Last month we commented on the changes to the coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) that commenced at the beginning of this month (1 July 2020). Now that we have the option to bring back employees on a part-time basis and still have a measure of support for their unpaid time, what considerations should we consider […]

Businesses large and small can help their cash flow by taking a look at outgoings. Cutting costs when your income is reduced is something that can be done by everyone. You may be able to shave costs off your business and personal outgoings and take some of the stress out of the situation. Here are […]

Boost is Lancashire’s £6m Growth Hub. Its purpose is to help businesses to respond and recover from this crisis. If your business has been impacted by coronavirus, they are the people to ask for help. Has Your Business been Impacted by Coronavirus? Boost, led by Lancashire County Council, is usually focussed on growth support. It’s […]

Here at Jones Harris we’re not health and safety experts – we’re accountants. But we do operate a medium sized office here in Fleetwood, with over 25 members of staff. So we thought it would help you if we were to share what we’ve done to make our workplace covid ready. Guidance is constantly being […]

You will know by now that the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced on 12 May 2020 significant changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. It’s now commonly referred to as the furlough scheme. The scheme had been due to run until at least 30 June 2020. The Chancellor has now confirmed to the House of Commons […]

Stress and work, they go hand-in-hand don’t they. Under normal circumstances we feel under pressure at work – the coronavirus pandemic is taking it to a whole new level. Stress and Work Please do not underestimate the level of stress that many of you may be experiencing. Every day brings new challenges, regulations and pressures […]

General Register Offices are currently operating with reduced capacity. With government guidance to social distance and stay at home, new parents are advised not to visit them. They can however still claim Child Benefit without having to register their child’s birth first, to ensure that they do not miss out. If they already claim Child […]