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Claiming furlough for staff & Christmas

With the ever changing situation, regarding coronavirus, HMRC have been updating their online guidance documents regularly. We wanted to bring your attention to a recent update to do with furloughed staff and Christmas. The main HMRC document we are going to discuss is this one: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wage-costs-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme The change regards the ‘Holiday pay’ section of the […]

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Allowable Expenses for Sole Traders and Partnerships

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If you are a sole trader or in a partnership, you have likely wondered which expenses you can claim against your income tax liability.    Different tax rules apply for different types of expenses.  The underlying rule is that expenses must be ‘wholly and exclusively’ for the purpose of your business and evidence must be available […]

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A Simple Guide to Marriage Allowance

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For richer, for poorer – are you taking advantage of Marriage Allowance?  Introduced in April 2015, Marriage Allowance means that if you are married, or in a civil partnership, you can transfer £1250 of your Personal Allowance to your partner.  If the lower earner, makes less than £12,500 (the current Personal Allowance) their partner’s tax […]

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COVID19 Update – May 4th 2020

Following the range of updates over the last several weeks, we have now rounded up the latest information from the government on specific schemes where additional detail was released. This update covers measures discussed on 4 May. Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) The scheme opened for business at 9.00 am on 4 May. Since last […]

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Why Your Business Needs Accountancy Advice

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When is the right time to hire an accountant?  Is it necessary for our business at this stage?  There are various ways in which accountancy advice can benefit your small business, whether it’s financial planning advice, applying for credit and funding, tax queries or hiring your first employee.  Accountants can make things easier for you […]

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Covid-19 Measures: 26 March 2020

On Thursday 26 March, Chancellor Rishi Sunak made his long-awaited statement about the Covid-19 government support scheme for the self-employed, called the Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). Reports suggest that the announcement had been slow to arrive because of the greater difficulty in structuring and running a scheme that relied on annual information (via tax […]

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