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.
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.
Understanding whether a business is profitable or not is fundamental to the success of the business. If you are a business owner, you need to know what to do to maximise your profits or whether there are areas that need more attention. This is why regularly creatin and understanding your Profit and Loss (P&L) is so important.Continue reading
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.
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.
The UK’s main rate of corporation tax will increase from 19% to 25% with effect from 1 April 2023. Not every company will pay at this rate. A small profits rate of 19% will be introduced for companies with annual chargeable profits of £50,000 or less, with a tapered tax band for those with profits between £50,000 and £250,000.
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
Climate chance: Evidence shows that our planet is warming up. The Paris Agreement is the UK’s legal target to achieve net zero by 2050 – businesses all over Hertfordshire and Essex and throughout the UK are collectively on this journey together – the first step: create a plan. Embedding that plan and utilising your business’ net zero efficiencies and educating your people will drive a positive change.Continue reading
As we celebrate our 100th birthday, we thought it would be fun to look back at the history of HB Accountants. You can read part 1 – our birth – here or read about how the 2nd World War impacted us here or how we got our name here. In this blog, part 4, we revisit what life was like for an articled clerk, learning his trade as an accountant.Continue reading