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Electric car or not; that is the question

Electric car or not; that is the question
Weighing up the pros and cons of buying an electric vehicle as your next company car.
 
With the recent Government announcement surrounding the phase out of petrol and diesel cars, many of our clients have shown interest in looking to an electric car as their next vehicle. In this blog we look at the benefits and shortcomings of running an electric car as your next company car in the hope that it will help you come to an informed decision.
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Self employed income support claims at risk

Self employed income support claims at risk
Respond today to HMRC emails sent to the self employed or possibly lose the right to make further claims.
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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) November Update

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) November Update
Pre-November CJRS claims deadline
• All CJRS furlough claims for the period 1st July 2020 to 31st October 2020 must be submitted no later than 30th November
2020.

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Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) – England

Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) – England
The objective
• To provide funding to businesses that do not directly pay business rates.
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Government Covid Update - Nov 2020

Government Covid Update - Nov 2020
Job Retention Scheme (JRS) Extension
  • The JRS which was due to come to an end on 31st October 2020 has now been extended until at least the beginning of December 2020.
  • The Job Support Scheme, which was due to replace the JRS, has been put on a back burner.
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How to make sure you make the correct business decisions

How to make sure you make the correct business decisions
How every business owner should use financial forecasts when making important business decisions. We find that many SME business owners make 'gut feel' or 'knee jerk' decisions without thinking through the financial implications.

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Extra Support For Businesses If Required To close

Extra Support For Businesses If Required To close
  1. What are changes announced?
     
    The Chancellor has announced 
    • an extension to the new Job Support Scheme for businesses required to close due to COVID restrictions.
    • Cash grants for businesses required to close in local lockdowns.
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Further support - Chancellors' Winter Economy Plan

Further support - Chancellors' Winter Economy Plan
The Chancellor has been under pressure to help businesses more and has now announced further support.
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The Customs Grant Scheme

The Customs Grant Scheme
What is the Scheme aim?
 
  • To assist eligible businesses as regards preparatory costs associated with the UK leaving the transition arrangement with the EU on 31st December 2020.
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SME Restart Grant – Applications now open

SME Restart Grant – Applications now open
Businesses can apply for a grant between £1,000 - £5,000. 
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Further support Chancellors’ Winter Economy Plan

Further support
Chancellors’ Winter Economy Plan
The Chancellor has been under pressure to help businesses more and has now announced further support.
 
A new Job Support Scheme (JSS)
From 1st November 2020 for 6 months the government will top up wages for those employees working shorter hours than their ‘normal hours’ for businesses facing lower demand due to COVID-19.
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How to turn annual losses of £142k into a monthly profit in 6 months

How to turn annual losses of £142k into a monthly profit in 6 months
This is a story about how i helped to turn a sizeable loss making company into a profitable position in six months Owners of many SME businesses feel that they do not have time or the knowledge to work on their financial numbers but that need not be the case. In this article you will learn how we helped turn the results around of a loss making business in a matter of six months and with absolute certainty you could improve your results by following this case study example.

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Chancellor Rishi Sunak announcement - statement in the House of Commons

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announcement  - statement in the House of Commons
- job support scheme
- self-employed grant scheme extension.
- repay bounce back loans over a period of up to 10 years
- keep VAT at 5% for hospitality and tourism industry until 31 March 2021.

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England Local Lockdown Business Grant

England Local Lockdown Business Grant
What is the Objective?
  • To support businesses, based in a high Covid-19 incidence area, forced to close as a result of a Government decision. 

What is the level of support? 
  • Large businesses will receive £1,500 per property for every 3 week period of lockdown.
  • Small businesses will receive £1,000 per property for every 3 week period of lockdown.

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Property Review Service

Property Review Service

Watch out if selling residential property
 

Thinking of selling a residential property?
 
A number of new rules could see an increase in tax burden for many, early payment of tax
for some, and extra red tape in the form of a new Tax Return purely for the property sale.
Significant red tape and costs
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Tap into grant support for business owners seeking to access specialist services

Tap into grant support for business owners seeking to access specialist services
Information on Government grant support for the wider business community in England Learn how to access Government grant funding which has recently been made available to support businesses looking to buy certain equipment or access specialist support to help them through the COVID crisis.
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Self employed income support scheme - Grant 2 of 2

Self employed income support scheme - Grant 2 of 2
Many of you will be aware that the first self-employed grant closed on 13 July, however a second and final grant is available and will open for applications on Monday 17th August 2020 and will close on Monday 19th October 2020
 
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Grant business support for Birmingham based small and micro businesses

Grant business support for Birmingham based small and micro businesses
Details of Birmingham City Council Discretionary Grant - Round 2 Whilst the Government have provided substantial support for businesses throughout the Coronavirus crisis some businesses have fallen through the net and in this blog we explain how those who have not been able to access support to date may now be able to do so.
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Job Retention Scheme Bonus

Job Retention Scheme Bonus

Employer Update



What does the emp[oyer receive?
  • £1,000 from the Government for each eligible employee
  • The claim can be made through the Gov.UK portal in February 2021
  • The JRB is taxable and should, therefore, be reflected in the business accounts
  • Eligible employers can include recruitment agencies and umbrella companies as long as the aforementioned rules apply
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Temporary VAT Business guide – What to do next

Temporary VAT
Business guide – What to do next
The temporary 5% VAT rate 
 
Basic outline
 
The Government are reducing certain VAT rated supplies down from the 20% standard rate down to a 5% temporary rate.
It covers the period from 15th July 2020 to 12th January 2021.
Aimed at the hospitality, hotel and holiday accommodation sectors as well as admissions to certain attractions.
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