What do Students Want from Work Experience Placements – Q&A with Abigail Durant

Students want practical skills, industry insight, and networking opportunities from work experience placements. Personal and professional development are key. Guidance on career paths is up there and students are keen for feedback to improve their skills. Students hope for a rewarding experience that prepares them for future employment.

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Unlock the Power of Professional Relationships – Networking is Great for Business

Successful businesses build strong connections. They create robust relationships with individuals within the company, clients, stakeholders, and business contacts. When you appreciate the power of nurturing and utilising strong professional connections, your business will thank you.

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The Value of Work Experience Placements: 10 reasons why every business should offer work experience placements

Offering work experience placements provides students with practical workplace skills. Students gain an understanding of the routines and habits of working life. This will help both their personal and their professional development. Discover 10 key advantages for your business of offering work experience placements.

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Are you part of the Apprenticeship Ambassador Network (AAN)? HB Accountants share the benefits here

The 17th National Apprenticeship Week runs between 5 – 11th February, 2024. It’s a week-long celebration when businesses and apprentices shine a light on the positive impact that apprenticeships make to individuals, businesses and the wider economy. This year’s theme is #SkillsForLife – and when we review our own apprenticeship experience, we can see the newly acquired skills in action and the difference that they are making. 

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Advisory Fuel Rates for Company Car Users: When You Can Use Them

Changes have been made by HMRC to the advisory fuel rates (AFRs) for all journeys on or after 1 December 2023 for company car drivers claiming back fuel costs from their employer. The rates are reviewed quarterly and are applicable where employers reimburse employees for business travel (company cars); or where employers require employees to repay the cost of private travel

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Our Festive Season Opening Times

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from your dedicated accountants and tax advisors in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire! As the festive season approaches, we express our sincere gratitude for partnering with us for your financial requirements throughout the year, or for purely for popping over to visit our site.

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Sole Trader vs Limited Company – which is right for your business?

Whether you’re just considering a new business idea or already transact as a sole trader, you may wonder if incorporating your business – that is becoming a Limited Company –  is right for you. In order to know the answer, you need to research the differences between the two structures, and we highly recommend speaking to your accountant, as there will be tax implications.

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Changing Accountants: moving to a new accountant

Switching accountants is easy and doesn’t need to cause stress, effort, or disruption to your business. Despite what an accountant may allude to, it can be a simple process. If changing accountants feels like the right move for you, read on

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Our website is now green!

Proud to share that HB Website hosting is certified green. HB are long-time supporters of doing all we can to reduce our burden on our planet – shifting our working practices and encouraging our team to do the same. We drive electric company cars, have plants in our office, have eliminated single use plastics, and consider our supply chain to ensure we make the greenest decisions possible.  Now our website hosting is green too and it’s why we can now show the Green Web Check logo, which confirms that our website runs on green electricity. 

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