Could this loan scheme help your business grow out of Covid?

Launched on 6 April 2021, the Recovery Loan Scheme has been set up to support access to finance for businesses as they grow and recover following the coronavirus pandemic.

The scheme is open to any business that has been affected by the pandemic and the money can be used for any legitimate business purpose, including managing cashflow.

The New Super Deduction Explained

What is the super deduction?

Businesses can claim 130% first year relief on qualifying plant and machinery bought between 1st April 2021 and 31st March 2023. Under the super deduction, for every pound a company invests, their taxes are cut by up to 25p. The government announced this as part of the 2021 Budget in March, in the hope that the scheme will encourage business investment and stimulate economic growth. The super deduction scheme is only available to Limited Companies. Unfortunately sole traders cannot benefit. To give an example of the available savings, if you spend £100,000, the corporation tax deduction will be £130,000. You will save 19% on £130,000, which is £24,700.

How small firms should respond to the Chancellor’s new budget

Last week, the Chancellor delivered one of the most significant budgets in recent memory. Before the budget was released, the Government were keen to stress that some tax rises would be needed to help pay for the coronavirus response.

Many small firms will avoid one of the biggest tax hikes, but how should self-employed people, limited company directors and other small business owners be looking to respond to the budget? We’ll look at the most important changes and how they could affect your business below.

Business ideas with the biggest earning potential in 2021

Coronavirus disruption contributed to an uptick in the number of new business registrations in 2020 and experts predict more of the same this year.

Obviously money isn’t everything when it comes to entrepreneurship. Many people start businesses because they want more freedom or independence or because they are passionate about a side-project or product, but if your new business venture doesn’t make any money, then it’s not going to be sustainable.

So what kinds of businesses are going to make you money? Here is our list of businesses with the biggest earning potential.

VAT: An introduction for small businesses

Registering for VAT can feel scary for businesses, but it is an essential part of growth. In this brief introduction to the tax, we give you all the most important information to help you grow more comfortable with the tax.

Where will your business be in 5 years?

Now more than ever, future planning is a vital part of a successful business.

Knowing where you want to be in the future will help with decisions today and give you motivation on the hard days.

You wouldn’t start a journey without knowing which direction to follow; the same applies to your business!

We’ve put together a guide to help you produce your 5-year plan and create a roadmap between today and your future goals.

IR35 in 2021/22: Why you could be better off without a limited company

Are you a contractor? Do you plan on working through your own limited company in the 2021/22 tax year? New IR35 rules could mean that it’s time to rethink the limited way of working.

In case you haven’t heard, there’s been some big changes to the way IR35 rules are applied to contractors working with large and medium sized businesses.

bounce back loan cloudaccountant

Any businesses that took out a government Bounce Back Loan to get through the coronavirus pandemic will now have greater flexibility in when and how they repay, it has been announced.

Along with our regular in-house software training sessions and technical updates, the main focus of our training plans at the beginning of this year is understanding how post-Brexit Trade impacts on our clients.

It’s business as usual at CloudAccountant.co.uk

The new lockdown means that the team are working remotely but rest assured this won’t have an adverse impact on service levels. We’re confident we can maintain the level of service and customer care we pride ourselves in along with the capacity to support our accountancy clients.

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