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15th April 2021 2021 SME Growth: Revenge Spending?

As we pass the Covid-19’s first anniversary of its impact on our area’s economy, accounts of local SME’s are now starting to show part of the damage they have experienced through the lock-downs and associated restrictive measures. Thankfully, through Government financial help and the nimble footwork of businesses adapting to survive, the overall effect upon…

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15th April 2021 Life after CBILS: The Recovery Loan Scheme

The government-backed Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme closed on 31st March to new applicants. Thankfully, the government has put in place further support for businesses, to follow this.   The Recovery Loan Scheme – Government backed loans, 3 months – up to 6 years depending on the product – Up to £10m, no cap on…

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18th March 2021 Changes to Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough) from July 2021

As you will know by now, in the budget speech of 3rd March 2021, the government announced the extension of the current furlough scheme until September 2021. Further guidance has now been issued as to how the scheme will operate.   Firstly, for periods starting after 1st May, you can claim furlough for any employee,…

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18th March 2021 The Benefits of Outsourcing Payroll

As chartered accountants, with over 90 years’ experience in the finance industry, outsourcing the payroll, to us, is something all businesses should consider.  Running a payroll is very time consuming so let someone else take the burden from you, here are the top 5 great reasons for outsourcing your payroll: COST Time is quite literally…

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15th March 2021 SEISS for the newly self-employed in 2019/20

HMRC are writing to some individuals who started their sole trade/self-employment in 2019/20 and wish to claim the fourth and fifth self-employment income support scheme grant (SEISS). These individuals will be asked to complete some verification checks to confirm their identity and proof of their self-employment.   These individuals should receive a letter from 8th…

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10th March 2021 Further extension of CJRS

It was announced in the budget on 3rd March 2021 that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be extended to 30th September 2021.   Employers can claim 80% of ‘usual salary’ for hours not worked up to a maximum of £2,500 per month. Employers must continue to pay employer National Insurance and employer pension contributions.…

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28th February 2021 1-Mar-21: Are you ready for new VAT Domestic Reverse Charge rules for construction services?

VAT registered businesses working within the construction sector should be aware that new domestic reverse charge VAT administration rules are being introduced wef 1 March 2021 (delayed from original October 2019 launch date). The Government announced in the 2018 Budget that they are trying to reduce missing trader fraud; where builders collect VAT from their…

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19th February 2021 Deadline looms for CBILS & BBL schemes

We are now just over a month away from the 31st March 2021 deadline for applications for the Bounce Back Loan (BBL) and Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS).   The schemes were introduced to provide businesses with much needed working capital during the global pandemic, businesses benefited from no capital repayments being required for…

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13th January 2021 Information on local business grants from West Suffolk Council

Find out the up-to-date information on local business grants from West Suffolk Council during the COVID-19 pandemic:   COVID-19 support for business – grants (westsuffolk.gov.uk)

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