During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a lot of information about the virus and its effects on mental health. Bereavement, isolation, loss of income and fear to name a few are triggering mental health conditions or aggravating existing ones. Many people may be facing increased levels of alcohol and drug use, insomnia, and anxiety.… Continue reading Covid-19 And Your Mental Wellbeing
As part of the Winter Economy Plan Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the introduction of the government’s new Job Support Scheme Open (JSS Open). The JSS aims to protect jobs and support businesses over the coming months. Following the initial announcement, the Chancellor announced an extension of the JSS. The Job Support Scheme Closed (JSS Closed)… Continue reading Hot Topic: Updated Job Support Scheme
Face masksDoes your facemask fit properly? Will it work effectively? Is there any point in even wearing a face mask? Experts from HSE and PHE have carried out a rapid review of the evidence supporting the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in healthcare and in the context of COVID-19. The conclusions drawn from the… Continue reading Health & Safety: COVID-19
We are all homeworking & providing all our usual services. Areas where we are seeing an increased need for help; 1. Preparation of forecasts & loan applications. These are needed to assist businesses with cash requirements over the next few months .They are required to support business interruption loan applications which we are assisting with… Continue reading Business as usual, we are here to help.
On the 26 March, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a scheme to help self-employed workers who have been hit by the COVID-19 crisis. Under the scheme the government will pay self-employed people a taxable grant based on an average of their earnings over the past three years. The grant will cover up to 80% of earnings… Continue reading Chancellor unveils help for self-employed workers
Each year at Torr Waterfield we choose a charity, local or national, to represent and raise money for. This year we have chosen to support The Sparks Arts for Children. The Spark Arts for Children is a busy children's art organisation based in the LCB Depot (Leicester City Council managed workspace for creative industries), in… Continue reading Our Charity of the year – The Spark Arts for Children
Access to really useful resources including: calculators, tax rates and allowances, market data, a tax calendar together with access to HMRC and Companies House forms. To get access to these free useful documents use this link https://www.torrwaterfield.co.uk/resources Why not register to receive our Monthly Newswire? Registration will allow you to: receive our monthly email packed… Continue reading Free Useful Resources
A lot of companies dread the audit process, so here at Torr Waterfield we aim to make the process as pain free as it can be. The way we do this is: Keep the audit team as consistent as possible year on year to gain an in depth knowledge of how the business operates Keep… Continue reading The Audit Process
From 1 October 2019 a new VAT reverse charge comes into effect for building and construction services, where payments are required to be reported under the Construction Industry Scheme. Broadly it means that when a business receives a supply of building and construction services for onward sale, the recipient of the services (the contractor) accounts… Continue reading VAT Domestic Reverse Charge for Building and Construction Services
Accountants can sometimes be seen as too expensive, or a luxury only needed for bigger companies, but there are a number of ways in which accountants are helpful for even the smallest of businesses. Saving Tax I was speaking to a business owner recently who had prepared his own accounts and tax return for a… Continue reading Why is an Accountant Good for my Small Business?