Monthly Archives: April 2016

Apprenticeship funding employer guide

The Department for Business Innovation & Skills has published an employer guide to the Apprenticeship Levy. The guide, which will be updated regularly, gives information on how employers will […]

Chamber consults on inward processing

“The Chamber of Commerce were extremely helpful providing assistance and guidance in dealing with our Import and Export VAT and Duty issues.
I would recommend contacting them and using their […]

Container Mass Declarations of Weight

The new rules which come into force on the 1st July 2016 have been causing some confusion among exporters. We have been able to get some further clarification, as […]

BCC: Disappointing retail sales reinforce concerns of slowing economy

Retail sales volumes in March 2016 were down 1.3% on the month, but were up 2.7% on the year
Average store prices fell by 3.0% in March 2016, compared with […]

BCC: Welcome deficit reduction in March, but huge task still lies ahead

Public sector net borrowing, excluding public sector banks, fell by £17.7 billion in the full financial year ending March 2016
Public sector net borrowing, excluding public sector banks, fell by […]

BCC comments on labour market statistics

In the three months to February 2016 employment rose by 20,000, but unemployment also rose by 21,000
Annual growth in average earnings fell to 1.8% including bonuses, and stayed unchanged […]

SMEs invited to attend the 2016 Heathrow Business Summit.

Heathrow invites you to attend the 20th annual Business Summit programme to connect and trade face to face with the airport’s supply chain, creating new growth opportunities locally, nationally […]

Bahrain legalisation Update

We have been informed by the Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain that as of now the legalisation fee for Powers of Attorney has increased from £100.00 to £160.00.
Therefore […]

EU VAT action plan

The European Commission (EC) issued extensive reform proposals for the EU VAT regime, bringing together many long-standing ideas which will lead to further harmonisation of the tax system.

It’s key […]

PM+M Appoints Neil Welsh to its Wealth Management Team in Burnley

Blackburn headquartered PM+M – a leading chartered accountancy, business advisory and wealth management group – has expanded its Wealth Management team following the appointment of Neil Welsh as a […]