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Bounce Back Loan Update

So it won't be long before the first anniversary arrives when Bounce Back Loans were first made available to businesses.  So what do you need to consider:  if you need to borrow, if you're not ready to repay, and if you want to defer making payments. The Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) was set up and gives lenders a government-backed guarantee of 100% to offer loans of up [...]

By |2021-02-24T15:21:37+00:00February 24th, 2021|

Know Your Numbers

You don’t have to be an accountant or bookkeeper to understand your numbers, just as you don’t have to be a mechanic to drive a car.  Having an overall understanding of your financial reports puts you in a far stronger position to make better decisions. On 25 February at 3.30pm we are hosting a 60 minute complimentary webinar where you’ll: Learn what each of your key financial reports [...]

By |2021-02-16T07:50:23+00:00February 16th, 2021|

5 Ways to get money back into your Business – Research and Development

R&D is a massively underutilised tax relief that many businesses could be benefitting from right now. We’re talking up to 33% of the costs incurred on activities that are considered eligible and this money can be used for any purpose. Money that is needed by businesses right now. But, not only that, there are also potential options for those businesses already making claims, to identify more funds. R&D Tax [...]

By |2021-02-16T06:54:09+00:00February 16th, 2021|

More money for businesses

More money for businesses than you know Even with a little glowing light at the end this unimaginably long tunnel, it does feel like for 2021, things just managed to get worse. But we’re not here to spread doom and gloom. We want to bring hope and open your eyes to options that until now you might not have considered for your business. More options than you realise. You’re [...]

By |2021-01-27T20:37:43+00:00January 27th, 2021|

Update: Kickstarting careers: The kickstart scheme and how it works for business owners

So reflecting back, you may remember that Rishi announced the kickstart scheme designed to “kickstart the careers of thousands of young people who could otherwise be left behind as a result of the pandemic”. What does it mean for employers? So if you’re looking to take on youngsters aged between 16 and 24 for a high quality role who are claiming Universal Credit a six-month placement, the government will [...]

By |2021-01-27T08:27:42+00:00January 27th, 2021|

The furlough low down

This History of Furlough... So, March saw the new word furlough that we all know so well, being put into place to support employers who were unable to operate as normal due to the pandemic. Enabling employers for those furloughed to recover a portion of the employees wage cost. The cost of the scheme has been substantial, with it now set to last until the end of April [...]

By |2021-01-20T10:04:27+00:00January 20th, 2021|

Lockdown 3: A few things to look out for

COVID-19: An Update Paying for COVID tests for your staff? If you’re thinking about providing a test for your staff and wondering whether these would be treated as a taxable benefit, there is an exemption as a tax free benefit, however this is set to expire on 5 April 2021, although there are calls for this to be extended. What support is out there? Remember the Job retention [...]

By |2021-01-14T18:32:51+00:00January 14th, 2021|

Tax needn’t be taxing – Ten Top Tips for your Tax Return

FILLING in your self-assessment tax returns needn’t be, well taxing. And, as the Government’s deadline of January 31 to complete and return your self-assessment forms looms, Beverley Wakefield, shares her top tips to help make things a little easier. She said: “There were more than 30,000 people in the UK who filed their tax returns over the Christmas period – including 2,700 people who send them to HMRC [...]

By |2021-01-14T17:53:52+00:00January 14th, 2021|

Welcome, Katie! Derby accountancy and business advisors Vibrant Accountancy welcome fourth new team member

A DERBY accountancy and business advice company has recruited its fourth new team member in less than 12 months as it goes from strength to strength. Vibrant Accountancy, based on Duffield Road, have welcomed Katie Hirst; a mum of three who will take care of the company’s book-keeping, accounts and, predominantly, payroll. She joins co-founders Ian Ball and Beverley Wakefield, Samantha Carter-Roe, Vibrant’s chief book-keeper, office co-ordinator Lynn McCabe [...]

By |2020-12-10T21:30:57+00:00December 10th, 2020|

The show must go on… Virtually!

Now is usually the time that Christmas Parties would be booked, you’d be looking over the menu to pick what you’ll be having, sorting out your outfits and counting down the days to the Office Party. The 2020 festive season will by unlike any other. Whilst a lot of us are hopeful, traditional office parties may not be an option this year… so you may already [...]

By |2020-11-23T06:22:54+00:00November 23rd, 2020|
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