We were delighted to see that Slough has just been named the best UK town to live and work in! Beating off stiff competition from Manchester and Cambridge. The cost of living, worker satisfaction, a massive redevelopment and a huge number of hot jobs helped Slough to trump its competition. Fancy working in Slough? Give us a call, … Continue reading Slough named Best Place to work
This is a really encouraging story about BDO’s own recent recruitment. A range of social and educational backgrounds have been represented by this year’s intake. Not all are graduates. It’s great to see them breaking down barriers and making accountancy accessible to all with talent. http://bit.ly/BDOAccountants
On Tuesday, Marc Daniels hosted a Pub Quiz for Thames Valley Chartered Accountants Student Society (TVCASS) members in Reading. After a heavy season of studying and exams, this was just what the doctor ordered. Quizzing, drinks and pub grub kept 30 TVCASS members entertained for the entire evening. With rounds covering all sorts from “Love … Continue reading Marc Daniels Pub Quiz lets student Chartered Accountants unwind
We were lucky enough to be able to attend the “Made in Slough” event organised by the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce last week. The event was a fantastic way to network with like minded local businesses and make some great new contacts. Even though Marc Daniels is technically “made in Maidenhead” we were able … Continue reading “Made in Slough” – a brilliant local networking event
Business rates – SMEs, local authorities and pubs get some relief. There will also be a consultation on business rates reform before the next review (in 2022). NI up for Self Employed. The main rate of Class 4 National Insurance contributions for the self-employed to increase from 9% to 10% in April 2018 and 11% in … Continue reading Spring Budget highlights
We hope that any of you that were lucky enough to receive one of our corporate advent calendars this year have enjoyed munching your way through the chocolates each day. Marc Daniels will be closed from Christmas until Tues 3rd January, but please do email us if you need anything urgently during this time. We … Continue reading Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Imagine this scenario, you’re feeling undervalued in your current job. It’s a struggle to get out of bed in the mornings and to drag yourself off to your place of work. You feel you’re never given anything challenging to do, and when you get a task done it feels like your manager takes all the … Continue reading Counteroffers – should you ever accept one?
Sometimes you stumble across an article that is simply… like gold dust… We found this article on Accountancy Age that clearly show the seven attributes that make the perfect finance professional. We weren’t surprised to see Intelligence and Experience on the list but other like Digital Awareness and Creativity were more of a surprise. Anyone thinking … Continue reading Seven attributes that make the perfect finance professional
Shortly after the Budget came the “Finance Bill” (hundreds of pages of legislative detail that sits behind George Osborne’s Budget announcements). Here are some of the key areas from the Bill that are likely to impact SME’s around the Thames Valley. The ‘Business tax road map’ – which sets out the government’s plans for business … Continue reading We’ve all heard the 2016 Budget, now what do the tax changes mean for SME’s?