What was in the 2021 budget for charities?

The budget is the big set piece of the government’s finances and the impact of the 2021 budget for charities was highly anticipated. It has been seen as a key moment for setting the direction of the economy following both the pandemic and the implementation of Brexit. The reaction from the charity sector The reaction … Read more

Podcast interviews – don’t miss out

Our founder Rachel Eden writes: I have been podcasting each week of 2021 with my new podcast “Accounting for the Real” world. Initially I set it up to help my accountancy and management students at Royal Holloway University connect their studies to the reality of running a business or a charity. However I’ve quickly found … Read more

Could you join our team?

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Exciting news – we have a bookkeeping job opportunity available. As a growing accountancy practice based in central Reading we are looking for a new bookkeeper or part qualified accountant. The role Your role will involve caring for a dedicated portfolio of clients on a regular basis as well as supporting year end processes and … Read more

The Comprehensive Spending Review, charity and funding

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The Chancellor’s speech on 25th November didn’t make much mention of small charities or the voluntary sector in general. However the Comprehensive Spending Review does impact charities. There are even some potential new funding opportunities. Here I look at the main areas small charities should be aware of. Supporting Charities Overall there was little mention … Read more

The five steps to follow so your small business can start helping charities effectively

I’m very proud of our ‘charity of the year’ approach at Holy Brook as well as the ad hoc work we do for charities.  Because of this I’m often asked by other small business owners about this. This blog post aims to answer this – I’m sharing my 5 steps for how your small business … Read more