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
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.
At HB Accountants, success is not merely measured by financial achievements but by the strength of our team and the positive impact we have on our community. We are thrilled to share the exciting news that our dedication to fostering exceptional talent and creating a supportive work environment has earned us the prestigious Top 50 Apprenticeship Employer Award by the Department of Education
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
With the enhanced ‘super deduction’ capital allowance coming to an end, it may be worth making a capital purchase or entering into a contract for such a purchase, over the next few weeks. This needs to be weighed up against commercial need and consideration of the impending corporation tax rises. Here’s what you need to consider
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