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COVID-19 Advice for Business - Pay as You Grow - news article image

COVID-19 Advice for Business - Pay as You Grow

by Peter Watts

1 Oct 2020

The Chancellor’s Winter Economic Plan explained that the Government will be giving businesses flexibility to pay back the Government-backed loans provided earlier in the year as part of the Covid recovery packages.

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COVID-19 Advice for business - self-isolation support and regulations - news article image

COVID-19 Advice for business - self-isolation support and regulations

by Kerry Whitfield

30 Sep 2020

With effect from today (28 September 2020), self-isolation will be a legal requirement for those who have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been asked to isolate by NHS Test and Trace due to being in close contact with someone who has tested positive.

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COVID-19 Advice – spreading the cost of tax bills - news article image

COVID-19 Advice – spreading the cost of tax bills

by Emily Hillier

30 Sep 2020

Rishi Sunak has announced that businesses who deferred their VAT and individuals who deferred their self-assessment bills using a Time To Pay (TTP) arrangement at the beginning of the pandemic will be given the option of a new payment scheme which has the option to pay back smaller instalments.

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COVID-19 Advice for business - SEISS extension - news article image

COVID-19 Advice for business - SEISS extension

by Emily Hillier

29 Sep 2020

Emily Hillier tells us more about the SEISS extension announced in the Winter Economic Plan

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REMINDER : National Savings rates on savings products slashed from November 24th - news article image

REMINDER : National Savings rates on savings products slashed from November 24th

by Ed Gibson

28 Sep 2020

National Savings slash rates across the board

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Shaw Gibbs Supports Financial Planning Week 5 – 11 October 2020 - news article image

Shaw Gibbs Supports Financial Planning Week 5 – 11 October 2020

by Ed Gibson

28 Sep 2020

UK consumers nationwide are being offered free personal financial planning sessions by financial planners including CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM (CFP TM) professionals.

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The Autumn Winter or Spring Statement… - news article image

The Autumn Winter or Spring Statement…

by David Rickwood

25 Sep 2020

David Rickwood discusses the Autumn Statement

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VAT for hospitality and tourism to remain at 5% - news article image

VAT for hospitality and tourism to remain at 5%

by Samantha Daniels

25 Sep 2020

Samantha Daniels discusses the temporary VAT reduction that Rishi Sunak announced yesterday

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Rishi’s Winter Economy Plan - news article image

Rishi’s Winter Economy Plan

by Fran Kidd

24 Sep 2020

Today Rishi Sunak announced plans to help recover the UKs economy as well as measures to protect jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Turning over a new leaf - news article image

Turning over a new leaf

by Hayley Simmons

23 Sep 2020

As Autumn is upon us and September draws to a close, a number of changes are on the horizon. 29 September - the commercial rent quarter-end 30 September - the end of the temporary restrictions on the use of statutory demands and petitions for the recovery of monies owed 30 September - the one month countdown to the end of the UK furlough scheme on 31 October

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Shaw Gibbs return to networking with social distancing and social conscience in mind - news article image

Shaw Gibbs return to networking with social distancing and social conscience in mind

by Hayley Simmons

9 Sep 2020

Shaw Gibbs have taken the tentative steps back to face-to-face networking with a series of events which take social-distancing and social-conscience into consideration. The firm, have launched their ‘Pick ‘n’ Mix’ events this week to bring together small groups of Oxfordshire professionals in open spaces to network over litter picks.

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Pop group ABBA have been downgraded and are now touring as AC/DC - news article image

Pop group ABBA have been downgraded and are now touring as AC/DC

by Ed Gibson

28 Aug 2020

Having stepped back from the weekly ramblings from the isolation of a home office, the recent exams fiasco rekindled my love of a good mental ramble.

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COVID-19 Advice for business - Govt grant to access specialist advice - news article image

COVID-19 Advice for business - Govt grant to access specialist advice

by Fran Kidd

19 Aug 2020

Announced at the end of July, the Government grants will benefit SME's in England who are looking for help to build or pivot their business model. The grants will range from £1,000 to £5,000 and will be available for businesses you are looking for professional advice form accountants as well as HR, legal, IT and digital specialists.

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COVID-19 Advice for business - Innovate UK continuity loans - news article image

COVID-19 Advice for business - Innovate UK continuity loans

by Malik Salim

19 Aug 2020

Innovate UK is offering up to £210 million in loans to SME’s and third-sector organisations who are struggling to continue a live project for which they have Innovate grant funding for.

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Carrying out audits at a social distance - news article image

Carrying out audits at a social distance

by Steve Neal

17 Aug 2020

Audit is one of the services which we used to carry out whilst at our clients' premises. Lockdown prevented these client visits from happening and now, social distancing measures continue to impact on the ‘normal’ audit process. Although there is an automatic three month filing extension for accounts, companies over the audit threshold still have a responsibility to file an audit report with their accounts.

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COVID-19 Advice for business - Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) second grant applications - news article image

COVID-19 Advice for business - Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) second grant applications

by Sarah Gardener

13 Aug 2020

If you were eligible for the first SEISS grant and can confirm to HMRC that your business has been adversely affected on or after 14 July 2020 by the COVID-19 pandemic, you’ll be able to make a claim for a second and final grant from 17 August 2020.

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What would an increase in CGT cost business owners who are looking for exit? - news article image

What would an increase in CGT cost business owners who are looking for exit?

by Karyn Jones

13 Aug 2020

The Chancellor has suggested that changes to Capital Gains Tax (CGT) and ER (now known as Business Asset Disposal Relief) would be easy gains for the Treasury, and there is clear evidence that it has been a target for the last couple of years. There is now speculation that the Chancellor will increase CGT in the Autumn Budget to help recoup some of the spending that has been incurred due to the Coronavirus recovery packages.

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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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