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Job Vacancy – Corporate accounts assistant

Due to on-going growth within the practice we are ideally looking for a person with experience of preparing Limited company accounts files.

This would ideally suit an AAT student or recently qualified with a few of years experience of being in a practice.
Knowledge of accounting software would be a big advantage in particular Xero and […]

By |January 13th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CLIENT ALERT – 5 January 2021 National lock-down and increased government support

Source material: Press release – https://www.gov.uk/government/news/46-billion-in-new-lockdown-grants-to-support-businesses-and-protect-jobs

Dear clients,

The Prime Minister has announced a new national lock-down for England, 4 January 2021, that is likely to apply until half-term February 2021. Similar restrictions are likely to apply in the other regions of the UK.

The following day the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, stepped in and disclosed a raft […]

By |January 5th, 2021|Finance|0 Comments

CLIENT ALERT – 17 December 2020 Furlough Scheme extended

Source material: Press release – https://www.gov.uk/government/news/chancellor-extends-furlough-and-loan-schemes#:~:text=The%20furlough%20scheme%20has%20been,Year%2C%20the%20Chancellor%20announced%20today.

Dear client,
The Chancellor made a number of surprise announcements, 17 December 2020. In what must be a response to the continuing resilience of coronavirus, he has extended the furlough scheme and the closing date for government backed loan applications.

Details of the changes are:
• The furlough scheme was due to end […]

By |December 18th, 2020|Payroll|0 Comments

Making the most of extended retail hours

CLIENT ALERT – 30 November 2020
Making the most of extended retail hours

Source material: Press release – https://www.gov.uk/government/news/boost-for-high-street-as-jenrick-extends-opening-hours-for-christmas-shopping

Dear clients,
You have probably heard that retailers in England can extend opening hours in December and January to help you make the most of the festive shopping season. In the announcement government sources said:
From Wednesday 2 December, as England […]

By |November 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CLIENT ALERT – 23 October 2020 Additional Support for businesses affected by coronavirus disruption

CLIENT ALERT – 23 October 2020

Additional Support for businesses affected by coronavirus disruption

In a welcome announcement yesterday, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, revealed a raft of changes to the Job Support Scheme (JSS), the Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) and the Local Restriction Support Grants (LRSG). The changes will re-establish more realistic support for businesses […]

By |October 23rd, 2020|Company Matters, Payroll, Success in Business, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Job Support Scheme – more details

More information has now been published to the GOV.UK website regarding the Job Support Scheme (JSS). The new scheme will commence 1 November 2020, for a six month period, when the present furlough scheme ends.
A short summary of the key facts follows.
Who is eligible?
Conditions for employers:
• JSS in available to employers with a UK bank account […]

By |September 25th, 2020|Finance, Payroll|0 Comments

The Chancellor’s Winter Economy Plan

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, confirmed that there will be no Autumn Budget this year. He also outlined two new measures to support jobs over the coming months. His Winter Economy Plan offers additional support on a number of fronts including the new:
• A Job Support Scheme and
• An extension to the Self- Employed Income Support Scheme.

The Furlough […]

By |September 25th, 2020|Finance|0 Comments

Sunak’s Summer Statement 2020

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced further measures to support jobs and business sectors severely affected by the COVID outbreak.

Grants and reliefs offered included support for: employment, the beleaguered hospitality and tourism industry and included green initiatives as well as a novel scheme to get us to eat out in August.

The expected reduction in VAT was […]

By |July 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fun way to support our local charity client

Total Obstacle Race- Poster

Preparations are in place and some limbering up to be done for entering a team in the first event of this type for Bowel Cancer West.

This is a terrific local charity and one we are really proud to support.

If any clients or contacts who would like to join us for a fun […]

By |August 2nd, 2018|Charity|0 Comments

Vacancy to join our team

We are currently inviting applicants to join our Accounts and Tax department. The role would ideally suit a final level AAT or recently qualified AAT with a practice experience behind them.

We have a diverse client base which will offer a challenge to the successful candidate and an opportunity to manage a portfolio and interact directly […]

By |January 11th, 2018|Company Matters|0 Comments