Category: Finance

Have referees blown the whistle on IR35 rulings?

When the English football season was paused due to Covid-19 you may have been missing your football fix. However, during this time a very important football match was being played out. The two teams? HMRC v Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) or referees to you and I. What happened pre-match? Premier League referees are em...

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Goodbye Job Retention Scheme, Hello Job Support Scheme

As of 31st October 2020, the Government’s current job retention scheme will cease. Currently employers can claim up to 70% of an employee’s wages who is on furlough subject to the salary cap. However, last week the Chancellor announced a further scheme aimed to continue to assist employers and prevent unnecessary redundancies. Wha...

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Finance Director MOT

WCL is offering a new service to assist companies in understanding what their business finances look like as things start to slowly return to normality. Monitoring financial performance is key to any successful business. We are now offering a limited number of FD MOT’s to new customers in the run up to Christmas.  The scope of work ...

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What’s your Lockdown story?

At a recent networking event, I heard someone explain what their company did and didn’t do during lockdown.  This started us thinking as to what we did and didn’t do at WCL over that period and we would like to share these with you. 3 things we did do: Called (rather than e-mailed) clients regularly to check on how they were ...

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What does your business look like post Covid?

As lockdown restrictions ease and companies start to see an increase in business; now is the time to plan what the next few months and even years start to look like. Decisions made in the next few months could have far reaching consequences. The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) and the Bounce Back Loan (BBL) have b...

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New National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage increases and what you need to do

The national minimum wage applies to anybody that has reached the school leaving age, with the national living wage applying to those aged 25 and over. The current rates along with the new rates are below: Year 25 and over 21 to 24 18 to 20 Under 18 Apprentice April 2019 (current rate) £8.21 £7.70 £6.15 £4.35 ...

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Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme – some top tips

Here at WCL clients have been asking for assistance with regard to their applications for the Government's Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). Here are a few pointers as to what we see banks needing ahead of granting a loan under the government’s CBILS: They will only lend to businesses that can pay the money ...

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IR35 – the new regime

What is it? IR35 are tax rules which to try and prevent workers/contractors who claim to be self-employed benefitting from better rates in relation to income tax and national insurance. In essence HMRC are targeting those individuals, who but for the intermediary (usually a company) through which they offer their services being in pla...

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The Power of Profit & Loss Analysis

When it comes to financial reports there is no other report that is more anticipated by business owners, directors and senior leadership teams than a profit & loss report. It’s the report that lets them all know if all their efforts are paying off in the form of a profitable business. Analysis: If the gross profit and the bottom l...

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We’ve moved!

And we are in.... We are excited to announce that we are now in our new office premises. The new address is Unit 4, Corum 2, Crown Way, Warmley, Bristol, BS30 8FJ. We quickly outgrew our old premises and are now looking forward to seeing our increasing client base in more contemporary offices. We would like to thank in particular ...

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