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Cheshire Accountant Issues Warning for Late Pension Enrolment

1st March 2018

Cheshire accountancy firm, Paul Austen Associates, fears that local businesses are facing severe penalties after missing the 1 February deadline for the auto pension enrolment scheme and urges them to take immediate action. The firm, with offices in Congleton and Stoke explains that employers with a thirty strong team or less were given until the 1… Read more »

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Businesses “Turing to alternative sources of finance” research suggests

22nd February 2018

Research published by the British Business Bank (BBB) has suggested that UK small businesses are increasingly turning to alternative sources of finance to fund their plans for growth and expansion. The BBB’s Small Business Finance Markets report found that many small firms are turning to specialist asset finance providers and peer-to-peer lending for funding, as… Read more »

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BABY STEPS, BIG STRIDES

22nd February 2018

Anyone who regularly calls into our office will want to congratulate Anthony and his wife Claire on the recent arrival of Noah. Best of luck to all of them. As any parent will tell you, as well as the pleasure that children bring, not only do they bring a lot of hard work and broken… Read more »

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Bank of England Survey suggests UK workers in line for pay rise

15th February 2018

The Bank of England (BoE) has indicated that a significant pay rise could soon be in store for UK workers. Its agents’ survey, which polled 368 UK businesses, suggested that real wages are on course to begin to rise above inflation, and grow by 3.1% during 2018 – a significant rise when compared to 2017’s… Read more »

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Research suggests lack of savings is putting individuals “at risk of financial hardship”

9th February 2018

Research carried out by banking group Aldermore has suggested that a lack of business savings is putting a strain on self employed individuals in the UK. Aldermore’s data suggested that poor business resilience is putting sole traders and freelancers ‘at risk of financial hardship’. It found that 22% of individuals have no business savings at… Read more »

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BCC comments on Bank of England ‘Super Thursday’

9th February 2018

Bank of England Commenting on the Bank of England inflation report and interest rate decision published on ‘Super Thursday’, Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The Bank of England’s latest forecasts point to a mild improvement in the central bank’s outlook for the UK economy, with upgrades to… Read more »

Cheshire East unveils dedicated service to boost local businesses

26th January 2018

(From right: Skills and Growth Company chairman Cllr George Hayes; Andy Hustwit, Access2Finance manager; Charlie Graybrook, of Frank Olsen Furniture; Sue Barnard, British Business Bank; Andrew Nichols, of Business Finance Solutions; Jeremy Thompson, of Maven Capital Partners; and John Willis, business engagement and inward investment manager of the Skills and Growth Company) Cheshire East Council’s… Read more »

Protection adviser, Finance North partners with RedArc to provide Personal Nurse Advisers to its clients – at no cost

17th January 2018

Finance North, the specialist protection adviser based in Cheshire, has today announced its partnership with RedArc in order for its clients to benefit from the practical advice and emotional support provided by the company’s nurse advisers. The service will be available at no additional cost to individual and business protection clients who don’t already have… Read more »

Rural Businesses To Benefit From £5.4m Funding Boost

4th January 2018

Rural businesses in Cheshire East are being encouraged to apply for a share of a £5.4m injection via three significant funding streams in 2018. The funding boost – across Cheshire and Warrington – was announced at a rural business forum held today (Wednesday) at Reaseheath College, Nantwich. The forum was hosted by a partnership group… Read more »

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GOVERNMENT PUBLISHES STAIRCASE TAX REPEAL BILL

2nd January 2018

The government has published a draft Bill to repeal the so-called ‘staircase tax’ that has adversely affected businesses in England and Wales. The staircase tax affected businesses with offices on multiple floors of a commercial property. Such businesses had been receiving separate, backdated business rates bills for each floor occupied, provided the areas separating the… Read more »