COVID-19 Government support for small businesses – updated 2 April 2020

Further to our last post release regards support in this coronavirus crisis see updates below: £10,000 Grants – if you are a business paying little or no business rates, your local authority will be in touch in due course to advise on this initiative – you cannot do anything to claim it at present. Local authorities will write to qualifying businesses at their premises in the next couple of weeks or you may be able to complete an application form on

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COVID-19 What key support is available for UK businesses

At this point in the Corona Virus crisis there is a lot of information being provided in the public arena about what small businesses can claim on a daily basis to business owners and employees.   We are summarising the key initiatives for the ease of our SME business owner clients, as to the current status of such announcements:   £10,000 Grants – if you are a business paying little or no business rates, your local authority will be in

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Current Issues: Fraudsters taking opportunity to strike over coronavirus

Be aware that fraudsters are now acting as World Health Organisation (WHO) over Coronavirus in order to obtain personal details. Criminals are disguising themselves as WHO to steal money or other  sensitive information. If you are contacted by a person or organisation that claims to be from WHO, verify their authenticity before responding. Read more at: https://www.who.int/about/communications/cyber-security This reminds us how important it is to protect our own data, business or personal and we think Coutts sum up it well

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Changes to customs arrangements after the UK has left the EU

Businesses in the UK who import and export between the UK and the EU to explain what they can do next to prepare for changes to customs arrangements after the UK has left the EU. Between 1 Fe‌br‌ua‌ry and 31 De‌ce‌mb‌er 2020, there will be an implementation period. There will be no changes to the terms of trade with the EU or the rest of the world during this time. From 1 Ja‌nu‌ar‌y 2021, the way you trade with the

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EMFF – The European Maritime & Fisheries Fund

A grant aid is available under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) programme 2014-2020. When making an application Tribe can assist you, if you wish. A business case –You must only provide a business case if your total project cost is £25,000 or more. Financial information – 3 years of either audited or unaudited accounts. See General Guidance for more detail  Quotes for costs to be incurred – advice is provided in this guidance and the General Guidance

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Our top tax savings tips…

Follow our top tips to improve your tax savings! 1) Remember the cost of a ‘staff work’s do’ are up to £150 tax deductible per head! 2) It usually better for a business owner to claim 45p per mile mileage using a privately owned car. You could save thousands of pounds each year in company car tax. 3) If you or your team spend time creating innovative solutions for your customers (product or process) you may be able to access

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The VAT reverse charge changes coming for the construction industry – NOW DELAYED

UPDATED: As of late on 6th September 2019 a delay of one year was granted by HMRC – this is now due to come into effect on 1 October 2020……. The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) is calling for a delay to the implementation of reverse charge VAT, which is set to go into effect on 1 October 2019. The reverse charge VAT will see the customer pay the VAT due directly to HMRC, the charge applies to both commercial

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We take care so that you can take a break….

Have you ever came home from holiday, gone to put the kettle on and the milk has gone sour? Imagine coming home from a well earned break to not only fresh cuppa waiting for you but also a tin of biscuits by your comfy arm chair with your favourite TV show playing. What is the caretaker service? Tribe’s business caretaker service is the business owners, sole director shareholder or husband and wife team’s piece of mind when taking a holiday

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HMRC investigations. We’ve got our clients covered, but are you?

HMRC investigations. No one wants to think about them, but what if it were to happen to you? All business and personal tax payers can be investigated by HMRC at any time. These investigations are random, there is no way to tell who will get investigated. This process can be challenging, time consuming and expensive. This is why we offer our tax cover service so that in the event of an enquiry our clients need not worry about how to

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The Package Free Larder

Every one of us can make a improvement – together we can make a change. The Package free larder are a group of dedicated volunteers working together to bring a plastic-free supermarket to Portsmouth. Over the next three weeks they are working to raise the last £20,000 to build a guilt-free zero-waste shop. The supermarket will be equipped with all your supermarket staples, completely plastic-free. You’ll be able to re-fill your own containers with the amount you need, eliminating the

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