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Tuesday, 16 March 2021

VAT partial exemption and COVID-19 – do you need to urgently propose a special method?

HMRC will release guidance soon in respect of businesses proposing a ‘time-limited’ special method to minimise the impact of COVID-19. The special method must be submitted to HMRC before the end of the VAT year so if you have a March year end, there's less than a month to formulate and propose a method to HMRC.

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Tuesday, 16 March 2021

Tax Day – what could we see ahead?

On Budget days, we usually see the publication of consultations and ‘calls for evidence,’ which give us an insight into the Government’s plans for possible future changes. However, this year has been shaped a bit differently by the Government and we now have Tax Day, on 23 March. What tax changes might we expect to see in the future?

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Monday, 15 March 2021

Changes to the 2021/22 GMS contract for GPs

Details of the GMS contract for 2021/22 for England have recently been announced. Mel discusses the main financial headlines.

Podcast

Friday, 12 March 2021

Business life after COVID-19: Avoiding the lockdown hangover

In this week's episode of Impromptu Business Chat, James and Mark chat about the likely challenges businesses will face as lockdown restrictions are eased and hopefully removed as the UK moves targets its "VC Day" on 21 June 2021.

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Friday, 12 March 2021

MHA Larking Gowen is pleased to sponsor Suffolk Libraries Day 2021

Suffolk Libraries Day – Suffolk Libraries’ annual fundraising event, will take place on Saturday 20 March, and the Not for Profit team at MHA Larking Gowen is thrilled to support the event. It’ll feature some world-renowned international authors, including Bernard Cornwell, Anthony Horowitz, Kathy Reichs and Elly Griffiths.

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Friday, 12 March 2021

Environmental Land Management scheme: Light at the end of the tunnel?

Ever since the launch of the Health and Harmony consultation early in 2018, the question of the design and financial impact of the proposed Environmental Land Management scheme (ELMS) has been a matter of concern and conjecture for farmers and land managers.

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Wednesday, 10 March 2021

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme: further grants

The Chancellor made use of last week’s Budget 2021 to announce a further welcome extension, and some changes, to the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS).

Podcast

Wednesday, 10 March 2021

Tourism Business Chat with Richard Hughes, Chef Director at The Assembly House

Richard reflects honestly on lockdown, giving his insights into what the day-to-day has looked like for The Assembly House this past year; now “the poshest drive through in the city” – his words. He also talks openly about how Eat Out to Help Out was financially a life raft, but probably not the morally right thing to do.

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Tuesday, 09 March 2021

Digital Links - The next step for Making Tax Digital

From April 2021 VAT registered businesses submitting VAT returns using Making Tax Digital (MTD) need to ensure digital links are in place within their records.

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Tuesday, 09 March 2021

Legal Sector – COVID 19 and SRA rules – what does the future look like

Our Legal experts discussed the SRA accounts rules, one year on.

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Monday, 08 March 2021

Budget 2021 – What’s in it for agriculture?

Farms and Landed Estates Partner, Steve Rudd, looks at new initiatives brought out in the Budget, and applies them to the agricultural sector.

Podcast

Friday, 05 March 2021

Managing growth out of lockdown: Cash is king

In this week's episode of Impromptu Business Chat, James and Mark talk about the encouraging signs coming out of lockdown and the prospect of economic recovery and growth. 

Blog

Friday, 05 March 2021

Is a bird? Is it a plane? No! It’s the super-deduction!

Tax specialist, Sarah Lambert, looks at who can take advantage of the new super-deduction, and what we know so far.

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Friday, 05 March 2021

Budget 2021 – Mostly harmless, or with a sting in the tail?

Although the Budget may have offered relatively little for the agricultural sector, Bruce Masson focuses in on the key points of interest. 

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Friday, 05 March 2021

Budget 2021: No change to Capital Gains Tax rules for business sellers… for now!

Phew, no change to Capital Gains Tax rules for business sellers… for now at least! Could now be the time to implement your succession plans before Rishi takes action at the next Budget? 

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Thursday, 04 March 2021

Extension to the reduced VAT rate for the tourism, leisure and hospitality industry

In his Budget statement the Chancellor has confirmed that the reduction in VAT for tourism, leisure and hospitality businesses from 20% to 5% has been extended by six months until 30 September. It will then rise to 12.5% for the following six months before returning to the standard rate of 20% in April 2022.

