COVID-19: Helping to keep your business moving

Following the Government's announcement in February, we are unable to return to face to face courses from 1 May 2021. We have contacted delegates to explain how this affects current bookings between May and July. We sincerely hope that we can return to face to face courses from the 1 August 2021. We will monitor the government guidance and keep you updated with any changes.  

We are still operating and have adapted our services and products to support you and your practice. Below you will find some free resources, and ideas to support you during the pandemic.

If you have any queries please contact us via your preferred way.

 

Mercia Live

We have adapted our training and created our virtual classroom solution

 

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Products and services to help you during this time

Client Letters - Tax relief for employees and self-employed who are working from home

For many workers, working from home has become widespread and may continue to be so after the end of lockdown. Employers may be considering how to change working patterns for their staff in the longer term.

Guide to Microsoft Teams

Do you use Microsoft 365 in your day to day? Microsoft teams is a really useful piece of software that helps with team collaboration. It works with Skype, Outlook and other Microsoft services.

 

COVID 19 Tax Issues

This topical session considers both the latest specific tax related COVID-19 support measures and other tax reliefs within the UK tax system which may assist clients dealing with the impact of the pandemic.

COVID 19 - Accounting and Auditing Issues

The last year has seen significant issues for all businesses as they adapt to life during the pandemic and make plans for the future. There are numerous considerations affecting the preparation of accounts and the audit thereof.

News and opinion

No Self Assessment late filing penalty as long as you file online by 28 February 2021

HMRC have announced that taxpayers who cannot file their tax return by the 31 January deadline will not receive a late filing penalty if they file online by 28 February 2021.

2020 – Good year or Bad Year for the Charity Sector?

The not-for-profit sector has been praised for being in the forefront of the response to Covid-19 but 2020 also saw several negative headlines where charities’ reputations took a bit of a dent, and there were also some significant issues for fundraising.  So, was 2020 a good year or a bad one?

Further COVID Announcements by the Chancellor

In a move to ensure that businesses can access the support they need, the Chancellor has confirmed that the furlough scheme will be extended until the end of April 2021. In addition, the government-guaranteed Covid-19 business loan schemes have been extended until the end of March.

Podcast

COVID-19 Management Podcast - Episode 1

This episode focuses on personal productivity and motivation.