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We’ve already hit the time of year for the first school reports.

It’s always a moment of trepidation when you open it. Is your child going to be the one who entertains the class but gives the teacher a headache?

Is there always a ‘story’ and does it involve way too much oversharing, or are they more interested in the fish and chips on the lunch menu than putting pen to paper in the classroom.

Neil Gayton (7634697)
Neil Gayton (7634697)

Luckily for us it was all good. Samuel is where he needs to be academically and he’s well behaved.Most of the time!

He’s also qualified for the final round of a cross-country event across West Norfolk schools. He came ninth out of 50 students so he’s clearly channelling all his extra energy well by zooming off across the field like Roadrunner.

With that and all the other extra-curricular activities the boys do - that’s every day, sometimes two clubs at a time, in different locations - it’s a wonder Samuel doesn’t end up with football boots at his gymnastics lesson.

Workwise, Stephenson Smart is giving advice to lots of our clients in the wake of the budget. It was obviously an interesting mix of changes related to making tax digital and some other key points relating to lots of individuals and businesses in various sectors.

The temporary 50 per cent business rates relief in England for 2022/23 has been music to the ears of those eligible in retail, hospitality and leisure properties and will certainly give some of our neighbouring shops, hotels and restaurants some welcome respite. Other highlights were the increase in National Living Wage and the National Minimum Wages rate.

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