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Bounce Back Loans Extended and Top-Ups

Bounce Back Loans Extended and Top-Ups From today participating lenders in the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) are able to offer small businesses across the UK a top up to their existing Bounce Back Loan if they originally borrowed less than the maximum amount available to them. The Bounce Back Loan top-up will be available…
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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Extended (again)

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Extended (again) The CJRS (also known as the furlough scheme) will remain open until 31 March 2021. For claim periods running to January 2021, employees will receive 80% of their usual salary for hours not worked, up to a maximum of £2,500 per month. The £2,500 cap is proportional to the hours not…
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Self Employed Income Support Scheme – Extension

Self Employed Income Support Scheme – Extension The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Grant Extension provides critical support to the self-employed in the form of two grants, each available for three month periods covering November 2020 to January 2021 and February 2021 to April 2021. Who can claim To be eligible for the Grant Extension self-employed…
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Job Support Scheme

What is the Job Support Scheme? On 22 October 2020, the Chancellor announced further changes to the Job Support Scheme by expanding it into two schemes, Job Support Scheme (Open) for use by business that can continue to trade and Job Support Scheme (Closed) for those that are legally obliged to cease trading under Tier…
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Why you need a Cashflow Forecast

Why you need a Cashflow Forecast Whether you have recently started out in business or are established you may have been told at some point that cash flow issues will kill a small businesses. There are many reports that show just how many businesses fail in their first few years simply by not paying enough…
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Self Employment Income Support Scheme Extended

Self Employment Income Support Scheme Extended WHAT IS THE SCHEME? The Chancellor recognises the continued impact that COVID-19 has had on the self- employed and has taken action to provide support. The SEISS Grant Extension provides critical support to the self-employed. The grant will be limited to self-employed individuals who are currently eligible for the…
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Balloon Accounting Client Survey – the results are in

Balloon Accounting Client Survey – the results are in Recently we undertook our first ever survey about our services and prices and thank you to everyone that took the time to complete it. We asked 9 questions and a final one to collect data from those that responded and it has really helped us see…
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Chancellor unveils new Job Support Scheme

The new Job Support Scheme What is it? • The Job Support Scheme is designed to protect viable jobs in businesses who arefacing lower demand over the winter months due to Covid-19, to help keep theiremployees attached to the workforce. The company will continue to pay itsemployee for time worked, but the burden of hours…
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Check your tax code – And what to do if it is wrong

Check your tax code – And what to do if it is wrong The tax code is fundamental to the operation of the PAYe system. The tax code represents the allowances (or ‘tax-free pay’) to which an employee is entitled, or, where the code is a K-code, the additional income that the employee is treated…
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Maintaining your NIC contributions record during Covid-19

Maintaining your NIC contributions record during Covid-19 The Covid-19 pandemic has meant that many people will suffer a reduction in income in 2020/21. Not all individuals are eligible for support under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme or the Self-Employment Income Support scheme, and those who are eligible for the grants will not generally receive their…
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