Articles & Insights (Index)

21st April 2020

Partnering with clients through Covid-19 – Stories of how we have been supporting and advising clients

Helping the Retail Industry Keep Up-to-Date and Make Well-Informed Decisions for the Future Partner: Ross Fabian Client: European distributor for a sports footwear brand Advising on: Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme and Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme During the last two weeks, the global pandemic has escalated into a financial crisis in the UK, as businesses […]

20th April 2020

A Guide to the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme

20 April 2020 The Government’s Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS) launched officially on 20 April 2020. Originally announced by the Chancellor on 2 April, further details were released on 17 April expanding the loans to cover all viable firms. It aims to provide finance to UK mid-cap and larger enterprises during the Covid-19 […]

9th April 2020

Covid-19 support for charities – current funding initiatives available

In the current circumstances we know a lot of charities are having to change the way they operate to ensure fundraising and funding can continue. In response to this, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a UK-wide £750m package to support charities during the coronavirus pandemic. The measures involve cash grants for charities providing key services […]

9th April 2020

Financial Reporting Implications of Covid-19

The uncertainty surrounding Covid-19 has huge implications on financial reporting. All company directors have a responsibility to prepare financial statements that give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the company and of the profit or loss for the period. However, the implications of Covid-19 can make this very complex. Difficulties […]

8th April 2020

How we have been supporting clients through Covid-19

Preparing to Keep a Healthcare Company Afloat in the Absence of Patients Partner: Joel Courts Client: Dental sector Advising on: Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme and Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme My client is in the medical/dental sector and was forced to stop seeing patients due to government advice. When we discussed what the options were, […]

31st March 2020

Claiming a grant under the Covid-19 Self-employment Income Support Scheme – advice for authors

You can use this scheme if you’re self-employed as an individual or in a partnership and have lost income because of coronavirus. You can apply as long as your 2018/19 self-assessment tax return has been submitted by 23 April 2020. You also need to have continued your professional writing activities in 2019/20, to still be […]

31st March 2020

Claiming a grant under the Covid-19 Self-employment Income Support Scheme – advice for actors

You can use this scheme if you’re self-employed as an individual or in a partnership and have lost income because of coronavirus. You can apply as long as your 2018/19 self-assessment tax return has been submitted by 23 April 2020. You also need to have continued your professional acting activities in 2019/20, to still be […]

30th March 2020

Claiming a grant under the Covid-19 Self-employment Income Support Scheme – advice for musicians

You can use this scheme if you’re self-employed as an individual or in a partnership and have lost income because of coronavirus. You can apply as long as your 2018/19 self-assessment tax return has been submitted by 23 April 2020. You also need to have continued your activities as a professional musician in 2019/20, to […]

28th March 2020

Covid-19 guidance webinar series – advice for businesses, the self-employed and charities

Over the past few weeks, the UK Government has announced a host of packages to support individuals and businesses through the impacts felt by the coronavirus outbreak. We recently hosted a series of free webinars for SMEs, the self-employed and charities, advising on what the Government is offering and how clients can access it if […]

27th March 2020

Support for the self-employed – an outline of the new measures

Who is eligible for the support? Despite the Chancellor’s saying that the package for the self-employed provides parity with employees, there are some very material differences. The first is the scope of eligibility. There appears to be no support at all for anyone with an income in excess of per annum. To be eligible for […]

26th March 2020

Covid-19 – Advice for Authors

We’re living through unprecedented times; it’s not going to be easy and we are all going to have to work together to get through it. Many of you will have questions on what this will mean from a financial perspective and where you go from here. There is a certain amount of help and support […]

25th March 2020

VAT Payments Holiday – Key Points Summarised

On 20 March 2020 the UK Government announced temporary changes to the VAT system, as part of a package of measures in response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. The main points are as follows: The deferral of most VAT payments due between 20 March and 30 June 2020; This therefore includes the VAT Return payments […]

23rd March 2020

COVID-19 – Guidance for Business

19th March 2020 The Government has issued COVID-19 guidance for employers and small businesses. The guidance assists employers with issues facing the health and wellbeing of employees as well as informing them of certifying absences from work. Directors who have to temporarily close their business due to COVID-19 may be able to access support in […]

