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Welcome to the Friend and Grant blog area.  Here you will find all the latest news, views and helpful guides in relation to accountancy, taxation and running a business.  We hope you find the information we post interesting.  Give us a call if you’d like to discuss how we can help you and your business.

14th Jan 2021

Five top tips to adopt in 2021 to improve your leadership skills

In today’s fast pace business world the need for growth is essential. However doing it on your own is incredibly difficult. Having a strong team around you is key but this can only be created and sustained through strong leadership.

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12th Jan 2021
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Struggling with leadership?

Good leadership principles are there for everyone to take and have been for a long time but even so few leaders fail to implement them. We examine what common errors business owners make and how they can improve their leadership techniques.

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5th Jan 2021
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Brexit trade agreement signed and sealed!

As expected at the 11th hour a trade deal was struck! The transition period for the UK leaving the EU has now ended. The trade deal has been ratified by the UK Parliament so from 1 January we are trading with the EU quota and tariff “free”.

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9th Dec 2020
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How post Brexit VAT works for businesses importing into the UK

Postponed VAT accounting starts on 1 January 2021, but what does it mean and what effect does it have to businesses?

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7th Dec 2020
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Brexit Update

The UK will leave the EU on 31 December 2020, with or without a trade deal, what action should you be taking now to prepare your business?

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2nd Dec 2020
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How to pay VAT deferred due to Coronavirus

If you have deferred your VAT liability due to Coronavirus, make sure you know your options for payment!

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30th Nov 2020
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Why are shareholder agreements so important?

Going into business is an exciting experience; doing so with a business partner even more so, but what happens when things go wrong? Would you have any protection in place to secure your future and that of the business?

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20th Nov 2020
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How long will it take for Probate to come through?

Probate is often needed to get access to the deceased’s assets and it can be a slow and painful process. We examine when it is necessary and how long each part of the task may take.

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19th Nov 2020
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How do I prepare my business for Brexit?

Will we or won’t we get a free trade agreement with the EU? Whatever the outcome our Brexit 20 point checklist will help you to prepare for the changes on 1st January 2021.

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