Autumn Budget 2021

With the Speaker of the House of Commons by tradition not presiding over the Budget, the Chancellor might have hoped he would escape a rebuke over the number of important announcements disclosed to the media in advance. That was not to be, with the Chancellor instead receiving a ticking-off from Dame Eleanor Laing, the Chairman…

Received a CJRS compliance check? Act now!

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) ended in September but many firms could still be subject to a CJRS compliance check in the weeks and months ahead. HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has been sending out letters to employers throughout the year telling them they need to pay back CJRS payments because they claimed too…

Buying a business – Top tips to secure the best deal

Have you ever considered buying a business? Whether you are an experienced entrepreneur or just starting out, acquiring a ‘ready-made’ business offers a number of advantages. For established businesses, buying a second company can help them break into new markets or acquire machinery, skilled workers or innovations that can help their operations grow. Meanwhile, new…

Six steps to secure finance for your business

Lots of businesses are seeking out finance at the moment, whether to fund an acquisition or finance investment, but given the challenges the economy faces, it is becoming increasingly difficult to secure the right deal. If a business hasn’t sought out finance for a while or there has been a significant change to their operations…