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40 posts filed under Industry News

07 Feb 2017

UK Productivity on the Ropes

Steven Godfrey UK manufacturers’ supply chain costs are increasing at the fastest rate for 25 years, yet output growth is at a 32 month high. What does this tell us, and what should we be doing about it? A recent Read on →

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14 Dec 2016

Helping Schools and Academies cut costs

As the BBC reported today, schools are facing 8% budget cuts and about 60% of secondary schools already have deficits*. By 2019-20 it is reported that State schools in England will have to find £3bn in savings. The news article Read on →

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15 Apr 2015

Beware of Fake Invoices

Financial Fraud Action UK has warned that computer malware hidden in fake invoices is being used to steal businesses’ online banking credentials. The invoice appears to be from a regular supplier and looks like a word processing or spreadsheet document. Read on →

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11 Oct 2013

Above The Line R & D Tax Credits

The new R & D Tax Credits Incentive was introduced for Large (Above 500 employees), Companies in April 2013. It allows loss making large companies and SMEs forced to claim under the large company scheme to obtain a payable cash Read on →

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08 Apr 2013

Does the SSE fine affect me?

Posted by: Laurence Fitch Since the news broke last week about the record £10.5M fine imposed by OFGEM on energy supplier SSE for mis-selling, we have been asked by a number of our clients how this will affect their contract Read on →

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03 Jan 2013

The Patent Box

Steven Godfrey In March 2012 the government published the Finance Bill 2012 which included incentives for companies to hold, exploit or conduct development work towards patents.  These provisions are called The Patent Box and can normally be claimed in addition Read on →

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13 Dec 2012

Focussing on Pupils

Steven Godfrey The next few years will be testing times for school finances. A recent Institute for Fiscal Studies report stated1: “Going forwards, we estimate that public spending on education in the UK will fall by 3.5% per year in Read on →

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