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12th Aug 2020
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How prepared is your business to respond and adapt to future challenges?

Forecasting and scenario planning can help ensure you are better equipped to deal with different situations as they arise, but what is scenario planning?

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10th Aug 2020
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What is the government’s Kickstarter job scheme?

With the government building a plan for jobs, there are not only changes to apprenticeships but also a new Kickstarter job scheme.

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7th Aug 2020
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VAT reduction for hospitality and tourism sectors

Businesses in the hospitality and tourism sector can now reduce their rate of VAT, but only on certain goods and services!

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6th Aug 2020
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New business grants available to boost recovery for small and medium sized businesses

New business grants for small and medium sized businesses to access new technology and other equipment to help adapt, recover and rebuild.

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4th Aug 2020
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Can I claim the Job Retention Bonus?

The government has released guidance on how to claim for the Job Retention Bonus – make sure you know what to do!

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3rd Aug 2020
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What next for Making Tax Digital?

The government has updated their Making Tax Digital project and this is likely to affect all businesses in some way!

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28th Jul 2020
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Is your family protected?

Being your own boss is risky at the best of times. If anything unexpected happened would your family be protected?

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23rd Jul 2020
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What is factoring?

Need finance to cope with your business growth? Have you considered factoring? If not then please read our article which looks at what is factoring and 8 key points to consider when choosing a factor.

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10th Jul 2020
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The Chancellor’s “Summer Economic Update”- gimmicks or sound economic policies?

On Wednesday 8th July 2020, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak made a speech entitled “Summer Economic Update” where he unveiled further Government supports and he unveiled the Government’s plan for jobs, which he described as the “Second phase in in the Government’s economic response to the crisis.” Gimmicks or sound economic thinking?

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