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Christmas Opening Hours

Christmas Opening Hours

Thank you to our clients, supporters and friends. We are so grateful for your continued support and for having the chance to know you and work with you.   Please note our Christmas opening hours below: Christmas Eve: Open 8:00am - 2:00pm Christmas Day - Monday...

How to convert more new business in 2022

How to convert more new business in 2022

Our Sales Coach Simon Tucker shares his top tip to stop leaving new business on the table in this 60-second video. Reviewing your sales performance is step eight on our Post-Lockdown Business Action Plan Tool. To make use of the guides and insights to complete steps...

Your 5-minute Business Boost

Your 5-minute Business Boost

[5 min] It's easy for business owners to be distracted from their role as leader of the business. Here are 6 ways to free-up more time to work ON your business in 2022. Use software to collect customer payments Reduce the time you spend sending out invoices and...

How to get more from your marketing

How to get more from your marketing

Struggling to keep your existing customers? Frustrated by a lack of new customers? We've created a new guide to help you target your marketing so it hits the mark. Check it out to discover a five-step process which will help you get more new, ideal customers. And if...

3 Steps to Business Cost Efficiency

3 Steps to Business Cost Efficiency

Part one of our post-pandemic business action planning tool is to review your business costs to stop unnecessary cash leaking out of your business. Amidst all the disruption of lockdown, the costs your business incurs may well have changed, so it’s time to review what...

New options for the payment of deferred VAT

New options for the payment of deferred VAT

With VAT deferral coming to an end,  HMRC have finally released information on bringing this VAT up to date. There are three options, you can choose to either: Pay the deferred VAT in full before 31 March 2021. Join the new VAT deferral payment scheme which is an...

Spring Budget 2021 – Your Summary

Spring Budget 2021 – Your Summary

  Rishi Sunak hailed the ‘swifter and more sustained’ UK economic recovery which is taking place in the UK following the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic during his Budget speech yesterday. He revealed that the UK economy shrank by 10% in 2020 but is expected...

Your Business Action Plan

Your Business Action Plan

Matthew Rogers shares a new Wellbeing Wednesday blog for business owners. As we approach the end of the pandemic and continue to immerse ourselves in working to ensure our businesses recover from its effects, allow me to ask: how are you? The effects of the pandemic...

Time to Pay Tax Arrangements

Time to Pay Tax Arrangements

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are being very amenable to individuals who wish to set up an arrangement to pay their tax payments in instalments during the current pandemic. HMRC have advised that they are allowing individuals two months from 31 January 2021 to set up...

VAT Changes from 1 January 2021

VAT Changes from 1 January 2021

If your business is VAT registered, catch up with the changes to the VAT regime that take effect from 1 January 2021: NOTE: Reverse Charge accounting for VAT is not an EU specific rule – It is how you must account for VAT on services that you buy from businesses who...

HMRC now checking “Eat Out” payments

HMRC now checking “Eat Out” payments

We understand that HMRC are writing to some businesses that claimed under the "Eat Out to Help Out" scheme in August to check their claims are correct. The scheme allowed businesses to discount their customers' bills by up to 50% per diner, subject to a £10 per head...

HMRC launches new VAT deferral scheme

HMRC launches new VAT deferral scheme

HMRC is giving businesses that deferred VAT payments due between 20 March and 30 June 2020 more time to pay. Previously, payment was due in full by 31 March 2021. Under its new scheme, HMRC is enabling businesses to settle what is owed by 31 March 2022. HMRC will...

Update on Government Support Initiatives

Update on Government Support Initiatives

Extension of Furlough Job Retention Scheme (JRS) to 31 March 2021 Following the announcement of a £150bn injection of crisis support funding and interest rates to remain at 0.1% by the Bank of England yesterday, the Chancellor has extended the Furlough Job Retention...

“Why do I bother?”

“Why do I bother?”

In low moments, as we deal with the current struggles, obstacles and challenges of being in business, it can be easy to think "why do I bother?" This is typically an off-the-cuff remark we make when we feel particularly under pressure, of course, but is actually one I...

Self-assessment taxpayers given longer to pay

Self-assessment taxpayers given longer to pay

Self-assessment taxpayers have been given even longer to pay all the taxes due by 31 January 2021 made up of: 2019/2020 Second payment on account due 31 July 2020 2019/2020 Balancing payment 2019/2020 Capital Gains tax 2020/2021 First payment on account If your total...