HB Accountants Web Workshop – Using MS Teams like a Pro

Recent disruptions to your regular work routine have probably seen you getting to grips with team collaboration tools such as Microsoft Teams. At HB Accountants, our aim is to support as many people as we can through providing critical information for you and your business AND any extra resources we can, to help see you through to the other end of this Covid19 chapter and beyond.

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COVID19: Latest lockdown timeline for retailers – can your business reopen on 1st June?

PM Boris Johnson has announced the latest timeline for the lifting of COVID19 lockdown regulations for England – the two dates on the timeline are 1st June and 15th June – but it is not back to business for all businesses just yet.

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Is Homeworking The New Normal?

After being instructed to work from home due to Covid19, a number of companies have unexpectedly realised that homeworking could become the new normal. The CEO of Barclays was reported saying that big offices ‘may be a thing of the past’ after just six weeks of lockdown.

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COVID19: Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme set to launch

The Government has announced a new online service which will be launched for small and medium-sized employers to recover Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) payments which they have made to their employees.

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COVID19: Local Authority Discretionary Grant Eligibility for Businesses

The Government has finally issued local authorities with detailed guidance regarding the Discretionary Grant scheme. This additional fund is aimed at small businesses who were not eligible for the Small Business Grant Fund or the Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Fund. It widens access to support to businesses who are struggling to survive due to the Corona virus shutdown, but are unable to access other grant funding.

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COVID19: Extension to October for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Confirmed

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) is the UK scheme to pay wages of workers on leave because of coronavirus. Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed today that this scheme will be extended to October 2020.

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COVID19: Free Web Workshops from HB Accountants to help you and your business

We have scheduled two further Web Events for you. These are challenging times and our aim is to support as many people as we can through providing critical information for you and your business to help see you through to the other end of this period.

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COVID19: Grants and funding programmes to assist social enterprises, local organisations & charities

We understand that you might be worrying about the impact that the Covid19 situation is having on your organisation. Are you aware that charities, not for profit organisations, social enterprises and unregistered community groups can apply for grants to help them to continue to deliver much needed support to within their communities?

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COVID19: Claiming the self-employment grant scheme

4 May 2020: The government have today updated information about applications for the self-employment grant. Self-employed workers have been hit hard by COVID19 lockdowns, the scheme will allow you to claim a taxable grant of 80% of your average monthly trading profits, paid out in a single instalment covering 3 months (March to May), and capped at £7,500 altogether. This is a temporary scheme, but Gov.UK suggest it may be extended.

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COVID19: Social distancing is impacting on everyone

Who would have believed that during the third month into 2020 the UK would be socially distancing, High Street retail businesses, restaurant, bars and pubs and leisure businesses all over the UK would have been forced to temporarily close their doors the to general public and every business or personal email sent out would start with “hello, how are you, hope you are OK and I hope you are staying safe”.

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