23rd March 2020

COVID-19 – Government Support for Business Explained

19th March 2020 The Government has issued COVID-19 guidance for employers and small businesses. The guidance assists employers with issues facing the health and wellbeing of employees as well as informing them of certifying absences from work. The Chancellor has set out a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support public services, people […]

23rd March 2020

A Guide to the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

23rd March 2020 The Government announced in the Budget on 11th March 2020 that Small and Medium sized companies (with turnover up to million) would be able to access the “Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme”, from the week commencing 23 March 2020. The scheme has seen a number of updates since it was announced, and […]

12th March 2020

Budget 2020: our commentary

Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his first Budget in the House of Commons yesterday, where he announced the government’s tax and spending plans for the year ahead. The Private Client team have provided comment on some of the reforms that will impact our clients most. Entrepreneurs’ relief This change to entrepreneurs relief is as good as […]

5th March 2020

Accountancy firm HW Fisher calls for the Chancellor to “keep it simple and don’t stifle entrepreneurship”  

Ahead of the budget next week, top 25 accountancy firm HW Fisher outlines three areas of focus for the Government. HW Fisher explains why the government must provide organisations with clarity over the impending IR35 regulation, urges the Chancellor to think about the UK’s small businesses and avoid any moves that will stifle entrepreneurship. HW […]

4th March 2020

Authors and Their Loan Out Companies

Many authors channel their income through limited companies but they have to be operated correctly and it is usually best to seek professional advice. Sometimes the author will be better off not using a limited company. The main advantages are: The ability to shelter income from the ravages of higher rates of tax. Corporation tax […]

27th February 2020

Pre-nup or Post Traumatic Stress?

Just got engaged on Valentine’s Day? Along with the ring and the champagne there may be one other not so romantic thing you need to think about. Gone are the days when pre-nuptial agreements (or pre-nups) were just the domain of the rich and famous – more and more millennials are seeing the benefit of […]

20th February 2020

The new £20 note: what you need to know

While it looks like we are moving towards a cashless society, currency redesigns can still have a huge impact on businesses. It’s essential to be prepared and work with organisations that have proven expertise and knowledge of currency changes. With the right technology and the right training, businesses can be ready to accept the changes […]

11th February 2020

HW Fisher has partnered with Curtis Brown Creative to provide a fully funded place on their brand new screenwriting course

In a new partnership with HW Fisher, Curtis Brown Creative has announced a scholarship enabling one writer of limited financial means to join their first ever Writing An Original TV Drama Serial course, beginning in March. The course is led by celebrated screenwriter, playwright and former Birkbeck Professor Colin Teevan and will include five industry […]

23rd December 2019

How to avoid a last minute panic when filing your tax return

Ahead of the online self-assessment deadline, 31st January 2020, HW Fisher share their advice to make sure you file on time and correctly. Jamie Morrison, head of private client at HW Fisher explains: “More and more people are filing their tax returns online, especially given the government’s digital plans. The deadline is a Friday this […]

23rd December 2019

HW Fisher assists in Mayfly Outdoors’ first UK acquisition

  HW Fisher have advised Colorado-based manufacturer of premium fly-fishing products, Mayfly Outdoors, on its acquisition of Airflo, a UK-based fly line manufacturer. As this was the company’s first UK deal, HW Fisher offered expertise and advice on British tax rules and performed due diligence on the acquisition, as the UK was previously unknown territory […]

19th December 2019

Electric cars – support the environment and make significant tax savings

While tax incentives have always been on offer for companies to purchase electric, hybrid and low emission cars, recent changes announced by the Treasury have meant that there are now significant savings on offer for such purchases. We have put together the below guide on how to make the most of the tax advantages available […]

19th December 2019

Driving profit and purpose

Historically, there has been a divide between the individual activists drawing attention to the climate crisis and the investors who “pledge” to tackle it. As we enter what the UN has penned the “decade of delivery”, a bridge is starting to build between investors and activists. The participants involved in the climate change conversation have […]

17th December 2019

HW Fisher expands services for SMEs by partnering with Funding Xchange

HW Fisher, the top 25 accountancy firm, announces today its partnership with Funding Xchange, the leading small business funding marketplace. As a result of this collaboration, small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) working with HW Fisher will now have quicker access to a wide range of debt funders on the Funding Xchange marketplace. The Funding […]

13th November 2019

New Solicitors’ Account Rules – are you ready?

