Monthly Archives: April 2013

Choosing Accountants…

Your ally in business – why choosing an accountant is one of the most important decisions you’ll make An accountant should be seen as more than someone who does your finances. While you focus on running your business, you need to trust they ‘have your back’ when it comes to your company. They need to understand your business and where it is going, be your business advocate, warn you of potential dangers and provide you with advice to make your business better. You need to trust them as if they were part of your company, and know that your success is important to them. That’s why it is important to choose an accountant that fits with you. That they not only understand your business, but that you trust they are there to help you when...

George Osborne declared “the economy is healing” today as Britain narrowly escaped an unprecedented triple-dip recession

To the relief of the Chancellor, official figures showed growth of 0.3 per cent in the first three months of the year. That was higher than the 0.1 per cent forecast by analysts, and averted the humiliation of two consecutive negative quarters — which would have counted as a third recession since the 2008 crash. However, there was no champagne at the Treasury, and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg admitted: “I don’t want anyone to think that somehow we are out of the woods yet.” Figures from the Office for National Statistics showed the good news was thanks to the powerhouse services industry, which has recovered all its losses since the crash began and expanded 0.6  per cent between January and March. By contrast, the beleaguered construction industry plunged 2.5 per cent in the first quarter and is still...
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