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Government Summer Statement – Further Coronavirus help for business and individuals

Government Summer Statement – Further Coronavirus help for business and individuals On 8th July the Chancellow announced some further help for businesses and individuals. Here is a summary. Job Retention Bonus The government will pay a one-off £1000 payment to employers for every furloughed employee retained to the end of January 2021 This is conditional…
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Seven important things to know about the new flexible furlough rules

1. Who can I place on flexible furlough? From 1 July 2020 only employees that you as an employer have claimed for previously will be eligible for more grants under the Job Retention Scheme. This means they must have previously been furloughed for at least three consecutive weeks taking place any time between 1 March…
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Why are trends so important ?

Annual Accounts are just a jumble of numbers on a page that most business owners don’t understand. But in the right hands and with the right understanding those very same numbers can tell you so much about your business. Let’s start with trends as they can reveal which way a business is heading. Using the…
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A beginners guide to business expenses

Business Expenses – A few basic rules Over the years I have seen some amazing claims for what taxpayers believe should be an allowable expense against their profits. From make-up to pet food for the guard dog. With this in mind I thought it worthwhile just going back to a few basic rules. The “Wholly…
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Let’s make something wonderful happen in the world

Recently Balloon Accounting became one of the first Accountants in Bournemouth to publicly commit to making our world a better place, by joining the worldwide Business Giving Movement, b1g1.com. It means that we are now able to link many of the activities in the business to making something great happen in our world. We can…
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Why the way most accountants charge is just unfair

What would you say if a restaurant asked you to pay more for a well-done steak than a rare one? You wouldn’t be happy being asked to pay more in a restaurant for a well done steak because it takes the chef longer to cook than a rare one, would you? And you wouldn’t be…
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Discretionary Grant Fund

Discretionary Grant Fund The government have recently announced an additional fund of up to £617 million for local authorities to assist businesses that missed out on the earlier grant funding for shops, hotels, hospitality etc.. This additional fund is aimed at small businesses with ongoing fixed property-related costs. The government are asking local authorities to…
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Cash is King

Cash is King In times of uncertainty, cash is king. If you have plenty of cash or reserves to get through this period, then you do not need to read on. If not, then monitoring cash flow must be one of your priorities. We’ve already looked at reducing your fixed and operational costs and the…
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Stay visible to your customers

Why it’s more important than ever to stay visible Whilst you may be experiencing a downturn in business during this time or you may be thinking of mothballing the business in readiness for the end of the crisis now is most certainly not the time to go quiet on your customers. Actually, quite the opposite.…
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Bounce Back Loans

Bounce Back Loans The government have listened to taxpayers who were concerned that the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loans didn’t fit the size and requirements of smaller businesses and have therefore announced a different type of loan, launching on Monday 4th May 2020. These are loans of between £2,000 and £50,000 to assist businesses that have…
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