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A run down of the financial support available during COVID-19

The past week we’ve been updating our clients and posting on our social media all the updates the government have issued over the week to help businesses during this pandemic. There’s lots of new terms like furlough and various grants, loans and funds available that we’ve given a round up of here. If there’ something specific you need to know or if you’d like more information on anything included [...]

By |2020-03-31T09:18:42+00:00March 31st, 2020|

A vibrant team addition

Smashing our business objectives six months earlier than planned and bringing on new clients has meant we were able to bring our recruitment plans forward. We’re delighted to announce that Samantha Carter-Roe has joined the Vibrant Accountancy team this month. She’s here to provide our clients with more support with the day to day preparation of accounts and bookkeeping. Sam has a wealth of experience in servicing businesses with [...]

By |2020-03-24T10:07:40+00:00March 24th, 2020|


We wanted to share the places with you which we are keeping a close eye on for the official information on COVID-19 support for businesses and individuals. Keep checking in as we'll be updating this regularly with more information as it's released. Detail Links to official source information Applies from How to Apply Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-guidance-for-employees   https://www.gov.uk/statutory-sick-pay/how-to-claim Retrospectively from 13 March 2020 Directly with employers. Obtain [...]

By |2020-03-23T20:48:33+00:00March 23rd, 2020|

COVID-19: Impact and Help for business owners 21 March 9am

Too much news, and not sure where to look with COVID-19? We've produced a handy little guide with bite size chunks of information to help guide you in this period of uncertainty. Click the link below to download the PDF. We've also produced a handy little spreadsheet which shows where our news comes from, all of this is real news and not fake news. Please check our blog for [...]

By |2020-03-23T13:31:10+00:00March 23rd, 2020|

COVID-19 looking after our team and you

The ongoing Covid-19 outbreak is already having a huge impact on small businesses throughout the UK, and we’re all still coming to terms with what this will truly mean. Here at Vibrant, we’re putting in place a number of measures to safeguard our team, the service we provide and the wider community. COVID-19 remote working As of today, the Vibrant team are all working from [...]

By |2020-03-18T13:50:37+00:00March 18th, 2020|

Tax on company vehicles

The things you need to know about company vehicles. Did you know? Company car tax is payable based on the list price multiplied by the benefit in kind rate (based on the cars CO2 emissions and fuel type) and your income tax rate (whether you pay a basic rate of 20%, higher rate of 40%, or additional rate of 45%). At the minute, a company car would create a [...]

By |2020-03-06T11:42:25+00:00March 6th, 2020|

When Vibrant says ‘Tax doesn’t have to be taxing’ what do we mean?

If you’re: Putting off speaking to your accountant. Dreading that ghastly tax bill? Wondering whether there is more that could have been done? Then read on ... There’s a statistic which shows that 61% of accounting and tax professionals only discuss tax with you, their clients, after a transaction has taken place. We think this is way too late! There are so many reliefs and opportunities [...]

By |2020-02-19T10:42:56+00:00February 19th, 2020|

How much does an accountant cost

As with any purchase in life, a key consideration is cost, the same applies to considering accountancy fees. The fear of being ripped off, not getting a fair price  and perhaps not even fully understanding what an accountant does, means that quite rightly business owners want to be cost conscious and understand what they’re getting for their money. No one wants to suffer from buyers [...]

By |2020-01-10T10:09:19+00:00January 10th, 2020|

Christmas shouldn’t be taxing

So you've got the Christmas party plans all wrapped up and whilst it's a wee bit early to think about the arrival of Old Saint Nic you need to ensure you're not going to get taxed on your Christmas celebrations. Party exemptions There’s an annual party exemption, available to all employees in the business (or a specific location). Did you know that allowance is £150 per [...]

By |2019-11-11T20:27:54+00:00November 11th, 2019|