Friday, 23 April 2021

Coronavirus: Large NAV Business Grant

The Large NAV Business Grant provides financial support to businesses that occupied commercial premises with an NAV (Net Annual Value) over £51,000 at 1 March 2021 that were awarded the 12-month rates holiday for 2020-21, subject to some exclusions

Businesses which were eligible for the 12-month rates holiday include retail, hospitality, tourism, leisure, manufacturing, and childcare businesses, and newspaper producers.

The scheme is designed to support the business which is the main occupier of a property, not the landlord or managing agent or any businesses/self-employed parties who rent part of the property from the main occupying business. Occupying businesses who consider themselves eligible for support from this scheme can apply even if they are not the named ratepayer on the business rate bill for the property.

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Ardean ¦ Business Funding

Monday, 12 April 2021

Off-payroll working rules webinars

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) webinars to explain how the off-payroll working rules will change on 6 April 2021

Before 6 April 2021, if your worker provides services to a client through you:

  • in the public sector, the client must decide your employment status
  • in the private sector, you must decide your worker’s status

From 6 April 2021, all public sector clients and medium or large-sized private sector clients will be responsible for deciding your worker’s employment status. This includes some charities and third sector organisations.

If the off-payroll working rules apply, your worker’s fees will be subject to tax and National Insurance contributions. 

HMRC are hosting a number of free webinars to help businesses in key areas prepare for this change in off-payroll working.

Click here to view dates and times of webinars.

Ardean ¦ Business Planning

Tuesday, 6 April 2021

SME Brexit Support Fund: Grants to help businesses new to importing or exporting

The SME Brexit Support Fund could give you up to £2,000 to help with training or professional advice if your business has up to 500 employees and no more than £100 million annual turnover.

Applications for the SME Brexit Support Fund are now open.

Applications will close on 30 June 2021 or earlier if all funding is allocated before this date.

Click here to learn more about how to apply.

Ardean ¦ Business Funding

Thursday, 1 April 2021

National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates

The National Minimum Wage and the National Living Wage in the UK apply to workers in Northern Ireland. These minimum wage rates are the hourly rate that workers should be paid by their employers depending on their age or whether they are an apprentice.

National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates change every April. 

The current minimum wage rates are in effect from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022.  Click here to view the minimum wage rates.

Ardean ¦ Business Planning