The new Solicitors’ Account Rules (SAR) come into effect in just over 10 days’ time, on 25 November 2019, and these will have to be applied from that date. Although the number of rules has been drastically cut down from 53 to 13, it is important for solicitor practices to understand how the new rules […]

17th September 2019

HW Fisher expands forensic accounting practice with new Contract Compliance division

Top chartered accountancy firm, HW Fisher, have announced the expansion of their Forensic Accounting & Royalty Audit practice with a new division, Contract Compliance. Led by Director, Milan Vranic, the Contract Compliance team works with companies to identify opportunities for financial recovery, often resulting from non-compliance by suppliers with contractual obligations, while also highlighting process […]

3rd September 2019

Paying Tax on Prizes, Grants and Awards – Advice for Authors

In light of the Booker-prize shortlist this week, we put together some top advice for authors when it comes to tax on prizes, grants and awards. Below is some guidance on the rules that might apply – Educational grants In general, these are not taxable. Prizes and awards Any prize or award that is unsolicited […]

2nd September 2019

Thinking about selling your business? 5 questions you should ask your accountant

Here are our top tips if you are considering selling your business and what you can expect from the sales process. 1. Is selling the right option? First of all, consider whether a sale is the right path for you and your company to take. Commencing the sales process is a big commitment, so reflect […]

9th August 2019

Five tips on valuing your business

With the launch of the new series of Dragons’ Den we thought we’d tackle one of the key mistakes that so many of the entrepreneurs make – over valuing their business. Business valuation is not an easy task and involves many assumptions and variables, but to help you get started here are our 5 top […]

30th May 2019

HW Fisher bolsters audit division with two new partners

30 May 2019, London – Top 25 chartered accountancy practice, HW Fisher, has expanded its audit division with the appointment of Darshna Choudhury and Paul Clark as partners. Darshna and Paul both joined HW Fisher as graduate trainees and will be instrumental in developing the firm’s audit and assurance services. Darshna has already built a […]

2nd May 2019

The Use of Holograms in Licensing

For the licensor, holograms help to protect brand integrity by distinguishing between approved products and counterfeits – acting as a form of quality control. Licensees are expected to purchase carefully designed holograms from a preferred supplier and incorporate into the packing or labelling of any branded item they produce. Simultaneously, holograms also allow licensors to […]

2nd May 2019

The need to knows when it comes to royalty auditing in the fashion industry

If you’re a big global brand like, for example, David Beckham, you will be able to sell millions of pounds worth of fashion items like sunglasses and aftershave all around the world. The only problem is that Beckham is a footballer and he can’t make cool looking shades or exquisite fragrances. This is where the […]

2nd April 2019

Tax FAQs for authors

Q: What are the most common mistakes on tax returns?

The most common error is to show income after the deduction of agent’s commission and VAT. You should always show your gross income, before deductions, and make a separate claim for commission and VAT costs.

2nd April 2019

Top tips for record-keeping on the road

1. If you’re using a car for business purposes, it’s important to keep a log of business miles. If this isn’t possible all the time, it’s a good idea to keep a record for a representative period of three or four typical months to make an overall calculation from.

1st April 2019

Can I be employed and self-employed at the same time?

I’m a journalist on a casual contract and an artist – should I remain on PAYE or become self-employed?

1st April 2019

Conflicts of interest: a timely reminder

Identifying and dealing correctly with a potential conflict of interest within your charity is fundamental to its continuing operation and fundraising ability. It is vital that charity trustees have a clear understanding of the basic definitions of conflicts of interest and why they matter, particularly at a time of declining public trust in charities.

1st April 2019

Forget the end of year tax rush, top tax-saving tips for investors in 2019/20

If you can start the new tax year off by saving you will have more flexibility to look around and ask yourself whether certain savings strategies are right for you, instead of just using up an allowance because it will be lost. You will be making a conscious decision to become a proactive investor rather than reacting to an impending deadline.

