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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.

27th Apr 2021
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How to Avoid Inheritance Tax on Property

Paying tax is an unfortunate fact of life, but it certainly seems like an unfair one when it comes to Inheritance Tax. After all, we’ve spent our lives paying taxes and have probably already paid them on the value of our estate, so why pay again?

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20th Apr 2021
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Wealth creation – The importance of a strong defence! (Part 2)

This is the second in a two part series of blogs on wealth creation. In the first blog I looked at how wealth is perceived in society and how you can measure your own wealth. In this blog I will share with you my top ten tips on how to create and maintain your own wealth.

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14th Apr 2021
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Restart grant – could your business be eligible?

The government is offering grants to enable businesses to open up safely now that the Covid restrictions are starting to be lifted. Read this blog to see if your business may be eligible.

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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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