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Claim your 2nd Grant for the Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) from 17 August 2020

Today’s the day you can claim your 2nd grant for the Self Employed Income Support Scheme. Let’s have a look at who can claim, and how.   What is the 2nd grant? This 2nd grant covers the period 1 June 2020 to 31 August 2020 The grant will be 70% of your average profits, in…


Should I buy or lease a van?

The time has come to consider buying your first van for your business, or to replace your existing vehicle. But the question we’re often asked is: “should I buy or lease a van?” The reason we’re asked the question is that there is actually a lot to think about. If you’re looking for guidance on…


How do I claim the Self Employment Grant?

Today is the first day (13 May 2020) you can claim your Self Employment Income Support Scheme Grant (SEISS). We’ll show you here how to go about it, as we can’t apply for you, but there are a few steps to go through first. *Update: The SEISS has been extended to 31 August 2020. Check…


Questions on the 80% HMRC grant for furloughed employees

The Chancellor announced on Friday 20 March 2020 that any employees being furloughed (temporarily laid off) would be paid 80% of their wage, under a new Job Retention Scheme, so here’s what we know so far. Please check out our main Stay Positive COVID19 page for other info. We also have a specific page for…


You say I don’t need to pay tax now, but which are automatically deferred, and which do I have to arrange?

The Government has announced a lot of support for Small Businesses, to help us through the current Pandemic. Some of the financial support announced includes deferring or arranging time to pay for your business and personal taxes. This is fantastic news, however, we are seeing some confusion around which taxes are automatically deferred, and which…