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VAT on discounts - Eat Out to Help Out Scheme - news article image

VAT on discounts - Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

by Samantha Daniels

4 Aug 2020

If you are a restaurant owner and offer a 50% reduction to your customers through the Eat Out to Help Out (EOTHO) Scheme, is the VAT you are due to pay to HMRC on the discounted or full amount?

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COVID-19 Advice for individuals - Furnished Holiday Lettings - news article image

COVID-19 Advice for individuals - Furnished Holiday Lettings

by Emily Hiller

3 Aug 2020

If you have a furnished holiday let (FHL), it is likely you have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak and not just in relation to the break in income from your FHL but because HMRC have a number of rules in relation to the definition of a FHL and the occupancy days of the property which are prescribed in order to qualify tor tax relief.

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VAT reduction and Eat out to Help Out – financial assistance measures for the hospitality sector. - news article image

VAT reduction and Eat out to Help Out – financial assistance measures for the hospitality sector.

by Samantha Daniels

27 Jul 2020

On the 8 July, the ‘Mini Budget’ announced measures intended to support businesses affected by temporary closures and social distancing measures required by the COVID-19 pandemic. These were announced in order to financially assist the hospitality and tourism sectors and to encourage the public to spend money and gain confidence in the re-opened establishments.

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Find a new avenue, trust in your convictions - Barefoot Bakery - news article image

Find a new avenue, trust in your convictions - Barefoot Bakery

by Fran Kidd

20 Jul 2020

We have been talking to clients and contacts in order to understand how businesses have been re purposing through the COVID-19 lock-down. I spoke to Fraser Lloyd Jones, Co-owner of Barefoot Bakery

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State of the market –the commercial property sector and the COVID pandemic - news article image

State of the market –the commercial property sector and the COVID pandemic

by Sarah Gardener

15 Jul 2020

A large proportion of commercial property has lain empty during the coronavirus pandemic, certain sectors have been forced to close and the UK population had been told to ‘work from home where possible’. Consequently, speculation is rife about the future need for physical work-spaces given the relative success achieved in flexible/home-working. We spoke to a selection of commercial property professionals to ask about their experiences since lockdown easing measures have started to come into play and their projections for the future of the market.

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State of the market –the residential property sector and the COVID pandemic - news article image

State of the market –the residential property sector and the COVID pandemic

by Sarah Gardener

9 Jul 2020

The economy and the property sector are inextricably linked. Buyer-behaviour, investor appetite and lender/landlord confidence are most commonly examined and referenced when there is significant damage to or speculation about the economy.. We spoke to a selection of property professionals from Oxford and London to ask about their experiences since lockdown easing measures have started to be announced and their projections for the future of the market.

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What does the increase in Stamp Duty threshold mean for you? - news article image

What does the increase in Stamp Duty threshold mean for you?

by Emily Hillier

9 Jul 2020

The government has increased the lower Stamp Duty threshold to £500,000 for property sales in England and Northern Ireland effective immediately from Wednesday 8th July 2020.

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Furlough Scheme update - Mini Budget 2020 - news article image

Furlough Scheme update - Mini Budget 2020

by Kerry Whitfield

8 Jul 2020

Rishi Sunak today announced in his economic update that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will continue to wind down gradually until the end of October. However, the Government will now pay a jobs retention bonus to businesses who bring back furloughed staff and retain them until the end of January 2021.

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Plans to recover the hospitality sector - Mini Budget 2020 - news article image

Plans to recover the hospitality sector - Mini Budget 2020

by Samantha Daniels

8 Jul 2020

The chancellor has today announced two new measures to help the hospitality sector recover from the devastating effects of coronavirus on the industry.

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COVID-19 Advice for business  - Flexible furlough Leave - news article image

COVID-19 Advice for business - Flexible furlough Leave

by Kerry Whitfield

1 Jul 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) changed on the 1st July. You can now bring back to work employees who have previously been furloughed, for any amount of time and any shift pattern.

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COVID-19 Update for individuals - FCA proposes extension to consumer credit support - news article image

COVID-19 Update for individuals - FCA proposes extension to consumer credit support

by Tim Davison

29 Jun 2020

The FCA have proposed an extension to consumer credit support which we have previously covered.

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Adapting support and education to the changing needs of mental health - news article image

Adapting support and education to the changing needs of mental health

by Fran Kidd

18 Jun 2020

DFK UK & Ireland, a leading association of independent accounting firms have been talking to their clients and contacts in order to understand how businesses are re purposing through the COVID-19 lock-down. In the 12th and last in a series of articles, I spoke to Colette Norbury, Training Lead for mental health charity Oxfordshire Mind.

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COVID-19 Advice for individuals - High income child benefit - news article image

COVID-19 Advice for individuals - High income child benefit

by Lorna Straker

15 Jun 2020

Reductions in income due to the COVID-19 pandemic may lead to changes in the high income child benefit charge (HICBC).

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COVID-19 Advice for individuals: Relaxation of stamp duty surcharge reclaim - news article image

COVID-19 Advice for individuals: Relaxation of stamp duty surcharge reclaim

by Emily Hiller

10 Jun 2020

HMRC have confirmed that they will extend the normal three year time limit for refunds of higher rate stamp duty if a sale of a previous main residence was prevented due to COVID-19.

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Online exams pave the way for CIMA qualifications at Kaplan - news article image

Online exams pave the way for CIMA qualifications at Kaplan

by Fran Kidd

4 Jun 2020

DFK UK & Ireland, a leading association of independent accounting firms have been talking to their clients and contacts in order to understand how businesses are re purposing through the COVID-19 lock-down. In the 11th in a series of articles, I spoke to Katie Collins, National CIMA Product Manager for Kaplan

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Shaw Gibbs Financial Adviser achieves SOLLA Later Life accreditation - news article image

Shaw Gibbs Financial Adviser achieves SOLLA Later Life accreditation

by Tim Davison

4 Jun 2020

Tim Davison, Chartered Financial Adviser for Shaw Gibbs Financial Planning has achieved the SOLLA Later Life accreditation, the Highest Standard for advice in the Later Life Market.

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COVID-19 Advice for business - CJRS update - news article image

COVID-19 Advice for business - CJRS update

by Kerry Whitfield

2 Jun 2020

Last week the Chancellor announced changes to the CJRS which will come into effect on 1 July. More detail on these changes will be published on 12 June. However, we are strongly recommending that you read through these changes now

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COVID-19 Advice for Business – Self Employed Income Support Scheme extended - news article image

COVID-19 Advice for Business – Self Employed Income Support Scheme extended

by Lorna Straker

2 Jun 2020

On Friday (29 May) Rishi Sunak announced an extension to the Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS).

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Switching care provision overnight - news article image

Switching care provision overnight

by Fran Kidd

27 May 2020

Members of DFK UK & Ireland a leading association of independent accounting firms have been talking to their clients and contacts in order to understand how businesses are re purposing through the COVID-19 lock-down. In the tenth in a series of articles, I spoke to Gus Kennedy, Managing Director of the Mayfield Clinic.

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Breakthrough water desalination innovators appoint Shaw Gibbs as outsourced finance partner - news article image

Breakthrough water desalination innovators appoint Shaw Gibbs as outsourced finance partner

by Sarah Gardener

26 May 2020

The award-winning company needed an outsourced finance partner to run their accounting function and were introduced to Sarah Gardener who heads the Outsourcing division for the top 100 practice

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