Having celebrated our 100th birthday a few years ago, today marks another anniversary for HB Accountants. 41 years in the wonderful Hertfordshire town of Hoddesdon. HB started out in 1921 in the City. Fast forward to 1982 and with rising rent and rates, it was more economically viable to migrate to the suberbs of Hertfordshire, plus lots of the team lived north of the Thames -Amwell House became home 41 years ago on 21 December 1982.
I’m delighted to introduce you to Sophie, the latest addition to our HB Accountants team. Sophie has joined Team HB as a Business Administration apprentice. It’s been only two days, but Sophie’s enthusiasm and positive vibes are already making an impact
You all know that fundraising is part of HB’s DNA. This month, we are supporting our wonderful Vicki with fundraising for the The Addie Brady Foundation. Michelle Brady is a friend of Vicki’s. Sadly, she lost her daughter, Addie, to a brain tumour a few years ago. Addie would now be 21 years old, so Michelle, Vicki, and a group of friends, are organising 21 events to mark her birthday and raise £21,000.Continue reading
UK Chancellor Jeremy Hunt gave his Spring Budget yesterday telling MPs “the OBR is now forecasting that there will be no recession”. Worth noting, no extension was given to the super deduction tax which WILL now end 31 March ’23 and the planned Corporation Tax rate increase IS going ahead from April ’23
Many businesses have vacancies for new staff at the moment but filling the roles is not as straight forward as simply finding a person. Businesses need to employ people with skills: the right skills for a particular industry or business task. Many industries are facing a skills shortage so the spotlight is now on understanding which specific skills local Broxbourne businesses need so that any gaps may be highlighted. This will allow local education organisations to provide the right courses to young people and local residents with the ultimate aim of opening up future employment opportunities.
Your personal affairs, your family and business affairs, and your plans for the long term, need to be arranged as tax efficiently as possible. The period before the end of the tax year, on 5 April 2023, is the BEST time to do this. Make sure to check out our year end-tax planning guide 2022-23 – a must read, right now, to maximise the opportunities availableContinue reading
You probably know Vicki. She is Team HB Accountants’ Office and Marketing Manager: the bubbly voice at the end of the phone and the one who organises all our wonderful events, whilst keeping in regular contact with our clients, partners and friends on social media and in person. But how many of you know that she passed her stock broking exams, having divided her time between an Equity and a Eurobond trading floor in the City and was an entrepreneur in her own right, with vast experience of running her own business?Continue 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
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.Continue reading