21st March 2019

HW Fisher advises The Fattal Group on entry into central London hotel market

20 March 2019, London – Top 25 chartered accountancy firm, HW Fisher, has advised The Fattal Hotel Group on accounting aspects for its acquisition of the long term lease of four former Grange Hotels in London, marking the Group’s first entry into the central London market.

20th March 2019

Spring Statement 2019

Chancellor Philip Hammond’s second Spring Statement was delivered against a backdrop of political turmoil, following the voting down of Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit withdrawal deal.

19th March 2019

How to prepare your business for Brexit

How well prepared for Brexit are you? Probably not very if you’re being honest with yourself. Last month the Federation of Small Business (FSB), warned confidence among small to medium sized enterprises (SME) was at its lowest level since 2011.

12th March 2019

Top tips on tax aspects of your business

In times of political and economic uncertainty, it is more important than ever for businesses to consider the scope for tax savings in order to help their cash-flow.

21st February 2019

Thinking about selling your business?

Here are our top tips if you’re considering selling your business and what you can expect from the sale process.

4th February 2019

Why are accountants getting their sums wrong?

When bosses at the top four audit firms were asked by Parliament last week whether they were happy with the quality of the audits they were performing, only one could bring himself to say yes.

30th January 2019

Insolvencies on the rise

The official insolvency figures for the fourth quarter of 2018 were released on 28th January 2019. Brian Johnson, business recovery and insolvency partner here at HW Fisher comments.

7th January 2019

A miscellany of hints, tips and wrinkles for writers based in the UK

UK writers have to cope with income tax, national insurance, sometimes VAT, and record-keeping. This may seem overwhelming at times and professional advice can be invaluable. The key points of importance are below.

2nd January 2019

How to manage cash flow: 5 quick tips

If you’ve woken up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat worrying about how you are going to pay the wages for your loyal staff then read on.

2nd January 2019

Capital allowances: a guide for authors

Capital allowances let you claim tax relief on capital expenditure. Relief is available on items such as computers, office furniture and equipment, reference library, vehicles and other physical assets you may use in your professional activities.They represent HMRC’s version of depreciation, which cannot be claimed in any other way.

17th December 2018

Author expenses – a checklist

It’s important to know what expenses you can claim as an author; it may be more than you think, especially if you use your home as your office. The below is not an exhaustive list, but highlights areas where you may be able to make a claim.

29th November 2018

HMRC preferred creditor status renewal from 2020 a regressive move

Brian Johnson, business recovery and insolvency partner at HW Fisher assesses the impact of the Chancellor’s announcement that HMRC will become a preferred creditor in insolvency cases from 2020.

31st October 2018

Autumn Budget 2018

Chancellor Philip Hammond has delivered his second Autumn Budget, exactly five months before Britain is due to leave the European Union.

26th October 2018

Autumn Budget 2018 Predictions

Ahead of the Budget next week, two of our partners here at HW Fisher, Tim Walford-Fitzgerald and Toby Ryland consider what the Budget might hold.

12th June 2018

Making Tax Digital for VAT

The first stage of the Government’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) programme is being introduced in April 2019.

14th March 2018

Spring Statement 2018

Chancellor Philip Hammond has presented his first Spring Statement, with something of a spring in his step.

25th January 2018

Too good to be true: the alluring threat of pension scams

Pension fraud is on the rise. So what can you do to protect yourself and others from falling victim to a scammer?

22nd January 2018

Major customer insolvency: how to lessen the impact on your business

When a large company like Carillion becomes insolvent the impact on its supply chain can be devastating, and will leave many suppliers wondering what to do if a major customer becomes insolvent.

8th January 2018

Making tax digital: Taxing transformations

Remember the plans for quarterly tax returns? Simon Whaley finds out what writers need to do now, in preparation.

4th January 2018

How to fill out your self-assessment tax return online, claim expenses and the allowances you need to know about now

It’s nearly that time of year again: the dreaded self-assessment tax deadline falls in little over a month and more than 10 million of us need to file a return.

2nd January 2018

HW Fisher & Company broker deal to save football news site Squawka

HW Fisher & Company has successfully brokered the sale of the football news site Squawka to the global media firm Catena.

23rd November 2017

Budget 2017 highlights

Philip Hammond’s second Budget as Chancellor has the unique distinction of being the second Budget to be delivered in one year.

