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Proud to support Kent’s excellent businesses

Marc Farmer

31 January 2017

This year, Wilkins Kennedy’s Kent offices in Ashford, Canterbury, Maidstone, Orpington and Sandwich, have decided to sponsor the Kent Excellence in Business Awards (KEiBA) 2017. Wilkins Kennedy experienced tremendous growth during 2016 and early 2017 – particularly in the Kent … Read More >>

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Enhanced Annual Investment Allowance – The clock is ticking

Rick Schofield

The enhanced allowance of £500,000 is only with us for this year. So the time has come to either use it, or lose it. The Annual Investment Allowance (“AIA”) is a 100% deduction against taxable profits based on total expenditure … Read More >>

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Budget Breakdown: No clarity on how the Annual Investment Allowance will change

Matthew Hall

18 March 2015

The Budget speech offered no clear guidance on what will happen to the reduction of the Annual Investment Allowance from January 2016, which is due to drop to £25,000. Encouraging entrepreneurial activity has been one of the central pillars of … Read More >>

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Deadline Looms for Small Business Growth Vouchers

Anthony Cork

11 March 2015

First announced at the beginning of last year and designed as part of an ongoing package of measures to support small business, the ‘Growth Voucher’ scheme offers to support 20,000 small businesses with ‘Growth Vouchers’ worth up to £2,000. If … Read More >>

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The Brave New World Of Finance

Anthony Cork

02 March 2015

According to the Bank of England’s ‘Trends in Lending’ Report October 2014, lending to UK businesses is in a state of stagnation. The report states that the net flow of lending to UK businesses by all UK resident banks and … Read More >>

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Breaking through the ‘headwinds to growth’ in 2015

Derek Read

Despite the UK economy growing at a similar pre-crash level annual rate of 3%, the prospect of mature rich economies growing in the future is forecasted to be much slower than it was before the crash. Considered the life blood … Read More >>

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Don’t Let The Sun Set On Government Funded Broadband Upgrades

Adam Merrett

It’s not often the Government gives small and medium sized businesses something for nothing – but that is exactly what the Coalition is doing with the revamp of its Connection Vouchers Scheme.  SMEs are being encouraged to apply for grants … Read More >>

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Small Business Enterprise and Employment Bill – Good News For Enterprise?

Adam Merrett

UK economic policy lays emphasis on enterprise being a vital engine of economic recovery. The number of private sector businesses in the UK increased to a record high of 4.9 million at the start of 2013, so the Queen announced … Read More >>

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Crowdfunding: a sure fire way of gaining investment or a technology that’s going nowhere?

Dan Nixon

Crowdfunding is the latest new technology to prick up the ears of small businesses. It’s a way of gaining investment, whether looking for capital for a new project, a product or service or even to start a new business from … Read More >>

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Capital allowances: Are you getting your fair share?

Rick Schofield

12 December 2013

The Chancellor is always reminding us that we should all pay our fair amount of tax but are you getting your fair amount of tax relief? Relief is available for the capitals cost of plant and machinery even if that … Read More >>

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