Budget 2021 Update

Posted by on Mar 4, 2021 in HMRC, small business, tax | 0 comments

It’s an introduction only and should not be used as a definitive guide, since individual circumstances may vary. Specific advice should be obtained, where necessary. The message from the Chancellor was that this is a Budget with three aims: protecting the jobs and livelihoods of the British people strengthening the public finances supporting an investment-led […]

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Coronavirus support: Bounce Back Loans

Posted by on Apr 27, 2020 in coronavirus, covid-19, economy, lending, small business, SME | 0 comments

Today the chancellor, Rishi Sunak has announced a new loan for smaller businesses needing a simpler, quicker solution. “Today, we’re announcing a new loan scheme. A simple, quick, easy solution for those in need of smaller loans.   Businesses can apply for new Bounce Back Loans up to a maximum of £50,000, or 25% of […]

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How to claim – Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Posted by on Apr 10, 2020 in coronavirus, covid-19 | 0 comments

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme  Yesterday, HMRC released further details of how you can claim for your employees’ furloughed wages.  If we are registered with HMRC as your PAYE agents we can make the claim on your behalf.    What you’ll need to make a claim  Employers should discuss with their staff and make any changes to the […]

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – A little bit of detail

Posted by on Apr 1, 2020 in coronavirus, covid-19, employers, PAYE | 0 comments

We’re being asked the same questions by several of our clients regarding the amounts of pay they can claim using the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Here’s a little detail for you: Full time and part time employees For full time and part time salaried employees, the employee’s actual salary before tax, as of 28 February […]

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Covid-19 – Small Business Grant

Posted by on Mar 28, 2020 in coronavirus, covid-19, small business | 0 comments

The application forms for the small business grant are now available online for: Wakefield Council: Leeds Council: Kirklees Council advise they will write to every qualifying business, any queries can be directed to: Bradford Council also advise that there is no need to apply, they will also write to the qualifying businesses. Sadly, it now […]

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Chancellor’s statement: Self-Employed Support Scheme

Posted by on Mar 26, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The chancellor has just made the following statement: The government will pay self-employed people, who have been adversely affected by the coronavirus, a taxable grant worth 80% of their average monthly profits over the last 3 years, up to £2,500 per month. Open for at least 3 months across the UK, I will extend if […]

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Covid-19 – Wakefield Council Cash Grant Info

Posted by on Mar 26, 2020 in coronavirus, covid-19, economy, small business, SME | 0 comments

I have had a very constructive conversation with the Wakefield Council business engagement team: They have released the below regarding claiming the business grant. They have also said that if you are unsure whether or not you qualify, please email So if you rent commercial premises but think the landlord gets the rates bill […]

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COVID-19 Government Support Measures

Posted by on Mar 24, 2020 in coronavirus, covid-19, economy, small business | 0 comments

Covid-19 Courtley West Update The government have released a new page with further detail for the support being made available to business. This includes details of: Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme Business Rates Holiday for Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Cash Grant for Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (The portal is not open […]

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COVID-19 Courtley West Bulletin

Posted by on Mar 22, 2020 in coronavirus, covid-19, small business, SME | 0 comments

COVID-19 We’re in this together and we’re here to support you through this crisis. We’d like to reassure you that we have taken steps to ensure we can operate through this difficult time. Our IT infrastructure is setup so we can work from anywhere with an internet connection, you can still call us and email […]

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Spring Statement 2019

Posted by on Mar 13, 2019 in cloud accounting, economy, HMRC, SME, VAT | 0 comments

What you need to know:   Making Tax Digital   Philip Hammond reinforced that the mandatory digital record keeping for businesses with annual revenues above the VAT threshold (£85,000) will come into force from 1st April 2019. He called this an “important first step in this modernisation of the tax system to which the Government […]

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