Sibbalds & UKTI Working Together

Last week we had a roundtable meeting with representatives from UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) to discuss ways we could combine our skills and expertise to help businesses who want to expand or trade abroad, as well as overseas companies looking to invest in the UK. After a very pro-active discussion, we found plenty of…

Tax Enquiry Protection

HMRC enquiry activities are at record levels and they are continuously being targeted to increase tax revenues by being granted wider powers of enquiry. They will carry out Business Records Checks, Compliance Visits and Interventions covering all aspects of tax.  Many enquiries are completely random and anyone that pays tax can come under an enquiry.…

The UK Economy Triple Dip Fears

You may have seen the recent the news that there has been a 1.5% fall in manufacturing output in January. It’s our opinion that there is more bad news to come, especially when these figures feed directly into the first estimate of UK gross domestic product – a way of determining whether Britain is back…

City of Derby is innovating!

It is great to see that the city of Derby has been positively reported in the press recently – there is so much happening in the city in the face of economic adversity; highly encouraging. We recently read an article in the Derby Telegraph that showed the independent think tank ‘The Centre for Cities Outlook…