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Help to buy proves popular in York!

Barratt Homes has revealed the Government’s Help to Buy scheme is popular in York, with 78% of homeowners using the scheme to reserve their new property at its Meadow Fields development. Recent figures demonstrate the scheme is performing exceptionally well in the city, with a total of 384 Help to Buy equity loans being taken […]

Apprenticeships add up for accountants

Naylor Wintersgill Chartered Accountants based in Bradford city centre has added to its growing team with the appointment of two new accountancy trainees. Dominic Wray and Dylan Mooney joined the firm on 3rd September and will be studying for their Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualifications.  Dominic joins the firm from Lightcliffe Academy after previously […]

West Yorkshire Strengthens Operations Team With New Appointment

Tom Bridge has been appointed Operations Director for First West Yorkshire First West Yorkshire has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of a new Operations Director, to deliver even better service delivery for our customers. Tom Bridge has joined the bus operator in a new position of West Yorkshire Operations Director having held a […]

Local housebuilder raises nearly £5,000 for St Leonard’s Hospice

A team of runners from York based housebuilder, Barratt Developments Yorkshire East, have raised almost £5,000 for its charity of the year, St Leonard’s Hospice, by taking part in the Asda Foundation York 10K. Eight runners from the five star housebuilder, which includes the Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes brands, took part in the […]

UK companies struggle with how to implement financial wellbeing strategies

Barnett Waddingham’s Beyond Pensions report, reveals that UK employers care about the financial needs of their employees and want to help alleviate their financial stress, but are not hitting the spot. Most UK employers care about the financial wellbeing of their employees beyond their statutory pension obligations. But are organisations creating effective strategies to manage […]

Angel Groups celebrates third year supporting high growth companies

Angel Groups held its third annual meeting at law firm Clarion in Leeds, which also hosts its monthly pitching sessions.  Since its launch in 2015, the group has helped over 40 businesses with individual investments in excess of £100k. The annual angel educational event saw 46 angels registering to listen to speakers covering the latest […]

Pocklington School Supports Innovative Learning App

Pocklington School has been working closely with digital learning developers, Chatta, who have produced innovative learning apps which are being used to develop children’s oral communication skills in the UK and overseas. The apps allow children to improve their conversational ability by uploading and talking about their photos or pictures. A recording option allows them […]

Property investment can still be profitable despite tax challenges

Award-winning Bradford accountancy firm Watson Buckle is calling on landlords and investors to plan ahead carefully when considering property investment, in order to rise above the tax challenges today’s investors face. Following recent reforms to Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) and mortgage interest stress tests, newcomers to property investment need to think carefully about how […]

Children going ‘Bonkers’ for literature festival

A Yorkshire-based chocolate factory has added a touch of magic to the county’s first Children’s Literature Festival at Broughton Hall in Skipton. Taking inspiration from the famous Roald Dahl book ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’, Whitakers Chocolates has teamed up with the Silsden-based festival organiser, Authors Abroad, to create 500 ticket-winning chocolate bars to gain […]

Inspirational Tony Adams visits The Bridges in Hull

Tony Adams MBE, the legendary former England football captain, has paid an emotional visit to The Bridges, the Hull-based residential drug and alcohol treatment centre for male ex-prisoners. Adams, who set up his own charity Sporting Chance to help sportsmen and women struggling with addiction, said he was moved to tears by the stories he […]

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