Business resilience in these tough times

By Gary Robinson / April 16, 2022

Millions of households are facing a rise in energy costs, alongside increases in the cost of council tax, water bills and other utilities and there is a warning of fresh energy bill price rises in October. Energy prices have been affected by the Ukraine war and pressure on suppliers. There are continuing delays and shortages…

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Plan B

By Gary Robinson / December 19, 2021

Welcome to our round up of the latest business news for our clients. Please contact us if you want to talk about how these updates affect your business. We are here to support you!Prime Minister confirms move to Plan B in EnglandThe Prime Minister confirmed last week that England will move to Plan B following…

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Omicron variant – New safety measures announced

By Gary Robinson / December 5, 2021

It is expected that Parliament will endorse the weekend Government announcements on new safety measures for the Omicron variant and from Tuesday 30 November face masks will be compulsory in shops and on public transport in England, and UK arrivals are expected to have to take PCR tests.The measures will be reviewed in three weeks.…

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UK Inflation Prices Increase

By Gary Robinson / November 28, 2021

BUSINESS NEWS ENGLANDWelcome to our round up of the latest business news for our clients. Please contact us if you want to talk about how these updates affect your business. We are here to support you!Inflation: UK prices increase at fastest rate for almost ten yearsThe cost of living has surged at its fastest pace…

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Covid 19 Booster Jabs

By Gary Robinson / November 12, 2021

Recent figures follow hundreds of thousands of vaccinations over the weekend. People who are eligible are also able to get a booster at hundreds of walk-in sites across the country, as long as it’s been six months since their second dose. The third vaccine dose will be offered to 30 million people over 50, medical…

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Furlough Update

By Gary Robinson / September 17, 2021

The CJRS is due to end on 30 September 2021. For claims relating to August and September 2021, the government will pay 60% of wages up to a maximum cap of £1,875 for the hours the employee is on furlough.Claims for September must be submitted by 14 October 2021 and any amendments must be made…

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The importance of Wills

By Gary Robinson / September 10, 2021

If the last year and a half has taught us anything, it is that life is unpredictable. And there is no better time than now to get your affairs in order. Whilst sorting out your Will might be left on your longer term ‘to do’ list, it should not be avoided or delayed – especially…

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September 2021 Newsletter

By Gary Robinson / September 3, 2021

SEPTEMBER IS THE LAST MONTH FOR CJRS “FURLOUGH” GRANTS The Government are pulling the plug on support to employers for furloughed staff at the end of September as they anticipate that the economy will be back to normal by October. The grant claims for employees furloughed in the month of September are 60% of the…

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Working From Home Tax Relief

By Gary Robinson / May 14, 2021

HMRC is reminding taxpayers to submit tax relief claims for working from home due to coronavirus during 2021/22 via the easy to use online portal So far this tax year more than 550,000 employed workers have already claimed and are benefitting from the tax relief, which pays £6 a week for home workers. If employed…

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Bounce Back Loan

By Gary Robinson / February 21, 2021

Bounce Back Loan borrowers will now have the option to tailor payments according to their individual circumstances with the option to delay all repayments for a further six months. Pay as You Grow will be available to over 1.4 million businesses, which collectively took out nearly £45bn through the Bounce Back Loan Scheme. The Treasury’s…

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