Unlike the usual calendar year, the Tax Year 2022/23 starts today 6th April 2022. 5th April 2023 will be the last date of the Tax year – check out the latest tax rates and what this means for you and your business hereContinue reading
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 highlightsContinue reading
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.Continue reading
We’re big fans of the apprenticeship scheme. A number of young people have now started their careers at HB this way, either as trainee accountants. Last September, we employed two new trainee accountants, Max and Taylor, on our apprenticeship scheme. This is what they told us about their first few weeks with HB.Continue reading
Rishi Sunak has announced that £1 billion of additional support will be available for businesses most affected by Omicron across the UK with businesses in the hospitality and leisure sectors in England eligible for one-off grants of up to £6,000 per premises. Plus more discretionary funding will be made available for local authorities to support other businesses
What additional financial support is being made available?Continue reading
The Kickstart Scheme extension gives employers until 17th December 2021 to submit the Kickstart Grant application, and recruitment activities upto to 31st March 2022Continue reading
The Chancellor Rishi Sunak presented his third Budget on 27 October 2021. In his speech he set out the plans to “build back better” with ambitions to level up and reduce regional inequality. Find out how the Budget impacts on you and your business belowContinue reading
We are so pleased to welcome Carter to HB team as our Junior Finance Team Assistant. Carter has joined us for 6 months on the government’s Kickstart Scheme, which provides funding to create new jobs for 16-24 year olds.
Carter has recently secured his A Levels and decided to pursue training, rather than heading off to University. When he has lots of valuable experience under his belt, Carter hopes to find an Apprenticeship scheme or a role that will allow him to develop his natural numeracy skills.Continue reading
The SEISS fifth grant period ends today as does the furlough scheme, with employers having until 14 October to submit a claim for the latter – as does the VAT reduction for hospitality and tourism to 5%, which will see an increase to 12.5
The ICAEW have issued a handy timeline for the remaining schemes.
Two forms of data are shown in the chart: how much money has been spent or lent on each scheme so far, and each scheme’s end date.
The chart does not include all of the support measures provided by the government or the Bank of England to businesses and individuals, for example the £20 a week uplift in universal credit to those on low incomes that also comes to an end on 30 September or the corporate finance lending facilities provided by the Bank of England to very large businesses.Continue reading
A new health and social care tax will be introduced across the UK to pay for reforms to the care sector and NHS funding in England. It will raise £36bn for front line services over the next three years.Continue reading