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Dan Ware CEO DJS (UK) Limited

The trick to achieving your financial resolutions

While many are feeling the squeeze of the post-Christmas and January sales spending sprees, it might have crossed your mind to set a resolution to manage your money better this year. A poll by YouGov shows that most people have given up on their changes by January 10, but resolutions can be easily maintained when they are more achievable.

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Growing Places Fund recipient Field International

Dorset LEP's loan scheme is seeking new projects to support local economic growth in Dorset

Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is seeking new project for its Growing Places Fund - a repayable loan scheme that encourages innovation, increased productivity, jobs and housing creation within Dorset. Funded by central government, the £9.7 million loan scheme is designed to unlock capital projects which have a significant economic impact and can quickly deliver tangible economic outcomes.

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Cartoon ‘dexter the digital tax advisor’ launches to tackle lack of awareness of new legislation

New face of digital tax revealed

Dexter the Digital Tax Advisor has been unveiled by Xero - the accounting software platform - to put a face to the name of its Making Tax Digital software and help accountants and small businesses prepare for one of the biggest business transformations in decades. This follows analysis which has found that with less than five months to go until the legislation comes into force, a quarter of small business owners (25 per cent) are still unaware of the legislation.

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L-R: Heather Martyn (Vice President), Roger Smith (President), Steve Bicknell (Vice President). Photograph courtesy of Bournemouth Chamber Steve Bicknell

Interest free loans with Bournemouth Chamber

Bournemouth Chamber of Trade Benevolent Fund has announced a new support package for members of the Bournemouth Chamber of Trade & Commerce. Members will be able to apply for an interest and security free loan to support:

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Alex Simmons Saffery Champness John Mason I247 Ian Harlock-Smith Nick Fernyhough Saffery Champness Accountants

Saffery Champness host Autumn post Budget breakfast in Bournemouth

Saffery Champness Chartered Accountants hosted their 2018 Autumn post Budget breakfast at The Village Hotel in Bournemouth. They presented to a packed room of guests, representing businesses and the professional communities of Bournemouth and Poole.

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John Endacott - PKF Francis Clark

Post Budget Comment - PKF Francis Clark

Post Budget 2018 comment from John Endacott, Head of Tax at PKF Francis Clark "Philip Hammond produced what was in effect an interim budget. Not quite crisis measures but all the new spending announcements were sticking 'plasterish' with a short term cut in taxes and more capital allowances. Interestingly, there was nothing on the more complex tax topics such as pensions, inheritance tax changes or tax efficient investments". Key points for Individuals and Businesses

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Chancellor delivers crowd-pleasing Budget

The Chancellor's Budget may have answered some key concerns of UK public, according to polling conducted by reputation management consultancy Lansons1. This follows much public scepticism about the Government's ability to deliver a budget that equally balanced the need for spending and taxation, with only 26% of UK adults believing the Government would so in today's announcement.

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David Chismon, Partner at Saffery Champness

Chancellor's budget unlikely to deliver tax concessions to rural sector

Chancellor's budget unlikely to deliver tax concessions to rural sector given looming EU exit costs says Saffery Champness. What can be predicted for the Chancellor's Budget on 29 October is that it will be light on giveaways and heavy on any measures that can scrape more into the Treasury war chest, particularly with the cost of Brexit, possibly with an additional year of payments to the EU, looming. Leaving Europe is already estimated at costing every UK household some £870 per annum.

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Budget 2018 predictions

With less than two weeks to go before the eagerly awaited 2018 Budget, Lindsay Pentelow, tax partner at the international accounting and advisory firm, Mazars, says that there are many uncertainties in the run up to this year's Budget, and the extent to which the Government can effect change will depend on what fiscal response is required as a result of the outcome of Brexit negotiations.

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Alun Oliver, managing director of Southampton-based property taxation specialists E3 Consulting, will be hosting a breakfast time seminar at Eastleigh’s Concorde Club on October 17

Free property taxation seminar

A free breakfast time property taxation seminar is being held by a specialist Hampshire firm. E3 Consulting is staging the event at the Concorde Club in Eastleigh on Wednesday October 17.

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Walden Gelatos in Southampton secured a six-figure finance package from HSBC as part of last year’s SME Fund

HSBC UK commits £250 million to support South Hampshire & Dorset SMEs

HSBC UK has launched a £250 million lending Fund to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in South Hampshire and Dorset, as part of its broader commitment to helping British businesses realise their ambitions for growth.

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Adam Rainey, regional director for the South West at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking

South West business confidence falls for third successive month

Business confidence in the South West of England fell four points during August to 15 per cent, according to the latest Business Barometer from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking. Companies in the South West reported lower confidence in their business prospects, which fell five points to 13 per cent, and lower economic optimism, down three points to 16 per cent. Together, this gives an overall confidence of 15 per cent, which is four points below last month's figure of 19 per cent.

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