July 28, 2020

John Matthews from the Contador Accountancy team was the guest speaker today for the Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre based at the University of Suffolk.

John was presenting at an event developed by Heidi Love, the Games Hub Manager from the Business Engagement and...

July 19, 2020

If you are stuck in the office catching up on your accounts this weekend and would rather be outside you could give us a call and see if we can help free up some of your time.

Whether support services or increased efficiencies with systems like Xero let us help you find...

July 8, 2020

Rishi Sunak’s mini-budget highlights

On Wednesday 8th July, Rishi Sunak delivered his “mini-budget” as he announced the next phase of government measures to help reboot the economy and mitigate risks of mass unemployment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Key highlights:

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June 24, 2020

Data released by the government yesterday showed that the government had allocated £487,230,000 to local councils in and around Suffolk.

Our local councils are turning around applications quickly, 45,020 businesses were identified by the government and so far 40,959 pay...

June 15, 2020

Further guidance has been published outlining the changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme following the Chancellor’s announcement on 29 May. These include:

  • From 1 July employers can only claim for employees who have previously been furloughed for at least 3...

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:


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...