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5 Things to Think About from a Financial Perspective When Starting up a New Business

July 28, 2021 4:20 pm Published by

Despite the events of the last year, recent government data has shown the number of people during the pandemic who... View Article

Is Your Business Ready for the July 2021 Furlough Scheme Changes?

June 10, 2021 12:01 pm Published by
Steph is a Chartered Accountant with many years’ experience working in audit compliance and general accountancy. She is a Fellow of the ICAEW and has extensive knowledge of accountancy and tax for the self employed.
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The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) – often referred to as ‘furlough’ or ‘the furlough scheme’ – has been extended... View Article

Understanding Your Payslip – Tax Codes & Deductions Explained

April 14, 2021 9:45 am Published by
Karen joined FCF from an administration background and completed her CIPP qualification with FCF in May 2016. Karen heads up our payroll department and ensures that FCF delivers a consistently high quality service to payroll clients and their employees.

Karen specialises in direct payment payrolls for local authorities.
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If you are an employee or worker, you will be on a PAYE (pay as you earn) tax system where... View Article

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Extended as Second Lockdown Announced

November 4, 2020 5:14 pm Published by
Steph is a Chartered Accountant with many years’ experience working in audit compliance and general accountancy. She is a Fellow of the ICAEW and has extensive knowledge of accountancy and tax for the self employed.
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Note: This information was superseded by changes made by HMRC. With a second national lockdown in England announced, the Coronavirus... View Article

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The Job Retention Bonus – What You Need to Know

July 15, 2020 9:42 am Published by
Steph is a Chartered Accountant with many years’ experience working in audit compliance and general accountancy. She is a Fellow of the ICAEW and has extensive knowledge of accountancy and tax for the self employed.
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On 8th July 2020, The Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak set out a ‘Plan for Jobs’ as part of... View Article

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Updates From 1st July

June 17, 2020 3:34 pm Published by
Steph is a Chartered Accountant with many years’ experience working in audit compliance and general accountancy. She is a Fellow of the ICAEW and has extensive knowledge of accountancy and tax for the self employed.
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Please note that this information was superseded by changes made by HMRC in November 2020. The latest updates to the... View Article

Get Ready for Brexit – Latest Guidance for Businesses

October 28, 2019 9:11 am Published by
Steph is a Chartered Accountant with many years’ experience working in audit compliance and general accountancy. She is a Fellow of the ICAEW and has extensive knowledge of accountancy and tax for the self employed.
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Brexit. Business owners may shudder at the very mention of the word, but more than 3 years after the original... View Article

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Is Your Business Ready For Its First Employee?

September 25, 2019 4:38 pm Published by
Steph is a Chartered Accountant with many years’ experience working in audit compliance and general accountancy. She is a Fellow of the ICAEW and has extensive knowledge of accountancy and tax for the self employed.
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It is a familiar dilemma for many small businesses and sole traders. Business is booming and the future is looking... View Article

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How Much Do You Know About What You Can and Can’t Claim?

June 15, 2019 10:00 am Published by
Steph is a Chartered Accountant with many years’ experience working in audit compliance and general accountancy. She is a Fellow of the ICAEW and has extensive knowledge of accountancy and tax for the self employed.
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We understand that you and your employees may need to claim for expenses whether its yesterday’s business lunch or last... View Article

What Should You Expect From Your Accountant?

November 15, 2018 2:23 pm Published by
Steph is a Chartered Accountant with many years’ experience working in audit compliance and general accountancy. She is a Fellow of the ICAEW and has extensive knowledge of accountancy and tax for the self employed.
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Let’s be honest the first time you approach an accountant you might not be sure of what you want, or... View Article