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COVID-19 5th May 2020 update

We hope you are keeping well despite the current situation we find ourselves in.   The Government have released further information in relation to the Self-Employment income support scheme. From 4 May, HMRC will start contacting individuals who they believe are eligible to make a claim and are planning to open their claims portal on 13…Read More

COVID-19 Business Rates grant

Update on Business Rates Grant, you will need to apply to your Local Council if you have not received any correspondence by now. Preston Chorley Bolton Warrington The Government has announced measures to support businesses – you can see all the information here​. Business Grants guidance from Chorley Council is as…Read More


Update 27 March 2020 Self-employment As you may have seen on the news yesterday evening, the Chancellor has now announced his proposals on how the Government will be supporting self-employed individuals – the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme. Detailed proposals have not yet been released; however, a summary of the scheme has been published on the…Read More

UK practical business advice: COVID-19

20 March 2020: Here’s a quick summary of practical help notified by the Chancellor. You can read the latest advice and guidance from government for businesses on its coronavirus pages. We will be updating this page on a continuous basis to keep you, your business and your clients informed with all the latest information. For tax…Read More


We are writing to our clients as many of you will be concerned or worried about the coronavirus outbreak and how it will affect us and our businesses.  We would like to inform you of some of the preparatory steps we have taken and summarise the assistance being made available to businesses that will be…Read More

And breath!

Every year we vow that the following January won’t be as bad. This year was not the worst, but the yearly rush of tax returns still hasn’t eased even after 20 years of self-assessment – and now they are about to bring in “Making Tax Digital” from April 2017 because submitting 5 tax returns a year is…Read More

Another allegation of Tax Evasion

Jose Mourinho is the latest celeb to stand accused of financial impropriety. Mourinho has been issued with a tax bill of close to £2 million for unpaid taxes on image rights. The allegations are part of Football Leaks, a whistle-blower website that has shared documents with media outlets across Europe. El Mundo – the Spanish…Read More

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