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The Business Godparent Newsletter Autumn 2021

We are entering the last few weeks of 2021 and what a year it has been. Nearly everyone had to make adjustments ...

 

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Getting Ready For The Autumn Budget 2021

The Autumn Budget 2021 is next week, and the Government has been unveiling a number of plans for the future ...

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Join Us This Wednesday At The BusComm Showcase!

We're excited to be a part of the BusComm Showcase which is taking place this Wednesday 20th October ...

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The Benefits Of Hiring An Apprentice

If you're thinking of hiring an apprentice, you'll know how they can benefit your small business in many ways ...

   
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Anyone Can Be A Victim Of Scammers, Warns HMRC

HMRC is urging taxpayers to be cautious of anyone approaching them either online or off as they could be scammers ...

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GB Number Plate Stickers No Longer Valid Abroad

Any British motorist venturing outside the UK with their car should now remove any old style GB number plate stickers ...

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UK Delays Making Tax Digital for Income Tax

The Government's plan to introduce Making Tax Digital for Income Tax has been delayed for another year ...

   
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COVID-19 Support Schemes Are Ending Today

It's the last day of September 2021, and, as publicised, the Government are ending all their COVID-19 support schemes ...

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Tax-Relief Schemes Make Startups A Better Investment Proposition

Business owners are interested in their own tax affairs, but they should consider the tax position of any investors ...

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HMRC Says The Tax Gap Remains Low

In their latest Measuring Tax Gaps bulletin, HMRC has estimated the 2019/20 tax gap at just 5.3% ...

 
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Recognising Burnout In The Workplace

Burnout in the workplace is being talked about more, and many employers want to manage the impacts of it ...

 

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Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme Ends Soon!

The Government's Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme (SSPRS) will finish at the end of this month ...

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HMRC Can Help With Childcare Costs

With schools returning soon, HMRC is reminding families to ensure they claim Tax-Free Childcare if they're eligible ...

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What Is The Health & Social Care Levy?

As Parliament has just voted for the proposed Health & Social Care Levy, I thought I'd explain what it is ...

   
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The Ongoing Saga of VAT And Jaffa Cakes

It's my opinion that you should never assume anything with VAT. You're probably thinking of Jaffa Cakes ...

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Contactless Payments Limit Increases From the 15th Of October

The contactless payments limit is to be increased and although hugely convenient, may be a thief's dream ...

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Have You Been Missing Your Booze Cruises This Year?

The United Kingdom officially left the European Union on the 1st of January 2021 so a booze cruise is now costly ...

   
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Starting A Business? Speak To An Accountant

When starting a business, the initial costs put many off, but speaking to an accountant will pay dividends ...

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Late Payments Stifle SME Funding Access

Many small business owners have major concerns about their access to finance over the next few years ...

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Going Green Is Good For The Planet But Is It Good For Your Business?

Going green is high on the agenda, so I asked Jacky Sherman, chair of the Green Business Network to write a guest post ...

 
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Chancellor Launches Help To Grow Management Programme

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, recently helped to launch the new Help to Grow management programme ...