Latest Blogs in Business Support
Stephen Malkin
28th May 2021 Xero – Multi-factor Authentication

  Do you use Xero?   If you do, then multi-factor authentication when logging in will become compulsory after 2 July 2021.  From 1 June you will be prompted to set this up but can defer up until 2 July 2021.   Having a second layer of security is designed to prevent anyone but you…

Vanessa Pearson
20th May 2021 VAT deferral payment scheme deadline 21 June 2021

One of the ways government helped businesses in 2020 was to allow them to defer paying VAT liabilities due between March and June that year. Those taking advantage of this had until 31 March 2021 to pay. In September 2020, the Chancellor announced the VAT deferral payment scheme. Instead of paying in full by 31…

Ben Kilby
4th May 2021 Sage 50 VAT ‘T’ codes

Sage50 VAT T codes (from v27.1 onwards):   T0 – Zero rated transactions T1 – Standard rated transactions – Currently 20% T2 – Exempt transactions T4 – Sale of goods to VAT registered customers in EC T5 – Lower Rate – Currently 5% T7 – Zero rated purchases of goods from suppliers in EC T8…

Jaimie King
15th April 2021 Life after CBILS: The Recovery Loan Scheme

The government-backed Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme closed on 31st March to new applicants. Thankfully, the government has put in place further support for businesses, to follow this.   The Recovery Loan Scheme – Government backed loans, 3 months – up to 6 years depending on the product – Up to £10m, no cap on…

Steven Denton
18th March 2021 Changes to Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough) from July 2021

As you will know by now, in the budget speech of 3rd March 2021, the government announced the extension of the current furlough scheme until September 2021. Further guidance has now been issued as to how the scheme will operate.   Firstly, for periods starting after 1st May, you can claim furlough for any employee,…

Sue Edwards
18th March 2021 The Benefits of Outsourcing Payroll

As chartered accountants, with over 90 years’ experience in the finance industry, outsourcing the payroll, to us, is something all businesses should consider.  Running a payroll is very time consuming so let someone else take the burden from you, here are the top 5 great reasons for outsourcing your payroll: COST Time is quite literally…

Bethan Hassey
15th March 2021 COVID 19 filing extension for CS01’s coming to an end!

The current confirmation statement (CS01) filing deadline of six weeks from the ‘made up to date’ (the original 14 day deadline, plus an extension of 28 days) is coming to an end. CS01’s with a filing deadline of 6 April 2021 or later will no longer have the COVID 19 extension. Please see table summary…

Emily Haines
15th March 2021 SEISS for the newly self-employed in 2019/20

HMRC are writing to some individuals who started their sole trade/self-employment in 2019/20 and wish to claim the fourth and fifth self-employment income support scheme grant (SEISS). These individuals will be asked to complete some verification checks to confirm their identity and proof of their self-employment.   These individuals should receive a letter from 8th…

Bethan Hassey
10th March 2021 Further extension of CJRS

It was announced in the budget on 3rd March 2021 that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be extended to 30th September 2021.   Employers can claim 80% of ‘usual salary’ for hours not worked up to a maximum of £2,500 per month. Employers must continue to pay employer National Insurance and employer pension contributions.…

Stephen Malkin
28th February 2021 1-Mar-21: Are you ready for new VAT Domestic Reverse Charge rules for construction services?

VAT registered businesses working within the construction sector should be aware that new domestic reverse charge VAT administration rules are being introduced wef 1 March 2021 (delayed from original October 2019 launch date). The Government announced in the 2018 Budget that they are trying to reduce missing trader fraud; where builders collect VAT from their…