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Tax Rates and Allowances 2021/22

Tax Rates and Allowances 2021/22

Introduction We have summarised the key rates and allowances which are fundamental to our business and personal lives. We are sure that you will find them a useful point of reference and have set out below a few examples of how they can be used. Personal tax rates As...

Budget 2021

Budget 2021

Budget 2021 The Chancellor Rishi Sunak presented his second Budget on Wednesday 3 March 2021. In his speech, he stated his Budget 'meets the moment with a three-part plan to protect the jobs and livelihoods of the British people'. Main Budget proposals Tax measures...

Fraudsters target homebuyers as UK mortgage approvals rise

Due to the government's stamp duty holiday and many people rethinking their living arrangements because of the pandemic. UK mortgage approvals have increased to the highest amount in 13 years. The Bank of England has reported that 105,000 mortgages had been approved...

Charities Lose Millions to Fraud and Cybercrime Since March

Since March charities have lost an estimated £3.6 million due to fraud and cybercrime. The Charity Commission has stated that the actual figure is likely to be far higher due to fraud and cybercrime being notoriously hard to detect and report by their very nature. It...

The Increased Cybersecurity Risks of Home Working

The Increased Cybersecurity Risks of Home Working

With more people working from home than ever before, cybersecurity risks have increased significantly. Remote working can expose vulnerabilities within your cybersecurity and it is very important that you have the best practices in place to reduce the chances of a...

How to recognise a phishing or bogus email?

How to recognise a phishing or bogus email?

How to recognise a phishing or bogus email? Please be aware that in times like these that some unscrupulous individuals are seeking to take advantage of current events (COVID-19) to profit for themselves. It is vitally important with more remote working that you are...

Benefits of using Cloud Accounting

Benefits of using Cloud Accounting

Benefits of using Cloud Accounting A large number of small businesses (46%) understand that using technology such as cloud accounting can boost their productivity and 50% said it would improve staff efficiency and 43% said it would help up-skill staff. Yet only 45% of...

Hawsons makes history after 165 years in business

Hawsons Chartered Accountants is 165 years old Hawsons Chartered Accountants was founded in the city of Sheffield in 1854 – more than 25 years before the creation of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales – by Alfred Allott and John Hewett....

Are your users aware of the risk of Business Email Compromise?

Are your users aware of the risk of Business Email Compromise?

Business email compromise cyber-attacks are very low tech which means they are common and you need to be aware of them. The attacker will be using social engineering more than hacking itself. The way it works is the cyber-criminal will spoof or even gain access to a...