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Business Support Grants

Following on from the Prime Ministers announcement of a further lockdown with effect from 5 January 2021, there has been a further update to business assistance grants. The Coronavirus grant is for businesses that have been required to close due to national restrictions as of 5 January 2021. A business is eligible if it occupies […]

Read more January 13th, 2021

Is Your Business Ready For Brexit?

The UK left the European Union on 31 January 2020. The transition period ends on 31 December 2020. The Covid-19 pandemic has dominated the news headlines this year but Brexit is still progressing. During the transition period, the UK remains in both the EU customs union and single market. Until the end of the transition […]

Read more December 21st, 2020

New Ways Of Working

Lockdown has forced businesses to rethink their office space requirements and how staff will work, in the long term. Prior to the Coronavirus pandemic, most businesses had enough desks or workstations for each and every employee. The remote working revolution that has come about as a result of Covid-19 has forced businesses to rethink their […]

Read more December 21st, 2020

Are Digital Banks Suitable For Business?

Digital banking platforms such as Starling Bank or Monzo have risen in popularity, but are they suitable for business use? Digital banks have built popular apps for personal users to manage their current accounts from their smartphones. The apps allow users to easily manage their money, make payments and track their transactional activity. The digital […]

Read more December 21st, 2020

Local Restrictions Support Grant (For Open Businesses)

The Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG (Open)) supports businesses in England that have been severely impacted due to temporary local restrictions. Businesses that have not had to close, but which have been severely impacted due to local tier 2 or tier 3 restrictions, may be eligible for LRSG (Open). Eligible businesses may be entitled to […]

Read more December 9th, 2020

Diversity In Leadership

The business case for diversity is clear – diverse teams produce better solutions to complex problems. Diversity can boost innovation and employee engagement. Businesses with greater gender and racial diversity tend to be more successful and perform very well financially. However, progress within the business community has been slow and there is still a lack […]

Read more November 18th, 2020

Protect Your Business Against Fraud

In these uncertain times, businesses are combatting an increased amount of fraud. It is more important now more than ever with the rise of those working from home and accessing secure business networks. Throughout recent months, there have been widespread reports of an increase in fraudulent websites, charity scams and fake emails purporting to be […]

Read more October 26th, 2020

Project Management – Keeping On Track

Project management in a time of remote working can be tough. So how can you keep a big project on track when you are managing conflicting priorities. At the beginning, managing a big project can be exciting and everyone wants to get involved. However, as time goes by, other priorities can prove distracting. Maintaining focus […]

Read more October 26th, 2020

ESG – What’s It All About?

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria are a set of standards for a company’s operations. There is growing interest in environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations in the business community. Many people have strong views and expectations when it comes to corporate behaviour and at the same time an appreciation that businesses are part of […]

Read more October 26th, 2020

Contract Cancellations And Refunds Due To Coronavirus

There are a wide range of contracts that have been affected due to the pandemic. The statement outlined below replaces what was published by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) on 30 April 2020. The CMA’s view remains that a consumer will generally be entitled to a refund when they have paid money in advance […]

Read more September 8th, 2020

New Plans Ensure Internal UK Trade

The UK government has laid out plans to deliver on its manifesto commitment to ensure businesses across the whole of the United Kingdom will continue to enjoy seamless internal trade, as they have done for centuries, when we leave the Brexit transition period at the end of the year. From 1 January 2021, powers in at least 70 policy areas previously […]

Read more July 20th, 2020

Eat Out To Help Out

HMRC has opened registrations for the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme from 13 July 2020. Restaurants and other establishments serving food for on-premises consumption can now sign up to a new government initiative aimed at protecting jobs in the hospitality industry and encouraging people to safely return to dining out. The Eat Out to […]

Read more July 14th, 2020

5% Reduced VAT Rate

Reduced VAT rate for hospitality, holiday accommodation and attractions. The government made an announcement on 8 July 2020 allowing VAT registered businesses to apply a temporary 5% reduced rate of VAT to certain supplies relating to: hospitality hotel and holiday accommodation admissions to certain attractions The temporary reduced rate will apply to supplies that are […]

Read more July 14th, 2020

Summer Economic Update

On Wednesday 8th July, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak made a speech entitled “Summer Economic Update” where he unveiled further Government supports and he unveiled the Government’s plan for jobs which he described as the “Second phase in the Government’s economic response to the crisis.” Here are the highlights and we will update you on the […]

Read more July 9th, 2020

Limited Company And LLP Moratorium

How to apply for breathing space to consider a rescue plan for your company. Using a moratorium to support companies and other types of business in financial difficulty. If your business has been or is really struggling, you can get “formal” breathing space to consider a rescue plan for your company. A moratorium gives struggling […]

Read more July 2nd, 2020