Chancellor warned against lowering the VAT threshold in the Budget 2017

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond will give his Budget speech tomorrow (22 September) and outline the Government’s spending plans. One of the talking points for installers will be the rate of VAT Value Added Tax (VAT), as some commentators expect the chancellor to make a change. Currently the threshold before businesses pay VAT […]

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Small firms are more pessimistic about the future – Are trade organisations the answer?

A new survey by the Federation of Small Businesses reveals that small firms are more pessimistic than positive about the future for the first time in four years. Now the Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC) is reminding industry members of the many business advantages to be had from belonging to a trade organisation. The […]

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Heating firm wins FSB award

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) last night announced heating experts C&J Heating as the Stevenage Business of the Year, at the 2015 FSB Hertfordshire Business Awards. The Stevenage-based heating business, is run by father and son entrepreneur team, Nigel and Lewis Howard. They have been recognised for a number of achievements including increasing their […]

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