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The Budget – November 2017

The Budget – November 2017

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, delivered his Budget on 22 November 2017. It was not a scintillating Budget but it was not designed to be that. Many business people are just grateful that it did not contain a lot of unwelcome measurers and so far the...
The making of a Credit Controller!

The making of a Credit Controller!

After an interesting career as the senior Management Accountant in an international food flavours business, John* knew that the merger of his company with a competitor was going to mean his role was disappearing. He braced himself for the inevitable redundancy but to...
The Chancellor has held his first and last Spring Budget

The Chancellor has held his first and last Spring Budget

The Chancellor has held his first and last Spring Budget. The major announcements in the budget are summarised by the Treasury at: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/spring-budget-2017-21-things-you-need-to-know As we know the increase in NIC for the self-employed was...
Recent changes in UK employment law

Recent changes in UK employment law

Below, Lesley Kaye of LJK Resources explains some recent changes in UK employment law from 6 April 2017: This is not intended as a comprehensive update, but as a prompt for further action, where appropriate. Gender Pay Reporting Private and voluntary sector firms with...
Mentoring for Virgin Start-Up

Mentoring for Virgin Start-Up

Virgin Start-Up is the not-for-profit Virgin company for entrepreneurs. It provides government-backed ‘Start Up Loans’ and one-to-one business advice to entrepreneurs launching or growing a business in England or Scotland. One of the conditions of the loan is that...