Business

26
Sep

Start-Up Business Loans

  Start-Up Business Loans The Start-up Business Loans scheme launched in 2012 is being extended according to Prime Minister Liz Truss and Jacob Rees-Mogg.  An £884m loan scheme for new businesses is to be greatly expanded, delivering much needed finance to the UK’s array of innovative start-ups, Start-up Business Loans offer support and funding to new businesses that have been

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5
Jan

Accounting made simple

Accounting can be time consuming – let’s face facts.  With the New Year finally upon us, we’ve taken the opportunity to make a list of small(!) changes we can all make, to help take the strain out of doing business accounts. Designed for freelancers and SME’s, the Robinson’s North London team are on hand to help, all year round, because

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30
Nov

Top 10 Reasons To Outsource This Christmas

  1: Save more for your Christmas Break Outsourcing accounting services should be more affordable than hiring someone in-house or doing it yourself around family commitments. We harness the latest technology to save more time and money which we pass onto you as direct savings! 2: Delegate to the elves We have the processes in place for standard accounting tasks

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9
Apr

Business support packages for Covid-19

  Chancellor’s business support packages for coronavirus pandemic On 17 March, Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled a £330 billion worth of business support packages for the UK economy as it combats the COVID-19 pandemic. The measures dwarf the £12 billion made available in the 2020 Budget. The package includes an increase in government-backed loans, higher cash grants, widened business rates relief

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6
Mar

Coronavirus sick pay: ‘Day one’ Statutory Sick Pay

  Coronavirus measure: Statutory Sick Pay from ‘day one’ The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has announced that when it comes to Coronavirus, sick pay entitlement for employees will begin from day one. This means employees will be entitled to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) from day one when self-isolating rather than having to wait until day four under the SSP waiting

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10
Dec

Research and Development spend

  Research and Development spend The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that UK businesses Research and Development (R&D) spend was £25 billion in 2018. Data from the ONS showed that total R&D expenditure increased from £23.7 billion in 2017 to £25 billion in 2018. The report showed: the aerospace industry saw the largest increase in R&D expenditure with

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10
Dec

Employer guidance from HMRC

  Employer guidance from HMRC HMRC has issued Employer guidance in the latest Employer Bulletin. This issue includes articles on a number of areas including: guidance for employers on reporting PAYE information in real time when payments are made early at Christmas electronic payment deadline falls on a weekend Ultra Low Emission Vehicle High Income Child Benefit Charge deadline 31

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9
Sep

Strong Customer Authentication

  Strong Customer Authentication The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has agreed a plan to give the payments and e-commerce industry extra time to implement Strong Customer Authentication (SCA). From 14 September 2019, new European Union (EU) rules apply that impact how banks or payment services providers verify their customers’ identities and validate payment instructions. The Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) rules

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9
Sep

Trusts and Estates with savings income

  Trusts and Estates with small amounts of savings income In the latest Trusts and Estates Newsletter HMRC has confirmed the continuation of the interim arrangement for interest reporting. In 2016 the requirement for payers to deduct tax at source on bank and building society interest was removed and income from these sources is now paid gross. Due to this

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9
Sep

ICAEW: Simplify apprenticeship funding

  ICAEW urges Governement to simplify apprenticeship funding The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has urged the government to simplify the complexities of accessing apprenticeship funding. The Apprenticeship Levy took effect from 6 April 2017 and changed the way in which apprenticeships are funded. Larger employers are required to pay a levy of 0.5% of their

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