HB&O Blog

The VAT Deferral Scheme is coming to an end, what do I need to do next?

As the VAT payment deferral period ends on 30 June, from 1 July VAT registered businesses must ensure they now submit VAT returns as normal and pay on time.

22 Jun 20

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: flexible furloughing explained

After four months of financial support in the form of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), the government is introducing flexible furloughing from 1 July 2020.

20 Jun 20

Where can I apply for the Coronavirus Local Authority Discretionary Grant? A complete list for Warwickshire and West Midlands businesses.

The government announced the Coronavirus Local Authority Discretionary Fund back at the start of May and many councils have now opened their application process for these grants.

05 Jun 20

Working from home? The ins and outs of how employees can claim expenses for additional household bills.

Due to the current coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions on who can travel to work, there will likely be an increase in expense claims and claims to tax relief.

18 May 20

Self Employment Income Support Scheme: how do I apply?

The second round of the Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) will open from 17th August.

05 May 20

Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) – your FAQs answered

The Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) has launched today (Monday 4 May) and is a new scheme for businesses in the UK that are losing revenue, and seeing their cashflow disrupted, as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

04 May 20

Flexible funding for affected businesses: simplified processes and finance for smaller firms

Despite frequent steps being taken to streamline and improve processes, recent figures suggest the take-up and approval of the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) are still relatively low.

01 May 20

Sewing, scrubs, and the power of social media: how Sew Me Something has adapted to help the NHS.

We’ve heard many stories of businesses diversifying so that they can continue trading during the coronavirus pandemic. Luckily, diversification isn’t a new concept for Jules Fallon.

28 Apr 20

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme – how do I apply?

HB&O’s Corporate Finance Director, Greg Philp, looks at how you can apply to access finance under The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)

21 Apr 20

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme: planning ahead to keep the cash flowing.

One-fifth of small & medium-sized entities (SMEs) could go bust in the next 4 weeks, despite the range of measures introduced by the government.

09 Apr 20