UK house prices up 10.6% in the year to August

Average house prices in the UK increased by 10.6% over the year to August, up from 8.5% in the year to July 2021, according to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

State pensions set to rise 3.1% in 2022/23

The state pension is to increase by £290 a year (£5.50 per week) in April 2022, after the Consumer Prices Index hit 3.1% in September, the third highest pension increase since the introduction of the triple-lock.

Can business growth be achieved through social responsibility

At CRM, we firmly believe that the answer is yes. Let’s look first at exactly what corporate social responsibility (CSR) involves.

Whitley Stimpson provides expertise to produce PPE communications kit for medics

Whitley Stimpson has advised Project Pitlane and assisted with compliance obligations to achieve grant funding for a project called MedicCom to develop a novel communications device.

Over half of contractors plan to move into permanent employment to escape IR35 reforms

Over half (56%) of contractors are planning a move to permanent employment due to the IR35 reforms which came into effect earlier this year.

Shaw Gibbs supports Financial Planning Week 11 – 17 October 2021

UK consumers nationwide are being offered complimentary personal financial planning sessions by qualified financial planners including CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM (CFP TM) professionals. The aim is to empower consumers throughout the UK by experiencing the support available from financial planning, this includes help with organising finances and guidance in planning how to reach life goals and dreams.

Experts welcome Government delay to digital tax reforms

A delay to tax reforms which would have seen sole traders and small businesses obliged to keep digital records and report income quarterly to HMRC has been welcomed by financial experts.

Local MP visits Whitley Stimpson during its 90 years in business

Whitley Stimpson was delighted to welcome Victoria Prentis MP for North Oxfordshire and Minister of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to its Banbury offices on Thursday 30th September.

Introducing… Michael Pawley of Proficio Solutions

Michael Pawley is the founder of Proficio Solutions which provides outsourced Finance Director/Chief Financial Officer services to a number of entrepreneurs and ambitious businesses, partnerships and LLPs who operate mainly in the professional service and legal sector, across the UK as well as in Europe, Hong Kong, USA and South America.

Charity golf day raises funds for local cancer charity

An annual golfing day, organised by accountants and business advisors Whitley Stimpson, has raised £1,000 for an Oxfordshire charity providing cancer support and therapy.

Expert urges business owners to act over new tax hike

A tax expert at accountants and business advisors Whitley Stimpson is encouraging business owners to take action after the after the Government announced a 1.25 per cent tax hike on dividend payouts as part of its new Health and Social Care Levy.

Business Club Webinar on 17th Sept Welcomes Jon Ellard & Nick Hughes to Talk on Sales and Marketing

Following an extremely popular first edition of The MGroup Business Club monthly webinar with Helen Joy of People Spark — on the topic of the post-pandemic workforce –, we are delighted to announce the next event, coming on the 17th of September. Talking on the theme of Sales and Marketing is Nick Hughes of Dynamic… Read More »