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The Brexit trade deal explained - news article image

The Brexit trade deal explained

by Asim Khan

3 Feb 2021

As the timing of the Brexit deal took place in late December 2020, this meant that many organisations were left with minimal time to understand the various implications on their activities before it took effect.

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What if I need funding for my business? - news article image

What if I need funding for my business?

by Charles Breese

1 Feb 2021

Owner Managers tend to self-fund their businesses, this may include personal savings, followed by long or short-term debt. They are often reluctant to source external equity-funding with the belief that it will erode independence.

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Should I go into business with my family? - news article image

Should I go into business with my family?

by Sarah Gardener

29 Jan 2021

It might seem sensible to go into business with a family member or spouse. Employment costs are not as likely to be as high and the negatives of the employer–employee relationship are not so prevalent.

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Paying your deferred VAT - news article image

Paying your deferred VAT

by Georgi Pacetti

28 Jan 2021

To support businesses during the pandemic, HMRC allowed VAT payments due between 20 March and 30 June to be deferred until the 31st March 2021.

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What should my long-term strategic goals be? - news article image

What should my long-term strategic goals be?

by Leigh Smith

27 Jan 2021

It is imperative that owners and managers of any business take time to focus and plan the strategic direction of the business and set key objectives to achieve the overall ambition .

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The average weekly cost of private residential care varies by more than £800 across Britain - news article image

The average weekly cost of private residential care varies by more than £800 across Britain

by Gemma Lanning

27 Jan 2021

The highest average weekly private cost was found in Islington in London, at £1,488, while the lowest was found in Blaenau Gwent in Wales, at £621.

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How do I choose the right business structure? - news article image

How do I choose the right business structure?

by Darshil Shah

25 Jan 2021

Structuring your business at an early stage will save time later and money in the longer-term

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COVID-19: Supreme Court ruling means insurers must pay for lockdown losses - news article image

COVID-19: Supreme Court ruling means insurers must pay for lockdown losses

by Sarah Gardener

21 Jan 2021

Small businesses have a huge opportunity to get back on their feet as the Supreme Court has ruled that insurers will pay out for losses caused by lockdown.

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Shaw Gibbs accountant wins global prize - news article image

Shaw Gibbs accountant wins global prize

by Gemma Lanning

21 Jan 2021

Outsourcing senior Alec Thompson, has won recognition in his ACCA Strategic Professional Level exam receiving the highest mark worldwide in the December 2020 examinations.

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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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