Welcome to our final newsletter for 2023.  Our monthly newsletter, previously Insider, was in need for a well-earned update, so we are delighted with the second in the series of new look newsletters and delighted to still be providing valuable information for our readers.

This month we focus on the following topics:

UK ACCOUNTANTS DEMAND HMRC SERVICE IMPROVEMENTS – A recent survey from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has shed light on the challenges UK accountants face when dealing with HMRC services.

BANK OF ENGLAND HOLDS INTEREST RATES STEADY – The Bank of England (BoE) announced it would maintain its interest rate at 5.25% for the second consecutive time, following a series of 14 rate hikes.

SMALL BUSINESS CONFIDENCE IMPROVES IN Q3 2023 – Small business confidence in the UK improved slightly in Q3 2023, although challenges persist, according to the latest Small Business Index from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

CORPORATE INSOLVENCIES HIT A TWO-DECADE HIGH – Corporate insolvencies in England and Wales are at their highest level since 2009, according to new data from the Insolvency Service.

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And finally, wishing you best wishes for the festive season.

We’re waiting to hear from you. We can’t wait to be a part of your journey, so get in touch with us today, and let’s get to work.