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Thursday, 22 December 2011

Christmas opening times

Our office will be closed from 1pm on Friday 23 December 2011 for the Christmas period.  There will be a skeleton staff in on 28th, 29th and the morning of 30th December.  We will be open again as normal on Tuesday 3rd January 2012 from 9:30am.  We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our clients and contacts a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for a happy and prosperous 2012.

Banks to scrap foreign currency debit card charges

Customers will no longer be charged a fee for purchasing foreign currency in the UK with a debit card, it has been revealed.  Read the article here to find out more.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Business groups 'welcome banking sector reform'

UK business groups have given a broad welcome to the Government’s statement on reforming the structure of banking in the UK.  Read the article here.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

MPs criticise HMRC’s ‘cosy relationships’ with big business

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has been accused of enjoying ‘unduly cosy’ relationships with big business, following the revelation that there remains more than £25 billion worth of unresolved tax issues with major companies.  Find out more and read the article on our website.

Monday, 19 December 2011

Connect with Bourner Bullock

Like us on facebook and follow us on twitter to make sure you keep up-to-date with the latest news from Bourner Bullock.

Employment tribunal fees 'will boost business'

The Government has launched a consultation on its proposals to introduce a system of fees for individuals who wish to raise a case in an employment tribunal.  Find out more on our website.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

New taskforce seeks to 'diversify business finance'

Business groups have welcomed the introduction of a new industry-led Taskforce which will seek to boost the finance options accessible to UK firms.  Find out more and read the article on our website.

Photos from Michael Brooks' visit to JPA China

Michael Brooks, our Managing Partner, was part of a small team from Europe who met with Capital Certified Chartered Accountants (CPAS) in Beijing earlier this year. They were also joined by the regional JPA International members from Hong Kong and Singapore. JPA International is also represented in Seoul but the member was unable to join the meeting.

To see photos from the visit, check out the Bourner Bullock facebook page.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Small business group calls for 'adequate broadband access for all'

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is calling on the Government to ensure that its broadband policy will allow all small firms access to adequate broadband facilities.  Find out more on our website:

Monday, 12 December 2011

Tutors and coaches urged to disclose unpaid tax

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has issued a reminder to individuals wishing to take part in its new Tax Catch Up Plan.  Find out more on our facebook page:

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Statutory residence test delayed until 2013

The implementation of the statutory residence test looks set to be delayed after draft legislation was excluded from the 2012 Finance Bill.  Find out more by reading the article on our facebook page

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

New rules to help ISA investors hit by collapse of financial firm

Plans to enable investors to 'top-up' ISA savings lost in the collapse of a financial firm have been outlined by the Treasury.  To find out more, read the article here.

Friday, 2 December 2011

Auto-enrolment delay 'could restrict new jobs'

Plans to delay pension auto-enrolment for small firms could lead to businesses imposing a cap on the number of new employees that they take on, some experts have claimed.  To find out more, read the article.