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COVID-19 Latest support updates - Saturday 28th March 2020

Saturday 28th March 2020
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The government have now updated their guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (also referred to as Furloughing) which can be viewed here The government also made an announcement with regards to Self-Employment. We thought it would be useful to share our understanding of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the proposals set out with regards to Self-Employment. Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Firstly, it is important to remember we are not employment lawyers and you should always seek formal legal advice before taking any action. Under the new Coronavirus Job Retention scheme, government grants will cover 80% of the salary of PAYE employees who would otherwise have been laid off during this crisis. The scheme, open to any employer in the country,…

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Govt latest announcements for business support

Friday 20th March 2020

Following the announcement to force pubs, restaurants, clubs, cinemas, etc to close tonight there are now more people affected by the closures. Govt Just announced no VAT due to be filed until June & nothing to be paid on this current period until end of the year. Also HMRC will cover up to 80% of wage bill rather than laying staff off if you can't afford to pay due to announced closures. Equiv of SSP now extended to self employed & July self assessment payments not due until Jan 2021 & up to 30% housing benefit for renters affected by any layoffs.

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COVID-19 Business Support

Friday 20th March 2020

Think Smart Support... Firstly, if you are in an industry that has been severely affected already (travel, tourism, hospitality etc) we will be on hand to help in any way we can with more targeted advice or just to act as a sounding board. Please get in contact sooner rather than later if you need any help with anything going on that we can possibly support you with. We are all now working from home. We have always had this as an option, so this is nothing new to us and is now more important than ever that we have the capability to do so. All team members have remote access to our systems and files using cloud-based…

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“Think Smart” and outsource your accounts

Monday 16th September 2019

Your business finances are a tricky dilemma. They are so fundamentally crucial to your company's success but ultimately, they are not part of your core skill set and so not necessarily something that you will specialise in. This tricky balancing act often means that many hours are lost as you try and muddle through the confusing world of business finances, costing you precious time and money. Here are a few of the more popular reasons why you should outsource your accounts: • Concentrate on your strengths: Accounts can be time consuming (trust us, we know) and this is time that you could be spending making and selling more of the things you do best or even focusing on…

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Taking back control

Tuesday 27th August 2019

Let's face it no one likes to chase people for money, and no one likes to be chased but unfortunately credit control is extremely important when it comes to your business's cash flow. As the old saying goes 'Cash is King', we have therefore put together a few tips so that you can take control of your more challenging customers, your own finances & in turn your peace of mind. 1. If you have an accountancy software package, then you should be able to run an aged receivables report. This will give you a breakdown of the money that you are owed, broken down by defined periods of time usually in 30 day or monthly tranches. 2. Once you have established which…

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