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Six Steps to Better Business in 2021

Six Steps to Better Business in 2021

The effects of the pandemic on local businesses, such as slashed revenues and emergency redundancies, have been costly, but so too has its cycle of lockdowns and the investment made by businesses to accommodate employees working from home and abide by wider guidelines...

Convenience Retailing: 2020 in Focus

Convenience Retailing: 2020 in Focus

By Stephen McConnell, Business Services Partner 2020 has certainly been a challenging year for businesses not only here in Northern Ireland, but globally. Locally, city centre locations are of course struggling.   Office workers are working from home and so vital...

Updated Furlough Guidance

Updated Furlough Guidance

Following the recent announcement of the new lockdowns across the UK and the closure of schools, there will be many employees who are, again, struggling to juggle the demands of work and home schooling their children. HMRC has updated its guidance for employers as...

Your Christmas Gift – Peace of Mind

Your Christmas Gift – Peace of Mind

Almost every business owner would agree that 2020 has been one of the most challenging years. Firstly, Covid 19’s impact on business closures and with the looming impact of Brexit largely still to be felt, who knows what is around the corner? However, as has been said...

Cashflow Considerations – Deferring Vat Payments

Cashflow Considerations – Deferring Vat Payments

If under the relaxations for Covid 19, you deferred VAT during the first lockdown between 20 March and 30 June 2020 and still have payments to make, you can pay the deferred VAT in full on or before 31 March 2021 or opt in to the VAT deferral new payment scheme when...

The Five Benefits of AutoEntry

The Five Benefits of AutoEntry

Working with businesses throughout the pandemic has shone a light on the necessity for real time information and the value of AutoEntry.  Jamie Treacy, Assistant Manager in the Business Services Department, looks at the trends and five key benefits. One thing that has...

Northern Ireland Protocol Customs Duty and VAT

Northern Ireland Protocol Customs Duty and VAT

Important information for businesses who move goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland from 1st January 2021. Trader Support System (TSS) Due to the UK’s obligations under the Northern Ireland Protocol, customs declarations will be required when moving goods...

Talking Tax at Christmas

Talking Tax at Christmas

2020 has been a year like no other and so it is hard to believe that the festive season is upon us once again. Normally, Christmas is a time for staff parties and team lunches. However, as we are faced with continuously changing rules on social distancing and...

Applying for Job Retention Scheme Payments

Applying for Job Retention Scheme Payments

From today, online applications can be made for the JRS for periods from 1 ‌November.  Claims for November must be made by 14‌‌ ‌December. What’s new in the support available CJRS has been extended to 31 ‌March 2021 for all parts of the UK. From 1 November, the UK...

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