Are you ready to reopen your business as the country moves out of lockdown? This ‘Safely Reopening Our Economy Webinar’ is an online session, designed to provide you with the information you need. Blackpool Business Leadership Group and Fylde Coast Responsible Business Network, in association with Blackpool Council, are hosting this invaluable webinar session. It […]

Up to 16,000 self-employed people have been paid too much in grant overpayments, according to HMRC. Around 0.6% of the grants paid out through SEISS include an overpayment. How Many Grant Overpayments? As about 2.7 million grants have been issued so far, that suggests just over 16,000 claimants may have been overpaid. Those who’ve been […]

A number of funded workshops and programmes are available which could be of use to your businesses. To qualify for these free workshops, you must be an SME and based in Lancashire. Bid & Tender Management (Online) Wednesday 16 September 2020, 10.00AM – 12.30PM Introduction to Linkedin (Venue: Blackburn Enterprise Centre) Tuesday 6 October 2020, 10.00AM […]

You may have noticed that we are being particularly proactive (persistent even). If you’re asking yourself why Jones Harris is chasing your books, it’s for a variety of reasons. Understand your Business During this current pandemic it is more important than ever to really understand your business including the accounts. The sooner you have the figures […]

These are strange times to be a new starter in a new job, but that’s exactly what Pam Maddocks has done. Pam has recently joined the Tax Technical team here at Jones Harris. Her background is Private Client work, providing tax advisory and compliance services to a wide range of individuals, families, family businesses, partnerships […]


Over the years we’ve covered many different scams on the Jones Harris website. Now is a time to be extra vigilant as fraudsters are increasingly taking advantage of the coronavirus situation. We’re getting a number of queries where clients have had texts or emails purporting to be from HMRC regarding claiming grants. As they are […]

There has been considerable commentary in the media about the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme. Many business owners – struggling to cope with the reduction in their cash resources due to the COVID-19 outbreak – are finding it difficult to secure support from their bank. Apparently the banks seem reluctant to lend under the government-backed […]