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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Could an apprenticeship be for you? We are looking for a trainee accountant to join our team

As a local training firm in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, we have a passion for inspiring and empowering young people to live their dreams. As part of our CSR strategy, we have developed our EEP, Education Partnership Programme and for many years have worked in partnership with Herts Regional College, taking on apprentices from local schools. 

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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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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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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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