Virtual Christmas Celebrations & HMRC

Christmas 2020 is a year when I feel that saying thank you to my amazing team has never been more important. Thanks to COVID-19 my team have all been working remotely since March and now with lockdown restrictions that has … Continue Reading

Renewing the bank connection in Xero

You might find yourself being asked by your bookkeeper to login to Xero and renew the bank connection, and it might seem often, especially if you have multiple bank accounts. Why do I have to renew the bank connection in … Continue Reading

Furlough Scheme Extended and Further Economic Support announced

With a new national lockdown announced last night the government have made announcements on Economic Support for businesses. CJRS The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended for a month.  The amount you can claim is back up to 80%, … Continue Reading

Mini-Budget 2020: New Measures to Support People and Businesses

Yesterday the Government announced their mini-Budget 2020 with a further £12 billion for new temporary measures to support people and businesses. Particularly measures are in place to support job creation, and to boost the hospitality industry. Job Retention Bonus The … Continue Reading

What we really mean when we talk about “knowing your numbers”

At Fresh Financials, we have a Business Continuity Plan we hope we never have to use.  During the Covid-19 crisis, many of us have had to utilise those plans to keep operations running.  Your numbers aren’t just needed in a … Continue Reading

Flexible Furlough – What you need to know

You can start bringing your furloughed employees back to work part time from 1st July 2020. Following on from our previous email about changes to furlough from July to October 2020 – here is a recap and some more information. … Continue Reading

How to bring a new team member on board during a pandemic

The team at Fresh Financials have found themselves in conversations with clients and friends who had ambitions to hire before Covid-19, who are now hesitant to go ahead. I understand that despite the cost of a new employee, onboarding someone … Continue Reading

Update on the changes to the CJRS (furlough)

On Friday the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced more details about the extension to the CJRS and what changes we can expect. As we know the scheme has been extended to the 31st October 2020. Flexible Furloughing  From 1st July you … Continue Reading