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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.

13th Apr 2021
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Wealth creation – The importance of a strong defence! (Part 1)

This is the first of a two part series of blogs on the topic of wealth creation. In this first blog I will be looking at how wealth is perceived in society and how you can measure your own wealth.

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8th Apr 2021
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How we film our videos

After years of filming, I have never explained how I make my videos until now. Here at Friend and Grant a lot of the content we produce is one person speaking to a camera, so I thought this would be a good place to start.

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23rd Mar 2021
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Tax efficient life cover for directors and employees

Life cover is never a great subject to talk about but unfortunately you never know when the unexpected may happen. We have all heard of tragic stories of individuals unexpectedly losing their lives, and whilst it is rare it does happen and for many this can leave a huge financial hole for their loved ones.

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10th Mar 2021
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Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Fourth Grant (SEISS)

In the recent Budget, the chancellor has set out further support for the self-employed. In addition to the upcoming fourth grant there will also be a fifth SEISS grant covering the 5 months to 30 September.

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10th Mar 2021
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Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme from July 2021

The Chancellor has announced a number of changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. The scheme has been extended until 30 September 2021 and the level of grant available to employers under the scheme will stay the same until 30 June 2021.

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9th Mar 2021
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Budget 21- Chancellor supports business in the short term with big tax increase planned for the future

In the Chancellor’s second real Budget on 3 March 2021 he announced that he had to level with people about the state of the UK economy. Unsurprisingly given the amount of support necessary for businesses and to keep unemployment levels down the UK finances are in a mess! The national debt is expected to hit £2.5 trillion by the end of 2021!

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5th Mar 2021
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VAT domestic reverse charge- chaos for the construction industry.

The long delayed VAT Domestic Reverse Charge for the Construction Industry was finally introduced on 1st March 2021.

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4th Mar 2021

HMRC VAT deferral new payment scheme

If you opted to defer your vat payment between 20 March and 30 June 2020 and still have payments to make, you can now defer your payments for a period of up to 11 months, making payments in equal instalments, interest free!

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19th Feb 2021

How videos can drive sales growth

2021 started with another lockdown for UK businesses, which means that most consumers will continue shopping and searching for services online. If your target audience is the public you will know how important it is to promote your business online. But how do you know if your website and social media channels are optimised to appeal to and convert your target audience, your customers?

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