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Preparing for the UK’s Health and Social Care Levy

February 18, 2022 9:47 am Published by
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From April 2022, the UK’s Health and Social Care (HSC) Levy, announced on 7th September 2021, will come into effect.... View Article

We’ve Been Working to Reduce Our Carbon Footprint – and You Can Too!

December 21, 2021 1:00 pm Published by
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Although 2021 has been a strange year for us all, we continue to work hard in all we do, including... View Article

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
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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
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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
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Note: This information was superseded by changes made by HMRC.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
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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
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Please note that this information was superseded by changes made by HMRC in November 2020.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
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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
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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