New Christmas grant for pubs

New Christmas grant for pubs

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has announced an additional one-off £1,000 Christmas grant for wet-led pubs in tiers 2 and 3 who will miss out on much needed business during the busy Christmas period.  A wet-led pub is a bar which doesn’t...
Double entry demystified

Double entry demystified

Most business owners will know the difference between a profit statement and a balance sheet. Both are created from a process known as double-entry bookkeeping. If asked to consider two aspects of a £50 purchase from a stationery store, most would say that their...
EU exit – did you read this letter?

EU exit – did you read this letter?

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma has written a letter to businesses in the professional services sector. The letter (available in English and Welsh) provides tailored advice on what key actions businesses must take...
Treasury directive re third SEISS grant

Treasury directive re third SEISS grant

HM Treasury has published a further Treasury Direction made under the Coronavirus Act 2020, ss. 71 and 76, which modifies and extends the effect of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS).The Direction mainly deals with the expansion of the SEISS from 1...
Supply chains, a predictive approach for 2021

Supply chains, a predictive approach for 2021

One of the more positive aspects – perhaps the only positive aspect – of COVID disruption has been the movement away from fixed systems to more flexible systems to cope with the changing demands of lock-down. Who would have predicted a year ago that many...
Coping with the new EU reality

Coping with the new EU reality

It is apparent that our final exit from the EU, 1 January 2021, will disrupt the movement of goods, back and forth, while transport links and customs authorities adjust to the new reality. Hopefully, readers that are directly affected – with customers or...