Adrian's Blog

The Budget on Thursday 17th November

Published: 18th November 2022

Jeremy Hunt delivered his budget yesterday – I give reference to Jeremy, so that you might know which of this year’s budgets I am talking about.

Drivers of business value

Revisiting my previous blogs, I looked back at this one on drivers of business value, which was first published a few years ago. Most of the following, I have kept the same, but with interest rates increasing by 75 basis points to 3% on 3 November 2022 I though it worth updating.

Mini-Budget 2022

Published: 26 September 2022

The budget that wasn’t: neither a budget apparently – and definitely not mini.

Shocks have been felt in the markets, with Sterling hitting its lowest rate against the Dollar since the introduction of decimalisation. Indeed, the rate has fallen 8% since Liz Truss became the PM: I am no expert, but that does not seem to be a good thing.

We are celebrating our 18th Birthday at CBSL Accountants!

18 years ago today, my son Ollie was just one month old. It was a Tuesday, and after doing some work I put him in his baby carrier and went for a walk.
Ollie’s little sister Saffron hadn't been born.
On Monday of this week, 18 years later, I spent a day on Snowdon via Pyg and Miners with my now adult son and away from our now adult business.

Spring Statement

Published: 23 March 2022


I normally record a brief video commentary after all budget statements, but it has been a very busy day with clients, the make-up team have gone home for the day, and I really don’t want to put you off your Frosties in the morning.

Construction Industry Costs

Construction Industry

I have been doing quite a lot of work with clients in the construction industry sector in 2022, and whilst anecdotally I had understood that costs have been increasing materially, I hadnt fully appreciated some of the percentage increases.

Business Sale

Published: 1 February 2022

CBSL Accountants is mandated to sell the entire issued share capital of a successful & profitable company located in England.

Share Purchase

Published: 31 January 2022

I am delighted to report the completion of a share purchase this afternoon for one of our clients.

The acquistiton was in respect of shares in a sector specific software company based in Buckinghamshire.