On Wednesday 8th March, The Chancellor Phillip Hammond presented the last Spring Budget. In his speech, the Chancellor was keen to point out that he wanted the tax system to be fair, particularly in relation to the distinction between employed and self-employed individuals. To find out more, download our summary of the last Spring Budget.
The use of cash is in decline the world over, whilst digital payment systems, such as electronic cash (where the transaction is paid for directly from the buyer’s account via his or her debit card at the POS terminal in combination with a PIN), credit cards and electronic fund transfers are steadily gaining favour with the consumer.
Every six months the Partners at Ecovis Wingrave Yeats take the time to update all employees on topics such as company and sector focus, financial performance and strategic priorities. The purpose is to create an honest and transparent environment where all employees feel part of, and are invested in, the firm’s success.
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So, with the benefit of hindsight, was George a “lucky chancellor” as headlined by The Times this morning? The big surprise announcement was that the controversial tax credit cuts that were announced in the July Budget are now not considered necessary. A political U-turn of such magnitude that caused the Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell, to throw a copy of Chairman Mao’s Little Red Book across the dispatch box in a stunt that left the House astonished and his colleagues “appalled”.
The company away day is an annual highlight for all Ecovis Wingrave Yeats employees. Previously we have travelled to the likes of Paris, Dublin, Berlin and Barcelona.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, combine that with the seven seconds you get to make a first impression and that there is never a second chance to make a good first impression – you’re very quickly in a situation where a lot of emphasis could be placed on an employee picture/profile.
Matt Tomkins, a chartered accountant here at ECOVIS Wingrave Yeats was offered the opportunity in March 2015 of spending some time working in Munich, Germany. Here he talks about some of the things he learnt during his time there.