Yearly Archives: 2021

Business confidence in Gloucestershire surges to near-record high

Business confidence in Gloucestershire surges to near-record high     Business confidence in the Gloucestershire has risen to a near-record high since a quarterly survey began in 2004, despite record falls in sales in the past 12 months.   We found that business confidence across the County had surged to a near-record high. This was likely […]

Business confidence at record high in quarterly index

Business confidence at record high in quarterly index   Business confidence has hit its highest level since a survey of Glos businesses began in 2004.   Sentiment tracked by ESB Accountancy found optimism at 38.5 on the quarterly index, its highest level since the survey was launched 17 years ago and second highest since 2014. […]

Treasury launches consultations for tax day

Treasury launches consultations for tax day   The Treasury has published new consultations on how the tax system should work, including a call for evidence proposing changes to the tax administration framework, one considering whether some tax payers should have to pay their tax earlier, and an interim report on the government’s review of Business […]

ESB Accounatncy warns about self-assessment scams

ESB Accounatncy warns about self-assessment scams   Scammers posing as HMRC are using the 31 January tax self-assessment deadline to try to defraud people, chartered accountancy body ICAEW has warned.   We are warning people not to fall victim to these scams, and to check that any emails, phone calls or text messages they receive […]