HB&O Blog

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

Is the pension allowance under threat?

As we head towards the Annual Budget Statement, due on Monday 29th October, rumours are rife about a potential reduction in the pension annual allowance.

26 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

Auditing in the spotlight - why quality and independence has never been more important

The quality of audits has been in the spotlight recently, particularly following the collapse of Carillion.

05 Jul 18

How sharing best practice can raise your business profile

With the growth of the internet, social media and content marketing, we have witnessed a huge change in the amount of information organisations are willing to share.

25 May 18