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Latest Government Advice Provides Clarity for Directors On Bounce Back Loans and Directors Loans

Following the two year anniversary of the introduction of the Bounce Back Loans, the Government has released two Fact Sheets to provide complete clarity to Directors on the conditions of loans and the terms of repayment.  

Latest Government Advice Provides Clarity for Directors On Bounce Back Loans and Directors Loans2022-05-24T09:56:30+00:00

Future-proofing your business from insolvency in 2022

As we enter a brand new year, now is the perfect time to reflect on the peaks and troughs of the last 18 months, and look to what the next 12 months could hold for your business. It's safe to say no business could have predicted the impact COVID and the pandemic would have, from both a personal and economic perspective, but with more restrictions lifting every day, it's important that businesses look to the future and plan on how to bounce back in 2022. In December 2021 the Bank of England increased rates from 0.1% to 0.25%. With demand [...]

Future-proofing your business from insolvency in 20222022-01-24T13:31:08+00:00

Government reduces yet more temporary measures to support businesses from insolvency

A Government press release published today, confirms that temporary measures brought in to support businesses from insolvency during the pandemic will be phased out from 1 October 2021.

Government reduces yet more temporary measures to support businesses from insolvency2021-09-10T10:39:13+00:00

Exit Strategies Explained

A business exit strategy covers the plan for the owner of the company to either sell or reduce their share of ownership, either to investors or another business. Exit strategies can be implemented for a number of reasons, both positive and negative, including retirement or damage limitation if the company is in trouble financially. It may also be used by investors in order to plan for a cashing-out on an investment. 

Exit Strategies Explained2021-06-28T16:01:04+00:00

New powers to tackle unfit directors of dissolved companies announced

Under a new bill “Ratings ( Coronavirus ) and Directors Disqualification (Dissolved Companies ) Bill”,  the Insolvency Service will have retrospective powers to investigate Directors who have abused the Government support Schemes.

New powers to tackle unfit directors of dissolved companies announced2021-05-19T09:50:20+00:00

What are accelerated payment notices?

What are accelerated payment notices and when are they used? If you find yourself on the receiving end of an accelerated payment notice (APN) from HMRC, it can seem daunting. First things first, do not panic. Below, we have put together some answers to frequently asked questions that may help. So, what is an APN (accelerated tax payment notice)?  An accelerated payment notice (APN) is a notice that a taxpayer with an ongoing tax or National Insurance contributions (NICs) issue may receive from HMRC (typically following their involvement in a tax scheme). The demand requires the taxpayer to pay the [...]

What are accelerated payment notices?2021-05-27T15:34:45+00:00

Connection:20 Business resilience in a COVID world

This week we will be hosting our Connection:20 online webinar, Business resilience in a COVID world. As businesses continue to navigate through the challenges and changing environment imposed by COVID19, Sheards Accountants are hosting a series of Connection:20 events online, to share experiences and offer support. Our Partner, Charles Brook, will be hosting this week's session, which will be taking place on Wednesday 11th November from 12 pm-1 pm. The session will cover: Business confidence pre-COVID Can we rely on anything to help us plan? Directors obligations and financial risk management in a COVID World Preparing for a post-COVID way [...]

Connection:20 Business resilience in a COVID world2021-03-22T13:49:49+00:00

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) On Saturday 31 October 2020, a second lockdown for England was announced. To support businesses and individuals through this, the government is providing additional financial support as part of the plan for the next phase of response to the pandemic. It has been confirmed that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) - also known as the furlough scheme - which was due to end on 31 October, will remain open until December.  The government has protected over nine million jobs across the UK with the furlough scheme as well as supporting those [...]

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme2021-03-22T14:05:36+00:00

Government announces extension of insolvency measures

Government announces extension of insolvency measures The Government has extended the measures put in place by the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act in order to protect businesses from insolvency, giving them a much-needed breathing space during the pandemic. Many changes to the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act were due to expire at the end of September. However, as of 24th September, the measures have been extended to the end of December 2020 and in some cases to March 2021. Summary of temporary measures: Companies with any obligations to hold AGMs will continue to have the flexibility to hold these meetings [...]

Government announces extension of insolvency measures2021-03-22T14:12:02+00:00