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Champion Round-Up | Thursday 29 October

October 29th, 2020

Written by Ged Cosgrove, group managing partner  The role of an SME owner and manager can, at times, feel like a lonely place, and the number of individuals feeling this stress and strain is seemingly on the rise. SME owners are renowned for wearing multiple hats, which so often comes with the territory, yet businesses […]

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Extra COVID support unveiled for businesses

October 22nd, 2020

The Chancellor made a further announcement this morning to extend the economic support available to businesses that have been forced to legally close, as well as those that have remained open but who, nevertheless, are experiencing difficulties. In recognition of the challenging times ahead, the Chancellor said he would be increasing the support that is […]

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Latest Covid-19 Funding Options Announced By The Government

October 13th, 2020

The lockdown restrictions across the UK have become ever more complex, with the government having introduced a tiered system which is to be implemented on a regional basis. Businesses across the country are all being affected by this, with lots of the proposed measures inflicting economic uncertainty on communities. Last Friday (9th October), ahead of […]

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Champion Round-Up | Thursday 8 October

October 8th, 2020

Written by Ged Cosgrove, group managing partner  In today’s fast-changing environment, companies must focus on increasing their agility and building resilience to mitigate the effects of the ongoing pandemic, whilst continuing to undertake all necessary duties and responsibilities. One such responsibility of the Directors is to carry out detailed and demonstrable assessments to ascertain whether […]

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Chancellor outlines Winter Economy Plan

September 24th, 2020

Having cancelled this year’s Autumn Budget, the Chancellor revealed his armoury of measures that make up his ‘Winter Economy Plan’. During what was a short, concise speech, Rishi Sunak confirmed that the proposals intend to ‘manage the virus, jobs and the economy over the winter period’. He also explained how ‘the next phase of support must […]

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Champion Round-Up | Friday 11 September

September 11th, 2020

Written by Ged Cosgrove, group managing partner  Over recent months, numerous sectors have had the most turbulent time they will ever experience, while employers and employees have faced novel challenges. Whilst positive stories have emerged from the UK, we must remain vigilant and focus on the practical steps needed to ensure we can emerge from […]

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Champion Round-Up | Friday 14 August

August 14th, 2020

Written by Ged Cosgrove, group managing partner  As we edge closer to the end of some of the Government’s emergency Coronavirus business support schemes, HMRC is now turning its attention to those who have taken deliberate advantage or unknowingly claimed in error. HMRC has begun issuing letters to business owners who have utilised the Coronavirus […]

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Small businesses to benefit from new Government grant

An extra £20m of funding has been made available for small businesses in England that have been affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. Here’s everything you need to know, and how you can apply for the grant. What is available to small businesses? The Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government has announced that grants ranging between […]

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Beware of phishing scams and fraud during COVID-19

August 13th, 2020

As more of the Government’s emergency finance schemes to help businesses affected by the pandemic become available, we are issuing another warning to be extremely vigilant about any communications you receive. The second payment from the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) is due to be released this month, and already scammers are taking advantage of […]

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A view from the top | Friday 31 July Edition

July 31st, 2020

A view from the top | By Ged Cosgrove, group managing partner The Coronavirus has brought with it many uncertainties that are proving to be transformational for some businesses, whilst others face a minefield of issues. For every company that is taking measures to prepare for the worst-case scenario they feel is yet to come, […]

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