate chance: Evidence shows that our planet is warming up. The Paris Agreement is the UK’s legal target to achieve net zero by 2050 – businesses all over Hertfordshire and Essex and throughout the UK are collectively on this journey together – the first step: create a plan. Embedding that plan and utilising your business’ net zero efficiencies and educating your people will drive a positive change.

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The HB Accountants History part 4: The life of a post-war articled clerk

As we celebrate our 100th birthday, we thought it would be fun to look back at the history of HB Accountants. You can read part 1 – our birth – here or read about how the 2nd World War impacted us here or how we got our name here. In this blog, part 4, we revisit what life was like for an articled clerk, learning his trade as an accountant.

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HB Accountants are looking for a trainee accountant apprentice and a business administration apprentice to join the team – could an apprenticeship be for you?

HB Accountants are training firm in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, and we are all about empowering and inspiring young people to be the very best versions of themselves. As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility strategy, we have developed an Education Partnership Programme (EPP) and for many years have worked in partnership with Hertford Regional College, taking on apprentices from local schools. 

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How Carbon Offsetting helps business and the planet

In Britain, almost a fifth of greenhouse gas emissions come from businesses according to government statistics. Contrast this with research from Unilever that suggests 33% of consumers want to buy from brands they perceive as “green’ and employees want to work for a ‘green’ company. According to other research, 75% of employees within SMEs say that sustainability is important to them.

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