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Beware the changes to sick pay

Thousands of businesses across Kent have received a letter from Prime Minister David Cameron advising them of The Employment Allowance, which came in to affect on 6 April 2014, giving a reported 1.25 million eligible business and charities up to a £2,000 reduction on their annual National Insurance contribution. (more…)

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Landlords offered online tax training

Landlords are being offered online training in tax matters from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) as part of its Let Property Campaign.

As well as the online tax training, HMRC has also started writing to about 40,000 landlords about their tax. (more…)

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Abird plans for the future

“Burgess Hodgson have been magnificent.” So says John Bird, former owner of long-standing Kent firm the Abird Group for whom Burgess Hodgson acted in the sale of his (and his family’s) shareholding in the business to HSS, a leading national supplier of tools. (more…)

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Leydon Lettings celebrates milestone

While 2012 might be a ‘jubilee’ year for the reigning monarch, Leydon Lettings (www.leydonlettings.co.uk) is celebrating its own jubilee having racked up 25 years of letting student accommodation in Canterbury.

The business – which began life in 1987 – is dedicated to renting student houses and has developed a strong reputation for modern thinking and high standards during quarter of a century of trading. (more…)

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Aylesham Neighbourhood Project

With its experience in working with charities, Burgess Hodgson was an ideal choice to handle the charity’s interests, as project manager Kathryn Rodgers explains: “We were looking to get a competitive price from a local provider who could provide our accountancy services, but also find an accountant who truly understood the needs ofa local charity and the regulatory requirements that entails. (more…)

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ABDO sets sights on global expansion

Since then, ABDO has grown rapidly and the Association currently represents over 5,300 qualified dispensing opticians in the United Kingdom (around 95 per cent), in addition it has over 1,700 student and 600 Associate members as well as around 700 members overseas. (more…)

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BH helps steer Gardner Marine Diesels to success

In less than a year Michael Harrison, the entrepreneurial managing director of Gardner Marine Diesels, the Canterbury-based business that builds and service Gardner engines in marine applications, attended to vessels in eight different countries on four continents. To say that business is thriving for Gardner Marine Diesels would be an understatement. (more…)

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Helping Hi-Way Services with business growth

With more than 25 years experience, Hi-Way Services is one of the largest independent road marking contractors in the UK.

Operating across the UK and abroad – Hi-Way Services has carried out works in Kenya, Lagos and could soon be working in Morocco – the company provides road marking services to local councils, NHS trusts, supermarkets and even the Ministry of Defence. (more…)

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Robinsons bucks the trend with help from Burgess Hodgson

Practicality and expertise are the watchwords from Robinsons Solicitors to describe the Canterbury-based legal practice’s relationship with its accountants, Burgess Hodgson.

Robinsons’ recent merger with Collings & Co is a good example of the two words put into practice, with Burgess Hodgson on hand to advise the Robinsons’ partners every step of the way in a deal which will see the firm boosting its commercial and residential property departments. “Burgess Hodgson is very practical in terms of getting the job done,” says Robinsons partner Tim Clark. (more…)

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Burgess Hodgson helps keep ISL at the cutting edge

Innovate or die, that’s the motto that Derek Ward, managing director of passive fire protection specialist Intumescent Systems Ltd lives by.

But, while new product development might be his focus, he couldn’t bring new products to market without knowing exactly how the finances of his business were placed. (more…)

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