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Auditor Investigating Fraud Using Magnifying Glass

Number of tax fraud cases opened by HMRC fallen by more than half

The number of civil investigations into alleged tax fraud has fallen by more than a half, data has shown. The number of investigations into…
February 21, 2024
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Business group urges Chancellor to outline ‘sustainable growth plan’

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has urged Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to use the Spring Budget to outline a ‘sustainable growth plan’. It said…
February 20, 2024
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HMRC warns self assessment taxpayers as scam referrals rise

HMRC is warning people to be wary of bogus tax refund offers following the self assessment deadline on 31 January. The tax authority says…
February 19, 2024
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Inflation unchanged but remains top concern for business

UK inflation remained unchanged in January at 4% as food prices fell, according to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).…
February 15, 2024
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British families facing a ‘triple savings challenge’, Foundation warns

A report published by the Resolution Foundation has warned that UK families are facing a ‘triple savings challenge’ of insufficient ‘rainy day’ savings of…
February 13, 2024

Become a tax, accounts or audit apprentice!

Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2024, we’ve created a QR code for anyone interested in being alerted when our school leaver or graduate apprenticeship opportunities…
February 7, 2024
Networking at McBrides Accountants FaB meeting

You’re invited! FaB networking event

Funding for business growth and succession will be our subjects for discussion at our first FaB (Finance & Business) networking meeting of 2024. We're…
January 31, 2024
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Think tank warns tax cuts may have to be scrapped due to ‘economic bind’

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has warned that tax cut promises may need to be scrapped as a result of the UK being…
January 26, 2024
Tax cuts

Fall in government borrowing ‘increases possibility of tax cuts’ in Budget

Data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that government borrowing fell to £7.8 billion in December 2023, increasing the possibility…
January 25, 2024
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Is full expensing as generous as it seems?

First introduced in March 2023 as a temporary measure, it was announced in the recent Autumn Statement that ‘full expensing’ would become a permanent…
January 17, 2024
Carrying some of the donations from McBrides out into the community

Delivering cheer to Bexley schools and community organisations

730 items of food, toiletries, warm clothes, and Christmas lights were among gifts on a shopping list we compiled to give to community groups…
December 18, 2023
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Do you have surplus income to gift to family?

Did you know that if you have more income than you need to live on, then you can take advantage of tax planning called…
December 15, 2023

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