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Difference Between a Grant & A Loan

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In our latest animated video we answer popular question of what is the difference between a grant and a loan.

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State Aid & Covid-19 | Accountancy Support for Business in Bristol | What is State Aid | Can State Aid Help Me

State Aid & COVID-19

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With the current COVID-19 crisis many businesses continue to seek government support to help them with the uncertainty of the months ahead. Whilst this aid is undoubtedly a lifeline for many, it could lead to potential problems in the future as businesses that benefit from such schemes can be said to be benefitting from State…

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How do I register my accountant as my HMRC agent?

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We regualrly get asked, “how do I regsiter my accountant as my HMRC agent?”. You will find all the answers in our fun animated video.

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Adjusting a CJRS claim for Employment Allowance | CJRS Advice Bristol | Covid-19 Business Support Bristol

Adjusting a CJRS claim for employment allowance

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The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has been set-up by the Government to enable companies to claim up to 80% of an employee’s wages plus any National Insurance or pension contributions during the coronavirus crisis. However, many companies have been left wondering what impact this new scheme might have on their ability to claim Employment…

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Getting Disincorporation Right | Change Business From Limited | Accountancy Help Changing Business Status

Getting disincorporation right

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Sadly, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the small business community, some will need to close their doors and others will need to find new ways to adapt. The word “disincorporation” is something that will be on the lips of many business owners. It is the process which enables the transformation from…

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Subcontractors and the Construction Industry Scheme | Payment Advice for Subcontractors | HMRC Advice & Guidance

Subcontractors and the Construction Industry Scheme

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The Construction Industry Scheme (CIS), in its present form, has been around since 2004 but not everybody is clear on what is required and who it applies to. In essence the scheme means that when subcontractors are working for a contractor, that contractor must deduct money from their pay on behalf of the HMRC as…

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VAT Oddities | UK VAT Rules | VAT Advice Bristol

VAT Oddities

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VAT rules are known for their complexities and the headaches that they can cause businesses around the UK. But it’s the peculiarities of the system that can have people scratching their heads, particularly in the world of food! Recently, the case of Nesquik flavoured milk has been highlighted. Bizarrely chocolate flavoured milk is already VAT…

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Contractors and Construction Industry Scheme | Accountancy Advice

Contractors and the Construction Industry Scheme

Contractors and the Construction Industry Scheme 758 513 Stepping Stones Accountancy

The Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) requires contractors to deduct payments from any subcontractors that they use in order to make advance payments towards the subcontractor’s tax and National Insurance. It is a legal requirement that all contractors register for the scheme, whether a sole trader or a limited company, if: they pay subcontractors to do…

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Changes to Tax Relief for Residential Landlords | Financial Advice for Property Investors

Changes to Tax Relief for Residential Landlords

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For many years, investors have seen their buy-to-let properties as an excellent source of income. However, the Government has acknowledged the need to discourage savvy investors from procuring properties that would otherwise have been sorely welcomed by first time buyers. As of 6th April 2017, a phased implementation began of new rules, designed to restrict…

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