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The Curious Case of the Jaffa Cake

November 2020

Jaffa Cakes Exempt From VAT

Jaffa Cakes: Cake or Biscuit? The age-old debate that was taken to court. Who knew VAT could be interesting? Who would have known that the bounds of confectionery, sweets, chocolates, chocolate biscuits, cakes and biscuits would be taken to court? And why is it so important whether the confectionary in question is a cake or […]


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It Is Time to Talk About the B-word

November 2020

Brexit: the UK and EU are no longer synonymous

The Brexit transition period will end on 31st December 2020, and it is essential that businesses are prepared for the new rules that will come into place on 1st January 2021. But what exactly are these changes, and how can businesses prepare for new working practices and trading agreement?  Changes will predominantly affect business who […]


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Capital Gains Tax May Double for Second Home Owners

November 2020

Capital Gains Tax

The new government review, commissioned by Rishi Sunak, has suggested that the amount of tax levied on capital gains should be raised by billions of pounds. This will principally affect those who own second homes (including landlords) or assets not shielded from tax. The review was launched by Mr Sunak as part of his strategy […]


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Grants for Employers: Kickstart Scheme

November 2020

kickstart scheme

Employers will receive a £1,500 grant per Kickstart job placement, helping you to help others. Since our last campaign regarding the Government Kickstart Scheme, we have received a high volume of responses from employers. We want to let you know that we are still offering this service, and with the second lockdown and its potential […]


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Finding Balance in Lockdown and Beyond

November 2020

As Lockdown 2.0 begins today, we are aware of the challenges this might pose to mental health. Specifically, men’s mental health is something which markedly needs attention. While many of the same difficulties are experienced by both men and women, some difficulties and influences on mental health may be especially relevant for men. If you […]


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Furlough Update: 5th November 2020

November 2020

Furlough Update 5th November

Rishi Sunak announced on 5th November that the Furlough scheme has been extended, and will remain in place until the end of March. 5th November updates: To qualify for furlough: Employees need to have been on RTI submission before 30th October Employees P45’d before the 23rd September do not qualify However, employees P45’d after this […]


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Looking After Your Mental Health During Lockdown

November 2020

Aston Shaw Mental Health During Lockdown

You have made it through one lockdown, you can do it again. Of course, there are general well-being tips that are relevant year-round regardless of lockdown. However, doing what you can to help your mental health during these turbulent times is more important than ever. Daily Schedule It can be so tempting to set your […]


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Job Support Scheme – What It Means for Your Business and How We Can Support You

October 2020

Open Sign in Shop Window

Effective from 1st November 2020, the Job Support Scheme will ensure financial security through the coming winter months. The scheme will cover salary/wages for pay periods ending and paid in November. However, claims cannot be submitted until after 8th December. Subsequent months will follow a similar pattern, with the final claims for April being made […]


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How We’ve Helped Our Clients Save on Their Business Costs

September 2020

Aston Shaw Business Cost Reduction Service

We work hard to make businesses as profitable as possible by eliminating waste on essential spend. Our Business Cost Reduction service has saved many of our client’s vast sums of money on overheads such as utilities and insurance. In this blog, we’re going to share some of our favourite examples of how we’ve been able […]


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Eat Out to Help Out Scheme – Let’s Get You Set Up

July 2020

Eat Out to Help Out Poster

You’ve likely already heard about the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out Scheme, but as a restaurant, how exactly do you take advantage of it? The scheme opens up on 3rd August 2020 and will run until 31st August 2020. Eat Out to Help Out allows diners to receive a 50% discount when they eat […]


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