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New Enhanced Loss Relief Rules May Result In Extra Tax Refunds

In the March Budget it was announced that the normal one year carryback for trading losses would be extended to three years. This means that many businesses that have made losses during the COVID-19 pandemic may be able to obtain a repayment of tax paid in that three-year period. This enhanced carryback applies to unincorporated […]

Read more April 13th, 2021

What Can Businesses Learn From Jeff Bezos?

As Jeff Bezos steps down as CEO of Amazon, his legacy continues to inspire business leaders across the world. Jeff Bezos started Amazon as a loss-making online book store and has built it into one of the largest and most successful businesses in the world. Amazon is a business that is known for having high […]

Read more March 24th, 2021

Budget 2021 Company Tax Updates

Following on from the announcements in the Budget concerning the taxation of companies going forward, we have been looking at the practical impact of this and the options available. Tax Rate With effect from 1 April 2023, for trading companies with taxable profits of less than £50,000, the rate will remain at 19%. For those […]

Read more March 15th, 2021

Reinvigorate Your Business Development

Top tips for driving your Business Development efforts this year. Business Development is often misunderstood. Some might say that it’s all about relationships, some will say it’s all about sales and others will talk about marketing. They are all right, in a way. Business Development is the creation of long-term value for a company, through […]

Read more February 19th, 2021

What Trends To Watch In 2021

The challenges faced by businesses in 2020 have driven businesses across the world to develop, adapt and innovate. Here are some of the key business trends to watch in 2021. Remote working technology Working from home is here to stay. Now that staff have adapted to remote working, they will expect to continue to be […]

Read more February 16th, 2021

Managing Tension In Remote Teams

Remote working is quite new to most people – so it is inevitable that there may be friction between people from time to time. Remote working presents its own unique set of challenges, such as miscommunication, which can lead to friction between team members. These issues tend to be avoidable when physical face to face […]

Read more January 27th, 2021

Negotiating A New Office Lease

In the current uncertain economic climate, signing up to a new office lease can be a tricky business. One thing is certain at the moment and that is uncertainty. How much office space will you need in 3 to 5 years time? Well, that depends on whether people will want to work remotely or not. […]

Read more January 27th, 2021

Employee Wellbeing In 2021

The pandemic has encouraged most businesses to focus on the wellbeing of their team. 2020 has been a challenging year for all of us. As most businesses were forced to shift to remote working, the importance of employee wellbeing moved towards the top of the agenda. Companies around the world were grappling with the challenge […]

Read more January 27th, 2021

Have You Updated Your Business Plan For 2021?

How to build your 2021 business strategy in the face of uncertainty. We live in uncertain times and planning for the future is challenging. Rather than paying attention to what you can’t do, focus on what you can do. For example, when restaurants couldn’t serve customers indoors, they transitioned to delivery, take-away and outdoor dining. […]

Read more January 27th, 2021

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