Blog & Insights

Understanding the VAT change for hospitality and tourism sectors

Posted by Dave Hazlehurst, on August 4, 2020.

A fifth of small UK businesses are expecting their performance to be ‘much worse’ over the next three months, with consumer confidence levels still low as a result of COVID-19. In a move to restore this confidence, the Chancellor’s Summer Statement announced measures to protect, support and maintain those hardest hit by the lockdown. The […]

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Managing finances post lockdown

Posted by Dave Hazlehurst, on June 16, 2020.

In the coming months, the government will be reducing their support for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 lockdown. Now is the time to prepare your business for a new ‘normal’. We will all need to adjust to a new way of doing things, and you may need to develop entirely new business models to enable profitability. […]

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What does the extending furlough scheme mean for your business?

Posted by Dave Hazlehurst, on June 12, 2020.

The furlough scheme introduced by the UK Government at the start of the coronavirus pandemic has been extended until the end of October 2020. However, businesses are expected to contribute more as the scheme draws to a close. August: businesses will be expected to cover national insurance and pension contributions of workers on the Coronavirus […]

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Working from home and mental health

Posted by Dave Hazlehurst, on May 6, 2020.

For many of us, our working lives have changed dramatically as a result of lockdown and coronavirus. COVID-19 has meant a lot of us are now working from home, either alone or surrounded by families – a totally different atmosphere to what we’re used to. At this time, regardless of your situation, taking care of […]

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Further Guidance on the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme

Posted by Dave Hazlehurst, on April 16, 2020.

This information is relevant for the self-employed or partnerships only. Government have recently issued further detailed guidance around the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS), the aim of which is to support self-employed individuals who have lost income due to COVID-19. The general headline of the measure is that self-employed people will receive a grant of 80% […]

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