Free guide for start-up businesses launched

A Hampshire accountancy firm has this week launched a comprehensive free guide for start-up businesses. HWB Accountants’ New Business Kit has gone live on the firm’s website and offers accounting, financial and tax considerations for any new start-up businesses. Publication of the resource comes as thousands of new businesses are launched in the UK every week, many of them by … Read More

E3 Consulting warns ‘cut the red tape’ on tax

Too complicated – that is the warning from specialists E3 Consulting about the UK’s tax system. As the country’s six million businesses chart their recovery from the Covid pandemic, property tax specialists E3 has urged the government to cut the red rape. The plea comes as HM Treasury announces its first review of the Office for Tax Simplification, which was … Read More

Men more likely to file a late tax return, says Hampshire accountancy firm

Research by HWB Chartered Accountants in Hampshire has confirmed what many of us have long suspected – just like Christmas shopping and packing for holidays, men leave it to the last minute. Latest figures show men are more likely to put off tackling their self-assessment tax returns than their female counterparts.

Fax the way we like to order in our groceries!

A family-owned grocers in the South has seen a boom in orders thanks to a blend of old-fashioned personal service and online technology. Fifth-generation Dike & Son has bucked the retail trend by not having to furlough or lay off any of its 75 staff during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Budget tax reform major boost to business

Changes announced in yesterday’s Autumn Budget will hugely increase the benefit of capital allowances against UK property expenditure, says a Hampshire financial expert. Alun Oliver, Managing Director of property tax specialists E3 Consulting, of London and Southampton, welcomed Chancellor Philip Hammond’s immediate changes alongside more radical long-term impacts which will become evident in time. He said: “Many of the items … Read More

Digital tax changes welcomed

The Government’s newly-announced timetable for the radical Making Tax Digital (MTD) changes has been welcomed by a West Country financial expert.