Productivity growth has slowed across much of the developed world in recent years. In the UK, however, where workers’ output per hour was already low in absolute terms, the deterioration has been an even more marked. British productivity is now no higher than it was just before the 2008 financial crisis.
The introduction of new pension freedoms in 2015 and economic conditions that have propelled transfer values higher over the last few years have combined to encourage more of us to consider the transfer of our often fated ‘gold plated’ Final Salary Pension Schemes.
In little under a year all businesses that file VAT returns will have no choice but to file those returns online and through dedicated accountancy software. The move is part of the Government’s Making Tax Digital programme, and businesses are far from ready.
The Budget Forecast Return Outturn (BFRO) deadline is slowly creeping up on academies and no doubt some Business Managers have taken advantage of their school being “quiet” this past couple of weeks to begin working on the form.
In a time of political and economic uncertainty business and finance leaders from across Kent gathered at the Mercure Great Danes in Maidstone to learn what 2018 might hold in store for their businesses and how they should respond.
Congratulations. You’ve survived Christmas but the chances are all that rich food has done nothing for your waistline and there are other matters that should be demanding your attention too. How about your Will for starters? First, be honest with yourself. Do you even have one?
Our financial reporting webinar will provide you with an update on recent and upcoming financial reporting developments. This is particularly important for company finance teams and others requiring an in-depth update on financial reporting developments.
The recent announcement that Wakefield City Academies Trust (WCAT) will give up all of its 21 schools sent shockwaves around the sector. The Trust felt that they could not rapidly improve the schools to the levels required – only four of the schools in the trust are rated as ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.