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What does the Network Rail ‘pause’ mean for business?
What does the Network Rail ‘pause’ mean for business?

What does the Network Rail 'pause' mean for business? In 2013 a five-year plan was announced to electrify the route from London to Sheffield through the East Midlands. Just weeks after the General Election, where there was a strong focus on the proposal of a Northern...

Planning for capital expenditure in the next few months
Planning for capital expenditure in the next few months

Planning for capital expenditure in the next few months  For many businesses the prospect of obtaining a 100% tax deduction for the cost of plant and machinery purchased by the business is attractive. Announcement from the Summer 2015 Budget The Chancellor announced...

Rising company car benefits
Rising company car benefits

Rising company car benefits If you are an employee or a director you typically will have received a notice of coding for the 2015/16 tax year about three months ago. If you haven’t done so already it is well worthwhile comparing this to the notice of coding for...

Manufacturing skills shortage: retaining key employees
Manufacturing skills shortage: retaining key employees

Manufacturing skills shortage: retaining key employees Arguably one of the biggest challenges facing many manufacturers is the shortage of qualified, highly-skilled employees. With a shortage already building, a recent report published by the Government office for...

Partner retires after 38 years with the firm
Partner retires after 38 years with the firm

Partner retires after 38 years with the firm Philip Lomas, until recently the Managing Partner in the Hawsons Chartered Accountants Northampton office, is retiring on 30 June 2015 after 38 years with the firm. Philip began his professional career by training to be a...

Is 3D printing the future of manufacturing?
Is 3D printing the future of manufacturing?

Is 3D printing the future of manufacturing? 3D printing could be the key element in determining whether or not many manufacturing businesses will flourish or fail in the future. Research indicates that 3D printing is revolutionising manufacturing as we know it, which...

New VAT refund scheme for certain charities
New VAT refund scheme for certain charities

New VAT refund scheme for certain charities In Finance Act 2015 the government introduced a VAT refund scheme for palliative care charities, search and rescue charities, air ambulance charities and medical courier charities. The scheme came into effect from 1 April...

Urgent appeal: save multi-million pound charity scheme
Urgent appeal: save multi-million pound charity scheme

Urgent appeal: save multi-million pound charity scheme ProHelp gives local groups, clubs and charities free access to a wide range of professional services they wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford. But now the scheme itself needs an urgent cash injection to continue...

What does the Network Rail ‘pause’ mean for business?
What does the Network Rail ‘pause’ mean for business?

What does the Network Rail 'pause' mean for business? In 2013 a five-year plan was announced to electrify the route from London to Sheffield through the East Midlands. Just weeks after the General Election, where there was a strong focus on the proposal of a Northern...

Planning for capital expenditure in the next few months
Planning for capital expenditure in the next few months

Planning for capital expenditure in the next few months  For many businesses the prospect of obtaining a 100% tax deduction for the cost of plant and machinery purchased by the business is attractive. Announcement from the Summer 2015 Budget The Chancellor announced...

Rising company car benefits
Rising company car benefits

Rising company car benefits If you are an employee or a director you typically will have received a notice of coding for the 2015/16 tax year about three months ago. If you haven’t done so already it is well worthwhile comparing this to the notice of coding for...