Finance for School Leavers in England – Your Need to Know Guide

With students all over Essex, Hertfordshire and the whole of England getting ready to leave school, we are asking “do you know all your options?” Your next chapter should be an exiting one so be one step ahead with our “need to know guide” to help you navigate the options ahead and how they will impact on you financially.

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Karen Robbins is celebrating 25 Years at HB Accountants – congratulations!

This month we are excited and delighted to be celebrating Karen’s 25 year anniversary at HB Accountants. Karen joined us on 13th May back in 1996 (the very same year that five bundles of trouble called The Spice Girls* were unleashed, Changing Rooms turned us into DIY lunatics and Take That decided to split**).

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Would you choose a Carbon Positive Accountant?

Would it make you feel great knowing that your accountant is actively striving to miminise their impact on the environment and by choosing to partner with them would help the planet just a tiny bit more by a tree being planted?

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Cash Bonus For Employers Who Take On A New Apprentice

HIRE AN APPRENTICE AND RECEIVE UP TO £4,000

Any employer hiring new apprentices from 1st April 2021 will be eligible for extended cash bonuses of up to £4,000. Until 30 September 2021, grants of £3,000 per new hire, regardless of the apprentice’s age, will be distributed from the Treasury. This is on top of the £1,000 payment provided for new apprentices aged 16 to 18 and those under 25 with an Education, Health and Care Plan, meaning that some employers could receive £4,000 in total.

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The fourth Self-Employment Income Support Scheme grant is worth up to £7,500 – do you know how to claim?

Updated: 26 April 2021 – The fourth Self-Employment Income Support Scheme grant is worth up to £7,500 & covers the period from February 2021 to April 2021. The online service to claim the fourth grant will be available from late April 2021. If you’re eligible based on your tax returns, HMRC will contact you in mid-April to give you a date that you can make your claim from. It will be given to you either by email, letter or within the online service.

The Government Gateway is now open for the fourth round of SEISS grants – you will need to login and will then be given a date to return to make your application

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Five Reasons Why You Should Be Networking For Your Business

Networking events help local businesses make connections. If you want to achieve business growth, then networking amongst local business people will be a valuable contribution to your success.

At HB Accountants we organise and host networking events, as well as attending local groups. Are looking forward to getting back to face to face networking? We certainly are… our popular Networking Lunch, which we run to enable local business women to meet and do business, will be back soon. We are proud to assist Love Hoddesdon BID with their monthly Networking Breakfast too (again soon to start up post lockdown). We are also proud to organise a dedicated networking session for young professionals called SNAP Networking.

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UK Tax Rates for 2021/2022

HB Accountants have produced a Tax Card which summarises many of the rates and allowances fundamental to your business and personal lives. It’s a great point of reference throughout the coming tax year and contains lots of information on personal, business, employment, property and capital taxes, including any changes.

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What does the UK Budget announcements mean for you and your business?

Rishi Sunak has set out the UK Government’s plans for recovery. The Chancellor has promised to do “whatever it takes” to help the UK’s pandemic-damaged economy. HB Accountants are here to help you #BeInformed and our budget summary gives to you overview of the key announcements arising for the Chancellor’s speech.

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