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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 The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has outlined additional government support to provide certainty to businesses and workers impacted by coronavirus across the UK. The package of measures, which applies to all regions and nations of the UK, includes: Support for workers and employers A new Job Support Scheme will be introduced…
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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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Extracting income from a family company with no retained profits

Extracting income from a family company with no retained profits The Covid-19 pandemic has had an adverse effect on millions of family companies, potentially reducing or eliminating profits. Where there is cash in the business that can be withdrawn, possibly because the business has received a Coronavirus Bounce Back Loan or a Coronavirus Business Interruption…
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Bonus for retaining staff when CJRS ends

Bonus for retaining staff when CJRS comes to an end The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has provided a lifeline to millions of employees and their employers during the Covid-19 pandemic. As at 19 July 2020, 9.5 million employees had been furloughed by 1.2 million employers, benefitting from support totalling £29.5 billion. As with all…
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Are the Coronavirus payments taxable ?

Tax implications of Covid-19 support payments Various support payments are available to individuals and businesses to help mitigate the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Are the payments taxable and how should they be treated? Payments under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme? Grants payments made under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) for fully furloughed and…
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The difference between Profit and Cash

What’s the Difference between Cash and Profit and Can a Business Be Profitable But Still Run Out of Cash? So, you want to know how a company can be profitable but still run out of cash? This article courtesy of Brixx is a terrific place to start. Part of the answer is that profit is…
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SEISS – Second Grant

Claiming the second grant under the SEISS Claims for the second grant under the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) can be made from 17 August 2020 onwards. Who can claim? A self-employed individual or member of a partnership who meets the eligibility criteria and whose business has been adversely affected by Coronavirus on or after…
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Making Tax Digital to be Extended from April 2022

Making Tax Digital to be extended from April 2022 A couple of days ago there was an announcement that was hidden away from most taxpayers but the implications of which will have a major effect on many. After delay after delay caused by Brexit and now Coronavirus the government have now announced they will be…
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