• 11th November 2015

    Pre-Autumn Statement comment

    This Autumn Statement will be an interesting one. It is the first with our new majority Conservative government no longer having the brakes applied by back-seat Liberal Democrat drivers. The Summer Budget produced a few surprises so perhaps there will be more to come in the Autumn Statement.
  • 2nd November 2015

    Online banking fraud - reduce the risk to your organisation

    There has been an alarming increase in online banking fraud. The total reported in 2014 was £24m and in the first six months of 2015 the reported figure is more than double.
  • 15th October 2015

    Auditor under the spotlight

    KPMG International has recently announced that it will review the work carried out on FIFA by its Swiss branch, even though an official regulatory enquiry has not yet been announced. The proactive approach has probably been deemed necessary due to the widespread media coverage of the case and the ensuing press speculation about potential shortcomings in KPMG’s audits.
  • 14th October 2015

    Financial Focus On...Buy-To-Let Mortgage Interest

    One of the bombshells in the Summer Budget was the proposal to restrict the amount of loan interest relief available on let property, aimed squarely at the Buy-to-Let landlord.
  • 29th September 2015

    National Minimum Wage increase - 1 October 2015

    As announced in March, the adult rate of National Minimum Wage is set to increase by 20 pence per hour to £6.70, from Thursday 1st October 2015.