What does Rishi’s mini budget mean for you?

Pictures of Rishi the UK's chancellor

We spent a large part of yesterday afternoon listening and reflecting on the budget update from the chancellor. In this blog, we will take you through what this actually means for you. If you furloughed a member of staff you probably received this excellent summary from the government of the changes being announced. (It’s probably … Read more What does Rishi’s mini budget mean for you?

Businesses Need To Reinstate VAT Direct Debits

The deferral of VAT payments due to coronavirus comes to an end on 30 June and businesses need to take action to reinstate their direct debit mandates. The Institute of Chartered accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) Tax Faculty has reminded its members. The VAT payment deferral means that all UK VAT-registered businesses have the … Read more Businesses Need To Reinstate VAT Direct Debits

8 Key Principles to lead your team and enhance performance

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Whether leading in person or virtually, there are 8 principles that you can adopt to improve team performance. Many organisations are adjusting to remote or virtual working and the majority of managers have no training in how to manage staff that aren’t physically in the same office, which impacts on team performance. We’ve produced separate … Read more 8 Key Principles to lead your team and enhance performance

C19 Business News Update

Business news update

What’s Going On Now? As time goes on it is getting harder and harder to keep track of all the Government changes. We have put together this blog to summarise the latest changes.  STAYING ALERT AND SAFE (SOCIAL DISTANCING) Everyone’s actions have helped to reduce the transmission of coronavirus in our communities. Fatalities and infection … Read more C19 Business News Update

How to stay positive for your family and your team

Today is going to be a good day coffee cup

How to stay positive for your family and your team (even if you are scared and worried too) Do you run a business where you’re responsible for your employees’ wellbeing? Do you manage a team at work? Do you have children or vulnerable family members who depend on you? Whether you said to yes to … Read more How to stay positive for your family and your team

Time to claim your grant if you are self-employed.

The portal opens this week to claim your grant is you are self-employed. This is capped as a taxable lump sum of £7500. Once your claim is approved the money will be in your bank account within 6 working days. To check whether you are eligible for this grant click here. Directors of limited companies are NOT … Read more Time to claim your grant if you are self-employed.

UPDATE ON CORONA JOB RETENTION SCHEME

The government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will remain open until the end of October,  The key points announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak are:  Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will continue until end of October  furloughed workers across UK will continue to receive 80% of their current salary, up to £2,500  new flexibility will be introduced from … Read more UPDATE ON CORONA JOB RETENTION SCHEME

Reopening your business checklist ​

After Boris’ speech on Sunday, selected businesses are now allowed to open under the new HSE guidelines. If you are considering opening your Business work your way through our checklist to make sure it is the right time to open and that you have all the steps in place to make a safe environment for you and … Read more Reopening your business checklist ​

What has changed? ​

On Sunday Boris Johnson addressed the UK and gave a speech that confused the nation. Stay alert, control the virus, save lives. Full of contradictions the speech lacked clarity and direction leaving the UK feeling lost. Yesterday, in parliament we gained a little more clarity on the road map, however each step is conditional to … Read more What has changed? ​

Have you got a government gateway?

The help and advice that is available from the Government is forever changing. This is the latest update we have on how to apply for the self-employed grant.  For those who are eligible, you will receive an EMAIL, not a letter as we had thought. Be aware that there are lots of phishing emails out … Read more Have you got a government gateway?