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Top tips for effective probationary periods during lockdown - news article image

Top tips for effective probationary periods during lockdown

by Kerry Whitfield

15 Jan 2021

HR Manager Kerry Whitfield discusses the Top tips for effective probationary periods during lockown

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Here I go again on my own goin' down the only road i've ever known - news article image

Here I go again on my own goin' down the only road i've ever known

by Ed Gibson

11 Jan 2021

There are times when you can’t beat a bit of 1980’s “poodle rock”; even more so when it’s co-written by a local boy (for those interested in that sort of thing Bernie is still in Buckinghamshire and until Covid hit was available for music lessons).

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European grant funding post Brexit - news article image

European grant funding post Brexit

by Malik Salim

8 Jan 2021

Horizon 2020 is the largest European fund for research and innovation. The fund, which was established by the EU ran from 2014-2020 with a budget of 79 billion Euros.

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New tax rules for individuals working via their own companies - news article image

New tax rules for individuals working via their own companies

by Darshil Shah

7 Jan 2021

In July 2019, my colleague Leigh Smith detailed the proposed changes to Intermediaries Legislation (IR35) or ‘off-payroll working rules. These changes were due to come into effect in 2020 but have been pushed back due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The Government now plan to make these changed from 6 April 2021.

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COVID-19 Advice for business: New Lockdown grant January 2021 - news article image

COVID-19 Advice for business: New Lockdown grant January 2021

by Samantha Daniels

6 Jan 2021

The chancellor has announced that businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors are to receive a one-off top up grant, as result of Lockdown 3.

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Should you consider ceasing trade and cashing out? - news article image

Should you consider ceasing trade and cashing out?

by Karyn Jones

6 Jan 2021

Accountants report having seen a “flood” of enquiries from business owners concerned about CGT rises, and seeking to cease trading and cash out.

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Shaw Gibbs to present at Access to finance conference - news article image

Shaw Gibbs to present at Access to finance conference

by Gemma Lanning

4 Jan 2021

Steve Neal, Partner and Head of Audit for Shaw Gibbs will be presenting at the Oxfordshire Greentech, Access to finance conference on the 4th of February.

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Turning over a new leaf  - suite of videos - news article image

Turning over a new leaf - suite of videos

by Hayley Simmons

18 Dec 2020

Over the last few weeks, we have been sending a series of videos to help you or your clients 'turn over a new leaf' during difficult times. These videos focus on avenues to help avoid the negative impacts of Covid-19 and the associated economic uncertainty.

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Preparing for the end of the Brexit transitional period - news article image

Preparing for the end of the Brexit transitional period

by Asim Khan

17 Dec 2020

With the Brexit transitional period due to end on 31 December 2020, it is important to prepare for the changes that will take place from 1 January 2021.

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DFK firms in the UK Top 100 - news article image

DFK firms in the UK Top 100

by Fran Kidd

2 Dec 2020

DFK UK & Ireland’s strength has been highlighted in the latest ranking of the top 100 accountancy firms.

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Lockdown 2: Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the Water (Eaton Park & Ride) - news article image

Lockdown 2: Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the Water (Eaton Park & Ride)

by Ed Gibson

27 Nov 2020

Grease 2; Blues Brothers 2000; Basic Instinct 2; it’s always difficult to get the sequel right. Not every sequel can be Godfather II; just look at Godfather III to see that one. In so many ways Lockdown 2.0 is proving very different from the original and I’m sure it’s not just me, but there’s something very different about closing the office and having to work from home when outside it's grey, dull, dismal, wet and chilly.

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Directors Beware! - news article image

Directors Beware!

by Karyn Jones

26 Nov 2020

Most people know that in March 2020 the Government announced a suspension of Wrongful Trading Rules. This was part of a wider package of measures to aid businesses, and their boards, experiencing financial distress due to Covid-19.

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Shaw Gibbs Later Life advisor presents at Care Funding Webinar - news article image

Shaw Gibbs Later Life advisor presents at Care Funding Webinar

by Tim Davison

25 Nov 2020

On the 28th of October Tim Davison, Later Life adviser for Shaw Gibbs Financial Planning presented at a Care Funding Webinar run by Oxford Aunts.

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Changes to VAT treatment of overseas goods sold to customers from 1 January 2021 - news article image

Changes to VAT treatment of overseas goods sold to customers from 1 January 2021

by Asim Khan

24 Nov 2020

From 1 January 2021, VAT on imported goods with a value of up to £135 will be collected at the point of sale and not at the point of importation.

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Covid-19 Advice for Businesses: Business Grant Update - news article image

Covid-19 Advice for Businesses: Business Grant Update

by Samantha Daniels

24 Nov 2020

Local authorities will now be administering two new grant schemes as requested by the Government. Payments will be made to businesses from two new funding pots on a discretionary basis.

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VAT liability of school holiday clubs - news article image

VAT liability of school holiday clubs

by Asim Khan

20 Nov 2020

Revenue & Customs Brief 18 (2020) clarifies HMRC’s position regarding the VAT treatment of school holiday clubs following the First Tier Tribunal's decision in RSR Sports Limited vs HMRC [2019] TC07450.

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Do you currently use the simplification for “Supply and Installation of goods”? - news article image

Do you currently use the simplification for “Supply and Installation of goods”?

by Asim Khan

13 Nov 2020

At present, if you make a supply of installed or assembled goods then for VAT purposes the place of supply is where the goods are installed or assembled unless you can use the simplification measure as stated within Section 11 of VAT Notice 725.

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COVID-19 Advice for business – Government support extends for lockdown 2 - news article image

COVID-19 Advice for business – Government support extends for lockdown 2

by Peter Watts

12 Nov 2020

Government support schemes have now been extended for applicants up until the 31st of January 2021, as a result of the second lockdown.

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Turning over a new leaf - Recommend, Represent, Recover. - news article image

Turning over a new leaf - Recommend, Represent, Recover.

by Karyn Jones

11 Nov 2020

What happen when you approach an IP because you are owed a significant amount of money by a business or individual?

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Turning over a new leaf -Revise, Revaluate, Repay - news article image

Turning over a new leaf -Revise, Revaluate, Repay

by Karyn Jones

4 Nov 2020

There is a common mis-conception that Insolvency Practitioners (IPs) only deal with companies or individuals in respect of formal insolvency processes.

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