articles: Manufacturing & Engineering

Making Tax Digital: are you ready for April 2019?

The taxman is embracing digital technology – and that means businesses need to as well. HMRC’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) initiative goes live from 1 April 2019 – so the clock’s ticking. It’s time to make sure you can meet the new requirements for digital record keeping and understand the new mechanism for submitting VAT returns to HMRC.

Succession planning: considering the future of your business

Our latest owner managed business report ‘Powered by people and technology in 2018: the manufacturing & engineering sector view’ finds that almost a third (28%) of owner managed businesses are certain or very likely to review their succession plans during the course of this year, but many may not be aware of the full range of options available when considering the future of their business

Bloodhound and Moore Stephens: a rocket-powered relationship

Top 10 accountancy firm Moore Stephens’ sponsorship of Bloodhound SSC is much more than a financial relationship – it’s an opportunity to support cutting-edge science and engineering, inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers, share the excitement with clients and contacts, and meet new business people with the same goals.

3D printing: Innovation or disruption?

3D printing has been hailed as the single most important innovation of the next global industrial revolution. The technology works by designing layers of a three-dimensional object on a computer and ‘printing’ the model with a manufacturing machine to produce a tangible object; opening endless possibilities for its use. Our team of engineers have looked into how 3D printing may innovate or create a disruption across the manufacturing sector.

Will your clothes soon be smarter than you?

Textiles have long been important for protecting human life, but new technology is pushing the boundaries of what our clothes can do for us. From enhancing our internet and electronics connectivity to monitoring our vital signs, groundbreaking ‘smart’ textiles have the potential to change the way we live and improve our quality of life. And with R&D tax credits, the cost of innovation may not be as much as you think.

The Budget 2016 – video summary

A sugar-coated Budget for the next generation

In the uncertain global economic environment, the Chancellor’s deficit-reduction goals have become more challenging. But he still managed to strike an up-beat tone when delivering “a Budget that puts the next generation first”.

An Autumn Statement for “rebuilding Britain”

Five years since delivering his first spending review, George Osborne spent over an hour delivering his 2015 Autumn Statement. He repeatedly stated the Government’s intent to build public services, infrastructure, national defences and strong public finances.