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Developer unveils £20m new homes collection

Developers have started work to transform the site of a historic former North Yorkshire railway station into a £20m-plus collection of family homes. Wetherby-based Berkeley DeVeer is breathing new life into the three-acre brownfield site at West Tanfield, six miles north of Ripon. Having played a key role in World War Two

Two new appointments at Dacres to manage growing lettings division

Two new letting managers have been appointed by Dacre, Son & Hartley, as the firm’s lettings division continues to expand. Nadia Sumner and Kate Dickens will work across the Ripon and Thirsk branches, and report into the new head of lettings Emma Kerrywood, who joined Dacres this summer. Nadia has 17 years’

Local business owners should prepare for pensions spot checks, warns local tax specialist

Local business owners should prepare for spot checks on their staff pension schemes a local tax specialist has warned. David Underwood who owns TaxAssist Accountants in Harrogate said: “Spot checks are being carried out across the country by the Pensions Regulator to ensure that employers are complying with the new rules

Finance Bill will give welcome clarity on quarterly tax reporting, says local accountant

The Government’s forthcoming Finance Bill will give welcome clarity to business owners on the move to quarterly tax reporting, according to a local specialist. David Underwood who owns TaxAssist Accountants in Harrogate said: “The next Finance Bill, which is scheduled when MPs return to Parliament in September, will confirm that online

Five Star property professionals build on careers with exam success

Five property professionals who all work for Dacre, Son & Hartley have completed one of the most prestigious qualifications to become accredited by the National Federation of Property Professionals (NFoPP). Saltaire’s branch manager James Roper, Ripon and Thirsk’s branch manager Andrew Skelton, Knaresborough’s sales negotiator Joe Blackey, Wetherby’s senior sales negotiator

Superheroes flying in to Lightwater Valley for live half-term event

Comic-book heroes are being called to North Yorkshire this half-term as kids and big-kids alike get ready for Superheroes Live. The weekend event, being held June 3-4 at Lightwater Valley theme park in Ripon, is a celebration of our favourite costumed-heroes, featuring a live crime-fighting stage show starring Batman, Spiderman, Captain

Grade II* listed Grantley Hall receives planning approval for second phase of development

Grantley Hall Ltd has received full planning approval from Harrogate Borough Council for its second phase of development as part of the renovation of the Grade II* listed property. The application detailed the creation of a state of the art space built alongside the unique Japanese Garden, intended to create a

Harrogate tax specialist “leaps” to sponsor fledgling Yorkshire fishing guide business

Yorkshire Game Fishing’s Philip Ellis, right, with sponsor Stephen Outhwaite from Outhwaite Associates

A tax specialist has “leaped” at the chance to help a fledgling North Yorkshire fishing guide business reel in the clients.  Ahead of the start of this Thursday’s Yorkshire Salmon Season (April 6), Harrogate-based Outhwaite Associates has sponsored Yorkshire Game Fishing, which will “guide” fly-fishers to the best spots the River

Cooker hood specialist extracts £4m turniver with strong sales

Pictured are Alex McWhirter, chief executive of Finance Yorkshire, and Aidan Mulrooney, managing director of Luxair UK   A company specialising in domestic cooker hoods and extraction technology is targeting £4m turnover this year after a period of strong growth.  Ripon-based Luxair UK supplies a range of designer kitchen extraction hoods to trade

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