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2017 Budget – Chancellor defends NIC increase for the self-employed

Chancellor Philip Hammond has defended the increase in national insurance contributions (NICs) for the self-employed, as announced in yesterday’s Spring Budget, on the grounds of the ‘new challenges’ being faced by the government. In his first ever Budget to the House of Commons, the Chancellor announced that the… read more


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2017 Spring Budget – the economic picture

Within his first Budget speech, Chancellor Philip Hammond reported on ‘an economy that has continued to confound commentators with robust growth’. In its report prepared for the Budget, the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) now predicts that the UK economy will grow by 2% this year, as opposed… read more


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2017 Spring Budget – the political reaction

Presenting his first Budget to the House of Commons, Chancellor Philip Hammond pledged ‘to build a stronger, fairer, better Britain’. Leaders of the Labour Party, the Liberal Democrats and the Green Party commented on a selection of the key announcements made by Mr Hammond in the speech. Labour… read more


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2017 Spring Budget: the business reaction

Business groups have responded to the key announcements made in Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Spring Budget speech. Commenting on the controversial issue of the upcoming changes to business rates, Mike Cherry, National Chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), said: ‘FSB welcomes the fact that the Chancellor has… read more


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Rawlinsons success at Green Awards

The continuing green achievements from Rawlinsons’ proactive Green Team were recognised at the recent Investors in the Environment (iiE) awards ceremony where the firm received the ‘Best Green Champion – Small Business’ award along with the ‘Green Accreditation’, the highest level of certification awarded by iiE. The team,… read more


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Top high street businessman John Timpson to attend city conference

John Timpson, the businessman behind high street retailer Timpson, will be the high profile keynote speaker at this year’s Rawlinsons Business Conference in Peterborough next month. He will share his own thoughts on the secrets to business success and reflect on a lifetime working in the competitive retail world… read more


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2017 Greater Peterborough Business Survey: Measuring Peterborough’s economic health

The 2017 Greater Peterborough Business Survey has been launched to measure economic progress in the city over the last 12 months and look ahead to the prospects for the future. This survey, introduced four years ago by Rawlinsons and supported by economic development company Opportunity Peterborough, is aimed… read more


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Rawlinsons acquires Cambridge accountancy firm

Rawlinsons is delighted to announce the acquisition of Cambridge-based practice Resolve Business Solutions as part of its strategic growth plans. Resolve also has a London presence too. The firm has been providing local companies and individuals with accounting, tax, payroll, bookkeeping and business consultancy services for 12 years.… read more


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Rawlinsons lands a hatful of awards

The trophy cupboard at Rawlinsons is well and truly bursting at the seams following an amazing few weeks. The flow of ‘gongs’ has included recognition for their environmental activity, corporate social responsibility, and workplace excellence. The flood of prizes began when they won Workplace of the Year at the… read more


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Rawlinsons leads Digital Advance

Proving age is no barrier to innovation, Rawlinsons Chartered Accountants has found yet another way to celebrate 75 years of business in Peterborough – the launch of a brand new Online Accounting Service. Successfully bridging the gap between a traditional accountancy service and cloud-based bookkeeping and receipt processing… read more