When you’re communicating a message with people you need to reach everyone. To do this you need to make effective use of accessible communication formats – also known as alternative formats. Depending on who your business is talking to, you might be using a range of different types of channels. Different formats include audio versions, […]

Did you know that you can get help to sustain rural services using your local pub? Why not explore whether your idea for diversification could become a reality? Your local pub could be the beating heart of your community. Isolation is a huge issue in rural areas where transport and amenities are scarce. There are […]

Is your business Cyber Aware? It’s the UK government’s national campaign designed to help you to better understand how to stay secure online. They’ve launched a self-assessment tool to help sole traders and micro businesses check their safety from cyber threats. Quick Check: Is Your Business Cyber Aware? It’s a really easy to use tool. […]

Lancashire Businesses are being advised to make use of international trade grant funding. The match-funded grants are available to help grow your international trade. What International Trade Grant Funding is Available? The grants are available from the Department for International Trade (DIT). Their Internationalisation Fund offers eligible businesses match-funded grants of £1,000-£9,000 for future activity […]

1 July 2021 – Due date for Corporation Tax due for the year ended 30 September 2020. 6 July 2021 – Complete and submit forms P11D return of benefits and expenses and P11D(b) return of Class 1A NICs. 19 July 2021 – Pay Class 1A NICs (by the 22 July 2021 if paid electronically). 19 […]

You must declare goods that you take with you to sell outside the UK – for example if they are in your baggage or in a private vehicle. There is a different process if you take goods abroad temporarily (for example samples for a trade fair) or use a courier or freight forwarder. Most countries have a limit […]

Tax credits applicants should be vigilant and alert to potential scams, HMRC has warned. In the 12 months to 30 April 2021, HMRC responded to more than 1,154,300 referrals of suspicious contact from the public. More than 576,960 of these offered bogus tax rebates. In the same period, HMRC has worked with telecoms companies and […]

If an individual dies and for whatever reason executors or the Treasury Solicitor’s department are unable to track down beneficiaries, the unclaimed estate falls under the care of the Bona Vacantia and Government Legal Department. The Division publishes a list of unclaimed estates which have been recently referred, but not yet administered, and historic cases […]

Release from social distancing restrictions, in England, is deferred until 19 July 2021, which for most of us, means no change up to that date. We are still required to work from home when we can and maintain the other Step 3 social distancing provisions. However, there are a few additional concessions that will apply […]

You probably get half a dozen dodgy emails every day. It’s so easy to accidentally click the wrong thing – even if you can see that it’s a scam. Here’s how to report phishing attempts – and help to protect other people from being affected. How to Report Phishing Add this email address to your […]