A round up of our latest blogs, commentary or office news. Get in touch if you need more details on any of the topics covered.
Exit date, sale to a third party, MBO, family successor, shareholder buyout – has your business exit planning been affected by Covid-19? As a business owner, your decisions have far reaching consequences for you and your dependents. Take them after exploring your options fully with professional tax advisors.
The importance of using professionally qualified tax advisers is recognised by the government and it may become a legal requirement for all advisers giving tax advice on a commercial basis to be a member of a professional body. Rest assured Bates Weston’s tax team are members of the CIOT and ICAEW.
Government issues promised guidance to Local Authorities regarding the Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund, aimed at helping small and microbusinesses that were not eligible for previous grant funding.
The 5 key points that are common to all Covid-19 secure guidance for different types of workplace, and links to the eight workplace specific guidance.
Following the Prime Minister’s address yesterday, the government has published “OUR PLAN TO REBUILD: The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy”. We have tried to summarise it.
The government outlines the first steps society will take to safely restart the economy and stresses that all steps are conditional on keeping the virus under control. Calls for clear guidance on Covid secure status and phasing of government support required.
The practical help we, as accountants, are giving to support our clients today, and how we plan to keep on helping them in the future.
Local Authority discretionary Grant Funding for SMEs may be available from your Local Authority following a Top Up of grant funding by the government. If your business employs less than 50 people and has seen a significant drop in income due to Coronavirus restriction measures but did not qualify for the Small Business Grant Fund or the Retail, Hospitality & Leisure Grant Fund, help could be on the way.
Insights from business leaders on the practical steps that can be taken to create safe workplaces as we anticipate news on the safe, collaborative and cautious reopening of the economy.
Who checks whether HMRC is right about your eligibility for SEISS and the amount of your payment? Your accountant.
The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced a new micro loan scheme of Bounce Back Loans, providing a simple, quick, easy solution for businesses in need of smaller loans.
Reviews the CBI daily webinar and considers their position on gradually restarting the economy safely.
How to make charities financially resilient: consider government support, make clear documented decisions, control cashflow and be alert to the guidance from Companies House and the Charity Commission.
HMRC launch a campaign to ensure taxpayers understand when the income tax on Venture Capital Trust (VCT) investments is clawed back, and alter their timescales to reflect the challenging times we find ourselves in.