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Insights from Our Team: Ashleigh Shaw

Insights from Our Team: Ashleigh Shaw

Each year we welcome a number of interns and graduates to our team. This year, for a few trainees, things have been a little different.  We spoke to Ashleigh, who is currently on our Graduate Training Programme. “These have definitely been strange times, and certainly...

Working With Us: Ciara Daly

Working With Us: Ciara Daly

As a successful multi-faceted business, leading beauty industry professional Ciara Daly Make up has continued to trade online during these challenging times. As businesses across Northern Ireland return to work, it’s important to work with good advisors to help lead...

Flexible Furlough from 1st July

Flexible Furlough from 1st July

From July, employers can bring employees back to work from furlough “flexibly”. This means that employees can agree to return to work on a reduced hours basis, and be paid for that work by their employer, and remain on furlough for the remainder of their working time,...

Insights from Our Team: Emma George

Insights from Our Team: Emma George

Each year we welcome a number of interns and graduates to our team. This year, for a few trainees, things have been a little different.  We spoke to Emma, who is currently on the Graduate Training Programme with the firm: “I started working with our team at the start...

Working With Us: Daly’s Garage

Working With Us: Daly’s Garage

As businesses return to work, we’re delighted to see Daly’s Garage get back to serving their customers throughout Northern Ireland as they have been for more than 100 years. With new social distancing measures in place, their team of experts is on hand to offer a...

The Role of the Board Chair During a Crisis

The Role of the Board Chair During a Crisis

By Donal Laverty, Consulting Partner  Any chairperson will tell you that the success of their role depends on how they walk the tightrope of being too involved or too distant in the realisation of the organisation’s strategy. Yet when a crisis such as the current...

Hardship Fund Deadline This Friday

Hardship Fund Deadline This Friday

Applications to the NI Micro-business Hardship Fund will close on Friday. This fund aims to support Northern Ireland based micro-businesses and social enterprises unable to access other regional and national COVID-19 support measures. Up to £10,000 will be available...

Job Retention Scheme – Wednesday Deadline Reminder

Job Retention Scheme – Wednesday Deadline Reminder

Ahead of the Wednesday (10th June) cut off, all employers must ensure they have placed all of those employees and qualifying workers on furlough leave that they wish to claim JRS for. We would also urge all employers to take the following steps: 1. Revisit your...

Future of the Job Retention Scheme

Future of the Job Retention Scheme

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a series of changes to the Government's furlough scheme at the weekend, including workers being able to go back part-time. From Wednesday 1st July, businesses using the Government's furlough scheme will be able to bring furloughed...

Extension to the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

Extension to the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

The Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) has been extended, enabling individuals to make a second and final grant claim in August 2020. Tax Director Angela Keery looks at the latest announcement. This extension is welcome, and gives some additional security...

Insights from Our Team: Colin Whyte

Insights from Our Team: Colin Whyte

We  talk to Restructuring and Insolvency Manager, Colin Whyte, about how he is finding working from home and lockdown life. “Working from home has had its challenges, but it’s certainly had its highlights. Being able to enjoy lunch in the garden with my two children...

Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme

Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme

The online Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme will be launched on 26 May.  Through this, small and medium-sized employers can recover Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) payments they have made to their employees due to COVID-19-related absence. The key points of the...

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