COVID-19 Help for individuals who are self employed

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

We are waiting for the chancellor to announce some measures for the millions of sole traders in the UK. Whilst we know they have a lot to consider, it must feel like you’ve been forgotten.  Let’s hope an announcement comes soon. Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) The chancellor has announced a measure of support to provide a […]

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COVID-19 How to furlough your employees

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

As responsible employers we all want to do what we can for our employees in these difficult times but what do you do if your business income has taken a hit and you don’t have enough work for your employees to do? Or, worse still, you are one of the businesses that the government has […]

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COVID-19 Financial help for businesses

Saturday, March 21st, 2020

The government has announced and continues to announce measures to assist business during this difficult time.  The financial assistance is coming in many forms; whilst it might seem like there isn’t much information available, we have to remember that these times are unprecedented and will take time to become available. But here’s what we are clear […]

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COVID-19 What if I need to lay off my employees?

Saturday, March 21st, 2020

In some circumstances you may need to temporarily close your workplace and lay off employees.  This may be because you cannot offer your employees the opportunity to work from home, or you may have experienced a downturn in business. Whatever the reason, it is a difficult time for both you and your employees. We know you […]

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COVID-19 Self-isolation and absence

Saturday, March 21st, 2020

During this time of uncertainty, it is difficult to decide where you need to concentrate your efforts first. Keep an eye on the advice and guidance of the government – it is harder than it sounds, when this situation is evolving on an almost hourly basis. Employees and workers are entitled to receive Statutory Sick […]

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COVID-19 Employers’ duty of care

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

By law, employers are responsible for the health and safety of all employees. During this time of uncertainty, it is difficult to decide what you need to concentrate your efforts on first.  As business owners and entrepreneurs, we know that ensuring the health and safety of our employees comes above all else. Firstly, you should adhere […]

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Budget 2020: What it means for you and your employees.

Saturday, March 14th, 2020

With COVID-19 dominating the headlines this week you may be forgiven for missing the Budget given by the Government on Wednesday.  Chancellor Sunak is, and let’s be honest here, a novice Chancellor, having only been in the post a month and he unveiled the biggest giveaway for years. I do wonder however, where he thinks the […]

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What do weddings and tax have in common?

Sunday, March 8th, 2020

As accountants we try to keep our information real and to be a little different.  We know that Valentine’s Day was a few weeks ago and thinking about taxes when you’re proposing or being proposed to, isn’t that romantic BUT getting married has its perks. Have you considered applying for the Marriage Allowance? HMRC made a […]

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IR35 – what does it mean?

Sunday, March 1st, 2020

IR35, also known as the ‘off-payroll’ working rules is changing from April 2020.  It has been in the press a lot lately because it has been affecting TV presenters – and it’s been making headlines because it affects them so much.  What does it mean for you though? The new rules will now affect the private as […]

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What is bookkeeping?

Saturday, February 8th, 2020

And is there is a difference between bookkeeping and accounting? The process of bookkeeping is essential for any business.  As an owner you will be able to identify if your business is generating profits or losses. What will a bookkeeper do? The action of bookkeeping is the recording and retrieving of financial transactions for a […]

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