May 22, 2020

With staff working from home additional equipment has been purchased, and there has been increased use of energy, telecoms and office supplies. The government recognise that these expenses are having to be covered, as a result there has been an update to the expenses t...

May 11, 2020

"Did Snow White really pay the Dwarfs?"

A panel of experts hosted by Birketts will be discussing the essential steps to getting paid for work carried out before Covid-19.

See Louise in a webinar focused on the construction industry at 11am Thursday 14th May 2020 - book...

April 27, 2020

With so much financial support available for business it can be confusing. The governments website is full of information but it is getting more complex to find what you are looking for.

This index page is useful - we hope it helps:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collecti...

April 27, 2020

New interest free loans available to help small businesses

​1. Businesses will be able to borrow between £2,000 and £50,000 and access the cash within days 

2. loans will be interest free for the first 12 months, and businesses can apply online through a short and simple...

April 19, 2020

The Government has announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be extended until the end of June to reflect continuing social distancing measures.

The online claim service for the scheme will be launched on Gov.uk on Monday 20 April. Any entity with...

April 19, 2020

All firms with a turnover of more than £45 million will now be able to apply for up to £25 million of finance, and up to £50 million for firms with a turnover of more than £250 million. 

The scheme, which will launch on Monday 20 April, will be available through a ser...

April 18, 2020

A note from the government about claiming money back from the staff that have been furloughed:

Dear customer,

We want to help you get ready to make your claim under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme when it goes live from Monday 20‌‌ April.

There’s now updated guidance...

April 18, 2020

The Financial Conduct Authority published a letter yesterday from their CEO to insurance sector CEOs specifically about conduct in relation to business disruption insurance. They have set up a new small business unit to respond to issues whereby insurers aren't paying...

April 11, 2020

The Suffolk Mind team have put together a number of useful resources to help people during theses difficult times.

Whilst people are in self isolation, resticted to "lock down" guidelines and working from home during these uncertain times the pressures can mount and cre...