IMPROVING YOUR SALES STRATEGY

In today’s challenging trading environment, a good sales strategy is essential. Talk to existing customers Your current customers are one of your best sources of information. Your existing client base can provide you with valuable feedback about what worked and didn’t work for them during the sales process. Similarly, current customers are an excellent source[…]

PERSONALISATION IN ACCOUNTANCY

Unlike a cosy tweed scarf, there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to accounting. The ever-changing landscape of 2020 has left businesses revisiting their finances. At MMG Archbold, we create solutions that are unique to our clients and their individual needs. Whether it’s adding alloy wheels to your new car or an extra 5 GB[…]

CHANGES TO CJRS “FURLOUGH” CLAIMS

Note that for the month of August the government will continue to pay 80% of employees’ regular pay for hours that they are furloughed but will no longer pay the associated employer NICs and pension costs. The government support then reduces to 70% in September and 60% in October. Please get in touch if you[…]

PROTECTING YOUR BUSINESS AGAINST FRAUD

In these uncertain times, businesses are combatting an increased amount of fraud. Throughout recent months, there have been widespread reports of an uptick in fraudulent websites, charity scams and fake emails purporting to be from banks. This increase in fraudulent activity is being driven by opportunists who are attempting to take advantage of the confusion[…]

CHECKING THE PULSE OF YOUR WORKPLACE

Are you rolling out of a staff survey to analyse the impact of COVID-19? Have you considered how to action the data gathered in a meaningful way? We have experienced change that before 2020, would have seemed unimaginable. As we start to pick apart what might happen next, effective communication has never been more important.[…]

THE NEW FLEXIBLE FURLOUGH SCHEME

From the 1st of‌‌ July the new CJRS ‘flexible furlough’ grant scheme starts, which will allow employers to gradually bring their furloughed employees back to work part-time. The new scheme will be in place until the end of October and the government will gradually reduce the amount of grant towards employees’ furlough pay to 70%[…]

NEW AUTHORISED ECONOMIC OPERATOR PORTAL OPENS 1 JUNE

The Government are still committed to the transitional Brexit period ending on 31 December 2020 and businesses trading with the EU need to make sure they are ready for major changes. If you are applying for Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status from 1 June 2020, you must submit them through the EU Customs Trader Portal.[…]

CAN WE FURLOUGH THE COMPANY CAR?

During the lockdown period many employees and directors have not been using their company cars and they have been left sitting in the driveway. You might think that means that the benefit of having a company car does not apply, but unfortunately HMRC do not agree. HMRC have recently confirmed that there continues to be[…]