MHA Monahans’ use of digital tech earns it second accountancy award in a month

November 7, 2018
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MHA Monahans’ use of digital tech earns it second accountancy award in a month

Regional accountancy group MHA Monahans, which has offices in and around Swindon, has landed its second major award in a month as its growth over recent years continues to gain industry recognition.   Success in the Large Firm of the Year category of the inaugural IRIS Customer Awards followed hot on the heels of...

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Firms pledge to support region’s young people at The Prince’s Trust annual Red Dinner

November 6, 2018
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Firms pledge to support region’s young people at The Prince’s Trust annual Red Dinner

Businesses and philanthropists from across the South West will come together this Thursday to help raise vital funds for its young people.  The annual Prince’s Trust Red Dinner has raised more than £650,000 since it was launched seven years ago, with all the proceeds going toward helping young people across the South West. This...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

November 4, 2018
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Monday November 5 Economic announcement: Services PMI (October) Tuesday November 6 Finals: Associated British Foods, Imperial Brands, Connect Group Interims: Randgold Resources Trading updates: Morrisons, DS Smith, Weir Group, Direct Line, Hiscox, William Hill, Fevertree Wednesday November 7 Interims: Marks & Spencer, Dairy Crest, Mulberry, Credit Agricole, Hermes, Adidas, Munich Re, BMW, Qualcomm Trading...

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Budget 2018: At a glance

October 30, 2018
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2018 growth forecast upgraded from 1.3% to 1.6% Budget deficit forecast for 2018/19 fiscal year cut to £25.5bn from £37.1bn forecast in March A ‘tech tax’ on revenues of tech giants from 2020, subject to further international discussions Annual Investment Allowance increased from £200,000 to £1m for two years Tax on imports of plastic...

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Budget 2018: National business reaction

October 29, 2018
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CBI director-general Carolyn Fairbairn looked to Halloween for inspiration for her reaction, saying Philip Hammond brought “more treats than tricks for business” in today’s Budget. “It recognises the enormous contribution enterprise has made to balancing the UK’s books through jobs, pay and tax and responds to many of the recommendations that firms have made,”...

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Budget 2018: Swindon business reaction

October 29, 2018
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Budget 2018: Swindon business reaction

While some of Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Budget measures were welcomed by Swindon business leaders, others did not get the thumbs up. Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative director Ian Larrard, pictured, had mixed views. He said businesses would welcome the Chancellor’s decision to lift the cap on local authority borrowing to help boost housing numbers in...

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