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New grants available to businesses in local lockdown areas

New grants available to businesses in local lockdown areas

If your business is located in England and in an area designated for local lockdown, then you may be eligible to receive a new support grant announced 9 September 2020. What the government has said Businesses in England required to close due to local lockdowns or...

Beat the Budget

Beat the Budget

The next Budget is due Autumn 2020, late October or early November, although this may be postponed until Spring 2021 if we have a further spike in coronavirus infections. There has been the usual speculation that taxes will be increased in the forthcoming budget to...

Can you claim for additional Self Employed Income Support?

Can you claim for additional Self Employed Income Support?

The government recently announced an extension to the Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS). The first grant covered a three month period to 13 July 2020. The second grant will cover the three months commencing 14 July 2020. Those eligible for the first quarter...

Directors’ loans – a word of caution

Directors’ loans – a word of caution

Director/shareholders have a unique position with their companies for tax purposes. Usually, they can decide when and how to withdraw funds from their business, but these withdrawals can have unforeseen tax effects. Salaries and dividends If amounts drawn are salaries...

How small businesses can boost sales during COVID-19

How small businesses can boost sales during COVID-19

COVID-19 has brought sudden, massive changes around the world. It has disrupted the way we interact, shop, work, and transact. Businesses of all sizes have been plunged into darkness, with some even having to shut down entirely. Meanwhile, others have managed to find...

Covid-19 Business Support Update

Covid-19 Business Support Update

The Government has announced a series of unprecedented measures to support businesses, employees and individuals. Details as follows: A Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – the scheme is open to all UK employers for at least 3 months starting from 1st March 2020. Find...

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