Remember the furlough scheme is changing

The furlough scheme is changing, again. Many businesses and charities have relied on the lifeline that the regularly changed and updated furlough scheme has offered. Although the plan was to phase the scheme out in the autumn following the renewed restrictions in the winter and spring has been extended with the latest plan (as at … Read more

What is the capital allowance “Super deduction”?

The capital allowance ‘super deduction’ got a lot of attention in this year’s budget. It’s now being bought into practice for the current tax year and the next one. Here I’ll take a look at what it means in practice wiht some frequently asked questions. What is the ‘super deduction’? Any capital expenditure that your … Read more

Are you eligible for a Restart Grant?

Are you eligible for a restart grant? Councils have now opened the “Restart Grant scheme” (from 1st April 2021) which aims to support businesses in reopening safely as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. If your business is in the ‘non-essential’ retail sector (this includes charity shops) you may be entitled to a one-off cash grant of up … Read more

What was in the 2021 budget for small businesses?

The budget is the big set piece of the government’s finances and the impact of the 2021 budget for small businesses was highly anticipated. It has been seen as a key moment for setting the direction of the economy following both the pandemic and the implementation of Brexit. The reaction from the small buiness sector … Read more

What was in the 2021 budget for charities?

The budget is the big set piece of the government’s finances and the impact of the 2021 budget for charities was highly anticipated. It has been seen as a key moment for setting the direction of the economy following both the pandemic and the implementation of Brexit. The reaction from the charity sector The reaction … Read more

Podcast interviews – don’t miss out

Our founder Rachel Eden writes: I have been podcasting each week of 2021 with my new podcast “Accounting for the Real” world. Initially I set it up to help my accountancy and management students at Royal Holloway University connect their studies to the reality of running a business or a charity. However I’ve quickly found … Read more

Could you join our team?

chosing a word of the year

Exciting news – we have a bookkeeping job opportunity available. As a growing accountancy practice based in central Reading we are looking for a new bookkeeper or part qualified accountant. The role Your role will involve caring for a dedicated portfolio of clients on a regular basis as well as supporting year end processes and … Read more