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South West Hospitals receive multi-million-pound finance boost

South West Hospitals receive multi-million-pound finance boost

Over 29 million pounds is being invested into the NHS in the South West to improve services and access to much needed care during the busy winter months. The funding follows an announcement earlier in the year which outlined the governments plans to give more than £145 million to NHS Trusts across the country to improve emergency care.

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Great South West partners target £45 billion economic boost

Great South West partners target £45 billion economic boost

A powerful coalition of South West businesses, education leaders and local authorities has pledged to work in partnership with Government to make the Great South West the latest growth alliance to rebalance the UK economy. The Great South West partners have published a local growth prospectus that aims to deliver £45 billion of economic benefit and 190,000 new jobs over the next 15 years.

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"Sterling and stability. Two words finally seen together"

David Lamb, Head of Dealing at Fexco International Payments, comments: "Sterling and stability. For three and a half years these words have seldom been seen together. "Now finally they might. As the sleep-deprived incredulity of the morning after fades, the Pound is drifting. But nevertheless it shows no sign of giving up the gains it made as last night's momentous exit poll came in.

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How to give to employees at Christmas without tax burden

With Christmas fast approaching, it is that time of year when employers might wish to treat employees to Christmas parties, gifts and bonuses to show their appreciation. But how can employers make sure that their festive generosity doesn't come with a large tax bill attached? Tax preparation specialist and Managing Director of DSR Tax Claims Ltd, David Redfern, explains how employers should treat those festive extras they give to their employees for taxation purposes.

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Meggie Crane, Graduate Legal Executive, at Dorset law firm Blanchards Bailey LLP, who saved a client £40,000 in inheritance tax after a single meeting

Graduate legal executive saves client £40,000

A graduate legal executive at award-winning Dorset law firm Blanchards Bailey LLP has saved a client £40,000 in inheritance tax after a single meeting. Meggie Crane, part of the expanding firm's Private Client Team, identified the saving during a free consultation about a will.

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Jeremy Morcumb, owner of Mortgage Advice Bureau Swindon

Last chance to open a Help to Buy ISA

The government's Help to Buy ISA is due to close on 30th November 2019, but if you open an account up before this date, you can keep it open and still save for another 10 years. You can open it up today, and as long as you put some money into it (it can be as little as £1) the account will be ready and waiting for you, as soon as you're able to start saving.

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More than half of shoppers made impulse purchases during last year’s Black Friday sales and 80% went over their budgets

More than half of shoppers made impulse purchases during last year's Black Friday sales and 80% went over their budgets

A third of consumers plan to spend more than £300 during this year's Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales The poll of more than 1,000 UK adults aged 16-65 by ProtectYourBubble.com, found that impulse buying led shoppers to overspend by two-thirds (66%) or £145.34, on average last year. The average Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend spend was £219.59.

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Law firm announces final free Will advice sessions of 2019

Final free Will advice sessions of 2019

Law firm, Humphries Kirk, is hosting its final free morning advice sessions of 2019 at its offices in Parkstone and Swanage.

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South West businesses claiming research and development tax credits up 28%

South West businesses claiming research and development tax credits up 28%

HMRC has recently released research and development (R&D) tax relief statistics which show the South West are outperforming the national picture. Across the UK the value of claims grew by 14% from 2015/16 to a total of £4.4bn in 2016/17. The South West grew by 28% over the same period to £230m. It also looks as though the region will continue to show strong growth in 2017/18 with current figures only £5m behind the previous year with three more months available to claim in this period.

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October Deadline for Paper Tax Return Submissions Paper Self Assessment Returns for Tax Year 2018/19 to be filed by 31st October

October deadline for paper tax return submissions

Taxpayers who are required to complete a Self Assessment tax return are being warned that a deadline for submission is rapidly approaching at the end of October. Taxpayers who need to submit a paper tax return for tax year 2018/19 must submit their Self Assessment return to HMRC by 31st October 2019. For those worried that this applies to them, tax preparation specialist and director of DSR Tax Claims Ltd David Redfern explains all about paper tax returns and who will be affected by this deadline.

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Jason Maude

How Fintech is shaping the future of banking to be discussed at Startup Grind Bournemouth

Jason Maude, Chief Technology Advocate of Starling Bank, will discuss his thoughts on the future of fintech and banking at Startup Grind Bournemouth on the 18th of September. Startup Grind Bournemouth hold monthly 'fireside chats' for entrepreneurs seeking business tips from business leaders from a wide variety of industries and specialisms. Jason Maude, Chief Technology Advocate of Starling Bank, will share his thoughts with Bournemouth's booming financial community on the 18th September at The Chocolate Box, Lansdowne.

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Jake Daniels Ellen Benjamin and Joe Hayes - Inspire team for Creators

Inspire launch new offering for digital stars

South Coast accountancy firm, Inspire, is launching an innovative new offering, 'Inspire for Creators' - a dedicated advisory service for content creators and online entrepreneurs.

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