Budget 2021 key points
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Blue Spire

Budget 2021 – The main points

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled the contents of his Budget today in the House of Commons. We will bring you more detailed information over the coming days but here is a summary of the main points: Coronavirus support The Furlough scheme to be extended until the end of September Government will continue paying 80% of

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Xero Gold Partner Accountants in Chichester
Business Advice
James

What it means to be a Xero Gold Partner

At Blue Spire we are very proud to have obtained Xero Gold Partner Status. But what does this mean for us and how does this benefit our clients? Although we might be accountants, we absolutely love the latest tech and are always looking for new and innovative ways to save our clients time and make

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Budget 2021 Accountants Chichester
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Blue Spire

What will the Budget bring?

When Chancellor Rishi Sunak gives his second Budget statement on 3 March, he will have to perform a delicate balancing act. The Chancellor will be caught between supporting the businesses and individuals still affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, recouping the billions spent on support schemes over the past 11 months and stimulating an economic

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Audit and Accounts Senior in Chichester
Staff Spotlight
Bridget

Charlotte Pryce

What does your job as Audit and Accounts Senior involve? My duties involve the preparation of annual accounts and undertaking of audits for a variety of clients including charities, pension schemes and companies. As part of my audit role, I often visit a variety of clients onsite which I enjoy. It’s great to see how

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Jewellery designer in Chichester
Client Feature
Bridget

Becky’s Jewellery Boutique

Tell us a little bit about your business – when it started etc: More than just jewellery, Becky’s Boutique is all about meaningful yet effortless pieces you won’t want to take off. We hand craft each piece from our UK studio using traditional techniques and high-quality materials. Becky’s Boutique officially launched in 2016. I started

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VAT – Domestic reverse charge for builders
Business Advice
Katie

VAT – Domestic reverse charge for builders

HMRC has confirmed this previously aborted change to the way the building industry accounts for VAT will happen on 1st March this year. All those working in the construction industry need to take note of these new rules and ensure they have systems in place to ensure they are ready. The Basics The purpose of

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vat ACCOUNTANTS CHICHESTER
Business Advice
Blue Spire

Pay VAT deferred due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you deferred VAT payments due between 20 March and 30 June 2020 and still have payments to make, you can: pay the deferred VAT in full, on or before 31 March 2021 join the VAT deferral new payment scheme – the HMRC online service is open between 23 February and 21 June 2021 contact

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Client Feature
Bridget

The Martin Sewell Building Company

Tell us a little bit about your business – when it started etc: Our Managing Director, Martin started the company in 1985 following a five-year engineering apprenticeship with the global electronics brand, Phillips Research. With a strong family background in construction, there was an ideal support network in place with many vital skills being handed

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Business Services Manager Chichester Accountants
Staff Spotlight
Bridget

Ben Friend

What does your job as Business Services Manager involve? Running and managing the bookkeeping and VAT department to ensure all deadlines are met with minimum effort for the client. What does a typical working day look like for you? At the moment during lockdown, my usual routine is getting up in the morning and taking

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Research and Development Tax Relief Accountants Chichester
Tax Matters
James

Making the most of Research & Development (R&D)

In this blog we explore what R&D is and how you can make the most of any R&D tax reliefs available to you. What is R&D Tax Relief? R&D Tax Credit/Relief is a UK tax incentive that was introduced in 2000 for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and was designed to encourage companies to invest

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Interior design in Chichester
Client Feature
Bridget

Parker + Gibbs

Tell us a little bit about your business – when it started etc: Steve and I set up our interior design studio in the heart of Clerkenwell in 2017. Two friends, each with our own set of expertise in the design industry, over 30 years’ experience between us and a love for working with clients

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