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We have been providing businesses throughout East Yorkshire with qualified accountancy and taxation advice for over 20 years. From business start-ups to established companies our team will provide you with the advice and expertise needed to assist in helping to drive your business forward.

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Chancellor Philip Hammond Has Delivered The Autumn 2017 Budget

Key Budget Points

The state of the economy

  • Growth forecast for 2017 downgraded from 2% to 1.5% - Productivity growth and business investment also revised down
  • Another 600,000 people forecast to be in work by 2022
Business
  • £500m for 5G mobile networks, fibre broadband and artificial intelligence
  • £540m to support the growth of electric cars, including more charging points
  • A further £2.3bn allocated for investment in research and development,
  • Another 600,000 people forecast to be in work by 2022
  • Existing diesel supplement in company car tax to rise by 1%
  • Short-haul air passenger duty rates and long-haul economy rates to be frozen, paid for by an increase on premium-class tickets and on private jets.
  • VAT threshold for small business to remain at £85,000 for two years
  • Income tax to be applied from April 2019 on digital economy royalties relating to UK sales which are paid to a low-tax jurisdiction, raising about £200m a year
  • Rises in business rates to be pegged to CPI measure of inflation, not RPI
  • A further £2.3bn allocated for investment in research and development

BREXIT
  • £3bn to be set aside over next two years to prepare UK for every possible outcome as it leaves EU
Pensions, tax, savings and welfare
  • Stamp duty to be abolished immediately for first-time buyers purchasing properties worth up to £300,000
  • In London and other expensive areas, the first £300,000 of the cost of a £500,000 purchase by first-time buyers will be exempt from stamp duty
  • £1.5bn package to "address concerns" about the delivery of universal credit
  • Claimants to get one month's payment within five weeks of applying
  • Scottish police and fire services to get refunds on VAT from April 2018
  • Vehicle excise duty for diesel cars that do not meet latest standards to rise by one band in April 2018
  • Tax hike will not apply to van owners
  • Tax-free personal allowance to rise to £11,850 in April 2018
  • Higher-rate tax threshold to increase to £46,350
  • Tobacco will rise by 2% above Retail Price Index (RPI) inflation while the minimum excise duty on cigarettes introduced in March will also rise, as will duty on hand-rolled tobacco
  • Duty on beer, wine, spirits and most ciders will be frozen
  • Duty on high-strength "white ciders" to be increased via new legislation

Payroll Services

We offer a full payroll service for your business, which offers many advantages to you and your business. We will ensure that all requirements under the new Real Time Information (RTI) system are being met by your business. Alternatively we will assist in the setting up of your own payroll service advising on the best software for your needs and how to operate it.

Company Audits

Audits and Independent Reviews still remain the most valuable means of giving your business credibility as they assist in the improvement of management information, provide reassurance for stakeholders and/or trustees, and can identify potential weaknesses and how to alleviate them. Audits and reviews give businesses an independent opinion regarding the completeness and accuracy of their financial statements for a given period.

Banking Advice

Cameron, Ferriby & Co has a long established and respected place in the local banking fraternity and will work with you and your business to establish its banking needs ensuring you are receiving the best service the business banking sector has to offer.

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Live Business & Financial News

Chicken chaos as KFC closes 750 outlets Posted on Monday February 19, 2018

Most of the chicken chain's 900 UK outlets are shut following "issues" with new delivery firm DHL.

Meat supplier Russell Hume falls into administration Posted on Monday February 19, 2018

The collapse of Derby-based Russell Hume following an FSA investigation will cost almost 270 jobs.

Cash Isa savings rates begin to tick up Posted on Monday February 19, 2018

Individual Savings Accounts are slowly offering better returns to savers

Great Ormond Street Hospital may keep scandal charity cash Posted on Monday February 19, 2018

Great Ormond Street Hospital had said it would return money donated by the Presidents Club charity.

'I was made redundant when I was on maternity leave' Posted on Monday February 19, 2018

Sarah Rees was told she was being made redundant by a large charity after she gave birth to her daughter.

Reality Check: How does renting a home in the UK compare? Posted on Monday February 19, 2018

Home ownership among young people has plummeted. What protections do UK tenants have and what responsibilities do they face?

Arsenal and Emirates in £200m shirt sponsorship extension Posted on Monday February 19, 2018

The longest running current Premier League shirt deal will now last for at least 18 years.

Indian bank branch at centre of $1.8bn fraud is closed Posted on Monday February 19, 2018

A Punjab National Bank branch in Mumbai has been shut by police investigating India's biggest loan fraud.

Latvian central bank boss 'wanted bribe' Posted on Monday February 19, 2018

The Baltic state's anti-corruption agency suspects Ilmars Rimsevics of seeking a €100,000 bribe.

What not to expect from Philip Hammond Spring statement Posted on Monday February 19, 2018

There won't be a red box nor any tax nor spending changes in the chancellor's March economic update.

Practical password policies Posted on Thursday February 08, 2018


Mark Taylor provides us with practical advice on the adoption of effective and efficient password policies for your business.

