On 22 November 2023, Jeremy Hunt delivered the ‘Autumn Statement for Growth’. The Chancellor is keen to stimulate economic growth and highlighted 110 measures for businesses. In addition, there were significant statements relating to National Insurance changes and also the reform of work-related state benefits.
Benefits-in-kind can feel like a minefield for business owners. In this blog we will tell you what you need to know, what you need to do, and show that it is possible to reward your team for doing a brilliant job without being taxed for it!
HB Accountants are proud to introduce you to our newest member of Team HB, meet Cameron. Cameron decided that learning whilst gaining valuable experience and making connections along the way, was the path he wanted to take following on from his A Levels. He spotted our apprenticeship on the Government Website and after a successful interview, he officially joined our team, and his first week was nothing short of amazing (our words not his)
Accountants play a vital role in preventing serious crimes like human trafficking by being watchful and reporting suspicious financial activities. HB Accountants are serious about this responsibility. Strengthening our team and building a vigilant workforce is paramount. Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is a mandatory part of our commitment to professional ethics. We ensure our team stays well-informed by using resources such as the ICAEW‘s AML educational drama, “All Too Familiar.”
In the world of accounting, having a robust Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance system is crucial. You may not link accounting to AML checks, but accountants play a crucial role in safeguarding the UK’s financial system
Charity trustees, also known as board or committee members, are the people who lead the charity and decide how it is run. Being a trustee means making decisions that will impact people’s lives. You can read more about the work of a trustee here. With over 400,000 charities registered in the UK needing trustees to oversee their work and finances, it really is a great way to ‘give back’ to our communities.
Finance directors of growth businesses, like you, are constantly faced with the challenge of steering the financial ship toward greater prosperity. To help you navigate this dynamic journey, let’s delve into how partnering with the right accountant, can be a game-changer for your role and your business’s success.
As a business owner, it’s important to manage your cash flow and stay on top of your tax obligations. This can be either overwhelming or time consuming (or both!) so having a reliable accountant on hand to manage your business finances makes sense. But when you engage a fantastic accountant – you will soon discover that they not only keep your finances on track, they offer so much more.
Changes to UK tax rates and allowances are about to come into force. Be aware of key changes to the rates and allowances for the new tax year. Download our tax rate guide for up-to-date rates in the UK for the period 2023-2024
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