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NOW, WHERE, HOW,

First, establish where you are NOW. Then, determine WHERE you want to be. Finally, work out HOW  you’ll get there. Need help mapping your growth journey? Get in touch!...

June 17, 2021

Should you buy or lease your new equipment?

There are certain items of equipment, machinery and hardware that are essential to the operation of your business – whether it’s the vans, the cooking and packaging equipment for your food business, or the high-end digital printers and macs you use to run your design business.But when a critical business asset is required, should you buy this item outright, or should you lease the item and pay for it in handy monthly instalments?...

June 8, 2021

Do you know if your dividends are legal?

Do you know the rules around dividends? If not, you could be making illegal dividend payments. Talk to us and we’ll help you meet your obligations and get in control of your company finances.We all know that dividend payments are a key way to pay yourself and your fellow company shareholders when your business makes a profit. But are you following the right rules when taking out dividends from your company? Dividends can only be declared out of your company’s available undistributed profits,...

June 1, 2021

6 Reasons To Look at Your Financial Reports

Making time to look over your financial reports each month is an important task for any business owner. We can give you an overview of what reports you'll need to help you build a thriving business....

May 25, 2021

Do you need better access to funding?

If you want to strengthen your capital position, now’s the time to take action and to start thinking about your funding needs as a company. Talk to us about creating a funding strategy. ...

May 18, 2021

UNLOCK YOUR BUSINESS POTENTIAL

Temporarily trimming what you take from the business will boost your recovery. We can help you reduce the strain and improve cashflow as you rebuild with a #PersonalBudget and #Business Plan...

May 11, 2021

The Value of Cashflow Forecasting During Recovery

To be able to navigate the future path of your cashflow, you need to start forecasting – so you can map out your financial position over the coming months and can take the appropriate action to safeguard your cash position. Plus, when you have access to detailed forecasts you can scenario-plan, search for cost-savings and look for strategies that will preserve your cashflow position. After all now is not the time to let your cash to flow out of control....

May 5, 2021

March 2021 Budget News

The current version of the furlough scheme that started on 1 November 2020 was scheduled to end on 30 April 2021. In order to avoid a “cliff-edge” with resulting widespread redundancies the chancellor has announced a further extension of the scheme and also a phased reduction in support to employers. The CJRS furlough grant for May and June will remain at 80% of the employees’ usual pay for hours not working but it will then be limited to 70% for July and then 60% for August and September....

March 11, 2021

Warning - Self Employed Third SEISS Grant Available

The Third Self employed Income Support Scheme grant is available from 30 November to 29 January 2021. Further to our earlier 2nd lockdown brief, we now have more information about what actively trading and impacted by mean. As anticipated, this comes with more restrictions so we have several warnings....

December 1, 2020

19 OCTOBER 2020 - Deadline Self Employed Grant

Self Employed – Income Support Scheme Grant Like a football transfer window, the claim period for the 2nd self employed grant slams shut on 19th October 2020, and this window will not reopen. If you have not claimed, you will not be able to claim that particular grant at a later stage. You can claim even if you did not claim the first grant....

October 15, 2020

WINTER ECONOMY PLAN

The winter economy plan announced by the Chancellor covers 5 areas of support Payroll through shorter term hours – the Job Support Scheme (JSS)Extension to the self-employed income support scheme (SEISS)VAT reduction extension for the hospitality and tourism sectorExtension to loan finance (BBLS CBILS) applications deadlineMeasures to assist cashflow by making it possible to extend the time to repay deferred vat and self-employed taxes and repay loans. ...

September 30, 2020

REDUCED RATE 5% VAT FOR HOSPITALITY SECTOR

Guidance has been issued by HMRC on the temporary 5% reduced rate of VAT to support the hospitality sector. The rate cut applies to specific supplies of hospitality, hotel and holiday accommodation and admission to certain attractions. The temporary 5% reduced rate is effective  from 15 July 2020 to 12 January 2021 and applies to the following supplies: food and non-alcoholic beverages sold for on-premises consumption, such as  in restaurants, cafes and pubs;hot takeaway food;hot ...

July 17, 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme CJRS V2

The new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS V2) starts from 1 July 2020 it is only available for employers that previously used the original schemeit is only available only for those employees that have previously been furloughedeach claim is limited to the maximum number of employees claimed for in a single claim under the original schemethe amount the Government contributes is gradually being reduced (see table)the employee continues to receive a minimum of 80% of his/her salary throughoute...

June 19, 2020

Bounce Back Loan Scheme

The Chancellor announced a new loan guarantee scheme. Further details will be announced in the coming days, but what we know are; Businesses can apply for a loan between £2,000 and £50,000 limited to 25% of turnover The government pays the interest for the first 12 months The government guarantees 100% of the loan Scheme opens 9am on Monday 4 May 2020 There will be a two page standard application form Most loans will be paid within 24 hours of approval Loan term can be up to 6 years No repaym...

May 2, 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

We have set out below the more important features of the coronavirus job retention scheme, which includes information on how to calculate wages, and what information is needed to make a claim. Claims cannot be made more often than every three weeks. At present we have no information about how to submit the claim nor how any of this applies to director only payrolls. The rumour is that directors are covered provided the only work they do is complete their statutory filing responsibilities. The mi...

March 28, 2020

MAKE EACH DAY COUNT

OR ARE YOU GOING TO LEAVE IT BEHIND!   Up against a wall in your business, working all the time available, or not available, running to catch up but never stopping for breath, missing spending time with the family, children grown up and you missed the sports days, suffering bad health, working for the customers that shout the loudest, struggling with cash flow? These are all indicators that you are working for the business and the business is not working for you. It is time to make a decisi...

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