Business and Management Faculty 2018 webinars and events Posted on Thursday February 08, 2018

Stay up-to-date by attending our webinars and events in 2018. We have a varied programme of CPD lectures offering you the choice of meeting fellow members at our one hour events at Chartered Accountants’ Hall, or listening to our online webinars from the comfort of your office or home.

SME growth - risks in bidding for large contracts Posted on Thursday February 08, 2018

While winning a contract can be an exhilarating experience for smes, failing to assess its impact on business can pose many problems. Paul Golden looks into what SMEs can do to prepare for bidding.

Webinar resources Posted on Thursday February 08, 2018

Thank you for registering onto the Business and Management Faculty's webinar, Statistics skills for Excel - the basics, broadcast on 24 January 2018.

Bias, personality and risk-taking decisions Posted on Thursday February 08, 2018

Matthew Leitch investigates how underlying and subconscious factors affect the level of risk people are prepared to take in corporate decision-making.

KPI implementation Posted on Thursday February 08, 2018

With the use of key performance indicator projects, it’s easy to be unsuccessful. David Parmenter discusses how businesses can avoid failure.

SME news Posted on Thursday February 08, 2018

Resources for SMEs including the latest government support schemes and information on smaller business issues.

Controlling risk when trading in overseas currencies Posted on Tuesday January 30, 2018

This practical webinar examines the cost efficient options available for businesses, from operating an overseas currency bank account to pre-purchase credit cards.

Statistics skills in Excel Posted on Tuesday January 30, 2018

We go “back to basics” for this series of Excel statistics webinars offering you very practical steps designed to help you make use of statistic’s tools in Excel to improve your data analysis.

Women in Finance Posted on Wednesday January 10, 2018

The Women in Finance Network was launched by the Business and Management faculty in September 2006. Its aim is to share experiences and to help members with personal development.

Error reduction and risk Posted on Friday December 29, 2017

Matthew Leitch examines how eliminating mistakes can improve business performance.

Special report - Finance and Technology Posted on Friday December 29, 2017

This month’s report looks at the impact and influence that technology is having on our roles in finance.

Is Excel bad for you? Posted on Thursday December 21, 2017

Here the experts share their views on spreadsheet strengths and weaknesses and whether they have any distance left to run.

Effective password policies Posted on Thursday December 21, 2017

Business & Management shares advice on how to protect valuable company data and hardware with better password management.

Short term contracts explained Posted on Wednesday December 20, 2017

Freelance work is increasing in today’s so-called gig economy. David Adams looks at what this means for businesses and those who work for them.

Excel skills Posted on Wednesday December 13, 2017

Excel guru, John Tennent, offers practical tips on financial modelling and budgeting with Excel and will also share some excellent and very easy functions that Excel has to offer.

Boardroom pay Posted on Friday December 08, 2017

Pay ratios are the latest idea proposed to address public concern over executive remuneration. But will they achieve what proponents intend? David Craik investigates.

Economic update Posted on Thursday December 07, 2017

Dr. Stephen Davies, Head of Education at the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) presents a one hour webinar on the state of the UK economy five months after the UK general election.

Business and Management Faculty 2017/2018 webinars and events Posted on Tuesday December 05, 2017

Stay up-to-date by attending our webinars and events in 2017/2018. We have a programme of CPD events that offer you the opportunity to meet speakers and fellow members at our events, or view from the comfort of your office with our online webinars.

Time management Posted on Monday December 04, 2017

This webinar will present you with effective time management techniques that work, allowing you to get the most out of your day.

'You've got to make tough decisions, but in partnership' Posted on Monday February 19, 2018

When Mondelez took over Cadbury's it had to make mass redundancies, but how do you do that without ruining your reputation?

Why young people can't afford to buy homes Posted on Friday February 16, 2018

The biggest decline in home ownership in the past 20 years has been among young people on middle incomes.

A tale of two Indian tech cities Posted on Friday February 16, 2018

Hyderabad is giving Bangalore a run for its money as a start-up destination in India.

Why we drive our own buses Posted on Friday February 16, 2018

When their local bus services were cut, one group of people decided to set up their own bus company.

How the pneumatic tyre became a million dollar idea Posted on Friday February 16, 2018

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the pneumatic tyre became a million dollar idea.

Africa's farmer-to-farmer text service Posted on Friday February 16, 2018

Offline knowledge-sharing platform WeFarm enables farmers to ask other farmers for advice.

Energy from rubbish to power Addis Ababa Posted on Friday February 16, 2018

A new plant in Addis Ababa will convert waste into a source of energy for the city.

Life in the 'golden cage' Posted on Thursday February 15, 2018

As the wife of a highly skilled immigrant Neha Mahajan is one of the Indian women who is not allowed to work in the US.

Hot on Instagram - but is it art? Posted on Friday February 16, 2018

Should social media-friendly experiences designed to make striking photos be considered art?

Flying cars: Will they ever take off? Posted on Wednesday February 14, 2018

Some companies are trying to fulfil the long-cherished dream of making a car that can fly. But how practical or affordable will they be?