14th November 2017

No respite for tax relief – where the Budget axe could fall

Chancellor Phillip Hammond takes to the Despatch Box in November to deliver his second Budget of 2017.

3rd November 2017

Interest rate rise will haunt Britain’s army of zombie firms

It’s the stuff of economic nightmares, but this week’s interest rate rise brought it a step closer to reality.

3rd November 2017

Bracing for Brexit – Event review

In November HW Fisher & Company assembled a panel of leading thinkers from the worlds of business, politics and journalism to assess the impact Brexit has had – and will have – on British business.

1st November 2017

Business confidence in Brexit negotiations evaporates – yet the first casualty is perception rather than profit

A clear majority of business leaders are worried – but increasingly fatalistic – about Brexit, according to our new analysis.

21st August 2017

Corporation tax: The race Britain can never win

Like it or not, Brexit is beginning and the effects are impacting businesses in the UK. But, while we are starting to see the fallout, many questions remain unanswered. And one of these questions involves corporation tax.

15th August 2017

Accounts and tax: A small business guide to managing your finances

You’ve decided to branch out on your own. Your business plan is solid and you’ve chosen how to trade. You’ve sorted your bank account, insurance is covered and you’ve registered with HMRC.

15th August 2017

Why tech firms shouldn’t panic about Brexit and the hung parliament

Ross Fabian, partner at accountancy firm HW Fisher, explains why we shouldn’t worry about Brexit – the UK tech industry is strong enough to stand on its own two feet.

15th June 2017

Thinking of setting up a financial business? What you need to know.

If you’re ready to go it alone in the financial services sector, you’ll understand the need for a comprehensive business plan backed up by incisive and diligent accounting. The ultimate goal is to pursue opportunity while balancing the demands of process and regulation. And wherever possible you’ll want to make the rules work for you.

28th May 2017

Outsourcing Vs Insourcing – when should your financial firm resource on demand?

Financial firms are outsourcing an increasing variety of tasks, from IT and fintech to lead generation and customer relationship management, back-office functions, and accounting.

17th May 2017

How the new IHT rules are confusing families

These days, you don’t have to be hugely wealthy to be affected by Inheritance Tax (IHT). House prices have risen steadily over the years, meaning that more and more families are finding themselves drawn into the net.

16th May 2017

Trusts and keeping wealth in the family

For the average person, the sums reported in the annual publication of the Sunday Times Rich List are beyond imagination.

11th May 2017

What small businesses want from Brexit

Now that Theresa May has triggered Article 50, the UK looks set to enter a lengthy period of debate and speculation as to what the future might hold for the economy and international trade.

27th April 2017

HW Fisher creates six new partners as growth strategy expands both team and expertise

HW Fisher & Company has promoted five existing staff to partner and appointed Ross Fabian as an audit partner within their corporate team as part of an ambitious growth strategy.

12th April 2017

Reforms and red tape: How small charities could feel the burden of third sector governance changes

In the wake of some very public third sector scandals there have understandably been calls for reforms in the way charities operate and the information they publish.

11th April 2017

How will Brexit impact financial services firms?

Short answer: no one really knows. Brexit remains a moving feast and we won’t have all the answers for some time. But the financial sector is used to dealing with complexities – it’s all about asking the right questions in order to prepare for (and even profit from) any eventuality.

4th April 2017

Compliance calendar. The key financial regulation to prepare for now.

The City is no stranger to legislation. The financial sector is one of the most heavily regulated in the world. And it never stands still.

30th March 2017

Did you know? Tax and accounting rules and efficiencies for financial firms

Is your financial firm missing out on margin opportunities? Following our previous quick guide to meeting your tax obligations, we highlight some of the key tax and accounting considerations to prepare for and manage plus tips to maximise efficiencies.

23rd March 2017

New ‘benefits in kind’ rules hit generous businesses the hardest

From April 6th 2017 a host of tax-free employee benefits are to be restricted.

23rd March 2017

Spotlight on… Kate Lyall Grant

We speak to our client, publisher Kate Lyall Grant of Severn House Publishers.

17th March 2017

Quick guide to your financial firm’s tax obligations

Most people are aware of their general tax obligations. Especially those who work in financial services. But good intentions don’t file returns. Equally, conscientiousness alone can easily miss out on margin efficiencies.

