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Update to Small Business Grant Scheme

The Government have released additional updates to the Small Business Grant Scheme. Read below to see if you are eligible to apply for your business grant now! It was originally stated that local authorities would contact businesses eligible to receive a grant in the Small Business Grant Scheme or retail, hospitality and leisure sectors. However, […]

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COVID-19 Business Support Guide

We are sure like us you have been inundated with information bites about COVID-19, including several email updates and blogs from us. We have therefore decided to prepare a key information document outlining the support available for businesses and individuals from the Government. We appreciate that updates are happening daily, therefore we will keep this […]

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Job Retention Scheme Update

Following our blog updates over the last week or so, we have been following the news and announcements carefully to gain further clarification around some of the government support. Please see further clarification around the Job Retention Scheme and VAT below. Job Retention Scheme – updated information: The government has announced plans for financial assistance to […]

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New Government Business Support Site

Since the outbreak of Covid-19 there have been a lot of Government updates outlining the support being offered to businesses to help them during this unprecedented time. The Government are trying to create ways to aid businesses and relieve potential financial stressors during a time of business closures and population isolation. For any questions you […]

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Covid-19 Government Updates

We wanted to share with you and keep you up to date on any Government changes and what they may mean for you or how they may benefit you. We have outlined below updates on the Coronavirus Retention Scheme along with further announcements regarding VAT and other taxes, and how these changes may help you […]

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IR35 reforms delayed due to Covid-19

With the recent outbreak of Convid-19, the Government have been tackling methods as to how to continue to support the economy and protect businesses. On Tuesday, Chief Treasury Secretary Steve Barclay announced that the extension of the off payroll working rules to the private sector will be delayed and come into effect in a year’s […]

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

To all clients, partners & contacts, We wanted to take time to share with you our plans regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and measures we are taking to reduce risk to all of our stakeholders. We have been watching the news closely and keeping up-to-date with the latest statements issued by our government regarding appropriate […]

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Can I reduce my tax bill by paying wages to my spouse and family?

My mate says… ‘I can reduce my tax bill by paying wages to my spouse and family’. The answer to this is yes and no! As with any expenses for a self-employed person they must be wholly and exclusively for the purposes of the trade. So, if you employ a spouse any claim for their wages […]

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Spring Budget Update 2020

Yesterday the Government gave this year’s first budget update. Here are some key points which may affect you: Measures to mitigate the effects of Coronavirus: £12 billion package of tax and spending measures including grants and hardship funds for people a businesses affected. Statutory Sick Pay to be payable from first day’s absence and fully funded by […]

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