COVID GRANT FUNDING from Local Councils

The applications for the small business, hospitality business and rates relief grants are now available. The deadline is 31 March 2021 so please deal with this before this date if you qualify.  The applications are similar on each council site – see below: DUNDEE CITY Dundee City Council website – https://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19 Click on “Advice for[…]

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) GUIDANCE

In these uncertain times I wanted to reach out to you all to let you know we are here to offer support and guidance over the next few months and beyond.   Health and wellbeing are the most important things right now so we made the decision last week that our people are working remotely[…]

PREPARE FOR CUSTOMS DECLARATIONS

Importers and exporters will need to complete customs declarations next year, regardless of whether the UK agrees a free trade deal with the EU. To complete declarations you will need to: Have a GB economic Operator Registration and Identification number (EORI number). Decide if you will use a customs intermediary. If you choose to complete[…]

UK TARIFFS FROM 1 JANUARY 2021

From the 1st of January 2021, the UK will apply a UK-specific tariff to imported goods. The UK Global Tariff (UKGT) will replace the EU’s Common External Tariff, which applies until the 31st of December 2020. The UKGT will apply to all goods imported into the UK unless: An exception applies, such as a relief or[…]

PREPARING FOR THE END OF THE TRANSITION PERIOD

Many businesses who trade with the EU are no doubt watching the Brexit negotiations closely. Whether or not there is a free trade agreement, many of the administrative changes for trade and travel are already known and it is important you plan ahead for these. The actions people and business owners need to take vary[…]

BREXIT PLANNING RESOURCES

There is still some uncertainty as to whether the UK or EU will agree a tariff free trade agreement. Either way UK business will face additional documentation for importing and exporting goods to the EU from 1 January 2021. Planning for the new requirements seems sensible right now. There are also other business matters to[…]

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM THE JOB RETENTION BONUS?

In the summer economic update, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a new incentive for employers known as the Job Retention Bonus. This incentive is intended to encourage businesses to bring furloughed employees back to work at the end of the furlough period that has subsequently been extended until December in England. There has been further information[…]

JOB SUPPORT SCHEME (JSS) UPDATED GUIDANCE

The Job Support Scheme which replaces CJRS has been made more generous than in the original announcement to support businesses that are legally forced to close their premises as a direct result of Coronavirus restrictions imposed by one of the four UK governments. This is referred to as JSS closed. For those employers that are[…]

CUSTOMER ONBOARDING

If your customers have a positive experience from the very beginning, they are going to stick with your product or service and continue to do business with you. Customer onboarding is the nurturing process that gets new users and customers acquainted and comfortable with your product or service. A positive onboarding experience confirms to your[…]

THE OFF-GRID DAY

Blocking out a whole day once a month can work wonders for your productivity. Time management courses, books and best practice all suggest carving out some time each day to focus on being productive and working towards your goals and personal business objectives. However, this often conflicts with the emails, notifications, calls and reminders that[…]