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General Election
Press releases

Business owners in SE London and north Kent expect a new government in 2024 General Election

96% of business owner respondents to our economic survey expect a change in government at the 2024 General Election. The survey conducted by McBrides…
June 7, 2024
Press releases

100-mile cycle ride kickstarts McBrides cancer charity partnership

Our Partner Mark Grady has cycled the 100-mile RideLondon-Essex challenge over the bank holiday weekend in 5 hours 52 minutes raising over £500 for…
May 28, 2024
Outsourced Business Services

Meet the team – Outsourced Business Services

The Outsourced Business Services team at McBrides evolved in 2018 largely in response to clients wanting to outsource part of their back-office finance functions…
May 22, 2024
Client spotlights

Client spotlight – Emocien Ltd.

Ian Bye has more than 20 years’ experience of managing mental health, both personally and as an organisational leader. In November 2022, he founded…
May 22, 2024
The Chartwell Charities

Introducing The Chartwell Charities, our charity of the year

We’re delighted to announce The Chartwell Charities as our charity of the year and are aiming to raise £5,000 for them over the coming…
May 17, 2024

Do you need to declare cryptocurrency investments to HMRC?

If you invest in cryptocurrency (exchange tokens, non-fungible tokens and utility tokens), then you should be aware that HMRC is gathering information from various…
May 8, 2024
national insurance

HMRC launches online voluntary national insurance payment

HMRC has launched a new online voluntary national insurance payment service. The government stated that the new service, which is available from 29th April,…
May 1, 2024
tax rules for wfh

HMRC clarifies tax rules for WFH commuting

HMRC has updated guidance on when tax relief is available on travel expenses for staff who work from home (WFH). The tax authority is…
May 1, 2024
anthony hawkins
Press releases

New Director promotion at McBrides Chartered Accountants

McBrides Chartered Accountants in Sidcup is delighted to announce the promotion of Anthony Hawkins to director in its corporate finance team. An ICAEW-qualified chartered…
April 18, 2024
company definitions and reporting procedures

Government announces plans to change company definitions and reporting procedures

The monetary thresholds that determine company size are being raised by 50% and are expected to take effect for financial years starting on or…
April 4, 2024
Child putting together jigsaw on floor

HMRC urges working families to save on childcare costs

HMRC is urging working parents to make use of its Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) scheme to help save on Easter childcare costs. It stated that…
March 15, 2024
China Easter Bunny surrounded with small easter eggs

Pre-election Budget missed a rabbit

Despite the pre-election Budget being announced just weeks before Easter, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt missed a ‘rabbit’ for businesses and individuals. With the general election…
March 7, 2024

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