HB Accountants’ History Chapter 1: Our Inception

As we celebrate our 100th birthday this year, we thought it would be fun to look back at the history of HB Accountants. Here’s Chapter 1 – our birth!

Our founders… welcome to the original Team HB, Mr Hardcastle and Mr Burton. Beevor de Vic Hardcastle, a first world war hero who was wounded in Arras, France in 1918, and Frederick William Burton, who served in the short-lived Accountancy Corps – first met as clerks. They decided to establish B de V Hardcastle Burton Co in New Bond Street, London on 5th February, 1921 but it didn’t take long for them to move to Coventry House, also in the City, and for Beevor to set up a satellite office in Northwood, near to his home.

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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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Construction Industry Reverse Charge Rules New Legislation… are you confused?

Reading through the updated guidance for CIS NEW VAT Reverse Charge Rule for the Construction Industry might leave you confused. Here we have outlined what you need to consider:

If you supply constructions services, the reverse charge will only apply if you answer “Yes” to ALL of the following questions:

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Monitored CCTV camera system rolled out in Hoddesdon town centre

Did you know that a fully monitored CCTV camera system was recently installed in our wonderful Hoddesdon town centre? A joint project from the team behind the Hoddesdon BID Board Love Hoddesdon and Broxbourne Council now sees a total of 12 cameras covering most of the town centre area, which are monitored on a 24/7 basis, 365 days per year.

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Tax-Saving Strategies to Implement before 5 April Year End

Businesses and Individuals should always plan ahead to minimise their tax bill – with the end of the 2020/21 tax year fast approaching, this year more than ever (with the Covid19 pandemic impacting on not only our mental health but our financial health too), begs the question, have you thought about what strategies you can implement into your financial plan to ensure it is as tax-efficient as possible?

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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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No late filing penalty if your tax return is filed online by 28 February 2021

HMRC to waive self assessment penalties for one month – HMRC Chief Executive Jim Harra has announced today that If you do not manage to file your Self Assessment tax return online by 31 January you will NOT receive a penalty as long a you file your tax return online by 28 February.

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Confused about the COVID19 support grants available to you? Check out what is available, if you are eligible and how to apply here

This guide will help you understand the full range of business support measures that have been made available by the Government to help you and your business financially during Covid19. Plus find out how to access the support measures that have been made available (who is eligible) and how to apply.

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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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