Benefits in kind
Business Advice
Blue Spire

P11D’s and Benefits in kind explained

Benefits in Kind are non-cash-related items or services which are considered to be of personal benefit to an employee or Director in addition to their salary and must be declared to HMRC on a P11D form. Benefits in kind can include a whole range of benefits, some of these are taxable whilst some of them

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Outsourced Payroll Services
Blue Spire
Blue Spire

Benefits of outsourcing your payroll

Payroll is an essential business process, but also one that can be very complex, time-consuming, and not to mention costly if mistakes are made from incorrect procedures, resulting in sorts of headaches for business owners. This is why there are many benefits to outsourcing your payroll, allowing you to do what you do best; focusing

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Coronavirus Business Support
Blue Spire

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme from 1 August, 2021

From 1 August 2021, there will be further changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) with the level of the grant being reduced and employers asked to contribute 20% towards the cost of furloughed employees’ wages. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), which is also known as the ‘furlough scheme’, was introduced in the

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Fifth SEISS grant
Coronavirus Business Support
Blue Spire

Fifth SEISS Grant open for claims

The fifth SEISS grant opened for applications in late July. This is scheduled to be the last instalment of the SEISS grants and unlike ithe previous SEISS grants, it introduces a turnover test, which will determine the amount of grant awarded to self-employed workers whose businesses have been hit by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As

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boring accountants
Hot Topics
Bridget

We may be accountants, but we are certainly not boring

For many years accountancy has had a bit of a bad rep and has carried around many common misconceptions, with accountants being labelled things such as “geeky”, “boring”, “nerdy” or “anti-social”. At Blue Spire we want to challenge this stereotype with our modern and fresh approach to accountancy. We also happen to think our fantastic

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Rosie Rose Chichester
Client Feature
Bridget

Client Feature – Rosie Rose, Chichester

Rosie Rose is a Chichester-based independent shop specialising in clothing, homewares, furniture and gifts. In this Client Feature, we speak to them about the impact the pandemic has had on their business as well as their goals for the future. Tell us a little bit about Rosie Rose: Rosie Rose is an independent female fashion

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staff morale accountants chichester
Human Resources
Bridget

How to boost staff morale in the new 2021 style of working

With the lifting of Coronavirus restrictions only one week away, many employers are starting to think about what the return to the office looks like for their business and what impact this choice may have on staff morale. Whilst some businesses may be asking staff for a full return to the office, others will take

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Beware of scams
Hot Topics
Blue Spire

Staying safe from scams

Over the past 18 months, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and ongoing economic repercussions of Brexit have created opportunities for scammers and fraudsters to attack businesses, taxpayers, and savers. These types of criminals thrive on confusion and instability so isolation and vulnerability during this time can lead to people being more susceptible to falling for a

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Coronavirus Business Support
Blue Spire

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) from 1 July, 2021

Earlier this year, the Government extended the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for furloughed workers until 30 September 2021. Below is a summary of how the scheme will work from 1 July 2021. From 1 July 2021, the level of grant from the Government will be reduced to 70% and the employer will be asked to

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Changing Accountants
Business Advice
Katie

Changing accountant – top things to consider

Are you thinking of changing accountants? These days finding an accountant is easy with a quick online Google search of your local accountants. Here you find multiple accountancy firms offering all different types of services. But how do you know which one to choose? Here we look at things to think about before you make

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