How will the Spring Budget affect you?

amy-sj-reducedSFB are hosting a FREE post Spring Budget event for our clients and key contacts.

Our team of tax specialists will provide you with an overview of the key features of the Spring Budget and will help you to understand how they may affect you and your business!

The details of the event are as follows:

Date: Friday 17th March 2017
Venue: SFB Nuneaton Office, Townsend Drive, Nuneaton, CV11 6RU
Timings: 7.30am – Arrival, breakfast and networking
8am – Presentation commences
8.30am – Q&A
9am – Event closes

To register for this event, please email

Places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment!


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LLEP Business Gateway Digital Growth Programme

LLEP Business Gateway Digital Growth Programme Launch: Leicester & Leicestershire Launch Events

Knowing the true value presented by new technology and understanding what is right for your business can be a daunting challenge making it all too easy to miss out on making the difference needed to improve your business. That is where we come in.

The LLEP Digital Growth Programme is managed by East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire). It is delivered in partnership with Leicester City and Leicestershire County Councils and is an initiative funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Businesses across Leicester and Leicestershire are invited to attend free breakfast seminars to launch the new Digital Growth Programme that will deliver 240 free workshops between March 2017 and June 2019, providing support and advice through dedicated Digital Skills Advisers, and grant-funding opportunities to businesses who require help with technology/digital projects.

The Digital Growth Programme Launch seminars will walk attendees through the registration process and provide an overview of the Digital Growth Programme outlining the real benefits associated with signing up. There are five launch events between 10 February and 14 March 2017 across Leicester and Leicestershire.

All of the events are breakfast seminars 8am – 11am.

You must book to attend a seminar. See below for a full list of available dates and follow the link to book on to your nearest location.

Leicester & Leicestershire Launch Events

10 February 2017 – Leicester
Mercure Leicester
(Click here to register)

14 February 2017 – Melton
Melton Borough Council Offices
(Click here to register)

2 March 2017 –Loughborough
Quorn Country Hotel
(Click here to register)

8 March 2017 – Hinckley
Jurys Inn Hinkley Island Hotel
(Click here to register)

14 March 2017 –Harborough
Harborough Innovation Centre
Click here to register)

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NBBC Borough Plan

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council will publish the Borough Plan for consultation for a 6 week period starting from Monday 30th January 2017. The Council would like to obtain your views on the document along with the accompanying Sustainability Appraisal, Habitats Regulation Assessment and Infrastructure Delivery Plan.

The Borough Plan, along with supporting evidence, will be available to view on the Council’s website at The documents will also be available to view and purchase at the Town Hall.  Alternatively, information points will be set up in all of the Borough’s libraries where you will be able to view the consultation documents.  There will also be a number of drop-in events where officers will be available to answer any questions you may have. Details are below:

Tuesday 31st January 2017 5.30pm – 7.30pm Nuneaton Academy, Radnor Drive, Nuneaton, CV10 7PD
Wednesday 1st February 2017 5.30pm – 7.30pm Newdigate Primary School, Anderton Road, Bedworth CV12 0HA
Friday 3rd February 2017 10.00am – 12.00pm The Civic Hall, High Street, Bedworth, CV12 8NF
Monday 6th February 2017 5.30pm – 7.30pm CHESS, Camp Hill Education Sports & Social, 460 Cedar Road, Nuneaton, CV10 9DN
Wednesday 8th February 2017 3.15pm – 5.15pm Bulkington Village Community Centre, Bulkington, CV12 9JB
Saturday 11th February 2017 10.00am – 12.00am Town Hall, Coton Road, Nuneaton, CV11 5AA
Wednesday 15th February 2017 5.30pm – 7.30pm Horeston Grange Church, Camborne Drive, Nuneaton, CV11 6GU

Your comments can be submitted on the Borough Plan using the representation form that is available to download on the Council’s website.  Paper representation forms can be made available on request.

The consultation will close on Monday 13th March 2017.”

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Don’t forget! Self Assessment deadline is 31/01/2017

The deadline for online tax returns is 31st January 2017!

If you haven’t yet completed your tax return, or know someone else that hasn’t, then please call us NOW on (024) 7638 4171. You must submit your online Self Assessment tax return by midnight on Tuesday 31st January!

If your online tax return is late, you will have to pay a penalty. The penalty charge can grow the longer you take to submit your tax return.

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Autumn Statement 2016

The Autumn Statement, the first major economic statement since the Brexit vote, takes place today at about 12:30.
Among the measures to be announced are:
◾ Reducing the rate at which benefits are withdrawn from people when they start work
◾ Banning upfront fees imposed by lettings agents in England
◾ Increasing the National Living Wage to £7.50 an hour from April 2017
◾ £1.4bn aimed at delivering 40,000 new affordable homes in England
Other changes which have already been announced include investing an extra £2bn a year in science by 2020, a crackdown on compensation claims for whiplash injuries aimed at reducing motorists’ insurance premiums and £1.3bn to improve roads.
SFB are hosting a Tax Seminar at our Nuneaton office on Friday 2nd December. To find out how the Autumn Statement will affect you, register for our FREE event by emailing
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We are recruiting!

Role: Payroll Administrator

This role will have responsibility for all client matters as well as an accountability to develop new business. You will therefore need to demonstrate a high level of commercial awareness and the proven ability to develop the portfolio that you are responsible for.

You will work alongside our client managers, reporting to the Board of Directors and will ensure that your clients receive excellent customer service at all times.

This role is ideal for someone with significant experience of working within an accountancy practice and are looking to develop their career at a forward thinking firm.

Sound like the job for you or someone you know?

Visit for further information.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to

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Grants available to Coventry and Warwickshire Businesses

A new Business Support Programme has been announced for Coventry & Warwickshire businesses. Established and new start-up businesses are being encouraged to apply for Investment Grants under the new scheme which is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Businesses are also eligible to free one-to-one coaching and advice from the expertise of Chamber business advisers which can be used to support the application process.

Visit for more information.



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