UK economic growth strong despite uncertain global backdrop

The UK economy has grown at its fastest rate since 2016, a new study has revealed. Read more

Facebook is helping UK SMEs

Facebook has acknowledged that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the heart of the UK’s economy and consequently is helping empower many of them to grow their businesses. Read more

SMEs need better access to finance in order to boost economic growth, says FSB

In recent days, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has voiced concerns that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are struggling to access alternative finance options – and that this is having a negative impact on economic growth. Read more

Government backs ‘Small Business Saturday’

Ahead of ‘Small Business Saturday’ – a day designed to highlight small business success and encourage consumers to ‘shop local’ – the Government has compiled a range of new and existing guides to support businesses with funding, late payments and everything in between. Read more

Property still offers excellent opportunities despite tax changes, says Thomas Coombs

Thomas Coombs, one of Yorkshire’s longest established firms of accountants, has said that new opportunities still exist within the local property market, despite recent changes to the tax regime.

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HMRC to refund child benefit tax to high earners

The UK tax body has revealed it will be reviewing a number of penalty fines issued to parents who have been penalised for not submitting tax refunds for child benefit claims. Read more

Hammond’s income tax changes to save workers hundreds of pounds

Important income tax changes unveiled as part of Monday’s Budget announcements will help UK workers to save hundreds of pounds in tax each year, it has emerged. Read more

What do off-payroll working rules mean for the private sector?

At first glance, yesterday’s Autumn Budget seems positive for those working for themselves and in the gig economy. Read more

Chancellor seeks to end austerity, but delivers little for small businesses or their owners, says Thomas Coombs

Despite pledges to bring an end to austerity in the UK, The Yorkshire Accountants Thomas Coombs has said that the Chancellor’s latest Budget has failed to deliver enough for small businesses.

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Autumn Budget 2018

The sun was already edging behind the London skyline by the time Chancellor Philip Hammond rose to the despatch box to deliver the first Monday Budget since 1962 – pushed back to 3.30pm because of later Parliamentary sitting times on Mondays.

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