Author: Philip

Re-starting your business

Now that we’re slowly coming out of lockdown, it’s time to start to plan re-starting your closed business. Whilst many small businesses could legally have stayed open throughout the lock-down, many closed, either because of social distancing (staff and/or customers),

New ‘top-up’ grants available for left-out firms

The government has made an extra £617m available to a range of businesses not previously covered by business rates holidays or support grants. The new discretionary ‘top-up’ fund caters for small businesses with ongoing fixed property costs. The kinds of businesses that

HMRC Webinars for Self Employed Income Support Scheme

HM Revenue & Customs are running webinars on applying for the Self-employed Income Support Scheme #SEISS, you can sign up here:

ICPA Update re Self Employed Support Grant

A short YouTube video from the ICPA giving details of how the self employed can check and claim their self employed support grant As you’ll see from this video, the self employed must make their own claims via their own

Top-up to local business grant funds scheme

A discretionary fund has been set up to accommodate certain small businesses previously outside the scope of the business grant funds scheme. This additional fund is aimed at small businesses with ongoing fixed property-related costs such as businesses in shared

The Forgotten

Covid 19 – Bounce Back Loan Scheme Announced

Small businesses will benefit from a new fast-track finance scheme providing loans with a 100% government-backed guarantee for lenders, the Chancellor announced today (Monday 27 April). Rishi Sunak said the new Bounce Back Loans scheme, which will provide loans of

Covid 19 – Self Employment Income Support Scheme

Use this scheme if you’re self-employed or a member of a partnership in the UK and have lost income due to coronavirus (COVID-19). This scheme DOES NOT apply to those trading via a limited company. This scheme will allow you


We will continue to support our clients by email and online systems, but for the foreseeable future, our office is closed and we are working from home. Please allow a little extra time for us to respond to your queries

IR35 – Private Sector Reform Delayed by 1 Year

It has been announced that due to the Coronavirus, the proposed private sector reforms to IR35 will be delayed by 1 year. Instead of coming into force on 6 April 2020, it will now be deferred until 6 April 2021.

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