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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NEW “FURLOUGH” SYSTEM FOR EMPLOYEE WAGES UP AND RUNNING The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) claims portal opened on Monday 20 April and early indications are that it seems to be working smoothly but with a few teething problems as you would expect from a brand-new system. In the run up to the start of […]

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The current COVID-19 crisis has many businesses globally mandating employees to work from home due to Government requirements. This could be a major adjustment if you are a company who is new to working remotely. You and your employees may have been unprepared to turn living spaces into workspaces for the foreseeable future. The daily […]

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£330 BILLION CORONAVIRUS SUPPORT PACKAGE On Friday 20th March the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, set out a package of measures to support public services, people and business through the disruption caused by the COVID-19 virus.  Further measures were announced on 26 March to support the self-employed. CORONAVIRUS JOB RETENTION SCHEME HMRC will reimburse 80% of ‘furloughed’ […]

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Business support for SMEs during COVID-19 The UK’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has ordered households and non-essential businesses across the country into lockdown due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic causing a national state of emergency. The economy is experiencing a steep decline in trade as all non-essential businesses have been ordered to temporarily “shut shop” […]

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YET ANOTHER CHANCELLOR – BIG CHANGES IN THE BUDGET? It will be nearly 18 months since the last Budget and in the meantime we will have had three different chancellors following the unexpected resignation of Sajid Javid. The early years of a new Parliament are a good time to make radical changes and many are […]

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