DFK welcomes new Executive Director

HB&O has welcomed the appointment of a major international accountant as Executive Director at its global association.  DFK International, a top ten global association of independent accounting, tax and business advisory firms, has announced the appointment of Bill Wright as its Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, a move welcomed by HB&O. HB&O has been […]

The Mortgage & Property Magazine 2022

HB&O Financial Services have published their comprehensive Spring 2022 Mortgage and Property Magazine and we’re excited to share it with you. For those who want to take their first step onto the property ladder, build a buy-to-let empire, lower their mortgage repayments, or make their homes ‘greener’, this magazine is a must-read.  We’ve summarised some […]

DFK ranked 6th largest association in the world!

DFK International has been ranked as the sixth largest association in the world by a leading industry magazine. HB&O has been a proud member of DFK International for over 6 years. The association has moved up one spot in the ratings to achieve sixth place in the International Accounting Bulletin’s (IAB’s) annual 2022 World Survey […]

4 things to look for when choosing your next accountant

If the pandemic has shown us anything, it’s that location has never been less important. You can now achieve anything, anywhere – being unable to always get people in the same room is no barrier. When choosing an accountant, locality used to be near the top of the list. In the days of written records, […]

DFK Partnership Announcement

Ignition and DFK announce UK partnership to help accounting firms win new business, engage their clients, and get paid. Ignition, the company that allows firms to win new business with impressive digital proposals, engage new and existing clients with a clear scope of work, and get paid on time by automating payment collection – all […]

What is the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme?

In order to support employers facing heightened levels of COVID-related sickness, the Government is reintroducing the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme (SSPRS). How will the scheme work? From mid-January, small and medium-sized employers will be able to claim for COVID-related statutory sick pay costs, occurring from 21st December 2021 onwards, for up to two weeks […]

A Warm Welcome To Our New Director, Simon Turner.

At HB&O, it’s our people who really make us special. This week we sat down with Simon Turner, who joins us as a Director, to find out more about himself and what he hopes to achieve at HB&O…   When did you begin your career in accountancy, and was it a profession that you always […]

Autumn 2021 Budget Report

On 27th October 2021, the Chancellor presented the Autumn 2021 Budget Report. In his speech he set out the plans to “build back better” with ambitions to level up and reduce regional inequality. We’ve summarised the key announcements below.   Tax measures include: a new temporary business rates relief in England for eligible retail, hospitality […]

Supporting your business as furlough ends

Selling your business

1 in 16 firms have said they’re at risk of closure due to Covid-19. Careful financial planning is crucial to mitigate the damage the pandemic has caused. Former prime minister Gordon Brown recently said that ‘a new job crisis point is approaching as furlough ends’. While this claim’s validity remains to be seen, what is […]

Understanding Annual Investment Allowance & Super Deduction


Changes to the annual investment allowance and the introduction of the super-deduction tax policy have had a big impact on tax allowances. Keep up to date here! The annual investment allowance (AIA) increase has been a blessing for many businesses when looking to weather the pandemic. If you’re unfamiliar, the AIA is a tax relief […]

We’ve got a new website!

After months of hard work, we are so pleased to welcome you to our new website. We’ve simplified the whole experience, making it easier for you to find the information you need as well as find out more about the full range of services that we offer.   Our Knowledge Hub will be an integral part of our […]