Self Employment Income Support Scheme
Coronavirus Business Support
Blue Spire

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grant extension

Chancellor Rishi Sunak confirmed in last week’s Budget that further extensions would be made to the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) with the fourth grant covering the period February 2021 to April 2021 and the fifth grant covering May 2021 to September 2021. The Government has estimated that due to the new criteria, over 600,000 individuals may be newly

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Accountants in Chichester national minimum wage
Business Advice
Blue Spire

National Minimum Wage and tax thresholds for 2021-2022

Last week the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak announced some changes to the National Minimum Wage and tax free allowances in his Budget speech. Below, we breakdown these changes and what they mean for you and your employees. National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage: It does not matter how small an employer is, they still have

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Katie Wilson Director Accounts in Chichester
Blue Spire
Bridget

International Women’s Day 2021 – Katie Wilson, Director

Tell me a bit about your career – how you got to where you are? I first decided to become an Accountant following a sixth form field trip to London’s Canary Wharf. I was in awe of the big buildings and the snappily dressed guys and gals looking super important dashing around the place and

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Budget 2021 Full summary
Business Advice
Blue Spire

2021 Budget Summary

Please find our full 2021 Budget Summary here. If you have any questions or need advice, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Budget 2021 key points
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Blue Spire

Budget 2021 – brief summary of the key 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
Coronavirus Business Support
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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