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Additional Restrictions Grant Extended by Great Yarmouth Council

January 2021

Before Christmas, the Government announced the Additional Restrictions Grant. This is accessible to businesses which have been required to close but which do not have a rateable value, meaning they aren’t eligible for the Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) scheme, yet they continue to be significantly financially impacted by the pandemic. Great Yarmouth Borough Council has announced that […]

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Self-assessment tax return 2021: why submit early?

December 2020

Self-assessment tax return 2021

31st January 2021 is the deadline. HMRC are encouraging those who are submitting their self-assessment tax return to beat the January rush and to complete them as soon as possible. After all, if you submit early, you can’t be late – and late submissions mean substantial fines. It is now less than 2 weeks until […]

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Case Study: 36k Savings on Electricity Bills

December 2020

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This client will be having a merry little Christmas this year thanks to Our Business Cost Reduction service. Our lovely Business Cost Reduction Manager, Molly Harvey, recently worked with one of our clients, a local Suffolk hotel and restaurant. Molly took the time to assess the business’s contract rates and was able to save a substantial […]

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Being Cybercrime Savvy: a 2020 Essential

November 2020

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Cybercrime is rife this year. The BBC have reported that investment scams have quadrupled since virus lockdown. Your financial security is our priority, so we’ve put together some information that can help you identify suspicious activity in the digital world. The Investment Association (IA) have discovered that scammers have been promoting fake products on sham […]

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How Invoice Finance Can Help Your Business

November 2020

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In the current global climate that we find ourselves in, there is no time as relevant as now to consider Invoice Finance. Invoice Finance is a straightforward type of funding that improves cashflow within your business. We work with a range of providers to deliver you funds when your customers do not pay in a […]

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Amplify Your Business Productivity the Smart Way

November 2020

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Digital tools for collaboration and communication are transforming how individuals and businesses get work done together. Make use of the technology we are surrounded by with these top 10 apps and services for work productivity. It is so easy to become complacent with work habits. We might think that the way we work is the […]

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The Wonders of Free Online Learning

November 2020

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Learning online, especially during our current climate, is a huge opportunity for growth and enjoyment. You can access education at a pace that suits you, in an environment that suits you. You can complete these courses from the comfort of your own home which can be done alongside work and can accommodate any busy schedule. […]

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When do you Pay VAT on Gift Cards?

November 2020

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Christmas is approaching fast, and many businesses are relying on gift card sales this year more than ever. The law surrounding VAT on gift cards changed recently to align legislation with the EU. That’s why we’ve put together everything you need to know about selling gift cards and/or vouchers as a business. Hearing of this legislation […]

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Should I Outsource Payroll?

November 2020

Stressed Employer Trying to Pay Staff Wages

Payroll can be a real headache for businesses at the best of times. 2020 has posed significant challenges to business operations, especially the Furlough scheme, making in-house payroll a weighty administrative burden. If that wasn’t difficult enough, employers must keep on top of things such as furlough, maternity and paternity pay, sick pay, auto-enrolment into […]

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How to Write a Great Cover Letter

November 2020

How to Write a Great Cover Letter

More people are searching and applying for jobs now than in recent years. That’s why it’s essential to stand out from the crowd. This isn’t the first online guide to writing a cover letter and it certainly won’t be the last, but while there are literally hundreds of thousands of guides out there, we think […]

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