The Good Work Plan 2020

The Good Work Plan 2020

Significant employment law reforms took place on 6 April 2020, which will have a huge impact for many SME’s under the Good Work Plan 2020. Contracts of Employment Post 6th of April 2020 all new starter employees have a day one right to a contract of employment. Previously you had 8 weeks to provide a […]

Do you need financial advice?

Do you need financial advice?

Many of our members are having difficulties with finance at the moment. The Business Interruption Loans schemes are difficult to navigate and offering high-interest rates above 8%. Some businesses are being offered standard commercial loans from the bank instead. The grants are not yet up and running. Furloughing is being implemented but does not work […]

Forum responds to the Budget

Forum responds to the Budget

The Chancellor’s first budget has been announced this afternoon. We take a look at the announcement and how it relates to our own budget wishlist. The Forum welcomes the focus on supporting and helping businesses but this will need to translate into meaningful deliverables for our small business members. Forum Managing Director, Ian Cass commented, […]

Business Banking Switch

Business Banking Switch

Business banking switching is launched on the 25th February 2019 If you are a Royal Bank of Scotland business customer or Natwest you will of been contacted to give you the eligibility to consider bank switching.  There will be an opportunity for you as a business customer to look at a range of exclusive offers […]

Income Tax – Self Assessment

Income Tax – Self Assessment

There are five main types of tax that are relevant to businesses: income tax, corporation tax, National Insurance, VAT (value added tax) and capital gains tax. Certain forms must be submitted to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and payments must be made by certain dates to avoid incurring penalties for late submissions and interest on […]