What does the ‘Roadmap to Recovery’ announced by Boris Johnson mean for my business?

The Prime Minister has announced the Government’s roadmap to reopening the economy entitled Covid-19 Response – Spring 2021. A copy of the full guidance is here

It introduced a 4 stage plan for reopening the economy starting on Monday 8th March with the reopening of schools and colleges. Then subsequent stages will follow at 5 week intervals provided the following four conditions are met at each stage before proceeding to the next one:

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#WeAreNext: Supporting our Hoddesdon Community – Your Town is close to our heart

Why HB Accountants are are proud to sponsor Your Town and are keen to spread the word about Your Town’s latest campaign #WeAreNext… the seed for Your Town was planted when Founder, Mark White, sent himself an email in 2011 with an idea for a running event that started and finished in his home town, and ours, of Hoddesdon, EN11 Hertfordshire.

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Apprenticeships: New talent, new skills, and lots of business value

Businesses need people with the right skill sets; talented people now and talent in the pipeline for succession planning. These people are not always easy to find, particularly at the time that they are needed. Here’s a potential solution: grow your own via the often overlooked Apprenticeship Scheme. 

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New one-off Lockdown grant just announced (on top of the discretionary grant funding for Local Authorities & Local Restriction Support Grants & Furlough) – could be worth up to £9k

Businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors are to receive a one-off Lockdown grant on top of grants already being paid out. This is in addition to the discretionary grant funding for Local Authorities & Local Restriction Support Grants & extension to Furlough.

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HB Director Karen Chase, talks to Love Hoddesdon about the BID and which events Team HB really love…

Have you asked yourself what a BID (Business Improvement District) is or does? Look no further… the Love Hoddesdon BID recently visited HB Accountants’ new offices and interviewed director, Karen Chase and Marketing Manager, Vicki Foster to find about HB’s involvement and what the BID means to the community of Hoddesdon.

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Why Resilience is a critical quality that we all need to develop

According to legend, Thomas Edison made thousands of prototypes of the light bulb before he finally got it right. Yet despite dealing with ‘failure’ throughout his life he never let it get the better of him. “I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that won’t work”. His resilience gave us some of the world’s most amazing inventions such as the phonograph, the telegraph and the motion picture.

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Local Restrictions Support Grant Scheme

With Essex moving into Tier 2 high risk category and Wales introducing a “fire-break” lockdown, do you predict the Government implementing a second lockdown during the autumn half-term break? Covid19 is certainly not going any. Now is the time to learn if your business qualifies for the Local Restrictions Support Grant Scheme

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Job Support Scheme – further guidance

The Job Support Scheme is designed to protect viable jobs in businesses who are facing lower demand over the winter months due to Covid19, to help keep their employees attached to the workforce. The scheme will open on 1 November 2020 and run for 6 months AND it has been expanded to provide temporary support to businesses whose premises have been legally required to close as a direct result of Coronavirus restrictions set by one or more of the four governments of the UK.

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What happens when you change accountants?

Many businesses and individuals change accountants. Maybe your needs have changed as you’ve grown and you want to work with an accountant offering multiple services. Or maybe working with an accountant based nearer to your offices will give you the benefit of a more personal service? Whatever the reason, once you know what you need, you can begin the search for a new partner. But what happens when you find the accountancy practice that’s right for you? And what do you do next?  Here’s the answer.

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