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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.

21st Oct 2020

Support for businesses placed into lockdown

The Local Restrictions Support Grant will apply if your business is placed into lockdown, but there may also be some discretionary grants available from your local council.

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19th Oct 2020
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What is the Job Support Scheme?

With the Job Retention Scheme set to finish by the end of October, what support is there for employers?

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6th Oct 2020
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The pitfalls of engaging consultants and contractors

There are important changes being introduced in April 2021 to combat companies employing individuals through their own personal services companies. In our blog we highlight the dangers to business owners and how over the years the rules have changed and the net tightened leading to the new off payroll rules which come in to play on 6th April 2021.

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30th Sep 2020
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Parkinson’s Law and the Impact on the Creation of Wealth

Have you ever felt frustrated because despite earning more money your savings never seem to increase? If so then you are not alone as the vast majority of people in the UK experience this same phenomenon. In fact it was first articulated in 1955 by Cyril Northcote Parkinson in an essay in the Economist to describe time.

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27th Sep 2020

Winter economy plan

On Thursday 24th September 2020 the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, made a statement in Parliament where he announced a series of measures to help jobs and businesses.

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22nd Sep 2020
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Is your business ready for the NHS Test and Trace app?

Businesses are being urged to prepare for the NHS COVID-19 app by downloading QR codes before the public rollout on 24 September.

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15th Sep 2020
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Aren’t 4X4 pickups just for builders?

Looking for a tax efficient company vehicle and for various reasons an electric car is not an option? How about a 4x4 pickup? In our blog we give 4 great reasons why a pickup might not be a silly idea after all.

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2nd Sep 2020
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Update to the Kickstart Scheme

The application process for the Kickstart Scheme is now live, but do you know what’s involved?

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28th Aug 2020
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What is a management buyout or MBO?

As your business comes to maturity thoughts often move to retirement and if possible extracting value from the sale of your successful business. One option many business owners consider is selling to their management team. For many it just feels right. It also offers a simple and flexible way to leave a business in the safe hands of individuals who fully understand the business.

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