Business news

Business managers favour trade deals and freedom of movement, says CBI study - 24 May 2017

Almost three-quarters of business managers think a Brexit deal that secures access to the single market would be the best outcome of the upcoming negotiations, a study has revealed.

Study sheds light on business cyber attack trends - 25 April 2017

As many as one in five British businesses have been hit by at least one cyber attack in the last 12 months, a new study has revealed. The research, commissioned by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), surveyed more than

Bradford accountants support local hospice at Bond-themed fundraiser - 5 April 2017

Managers from leading Bradford accountancy firm Watson Buckle recently attended Bond & Bubbles 2017, a black-tie event held in aid of Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice. The Watson Buckle team booked a table of ten at the suave James Bond-themed event,

‘True costs’ of Making Tax Digital still unclear, says Treasury Committee - 28 March 2017

The Treasury Committee has again called on HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to provide greater clarity on the true costs of Making Tax Digital (MTD) for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Chairman of the Committee, Andrew Tyrie MP, has said

12 per cent rise in winding-up applications to recover unpaid tax - 27 March 2017

A new study suggests that the number of winding-up applications issued by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is on the rise. According to business financier Funding Options, 3,906 such applications were issued to SMEs

New technology to see cheques clear within one working day - 24 March 2017

From October this year, businesses that pay cheques into their accounts will be able to get the money cleared within one working day.

Tax-free childcare coming this April - 23 March 2017

From 28 April this year, parents with young children will be able to claim tax-free childcare against their yearly income. The Childcare Choices scheme is designed for working parents with children under 12 – or for disabled children under 17.