Sold an Inherited or Second Property? You NEED to file a CGT return within 60 days to HMRC

Capital Gains Tax property disposal return needs to be filed within 60 days of completion of sale of your second property (CGT). If you have sold a second property that is not your main residence (this includes an inherited or gifted property) you must file a CGT UK property return within 60 days of comptetion (unless the property has made a loss).

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HB are Celebrating: Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce Inspiring Herts 2022 Awards Finalists

We are feeling a little bit excited about Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce’s latest annoucement. HB Accountants are finalists in the Inspiring Herts 2022 Awards!! And we are finalists in not just one category, we are finalists in two Inspiring Herts 2022 Awards categories – a fabulous reason to celebrate!!

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The Kickstart Scheme Delivery Suprising Bonus for HB Accountants

The ICAEW are highlighting the work HB Accountants in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire are doing to address diversity within the profession, their apprenticeship program and their Kickstart experience – read more here

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Spring Statement 2022

Against a backdrop of rising inflation, Chancellor Rishi Sunak presented his first Spring Statement on Wednesday 23rd March 2022 – find out what that means to you and your business here in our HB Accountants Spring Statement 2022 highlights

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John Neighbour is retiring after 45 years with HB Accountants

A letter from our former Tax Director, now Tax Consultant,
Mr John Neighbour

I joined HB in September 1976 from Thomson McLintock (now part of KPMG) in order to set up a tax department.  At that time, we were based in London at Coventry House near Liverpool Street Station.  45 years & 4 office moves later, we are now based at Plumpton House in Hoddesdon. Over the past few years, I have been winding down my time commitments & at present I am typically working about two days per week. At the same time my tax manager, Amy Thompson, has been taking on more responsibility. 

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Why is effective credit control so critical for your business?

Effective credit control is fundamental to ensuring a business has a regular flow of cash. Securing a good cash flow is one of the most important aspects of running a business in order to enable sustainable growth or to support a fight for survival. As we emerge from a pattern of lockdowns and openings, it’s never been more important to ensure your business is in the strongest financial position possible.

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How networking will boost your growth

The old adage ‘it’s not what you know, it’s who you know’ is more relevant today than ever. People do business with people they know, like and trust and for a business to grow, it’s team and management need to meet and build relationships. A fantastic way to do this is by networking: be this in person or virtually. Not only can you build those all-important business connections, you can also learn a tremendous amount by listening to different experiences and insights.

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Meet Karen – Director, Analytical Auditor and Charity Fundraiser

Karen Chase officially joined HB Accountants back in 1998. It was the year when Buffy the Vampire Slayer was all the rage, Titanic won 11 Oscars and a furby was the toy of choice! Karen had already gained an Accountancy and Finance degree but was unsure where she wanted to work – many accountancy firms seemed grey and impersonal. She was attracted to HB because many of our 10-strong audit team were of a similar age and Karen could see that there was both the opportunity to learn more about auditing as well as enjoy a social life.

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Planning For Growth

Welcome to our new series of blogs that will help organisations and businesses of all sizes with PLANNING FOR GROWTH.

After the roller coaster 18-months of lockdowns, openings and for some, a reduced customer base, it’s time to refocus our energies on growth. Over the next few months, we will write a number of blogs on this topic. They will be packed full of guidance and tips that will help your business flourish. Featuring ways to streamline your processes, that will prompt you to review your activities, as well as offering invaluable advice.

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