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Thursday, 04 March 2021

What is the new Recovery Loan Scheme?

As part of the Budget announcement, Rishi Sunak announced that the Bounce Back Loan and Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan schemes will end as planned on 31 March 2021. These schemes will be replaced by the new Recovery Loan Scheme. What is the Recovery Loan Scheme and who is eligible?

Blog

Thursday, 04 March 2021

Extension to the furlough scheme

In his Budget statement on 3 March 2021, Rishi Sunak confirmed the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (furlough) is to be extended until 30 September 2021.

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Thursday, 04 March 2021

Spring Budget 2021 Summary

This Budget Summary covers the key tax changes announced in the Chancellor’s speech, including measures to mitigate the impact of coronavirus, and explains how these changes affect businesses and individuals.

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Thursday, 04 March 2021

Expert comment: Spring Budget 2021

The Budget contained an eye-watering array of support extensions and announcements of additional help for businesses and individuals to try to get through the next few months of restrictions. Our tax expert, Richard, explains some of these measures and what they mean for you.

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Thursday, 04 March 2021

Spring Budget review webinar

Watch the recording of our Budget webinar, where our tax experts shared their understanding of the Budget announcement from Rishi Sunak on Wednesday 3 March 2021.

Podcast

Wednesday, 03 March 2021

Tourism Business Chat with Philip Turner, managing director of Chestnut

Philip freely admits that he can’t change a keg, but he can balance the spread sheet! As a self-confessed ‘glass half full’ man, Philip has high hopes for the sector moving out of COVID-19. His insights are key for anyone working in the sector, at any level, and business leaders who’ve been impacted by closures or restrictions during the last year.

Blog

Wednesday, 03 March 2021

Business Sale Readiness Factor #1: Key attractions

What makes a business stand out from a crowded marketplace? What are the key aspects that attract serious buyers and persuade them to pay good money to complete a business sale deal? James sets out some of the key factors which separate good businesses from attractive businesses.

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Wednesday, 03 March 2021

Not for Profit eNews March 2021

In this edition we report on news regarding business interruption insurance; the Charity Governance Code refresh; insights from the Charity Commission’s recent intervention with the RSPCA; the Charity Commission’s latest review on charities’ handling of pension deficits; and clarification from HMRC on the tax treatment of coronavirus support payments.

Press Release

Wednesday, 03 March 2021

Extension of VAT for the tourism, leisure and hospitality industry not enough for the sector

Chris Scargill, Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality specialist, says, “For those working in the tourism, leisure and hospitality sector, today's Budget, while offering some positives, may fall short in being the pick-up the sector needed, with short-term extensions to current support leaving many to ponder the medium term."

Podcast

Tuesday, 02 March 2021

Business Insights Chat with Mark Ferguson, Managing Director of Castle Colour Packaging

In this week’s Business Insights Chat, Ian Fitch speaks to Mark Ferguson, managing director of Castle Colour Packaging, a specialist packaging manufacturer in Norwich. Mark’s insights into lockdown offer a unique perspective in this series, as they were identified as an essential business at the start of the first lockdown.

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Tuesday, 02 March 2021

Legal sector COVID-19 survey results and SRA Rules

Over a year since the new SRA Accounts Rules came into force, we’ve identified several areas of common non-compliance in the past year. In addition, we look at the impact of COVID-19 on the legal sector and how it has influenced future plans by analysing the results of two surveys.

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Monday, 01 March 2021

MHA legal sector survey results

MHA have analysed and compared the results of the two surveys and developed four easy-to-read infographics which go into detail about the key statistics and what it means for the sector.  

Podcast

Friday, 26 February 2021

Special interview episode with Damian Horner: The dark art of marketing

In this special episode Mark and James pick the brains of marketeer extraordinaire, Damian Horner. They draw out some amazing advice, tips and insights from Damian that are relevant to SME Business owners on the use of marketing and marketing strategies in the digital age.

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Thursday, 25 February 2021

IR35 post 2021 for the Personal Service Company

IR35 reforms are due to take place from April 2021. How will this affect you and what can you do now to prepare?

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