Author: Amy

Furlough Scheme Extended in Response to Latest Lockdown

Furlough Scheme Extended in Response to Latest Lockdown As England and Scotland return to a full lockdown, the Furlough Scheme has once again been extended in order to support businesses and employees who are unable to work as a result of the restrictions.   The scheme was originally due to end at the end of…

How to get your accounts in order for the New Year

We are fast approaching the end of the year and I think for the vast majority of us, we will all be pleased to see the back of 2020, right? And as we look ahead to a new year, now is the perfect time to start thinking about getting your accounts in order for a…

What is a dividend?

What is a dividend? | 4 minute read Many people have heard of the term “dividend”, however not everyone understands what a dividend is or how it works. In simple terms, a dividend is a sum of money that a limited company pays out to someone who owns shares in the company. It is a…

Covid 19 – What is happening to the furlough scheme?

The UK Government’s furlough scheme was first introduced in March 2020, in a bid to prevent mass redundancies as Coronavirus gripped the UK. Subsidising the wages of people who can’t do their jobs due to Covid-19 restrictions, or due to the fact that there simply isn’t enough work available, the furlough scheme has already been…

What are the latest changes to Coronavirus support for businesses?

  What are the latest changes to Coronavirus support for businesses? | 4 minute read Covid-19 has had a significant impact on the world’s economy and has forced many businesses to have to shut their doors to the public. And, with a second wave of the virus just getting started, businesses and employees have been…

How to keep your business finances in order

How to keep your business finances in order Running any businesses is challenging, and you’ll often find that keeping on top of your business finances can often take a back seat. After all, when your busy doing what you love and running your business, it’s easy to see how day to day bookkeeping can be…

Our guide to VAT

Our guide to VAT Here’s our VAT guide to everything you need to know about VAT for  your business. What is VAT? VAT stands for Value Added Tax. This tax is applied to the sale of goods or services by companies who are registered in the UK. When a sale is made, the company adds…

How to start a limited company

  If you’re about to begin a new business venture, setting up a limited company is one of the most tax-efficient and smartest ways to run your company. A limited company is a business structure that has been incorporated at Companies House as a legal ‘person’. But what does this mean? This basically means that…

How much does it cost to close a limited company?

There are various reasons why you might want to close your limited company. But it’s not simply a case of closing the doors, taking down your website, and letting your clients and customers know you’ll no longer be trading. There are also various legal steps you must take if you’ve decided to close your limited…

Do I need an accountant for a Limited Company?

  There are lots of benefits that come hand in hand with acquiring the support of an accountant to take care of your day to day accounting duties. As limited companies also have far more responsibilities than sole traders, it can become very easy for business owners to become overwhelmed by their accounts, especially if…