10th March 2017

Blended families and Inheritance Tax – the issues

Thousands of UK households around the UK are now made up of blended families, often comprising children belonging to different partners, grown-up offspring, new babies, aunties, uncles and multiple sets of grandparents.

16th February 2017

Financial skills we should pass on to the next generation

It seems it’s never too early to start introducing children to the concept of money management, helping them develop good financial habits that will stand them in good stead for the rest of their lives. Although learning about money is now part of the National Curriculum for secondary schools in England, it isn’t specifically included […]

14th February 2017

Billions tied up in small business disputes

Disputes may be seen as an inevitable part of doing business, but many small firms are struggling as they don’t have the time or resources needed to deal with them effectively.

7th February 2017

The Apprenticeship Levy – what employers need to know

Over the last decade, huge strides have been made in reforming apprenticeships and making them fit for purpose. The government sees them as a vital tool in tackling the growing skills gap that has been increasingly apparent in many sectors of the economy for some time.

26th January 2017

Government help for exporters post-Brexit

With international trade firmly at the centre of the UK’s exit negotiations with the EU, the old slogan “export or die” is taking on renewed meaning and greater urgency.

16th January 2017

A best-practice guide for SMEs in 2017

For SMEs, this is the perfect time of the year to set some best-practice objectives that will help make 2017 prosperous and profitable.

12th January 2017

When the cheque isn’t in the post – how late payment affects UK businesses

As many small and medium-sized businesses know only too well, large companies can often take far longer than they should to pay them for goods or services supplied, causing continual cashflow headaches.

4th January 2017

Financial resolutions for a happy new year

It’s that time of the year again. The post-Christmas period can be a good opportunity to take stock of your finances and make some simple and achievable resolutions with a view to making them a reality in 2017.

16th December 2016

Buy-to-let landlords facing more taxing times

With house prices rising steadily over the last few years and interest rates remaining low, many investors opted to put their money into property and become buy-to-let landlords. The generous mortgage tax relief on offer made the proposition even more attractive.

15th December 2016

How Bletchley Park will help in the UK’s war against cyber crime

With worldwide cybercrime continuing to make the news headlines, and a recent spate of allegations levelled at countries like Russia and China, the government has pledged £1.9 billion over the next five years in a new cyber defence plan, called the National Cyber Security Strategy.

12th December 2016

The journey to a digital future

With so many of our daily tasks routinely conducted over the internet, it’s hardly surprising that statistics from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) show that nine out of every ten tax returns are now submitted online, and that for the 2015 tax year, only 11% of the 10.39 million tax returns filed were made in paper form.

1st December 2016

The Autumn Statement – Hammond’s plans for a ‘match fit’ economy ahead of Brexit

In what was to be his first and last Autumn Statement the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, began by striking an upbeat note, announcing that the UK’s economy will be the fastest-growing major economy in the world.

28th November 2016

Brexit: Where do we go from here?

The High Court ruling that MPs must give their go-ahead before Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty can be triggered has thrown an enormous spanner in the works.

24th November 2016

No mercy for non-doms: Another tax hit looms for those who own UK property through offshore structures

In August the Treasury confirmed that the UK inheritance tax (IHT) advantages enjoyed by non-UK domiciled owners of UK residential property will end, as planned, in April 2017.

24th November 2016

HMRC’s digital future – death of the tax return?

By 2020, the government plans to introduce a digital tax system for all UK taxpayers.

24th November 2016

Brexit may mean Brexit, but what will it mean for business?

The process of Brexit will be neither quick nor easy, with even the Chancellor warning that British businesses face a “rollercoaster.” Corporate tax partner Toby Ryland charts the potential ups and downs that lie ahead.

16th November 2016

America enters the Trump age

The announcement that Donald Trump would be taking up residence in the White House from January was met with loud gasps of disbelief from around the world, in a scenario reminiscent of the morning after the UK voted to leave the EU.

14th November 2016

Is UK broadband in need of a reboot?

At the Conservative Party Conference, Theresa May pledged her government to improve the state of the UK’s broadband remarking that “half of people living in rural areas, and so many small businesses can’t get a decent broadband connection”.