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Weddings, Music Videos...and Inspiration - news article image

Weddings, Music Videos...and Inspiration

by Fran Kidd

5 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 repurposing through the COVID-19 lock-down. In the fifth in a series of articles, Caroline Cassidy, Executive Officer for DFK UK & Ireland spoke to Holly Cassidy about her videography company.

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Do I need a Grant Audit? - news article image

Do I need a Grant Audit?

by Malik Salim

4 May 2020

If you are applying for funding through a grant such as Innovate UK, Horizon 2020 or the forthcoming Future Fund, it is possible that the project costs will need an audit.

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The role of tax in debt restructurings - news article image

The role of tax in debt restructurings

by James Painter

4 May 2020

Companies struggling to repay external debt can frequently look to reduce their exposure through: Seeking a debt waiver Swapping debt for equity, or Renegotiating the terms of the debt owed

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Recruiting and on-boarding virtually - how recruitment agency Allen Associates have adapted to lockdown - news article image

Recruiting and on-boarding virtually - how recruitment agency Allen Associates have adapted to lockdown

by Fran Kidd

1 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 fourth in a series of articles, I spoke to Kate Allen, Managing Director of recruitment agency Allen Associates.

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COVID-19 Advice for business  - Business Bounce Back Loan - news article image

COVID-19 Advice for business - Business Bounce Back Loan

by Peter Watts

29 Apr 2020

Rishi Sunak has announced a new business loan scheme aimed at helping small businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic. The ‘Bounce-back Loans’ scheme will be launched on Monday 4 May at 9am

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Dublin Design Company Supports Local - news article image

Dublin Design Company Supports Local

by Fran Kidd

29 Apr 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 repurposing through the COVID-19 lock-down. In the third in a series of articles, Caroline Cassidy, Executive Officer for DFK UK & Ireland spoke to Lauren Okurch from Nettl in Dublin.

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Sewing scrubs, and the power of social media: how Sew Me Something has adapted to help the NHS. - news article image

Sewing scrubs, and the power of social media: how Sew Me Something has adapted to help the NHS.

by Fran Kidd

28 Apr 2020

During the last two months, we’ve heard many stories of businesses diversifying so that they can continue trading during the coronavirus pandemic.

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COVID-19 Advice for business - R&D tax reliefs - assistance with cashflow - news article image

COVID-19 Advice for business - R&D tax reliefs - assistance with cashflow

by Leigh Smith

27 Apr 2020

As COVID-19 continues to impact on the day-to-day operations of businesses, considering all potential sources of income and short-term cash is key. One option to explore is Research and Development (R&D) tax credits, which are available for innovative companies working on projects to develop new products or services, change processes or to do things differently.

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COVID-19 Advice for business – Billion pound support for innovative companies - news article image

COVID-19 Advice for business – Billion pound support for innovative companies

by Malik Salim

23 Apr 2020

UK businesses driving innovation and development will be helped through the coronavirus outbreak with a £1.25 billion Government support package. This is specifically designed to focus on companies driving innovation – including those that are not yet profit generating.

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Businesses ingenuity in UK and Ireland shines through lockdown - news article image

Businesses ingenuity in UK and Ireland shines through lockdown

by Fran Kidd

21 Apr 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 using their ingenuity and entrepreneurial flair to shine through the COVID-19 lock-down.

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Research & Development and the construction sector - news article image

Research & Development and the construction sector

by Leigh Smith

21 Apr 2020

Over 2,000 R&D claims were made by companies in the sector in the 17-18 tax year. However, the reality is that a large number of construction companies are performing R&D that qualifies for a credit but are not claiming for it.

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Shaw Gibbs ‘wireless’ London office paves the way for remote working during lockdown - news article image

Shaw Gibbs ‘wireless’ London office paves the way for remote working during lockdown

by Mark Ferguson

21 Apr 2020

On the 3 April, Shaw Gibbs moved their London operation to a new office on Great Portland Street Marylebone. The office, which is larger than the premises on Devonshire Street was secured in order to accommodate the growth of the Shaw Gibbs London team. From an IT perspective, it was designed to be the flagship of remote connectivity and a flexible environment for Shaw Gibbs.

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COVID-19 Advice for business - Furlough leave extended to the end of June - news article image

COVID-19 Advice for business - Furlough leave extended to the end of June

by Katie Preston

20 Apr 2020

The Government’s furlough scheme will be extended for a further month to the end of June.

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COVID-19 Update for individuals -  FCA confirms interest free overdrafts and credit holiday package - news article image

COVID-19 Update for individuals - FCA confirms interest free overdrafts and credit holiday package

by Tim Davison

15 Apr 2020

The FCA has confirmed a package of temporary measures to help people with some of the most commonly used consumer credit products.

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COVID-19 Advice for business  - Furlough leave update - news article image

COVID-19 Advice for business - Furlough leave update

by Kerry Whitfield

9 Apr 2020

On the 26th March 2020, the Government released guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (‘CJRS’). Since then, there have been a number of developments so here is an update on the changes to the original guidance plus some clarification on FAQ’s.

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COVID-19 Advice for business  - Insolvency rules relaxed - news article image

COVID-19 Advice for business - Insolvency rules relaxed

by Hayley Simmons

8 Apr 2020

Last week the government announced changes to the Insolvency Regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic to enable UK companies to continue trading.

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COVID-19 Update for individuals -  Overdrafts and credit payment holidays - news article image

COVID-19 Update for individuals - Overdrafts and credit payment holidays

by Tim Davison

8 Apr 2020

From Thursday 9 April, the first £500 of all authorised overdrafts may be interest-free and all credit cards, store cards, personal loans and catalogues may offer payment holidays.

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COVID-19 Advice for business - Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme - news article image

COVID-19 Advice for business - Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme

by Peter O'Connell

3 Apr 2020

The Chancellor has now announced new Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS) to ensure that more firms are able to benefit from Government-backed support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19 Advice for business - Expanded retail discount scheme - news article image

COVID-19 Advice for business - Expanded retail discount scheme

by Samantha Daniels

3 Apr 2020

Yesterday, the Government confirmed that that some of the exclusions for this relief, such as estate agents and letting agents, have been removed, so that retail, leisure, and hospitality properties that will have been forced to close as a result of the COVID-19 restriction measures will now be eligible for the retail discount relief.

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COVID-19 Advice for individuals - Statutory Residence Test - news article image

COVID-19 Advice for individuals - Statutory Residence Test

by Emily Hillier

2 Apr 2020

Restrictions on international travel could mean that people inadvertently fall foul of residency rules for tax and find themselves in the UK tax net.

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