September 2020 is like no new term in recent memory. It signals the reopening of schools, many of which have been closed since March. Millions of UK workforce members are returning to offices that they haven't visited in six months. Hundreds of thousands of furlough schemes ...
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Across the UK, we've seen the mercury rising, just as many of us return to work, businesses reopen, and schools gear up for a new term. This storm of stress has compounded tensions, with any slightest friction quickly coming to a head in sweltering conditions. How ...
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While government grants are hailed as having helped millions of businesses survive the Covid-19 lockdown and saving many more millions of jobs, there was always going to be vulnerability that the system would be abused, manipulated, or just misunderstood. It is difficult to ...
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If you're running your own business or thinking of starting one up, deciding which trading structure to choose is always a bit of a puzzle! There are pros and cons to both trading as a limited company and as a sole trader, but the most critical factor is to understand precis...
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Our modern lives run at a faster pace than ever before! It never ends; it never slows down - and we are seeing more and more people suffering from burnout. The HSE reports that in 2018/19 no less than 12.8 million working days were lost due to stress...
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Summer Statement 8 July 2020 The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak continued with his campaign to support the business and jobs community today, 8 July 2020, as firms engage with the disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak and the measures taken to control infection. The main th...
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Property investment and buy-to-let ownership are an attractive proposition for investors. While the property market fluctuates like any other, buildings and residences are a tangible investment that can return significant returns over time. As with any business, there are mu...
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How Covid-19 has Changed the UK Workforce

Without any doubt, since lockdown began back in March, working from home has risen sharply. The Office for National Statistics reported that, at the time, around 1.7 million people were based primarily from home. In the week of the survey, 4 million reporting working from ho...
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Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) The Uk government has announced that the SEISS will be extended, and those eligible for the grant may claim a second grant, capped at £6,750. There is now a deadline to make a claim for the first grant of 13th July 2020. The se...
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What is the Optimum Directors Salary for 2020/21? The most tax efficient way for your limited company to pay you as a Director is usually through a combination of salary and dividends. We explain the best way to set up Director’s payroll to be tax efficient in 2020-21. W...
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