It’s been a tough time financially for many UK businesses over the past year. So, as we gradually begin to ease out of the pandemic, there’s likely to be an increasing need for extra funding to get your business operations back off the ground and on the road to recovery. The new Recovery Loan Scheme replaces the […]

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As your company year-end date gets closer, there are a number of administrative and financial tasks to start planning for – so it’s a good idea to get yourself organised and ready. There are several things to check, either on the year-end date, or before the end of your company’s financial year. Some tasks are […]

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  Lockdown has been a challenging time for most UK businesses, but it’s been especially tough for the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors. Having been forced to close once again, due to the ongoing Covid restrictions, revenues are down and cashflow is looking tight. To help you overcome this cashflow challenge, the UK Government has […]

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Why do customers buy from you? Knowing what it is that makes someone choose your products and/or service over your closest competitor is critical business information. Understanding this ‘competitive advantage’ is an important part of making your business stand out in the marketplace. Establishing your competitive advantage will help you create a compelling marketing message […]

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NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS TO SAVE TAX At this time of year we think about New Year’s resolutions. It is also a good time to start planning your tax affairs before the end of the tax year on 5th April. An obvious tax planning point would be to maximise your ISA allowances for the 2020/21 tax […]

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The 2020/21 tax year has been a tough time, financially speaking, for many of us. So it’s no surprise that many owners, directors and self-employed individuals are concerned about having enough funds to pay their self-assessment income tax bill. The good news is that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) does have a facility for spreading […]

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If you’re going to grow your company in the right way, pinning down your goals and having a clear vision for the business from the outset is vital. You may want to increase profits and create an income that supports your lifestyle, or you are looking to increase market share and aim for hypergrowth. You […]

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  CLAIM YOUR “FURLOUGH” GRANT BY 14TH We now have further details of the operation of the extension of CJRS “furlough” that will apply from 1 November 2020 through to the end of March 2021. The government support will initially be at the rate of 80% of an employee’s reference pay for hours they are […]

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No-one wanted another England-wide lockdown, especially as many UK businesses were barely back on their feet following the original March 2020 lockdown. But the seriousness of the Covid-19 situation in the UK has resulted in another business shutdown – and that’s going to make the next few months a real challenge for many small businesses. […]

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NEW “FURLOUGH” SYSTEM FOR EMPLOYEE WAGES UP AND RUNNING Welcome to our monthly newsletter. We hope you enjoy reading this newsletter and find it useful. Please contact us if you would like to discuss any matters further. “FLEXIBLE FURLOUGH” STARTS 1 JULY From 1 July the new CJRS “Flexible furlough” grant scheme starts, which will […]

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