Is your restaurant eligible for the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme?

Under ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ the government are funding a 50% discount for diners eating in participating restaurants. It forms part of the economic recovery package now that coronavirus lockdown conditions are beginning to ease. The scheme discounts 50%, up to a maximum discount of £10 per person for children and adults, only available […]

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A temporary cut in VAT for the hospitality and tourism sector, have you adjusted your accounting software?

Recently the chancellor announced a temporary cut in the VAT rate for certain types of businesses in the hospitality and tourism sector. The standard 20% rate is being reduced to 5% from 15 July 2020 until 12 January 2021. Xero has the capabilities to apply the changes, all you need to do is select the […]

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The IR35 legislation continues to draw criticism.

Earlier in the year, I wrote about the implementation of the highly controversial IR35 legislation which of course was delayed until April 2021 due to the pandemic. A report by the House of Lords heavily criticizes the government: “IR35 is riddled with problems, unfairness and unintended consequences and has not worked for 20 years, according […]

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Are your employees returning to work?

As begin to return to the office after so many months working from home, how as business leaders do we support the transition and the mental health of our employees? The team at UNMIND have put together 6 Steps to Mentally Healthy Transitions, its free to download: “While going into lockdown forced us to […]

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