HB&O Blog

Budget blog: New Buildings and Structure Capital Allowances

In a measure out of the blue, the Chancellor announced a new capital allowance (known as SBA), effective immediately for expenditure on new non-residential structures and buildings.

31 Oct 18

Budget blog: Personal allowance brings a welcome windfall

The government’s promise to increase the personal allowance to £12,500 and the higher rate threshold to £50,000 brought forward by one year.

31 Oct 18

Budget blog: Government targets ‘off-payroll’ working in the Private Sector

At present, the application of the off-payroll rules (known as IR35) rests not with the engager but with the Personal Service Company

31 Oct 18

Budget blog: Chancellor announces cap on Research & Development (R&D) Scheme

In order to combat perceived abuse of the R&D scheme, the Government has announced a restriction to the tax relief, effective from April 2020.

31 Oct 18

Sole trader or a limited company?

One of the most common questions we get asked by new start-ups is should I be a sole trader or a limited company?

04 Oct 18

Motor dealers could be eligible for a refund of VAT following new guidance from HMRC

Motor dealers that have traditionally paid output VAT on the total sale price of a vehicle, without deducting the amount of any dealer deposit contributions (DDCs), are now being encouraged to apply for a VAT refund.

30 Jul 18

Top tips for building a great team

Earlier this year, HB&O was delighted to receive the accolade of ‘Team of the Year’ at the Coventry & Warwickshire FirstPro Awards.

26 Jul 18

Do you dream of building your own house?

VAT savings could make it more affordable, says Jessica Mason, VAT Consultant at HB&O

25 Jul 18

Three top tips to improve your cyber security

Cyber security is never far from the headlines, with TicketMaster and Dixons Carphone being among those affected by cyber-attacks in the last few weeks.

19 Jul 18

Planning for an uncertain future

Coventry Director, Wayne Gutteridge, shares some advice to help businesses navigate choppy waters.

11 Jul 18