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BUSINESS RECOVERY GRANTS - UPDATE

BUSINESS RECOVERY GRANTS - UPDATE

In July the Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government announced £20 million of new government grants to help smaller and medium sized businesses recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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BUSINESS NEWS UPDATE - CHANGES TO THE JOB RETENTION SCHEME

BUSINESS NEWS UPDATE - CHANGES TO THE JOB RETENTION SCHEME

The next stage of the Job Retention Scheme commences on the 1st August, when the level of government support will begin to be reduced.

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“FLEXIBLE FURLOUGH” NOW IN OPERATION

“FLEXIBLE FURLOUGH” NOW IN OPERATION

On 1‌‌ July the new CJRS “Flexible furlough” grant scheme started, which allows employers to gradually bring their furloughed employees back to work part-time. The new scheme will be in place until the end of October and the Government will gradually reduce the amount of grant towards employees’ furlough pay to 70% in September and 60% in October.

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COVID-19 BUSINESS NEWS UPDATE - June 2020

COVID-19 BUSINESS NEWS UPDATE - June 2020

As the Government starts to plan for life after Lockdown a number of changes to the Covid-19 support packages have been announced including: -

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C19 Business News Update

C19 Business News Update

CORONAVIRUS STATUTORY SICK PAY REBATE SCHEME SET TO LAUNCH

Employers will be able to make claims through the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme from 26 May.

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COVID-19 Support For Business

COVID-19 Support For Business

Note that the situation is changing daily and you should check the latest position before acting.

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Cunningtons - Handpicked Accountants

Cunningtons - Handpicked Accountants

We are delighted to have been selected to join the specialist website Handpicked Accountants. The site is a national network made up of high performing accountants from across the country. The online platform connects business owners and company directors with locally based professional accountants.

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Cyber security - practical steps to help keep your business safe online

Cyber security - practical steps to help keep your business safe online

According to a Cyber Securities Breaching Survey “around a third (32%) of businesses and two in ten charities (22%) report having had cyber security breaches or attacks in the last 12 months” and where a loss of data or assets occurred the average cost of that attack was £4,180.00

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The Role of the Audit in Combating Fraud

The Role of the Audit in Combating Fraud

An audit does not just provide confidence to the owner that a business is in good shape, it also offers evidence and assurance to third parties. An Audit permits the stakeholders of a business such as shareholders, banks, suppliers, customers and even staff to make better informed decisions about its current performance and their subsequent relationship to it, providing additional comfort when deciding whether to invest in, provide finance to, or trade with that business.

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The Benefits of Efficient Accounting Systems

The Benefits of Efficient Accounting Systems

Optimal efficiency is key to running a successful business in today’s fast paced environment. Using available technology to automate procedures can help to achieve significant time and cost savings across many departments, offering enormous benefits. 

Most of us are aware of Cloud Accounting systems, the best known of which are QuickBooks Online and Xero, but used to their fullest these are much more than just basic bookkeeping applications.

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Is your firm ready for Brexit?

Is your firm ready for Brexit?

As the UK prepares to leave the European Union and increasingly likely heading for a no-deal Brexit it is vital that businesses are prepared for the financial implications of this unprecedented change.

Whilst many companies have already started to consider how they will be affected by carrying out formal risk assessments there is still a small window of time to gain understanding and steps all firms should be taking to minimise future disruption - planning ahead now will help to ease transition and hopefully also bring long term benefits.

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IS YOUR FIRM MTD COMPLIANT?

IS YOUR FIRM MTD COMPLIANT?

Businesses are being encouraged by HMRC to register for Making Tax Digital before the August deadline.

According to HMRC 1.2 million businesses with an annual turnover above £85,000 will be affected by new rules requiring them to submit online quarterly returns using compatible software by August 7th; meaning any business wishing to pay by direct debit must register by July 27th.

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Five reasons businesses have poor cashflow

Five reasons businesses have poor cashflow

All businesses need a healthy cashflow to thrive – the old adage “cash is king” is as true now as it ever was.

So here are some of the main reasons businesses have poor cashflow:

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Are you really building a valuable business?

Are you really building a valuable business?

Most owners of small businesses believe they are building a valuable business which will eventually form an integral part of their retirement plans. Indeed, for a large proportion the disposal will have to form major part of their retirement fund. Many will be sadly disappointed when the time to sell finally arrives.

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