02 Apr 2020

Following recent Government announcements relating to the support of General Small Business and also the Leisure, Hospitality & Retail Business, a number of our clients have made further enquiries as to their eligibility for the Scheme.   A Recap Small businesses, as well as companies in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors, have the opportunity to apply for a gran...

29 Mar 2020

HMRC has a set up a phone helpline to support businesses and self-employed people concerned about not being able to pay their tax due to coronavirus (COVID-19). We have published brief details below of what has now been confirmed to assist your communications with HMRC at this challenging time. Should you require any further information or want our assistance in discussing and agre...

29 Mar 2020

Following the end of an unprecedented week of change and consequent challenges for business owners, directors and managers, we have been constantly thinking about how to protect the interests of our clients and what we advise them to do to best protect them. We hope that you have found the series of Advisory Notes that we have been producing in the last week or so of interest and help...

29 Mar 2020

Following the end of an unprecedented week of change and consequent challenges for business owners, directors and managers, we have been thinking about what we advise to do at this time to best protect you and your business at this time. Clearly, the generic advice that follows is not necessarily applicable to each of your individual circumstances and we are maintaining our full range...

29 Mar 2020

Following our original advisory note published on 23rd March 2020 the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) is available through participating lenders. There has been a lot of activity and communication between Government, Banks and Advisers to seek to flush out a greater understanding of how clients might prepare to make a formal application that is capable of being f...

29 Mar 2020

The Government recently announced a VAT payments deferral on 20 March to support businesses with cash flow during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have published brief details below of what has now been confirmed to assist an understanding of how you go about ensuring the deferral of your next VAT payment should you chose to. Should you require any further information, then please visit ...

27 Mar 2020

Following the announcement of the Corona Job Retention Scheme by the Government on Friday 20th March 2020, last night the Government set out further clarification of how the Scheme is intended to work. We are conscious that people are looking for guidance in the matter of what they should be doing and paying for the current month and we present below our immediate as of 9:00 am on 27t...

27 Mar 2020

If you are taking advantage of the Governments VAT deferral scheme, it is very important that you cancel your VAT direct debits as soon as possible if you have one in place. We suggest you cancel it both with HRMC and your bank. For more information, please visit: https://www.businesssupport.gov.uk/vat-deferral/?fbclid=IwAR1rgUBbtBguP28aBnKW41IATJahD2Rd-3kVLfQJKRyUo7BIu2fQ-uCsjU4 ...

26 Mar 2020

Introduction Companies House has procedures in place to enable the majority of documents to be electronically filed. Companies House has closed their contact centre and are only accepting enquires via email at enquiries@companieshouse.gov.uk. They have advised they will respond as soon as possible so do not expect a quick response.   Statutory accounts – e...

25 Mar 2020

Following recent Government announcements relating to the provision of Grants to support business, we set out below an update from the Government. Central Government has now provided guidance to local authorities on the eligibility of the schemes available to the various sectors based on rateable values. We would advise the reader to use the Government links contained within this g...

Barrons has put together a helpful guide to running your business during the coronavirus crisis.