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North Yorkshire’s top 50 enjoy a phenomenal year

North Yorkshire’s most profitable SMEs have continued growing at a phenomenal rate over the past year. These companies have a combined turnover of more than £680 million which is up from £535 million on the previous year – a major increase of 27%. These businesses have made almost £71 million profit, compared to £57 million… Read more »

York has a vital role to play in the progression of the Northern Powerhouse

With one of the strongest economies in the north of England, and as a key part of the UK’s Northern Powerhouse, York is a flourishing and ambitious city which is home to businesses of all shapes and sizes that support more than 114,000 jobs and contribute around £5bn of value to the national economy. Many… Read more »

Annual tax return to be abolished?

Maybe so – but how about replacing it with 5 (yes, five) annual tax returns – or even ten!

BHP proud to launch the third annual GP Practices Benchmarking report

Myself and Jenny are delighted to announce that BHP Chartered Accountants, along with other members of Kreston UK, have produced the 2016 GP Practices Benchmarking Report. Now in its third year, the statistics of this report was compiled from 123 Kreston GP practices from throughout the UK, providing a significant range of data from which… Read more »

Property measures – Autumn Statement 2016

Philip Hammond presented his much anticipated first Autumn Statement today but unfortunately has followed in his predecessor’s footsteps by once again disappointing landlords who had been hoping for good news to be announced. In a double whammy, he failed to undo any of the previous tax rises affecting landlords and has gone further by banning… Read more »

Brexit: Are you asking the right questions?

As soon as the result of the Brexit vote was announced the stock markets went into meltdown and usually calm business owners were fearful of what the next few years may be like.

Changes in audit limits — the benefits of keeping an audit

The changes in audit limits for SMEs that came into place at the beginning of the year will come as welcome news for many – but before you stop your annual review, make sure you have all the facts. There are benefits to keeping an audit that go far beyond simple legislation.

The September Claret Club offers some positive steps forward for SMEs

It was great to see representation from such a large cross section of the manufacturing industry come together at the Claret Club this month, working to promote value within the sector. We discussed some of the most salient issues facing our businesses today, as you’ll see.

Further tax rises for landlords? update

The Finance Bill received Royal Assent on 15 September and, despite representations, it is most disappointing that the clauses referred to in my previous blog have been enacted as drafted, so there is still potential uncertainty for landlords. However, the National Landlords Association sought clarification from HM Revenue & Customs and received some assurances from… Read more »

How can business GB start topping the medal tables?

The summer has been an incredible time for Team GB. The Rio Olympics brought more medals than any other games in history, and showed that grit and determination keeps Britain strong.