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How will the cost-of-living crisis affect your business?

October 2022

Key takeaways Customers are spending less Businesses need to target their marketing Diversify your offering Make changes now to save in the long-term Re-assess business costs and consolidate Consumers are tightening their wallets, and the cost of doing business is rising but what effect will this have on your business? As the average household’s disposable […]


Chancellors Statement

October 2022

The new Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced an emergency statement to combat the recent market uncertainty. Jeremy Hunt was made Chancellor of the Exchequer last Friday (14th October 2022), after a turbulent few weeks for Kwasi Kwarteng since Mr Kwartweng and Prime Minister Lizz Truss’ Mini-Budget. Mr Hunts’ new emergency statement has been brought […]


Making Tax Digital – Key changes that may affect you.

October 2022

HMRC has reminded businesses of the upcoming VAT portal closure at the end of October. Key takeaways: The existing HMRC VAT portal will no longer be available from Tuesday 1st November 2022. If a business doesn’t use Making Tax Digital (MTD) compatible software when submitting its VAT returns, the business will be subject to a […]


What the new mini-budget means for you (September 2022) – Updated

October 2022

The chancellor of the exchequer, Kwasi Kwarteng, today announced their new not-so-mini “Mini-Budget”. What did the mini-budget announce and what does it mean? The government intends to reach an average of 2.5% rate of growth for the UK Economy  Income Tax The basic rate of income tax is to be cut to 19p from 20p […]


Business energy prices are to be frozen from October

September 2022

The government has announced a support package for businesses throughout winter. What support will businesses receive? After the government announced aid for household energy bills, many businesses were left with the same question – does the energy price cap apply to businesses? In short, no, but tailored support has since been announced for businesses. The […]


Safeguarding Your Business from the Effects of a Recession

June 2022

With a recession likely to be announced in the next couple of months, you may be concerned as to what impact this will have on your business. A recession is a period of negative economic growth that lasts for two or more consecutive quarters. The likely cause of an upcoming recession is a result of […]


How the spring budget announcement could affect your business

March 2022

Yesterday, UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the much anticipated 2022 spring budget. The previous two spring budgets were largely focussed on how the UK can recover from the impact of the covid-19 pandemic. However, this year’s budget has been largely dominated by the cost of living crisis and rising inflation. In this blog, we have […]


Has the new COVID variant caused uncertainty in the economy?

December 2021

In the UK, real-time data from restaurant bookings and online job ads were significantly higher than on the same day last year. Retail footfall was only 8% lower than on the same day in 2019. Despite the external conditions at the time, life was beginning to return to normal. However, with the rise of the […]


NICs and Dividend Tax Rates 2022 Summary

September 2021

NIC and Dividend Changes 2021

In a bid to help fund health and social care costs, National Insurance contributions (NICs) and dividend tax rates will rise from April 2022 National Insurance Contribution changes from April 2022 Employees will pay 1.25% more on National Insurance (NI) from April 2022. A recap on who pays NI: All employees on their salaries (those […]


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