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Friday 26 August 2011
Thursday 25 August 2011
Tuesday 23 August 2011
Monday 22 August 2011
Friday 19 August 2011
Micro businesses are struggling to fulfil their ambition to grow because they are unable to find the right staff, a new report has claimed. Visit the Bourner Bullock website to read the article.
The Government has announced the locations of 11 new enterprise zones in England in a bid to boost local economies. To find out more read the article on the Bourner Bullock website.
Wednesday 17 August 2011
Tuesday 16 August 2011
The Government has brought forward the closure of a loophole which allowed businesses to accelerate capital allowances claims for plant and machinery and obtain advantageous early tax relief. To find out more read the article on the Bourner Bullock website....Government closes capital allowances loophole
Monday 15 August 2011
The Chancellor George Osborne has confirmed that HMRC is reviewing the 50% top rate of income tax, fuelling speculation that the rate will be scrapped next year. To read more...Chancellor confirms 50p tax rate 'under review'
Friday 12 August 2011
The Chancellor George Osborne has conceded that the UK’s economic recovery will take 'longer and be harder than hoped' following recent turbulence in the global financial markets. To read more...Osborne warns of 'long hard recovery' ahead
Thursday 11 August 2011
Wednesday 10 August 2011
Tax and red tape are hampering small firms' efforts to become more environmentally friendly, according to new research by the Forum of Private Business (FPB). To read more...Tax and red tape 'hampering small firms' efforts to go green'
Tuesday 9 August 2011
Plans to extend the right to request flexible working to all employees could undermine the Government’s efforts to tackle red tape, a leading business group has claimed. To find out more...Flexible working plans 'could undermine deregulatory drive'
Monday 8 August 2011
VAT invoices can only be issued by persons who are REGISTERED for VAT.
However non-registration does NOT relieve the person who was intially refused registration (pending further requested information to be provided), from the requirement to make VAT returns !!
Regulation 25 of the 1995 VAT Regulations, requires EVERY person "..who is registered... or who is required to be registered...., to make VAT returns.
How, in practise, this would be done poses an interesting dilemma.
More than three-quarters of UK workers have had their pay frozen this year, latest figures from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) have shown. To find out more...Pay freeze for three-quarters of staff, says CIPD
Friday 5 August 2011
Thursday 4 August 2011
Wednesday 3 August 2011
Two deregulatory amendments to the EU Prospectus Directive have been brought into force a year early in a bid to make it easier for small firms to access equity financing. To find out more...Deregulatory measures 'to help SMEs access equity finance'
Tuesday 2 August 2011
Bourner Bullock is proud to continue to support the work of The Sumbandila Scholarship Trust. The Trust provides both full scholarships to private schools as well as an educational outreach programme to impoverished rural children in the Vhembe District of South Africa’s Limpopo Province. The Trust’s latest newsletter, published in June 2011, outlines the achievements of the Trust and can be downloaded from their website. Thanks to all of the donors, both corporate and personal, there are now 100 children attending the Outlier Programme of Saturday and Holiday Schools and 36 children are supported with full or partial residential and academic bursaries, most of them living in the Sumbandila hostels and attending Ridgeway College. The Trust also provides essential pastoral care and counselling through their part-time mentor to all of the children who are accepted onto the scheme, to help them with the huge cultural and economic divide which they encounter between Sumbandila and their homes. The Trust’s main donors are Marwyn Investments Management LLP and it is through this link with Marwyn which Bourner Bullock came to support the Trust’s work. To find out more about the work of The Sumbandila Scholarship Trust, please visit the Sumbandila website, http://www.sumbandila.org/.