COVID-19 Hub

When it comes to keeping your business up and running, knowing the right questions to ask and where to find the information you need can make all the difference. You can find useful information on COVID-19 government support for businesses and individuals as well as a wide range of practical advice as you scroll down this page.

 

Planning for growth in 2022: how to leave Covid behind and regrow your business

Planning for growth in 2022: how to leave Covid behind and regrow your business We’ve all changed the way we operate during the pandemic and we’ve had almost 2 full years responding to the crisis to survive the storm. As we begin 2022, it’s time to leave Covid behind so we can recover, reset and […]

How to Protect Your Small Business Against Inflation in the Wake of Covid-19

How to Protect Your Small Business Against Inflation in the Wake of Covid-19 The covid-19 pandemic has caused financial hardship across the globe. The world may be slowly – and shakily – recovering, but inflation rates are already on the rise, which can be bad news for small businesses. Fortunately, there are steps you can […]

Government financial support during lockdown – what’s available?

As the UK is into a third period of Covid-related lockdown, with non-essential businesses now closed, it’s important to know what financial support is available from the Government. With your business closed, or running with a skeleton team of essential workers, revenues are likely to have dropped alarmingly – and that’s bad news for your […]

Reduce your corporation tax bill by offsetting pension contributions

f you’re looking for ways to minimise your corporation tax bill, it’s worth considering if there are deductible expenses you can claim. One key area to think about is your director pension contributions, as these can be offset against your taxable profits. Pension contributions for directors of up to £40K per annum can be deducted […]

PIVOT!- ‘Lockdown Proof’ Your Business With These Ideas

Are you sick of lockdowns, uncertainty and however many tiers we are on now?  Yep, us too… As we enter the second lockdown across England it’s easy to get disheartened with the seemingly never-ending cycle of lockdowns, restrictions and change in advice. But, it’s not all doom and gloom, some businesses have used the pandemic […]

7 Ways Rishi Sunak Can Kickstart The British Economy Back Into Life

Governments all over the world are desperately trying to mitigate the impact of lockdowns on business owners and individuals. In the UK we’ve seen loans, grants, tax deferrals and more measures implemented by Rishi Sunak in an attempt to keep the economy going. But we think he’s missing some important areas.  Here are 7 ways […]

How to help support your employees through the current global crisis

As most working professionals spend a third of their time at work, it’s been a massive adjustment for the millions of people who have had to start working from home. With many other stressors and worries piled on top of this, it’s no surprise then that this has had a major impact on the health, […]

Small business Bounce Back Loans: How to access the £50,000 scheme

The government has announced a number of loan schemes to support businesses during these challenging times, most notably the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme. However, the CBILS solution has faced a heap of criticism, particularly in regards to not being suitable for small businesses. The application process can be lengthy and complicated and despite the 80% […]

How to get paid on time and recover unpaid invoices without banging on the door and ruining a client relationship

When I was Finance Director for a recruitment business who were having trouble getting paid. The Managing Director asked if he could use the photo taken of me at my last boxing match knocking out my opponent, and tell his customer that this was his Finance Director and if he didn’t pay he would get […]

COVID-19: Government support tracker

The Corona Virus bill is passing through parliament today. This tracker covers measures announced by the government to support individuals and businesses, as we get through COVID-19. At a glance Announcements cover the following topics: IR35 & off-payroll working Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) IR35: off-payroll working & SSP Self-employed and low earners Business rates Small […]