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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

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?

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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.

Podcast

Wednesday, 03 March 2021

Tourism Business Chat with 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.

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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.

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.

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.

Podcast

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Tourism Business Chat with Woodland Holiday Park

Launching this series of Tourism Business Chat is an interview between Chris Scargill and Andrew Hird; General Manager at Woodland Holiday Park in Norfolk, and Chairman of Visit North Norfolk Coast and Countryside. Chris and Andrew reflect on the issues that the tourism sector has faced in the last 12 months and look at what can be done to help businesses rebuild and grow.

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Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Larking Gowen Bitesize Insights webinar - with Spider

Watch the second episode in our insight webinar series. In these webinars, we interview local business leaders, and talk about how they've coped during the pandemic. The guests will be sharing their views and experiences in business over recent months and how they are looking forwards. 

Podcast

Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Business Insights Chat with William Coe

In this week’s Business Insight Chat, Ian Fitch talks to William Coe, managing director of Coes, an independent company of department stores, who have been trading since 1928! This chat offers an incredible insight into how a prominent local business has learnt, and continued to grow during a tough time for retail, and is not to be missed.

News

Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Budget 2021: Raising Corporation Tax is a self-defeating strategy

A rise in the Corporation Tax rate (currently 19%) remains a possibility for this year’s Budget (3 March). Richard Proctor, Tax Partner at MHA Larking Gowen, comments.

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Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Support for Every Child Online Campaign

Larking Gowen is pleased to support the Every Child Online campaign, spearheaded by Norfolk County Council and the Norfolk Community Foundation, with a donation of £3,300.

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Monday, 22 February 2021

VAT liability of caravan disconnection fees

The latest VAT news from our expert, Daniel May.

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Monday, 22 February 2021

Are you considering a Members Voluntary Liquidation?

Is now a good time to consider a Members Voluntary Liquidation? Our expert, Simone Daly, discusses this point in her latest blog.

Podcast

Friday, 19 February 2021

Improve your sleeping habits - Don't sleep on the job!

In this week's episode of Impromptu Business Chat, James and Mark chat about the benefits of sleep for business leaders and their teams, and share 3 top tips on ways to improve the quality of our sleep. 

Podcast

Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Interview with Susanna Rendall, Group MD of The Boxford Group

In this episode of Business Insights Chat, partner Ian Fitch talks to Susanna Rendall, group managing director of The Boxford Group. The group owns the award-winning Stoke-By-Nayland Resort, Peake Fruit Ltd and Boxford Suffolk Farms.

Podcast

Friday, 12 February 2021

Avoiding video call fatigue - I've got the video blues

In this weeks episode of Impromptu Business Chat, James and Mark share their experiences of the video blues. Since the first lockdown, businesses have become ever more reliant on video calls, but is it now starting to impact our metal health and wellbeing.

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Tuesday, 09 February 2021

Brexit: Ongoing negotiations, and tax issues for those owning property in the EU

Despite the Brexit deal in its present form being over 1,000 pages, there are still matters that will require ongoing negotiation and agreement. Furthermore, for those who own property in the EU, tax issues are already coming to light.

Podcast

Tuesday, 09 February 2021

Business Insights Chat with Oliver Paul, co-owner of Suffolk Food Hall

In this week's Business Insights Chat, partner Ian Fitch talks to Oliver Paul, co-owner of the hugely popular Suffolk Food Hall. Oliver discusses how he believes there is now a strong place in the market for small, and owner-managed businesses; the 'Venus and Mars' approach to building your team, and much more, not to be missed!

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Monday, 08 February 2021

Probate Services

Bereavement is a difficult time for families. We offer a probate service that covers the whole process of administering a deceased person’s estate.

Podcast

Friday, 05 February 2021

Does self-help work? Knowledge isn't power

In this weeks episode of Impromptu Business Chat Mark and James discuss the booming self help industry and the promises it makes to solve life's problems.

Podcast

Tuesday, 02 February 2021

Business Insights Chat with Mark Goldspink, CEO of Purcell

In our second episode, partner Ian Fitch talks to Mark Goldpsink, CEO of Purcell, a firm of architects, heritage consultants and master planners about how they adjusted during lockdown, the key to being a good business owner, and the importance of mentors.

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Monday, 01 February 2021

How ready are you to sell your business?

If you’re a business owner, the chances are that at some point you’ve dreamt of selling up and moving onto the next chapter in your life. Some of you will have a more vivid dream than others.

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Saturday, 30 January 2021

Services to independent schools

Independent schools face many challenges, not least the pressure on fees, rising parents’ expectations and the need to deliver public benefit. We have decades of experience working with independent schools in East Anglia and can help you with a full range of services.

Podcast

Friday, 29 January 2021

Special interview episode with Simon Mundie

On this week’s exciting episode of Impromptu Business Chat, Mark and James welcome broadcaster and presenter Simon Mundie. They discuss how, if sport is a metaphor for life, then it must also be a metaphor for business!

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Friday, 29 January 2021

Deal volumes spike after COVID fall

The UK Corporate Transactions market experienced a strong end to 2020 both in terms of deal volumes and values. Undeniably impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the market had experienced a slowdown of activity in late spring 2020.

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Wednesday, 27 January 2021

VAT domestic reverse charge – how does this affect the construction industry?

VAT domestic reverse charge in the construction industry will come into force from 1 March 2021. Daniel explains what the reverse charge is and how this will affect all in the supply chain.

Podcast

Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Business Insights Chat episode one with Paul Day of Turners

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new podcast series, Business Insights Chat, a series of podcasts where the team interview successful business owners and leaders from a variety of sectors throughout Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.

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Tuesday, 26 January 2021

SRA Accounts Rules – are you using these to your advantage?

As the new SRA (Solicitors Regulation Authority) Accounts Rules have been in force for just over a year, it's a good time to review the rules and what they mean for you in practice.

Podcast

Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Business Insights Chat episode one with Paul Day of Turners

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new podcast series, Business Insights Chat, a series of podcasts where the team interview successful business owners and leaders from a variety of sectors throughout Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.

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