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News - 1 February 2012

FEBRUARY 2012 ABDS newsLetter

Welcome to the FEBRUARY 2012 ABDS news letter


In this edition we will be looking at:

  • Benefit change prompts affordable house shortage fear,
  • £150m home care boost for elderly patients
  • HMRC record checks defy red tape reduction plans
  • Prime Minister vows to relieve Health and Safety headache
  • Report unfair to NHS says Health Secretary
  • Government's proposals get thumbs-up from Civil mediation Council
  • and Numbers to watch out for in 2012

As part of our regular features we  introduce you to one of our team members, this month it is David Nelson

This months Fact Sheet is on HMRC Investigations. To request a copy Contact Us Now

And we will conclude, as usual, with an accountancy joke supplied by our resident comedian David Nelson.

Benefit change prompts affordable house shortage fear

The Chartered Institute of Housing believes that 800,000 homes will become too expensive as a result of changes to benefits which take effect this week, resulting in a shortage of housing for families on a low income.

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£150m home care boost for elderly patients

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has allocated an extra £150m for patients to get care at home after warnings that local authority cuts were creating a "crisis" in social care.

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HMRC record checks defy red tape reduction plans

The Forum of Private Business (FPB) has accused HMRC of defying the Government's own attempts to reduce red tape by ramping up its business record checks. It claims that the checks, which will affect 20,000 small and medium-sized businesses in 2012/13, are adding to the red-tape that is already throttling businesses.

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Prime Minister vows to relieve Health and Safety headache

Speaking to small businesses and entrepreneurs at Intuit UK, David Cameron revealed plans to change the health and safety law on strict liability for civil claims so that businesses are no longer automatically at fault if something goes wrong.

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Report unfair to NHS says Health Secretary

Andrew Lansley has defended his reorganisation of the NHS, describing a highly critical report by MPs as "out of date" and "unfair" to the health service..............

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Government's proposals get thumbs-up from Civil mediation Council

The Civil Mediation Council has endorsed the minister for employment relations, Edward Davey’s plans to change Britain's approach towards resolving disputes at work.................

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Numbers to watch out for in 2012

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The spotlight this month falls on our Trainee Accountants and Bookkeper David Nelson

David Nelson joined ABDS in March 2010 focusing mainly on bookkeeping, including remedial bookkeeping where necessary. David has A-levels in Law, Politics and Business & Economics, and is currently studying for his AAT qualification and intends to continue his training with the ACCA in the near future.
 
Prior to joining ABDS, David spent 14 years in retail at three well known high street names gaining supervisory experience most notably in administration and compliance monitoring, which, being a perfectionist, a requisite quality for all accountants, stands David in good stead for the future.
 
David has lived in Southampton for 13 years, unlucky for some, and intends to stay here for the foreseeable future.  David believes that life should not be taken seriously.  He is an avid reader of fantasy novels, watcher of football (he says Liverpool are the best team in the world), and plays chess for Southampton.  He drinks real ale and is addicted to Jaffa Cakes.

 

If you would like advice on any of the above issues, Contact a member of The Team to arrange a no obligation initial consultation, and see how ABDS can make a difference.

As promised we conclude with an accountancy joke supplied by our resident comedian David Nelson.

A Southampton landlord was so impressed with his barman’s strength that he offered to anyone who could squeeze a drop more juice out of a lemon when the barman was done with it would win £1000.
Many tried, all failed.
Until one day a small scrawny man in an ill fitting polyester suit walked in and accepted the challenge. After the laughter died down the Barman squeezed with all his considerable might and handed the remaining shred of lemon to the man.
To everyone’s amazement 5 drops of lemon dropped into the waiting glass.
The bar owner paid up and asked if he was some sort of weightlifter?
“No,” the man replied. “I am an Inland Revenue Tax Inspector.”

 

 

Kind regards

Lavinia and the team


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