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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

Pubs, Restaurants And Hairdressers To Reopen

The Government has announced that Pubs, Restaurants and Hairdressers can reopen from 4 July. They have published practical guidelines to help the businesses reopen safely. The new guidance sets out a range of measures to become Covid-19 secure, including: requiring the use of table service where possible instead of ordering at the bar and assigning […]

Read more July 2nd, 2020

Guidance On Reopening Tourism And Visitor Attractions

The Government has outlined the measures that will allow UK tourism and visitor attractions to reopen to the public from 4 July. The guidance, published today by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, outlines the processes and facilities that businesses must put in place before reopening on July 4 so that both staff […]

Read more July 2nd, 2020

UK – Business Rules Relaxed To Help Through Coronavirus Pandemic

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy have published a list of the rules that have been temporarily relaxed to make it easier for businesses to continue working through the disruption caused by coronavirus (COVID-19). The government has temporarily relaxed the rules in the following areas: Annual leave: Workers will be allowed to carry […]

Read more June 29th, 2020

Easing Of Lockdown Restrictions In England

From Saturday 4th July, the Prime Minister has announced that pubs, restaurants and hairdressers will be able to reopen, providing they adhere to COVID Secure guidelines. From the same date, he has set out that two households will be able to meet up in any setting with social distancing measures, and that people can now […]

Read more June 24th, 2020

Apply For The Coronavirus Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund

The Discretionary Grant Fund supports small and micro businesses that are not eligible for other grant schemes opened on the 8 June in England. Small and micro businesses with fixed property costs that are not eligible for the Small Business Grant Fund or the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund may be eligible for the […]

Read more June 11th, 2020

Updates For Farmers, Landowners And Rural Businesses

Farm visits and inspections The Government is planning a phased return to on-farm visits and site inspections. These will begin from 1 June and will be based on business priority, starting with Countryside Stewardship and Environmental Stewardship inspections. To ensure they work within the regulations arising from COVID-19, they will adopt a revised approach to […]

Read more June 10th, 2020