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Invest NI Operated Support Schemes Launched

Invest NI Operated Support Schemes Launched

Two new initiatives operated by Invest NI open today. Digital Selling Capability Grant The £1 million Covid-19 Digital Selling Capability Grant will provide a maximum grant of £20,000 to eligible small and medium-sized retailers to support 50% of eligible costs....

New Government Support Schemes

New Government Support Schemes

Covid-19 Recovery Revitalisation Scheme The Department for Communities and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs have announced an investment of £11m to support organisations in their economic recovery from the impacts of Covid-19. The funding...

Furlough Scheme Update

Furlough Scheme Update

As summer turns to Autumn, the end of the UK Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is also soon to come to an end. We already know that since June 2020, the scheme has been closed to new entrants, and it is currently due to close entirely on 31 October 2020....

Who Do You Trade With?

Who Do You Trade With?

By Angela Keery, Tax Director Time for businesses to refocus on Brexit Earlier this year most of us moved from considering Brexit to battling Covid-19 and all of the ways it has impacted business in Northern Ireland, relegating any Brexit planning to “another day”....

Help With Business Rates

Help With Business Rates

During the 2020-21 rating year most business ratepayers in Northern Ireland will benefit from a 4-month rates holiday and many from a 12-month rates holiday as part of the NI Executive’s support measures offered to businesses as they deal with the impact of COVID-19....

Job Retention Bonus – Government Update

Job Retention Bonus – Government Update

On 31 July, the Government released an outline paper with more detailed guidance on the Job Retention Bonus announced by the Chancellor as part of the 'Plan for Jobs' on 8 July. The Job Retention Bonus is designed to provide additional support to employers who keep on...

Cutting costs — without cutting staff

Cutting costs — without cutting staff

In the heat of a financial crisis, such as the one we are presently going through, companies must focus on their financial viability. When businesses run into financial difficulties and need to reduce costs, the knee-jerk reaction is often to consider the scope for...

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,...

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