Is tax boring?
August 13, 2019
Accountants are often mocked for their involvement in subjects that are generally regarded as dull. But nearly all of us pay tax, so why not take a few moments to consider its wider context?
Accountancy and its role in the Renaissance
July 22, 2019
Accountancy and art are rarely included in the same conversation, but they have more in common than would first appear. The sale by auction of a seminal work on accountancy has led to revelations about a time when accountants and artists worked together to create great works of art.
Advice and financial assistance for SMEs starting to export
June 25, 2019
The Government, via the Department of International Trade and various other partners, your local Chamber of Commerce, and we at UHY, can offer a wealth of advice to those ready to take their first steps in exporting. And financial assistance is also available.
Prepare for the most fundamental changes to the Companies Register for 175 years
June 20, 2019
On 5 May the Government published Corporate Transparency and Register Reform, a consultation on options to enhance the role of Companies House and increase the transparency of UK corporate entities. When implemented the proposals will affect all incorporated businesses, their directors and shareholders.
The environment: will your business pass the test of public opinion?
June 3, 2019
Entrepreneurs should consider political and social trends, such as consumers' growing awareness around sustainability, which could put them out of business.
We need auditors – and we expect more of them
May 13, 2019
In the last couple of months three reports or consultations have been published by the Business Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee on the future of auditing.
The National Minimum Wage reaches 20 – What lies ahead?
May 7, 2019
The National Minimum Wage celebrated its 20th anniversary this month. Its introduction provoked many dire predictions of business failures and unemployment but mostly these have not been borne out.
The housing shortage: could there be an easy solution?
April 24, 2019
The lack of affordable housing is a topic that I have dealt with in previous blogs. It’s a familiar subject and gives rise to many theories as to the causes and solutions.
Payroll: what you need to know in April 2019
April 16, 2019
It has been suggested that for many businesses the payroll function is the most complex process routinely undertaken.