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Small Business Brexit Support Fund
06 Apr 2021

Small Business Brexit Support Fund

Since 15 March 2021, smaller businesses can apply for grants of up to £2,000 to help them adapt to new customs and tax rules when trading with the EU.

The £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund enables traders to access practical support, including training for new customs, rules of origin and VAT processes.

Furlough Scheme Changes From 1st July 2021
06 Apr 2021

Furlough Scheme Changes From 1st July 2021

The government has confirmed its intention that furloughed employees will be paid 80% of their wages for hours not worked under the furlough scheme.

Up to 30 June 2021, this payment will be fully-funded by government and capped at £2,500 per month.

Temporary Extension of Loss Relief Carry-Backs
06 Apr 2021

Temporary Extension of Loss Relief Carry-Backs

Many businesses across the UK are likely to make losses in the 2020-21 tax year due to the havoc resulting from COVID disruption. Which was why the announcement in the recent Budget that losses can be carried back for an extended period was most welcome.

Recently Self-Employed?
06 Apr 2021

Recently Self-Employed?

If you became self-employed after 5 April 2019 and you have submitted your 2019-20 tax return before 2 March 2021, you may be eligible for the next two Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grants for the quarter end 30 April 2021 and the final claims period to 30 September 2021.

Mel’s Budget Update: 3rd March 2021
03 Mar 2021

Mel’s Budget Update: 3rd March 2021

During COVID-19 I want to ensure that everyone is as up to date as possible with regards to Government changes and support that impacts businesses. Please note that this update is correct as of date of publishing (3rd March 2021).

Minimum Wage Levels From April 2021
01 Mar 2021

Minimum Wage Levels From April 2021

From April 2021, the National Living Wage (NLW) will be the statutory minimum wage for workers aged 23 and over.

Exporters - Simplified Declarations
23 Feb 2021

Exporters - Simplified Declarations

You can make a simplified declaration before you export your goods. This is called ‘presenting’ your goods to customs.

Marriage Allowance Claim
18 Feb 2021

Marriage Allowance Claim

HMRC published the following press release on Valentine’s Day 2021.

Tax Breaks Working From Home
10 Feb 2021

Tax Breaks Working From Home

Find out more about what you can claim if you're employed or self-employed and working from home due to a lockdown.

Do I Need a Business Plan?
05 Feb 2021

Do I Need a Business Plan?

We’ve reached the end of our ‘Know Your Numbers with Mel’ series!

Do You Need a Management Report?
26 Jan 2021

Do You Need a Management Report?

The final 2 videos in our ‘Know Your Numbers with Mel’ series are taken from the questions section of the workshop.

Know your Financial Numbers
22 Jan 2021

Know your Financial Numbers

Do you have an annual business plan, annual forecast or ongoing reporting and accountability?

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