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The Flexible Furlough Scheme – The Key Points Every Employer Needs to Know

On Friday 29 May 2020, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak announced further changes to the furlough scheme. These changes are slowly being phased in to reduce the impact on business and get employees slowly back to work. The government’s main aim with the changes is to...

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Helpful steps to improve credit control

An important element of healthy cash flow is the credit control process. Smaller businesses in the UK have historically struggled to recover payments, especially from larger clients. To help, the Government has tried to introduce new legislation. However, in many cases, it has lacked the bite...

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The Importance of a Cash Flow Forecast – Top Tips during COVID-19

With so much uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, it is essential that businesses are prepared for the future. One of the things you could be doing right now to evaluate and secure the future of your business is putting together a cash flow forecast, highlighting any areas for potential problems. You...

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The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

What is the “Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme”? The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) is a state aid provided by the UK government to assist small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) during the coronavirus pandemic. This will allow businesses affected by the Coronavirus pandemic to access...

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The interaction between Research and Development and State Aid

What is state Aid State Aid is “any advantage granted by public authorities through state resources on a selective basis to any organisations that could potentially distort competition and trade in the European Union (EU)”. An “advantage” is defined as “anything which an undertaking (an organisation engaged...

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How the Self-Employed are being supported through the Coronavirus Lockdown

When the Coronavirus pandemic began the Government were quick to announce the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), which didn’t include the huge number of self-employed people living in the UK. To a huge sigh of relief from this group the Government announced a similar scheme...

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The Benefits of Cloud Accounting Through COVID-19 and Beyond

We are currently living in unprecedented times with many businesses unable to operate effectively or at all, with officials stating that lockdowns in some form could potentially be in place for many months to come, businesses will need to find new ways to ensure their...

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Working from home during COVID-19 – tax relief support is available for additional costs

Homeworking tax relief support As part of the Spring Budget, it was announced that the home working allowance would increase from £4 per week to £6 per week. This can be paid to an employee with no tax or NIC implications in order to subsidise the...

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Our latest blog covers the governments job retention scheme. Many businesses are utilising the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) to retain their employees during these difficult economic and social times. If you have already furloughed employees, or are considering doing so, you will need to...

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Organisational Resilience

As many workplaces are now operating remotely, it has highlighted the need for businesses to adapt to an ever changing environment. It is a devastating effect of COVID-19 that many small businesses are struggling with the effects of reduced consumerism, considerable staff absence and office...

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4 Key Benefits of Outsourced Accounting Services

As well as being time consuming, bookkeeping, VAT returns, management accounts and many other areas such as payroll are costly to perform in house, especially now with the specific requirements of the Making Tax Digital regime. Our fully accredited Outsourced Accounting Services Team at Seymour Taylor work with the...

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Land Remediation Relief – A valuable tax relief often overlooked!

Land remediation relief (LRR) is a tax deduction often not claimed by smaller property developers and investors and the claiming of it can result in a tax reduction or a cash credit from HMRC. Firstly, if land remediation relief is available, then a company will benefit from an uplift...

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Preparing Your Business For Sale

An exit strategy is a plan for closing your involvement in a business. There is lots of ‘tidying up’ required first and preparation is key! A well thought out exit strategy will create a smooth process and increase the selling price. Get your financial records in order. The...

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3 Great Reasons to Outsource your Payroll to Us

Businesses today are always looking at ways to make the most efficient use of their time. Payroll can be a time consuming and complex function to manage. With such competitive rates for outsourcing this area we give you the 3 main reasons why you should...

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7 Top tips before setting up your business

Consider these 7 top tips before setting up your business- for a smoother, less stressful journey to success. Many people choose to set up their own business for the independence and freedom. Small business owners reap the rewards for themselves as one of the biggest incentives,...

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