Getting the green pound
Can going green help you obtain new business as well as reduce your energy bills? We think it can
You may think that buying decisions are never based on ‘green'
matters - especially in a recession, when price is often considered a
much more persuasive factor - but in fact this isn't quite accurate, at
least, not any more...
No sex please
Without Life or Critical Illness cover or reviewing your existing
cover? It's best to apply now, and beat the premium-increase deadline
created by the EU Gender Directive...
A budget for business
The Chancellor had promised to deliver a budget ‘backing business',
and for the most part he has done so, since the measures announced have
certainly favoured business rather than pleasure...
Are things as bad as the media lead us to believe?
Happy New Year! Hopefully you've had a well-deserved Christmas break
and have come back to work raring to go...
HMRC to increase number of tax enquiries
The current state of the UK economy has put significant pressure on
HMRC to recover additional tax revenue in order to help them meet the
growing deficit in the economy...
A Budget for Business?
Essex accountants CBHC deliver an analysis of what the Growth & Innovation Budget means for SMEs
If George Osborne's words are to be believed, then this Budget is all
about supporting enterprise, kick-starting Britain's economy through
the private sector and assisting the ‘unsung heroes' of the British
economy - SMEs...
OBR forecasts better times ahead
Even taken with a pinch of salt, the Office for Budget
Responsibility's latest economic forecast should bring hope: the economy
is growing, more jobs are being created and the deficit is falling...
What the Comprehensive Spending Review means for SMEs
Dubbed ‘Black Wednesday' by some of the more colourful press, the
Comprehensive Spending Review had the nation primed for bad news...
The Emergency Budget
No-one expected to benefit from the emergency budget - the only
question is, how bad was it? We've analysed the final report and
crunched the numbers to give you a summary of the key points that affect
Before the General Election, business leaders agreed that a hung
parliament would be the most damaging outcome...
The business vote
It's no surprise that policies intended to facilitate economic
recovery have become the big guns of the main parties' election
manifestos, or that in each case the promised measures have had their
supporters and their critics - but with the election almost upon us,
which outcomes are emerging as the most likely, and what does this mean
Of course, deciding which political party will be best for business
is never as simple as comparing the different manifestos like for like -
it's not exactly in the parties' interests for them to state their
pledges in unequivocal terms...
Funding and investment opportunities
The creation of new funding streams and the continuance of existing
ones was one of the most promising aspects of the PBR...
Other important developments
In addition to funding and tax, the PBR contained several
initiatives and restrictions that are less well-known but will have
direct consequences for SMEs, especially those who have experienced
mixed fortunes, rely on trade credit insurance or are suffering
temporary cash flow difficulties...
Special report on the Pre-Budget Report
Since its unveiling the Pre-Budget Report (PBR) has attracted no end
of media criticism and speculation over its motives and likelihood of
success - but what does it actually mean for small and medium sized
In our opinion the PBR offers a number of opportunities for SMEs,
particularly in the six month window before the final budget is