All Funding & Money articles – Page 2

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    COVID-19 advice for entrepreneurs: summary of financial, tax and accounting measures


    In next week's Fresh Business Thinking webinar, haysmacintyre will be providing entrepreneurs with an overview of the government initiatives available during COVID-19. They will share their experiences from working with companies applying for CBILs as well as examples of where furloughing has worked well as a solution and where it ...

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    5 things you need to know about IR35


    by Donna Torres, director of small business at Xero UK If you run your own business, are self-employed or are a freelancer, then you will likely have heard of IR35. It is a piece of legislation that allows HMRC to collect additional payment where a contractor is an employee ...

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    Action may be required now - Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Grant


    The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is going live on the HMRC portal on 20th April. We caught up with Lucy Cohen, co-founder of Mazuma, the UK's leading Online Accountants for small and micro businesses to find out what that means businesses need to do to be prepared: Lucy writes that: ...

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    Starling Bank releases new spare debit card option to help those self-isolating


    Starling Bank is introducing the Connected card, a second card that customers can connect to their existing account and give to anyone they trust to pay for groceries and other essential items on their behalf. The Connected card has been designed to help personal account customers who are self-isolating during ...

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    Small firms say interruption loan changes mark “big step forward”


    Responding to the Government’s announcement of measures aimed at improving small business access to the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) National Chairman Mike Cherry said: “We welcome the Chancellor’s personal intervention to ensure that banks deliver the government-backed emergency loans which are urgently needed ...

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    Bolstered business interruption loans


    The Chancellor Rishi Sunak is taking further action to support firms affected by the coronavirus crisis by bolstering business interruption loans for small businesses and announcing a new scheme for larger companies. More than £90 million of loans to nearly 1,000 small and medium sized firms have been approved under ...

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    Concerns about the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loans Scheme


    The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) offers a loan of up to £5 million that is interest free for the first 12 months however there are concerns about "the way the loan scheme is being rolled out and being interpreted by some lenders". The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy ...

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    National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates increased on 1 April


    The National Living Wage (NLW) will increase today (Wednesday 1 April) to £8.72, giving a pay rise to thousands of workers at the frontline of the UK’s response to Covid-19. This rise follows recommendations made to the Government by the Low Pay Commission (LPC) in the autumn. It means the ...

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    Why SaaS metrics are changing the role of finance?


    One of the most common terms that I come across at work today is “SaaS”, software-as-a-service. It’s particularly prevalent in webexpenses as we are a “SaaS” business. We all know the impact that cloud technology has had on the business world, our delivery model has been born from this technology ...