COVID-19 Business Update – 3 March 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Update. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. More than 20 Million Gets First Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine Official data showed 20.09 million people across the UK have now received their first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine. Meanwhile, almost 800,000 have received their second dose. The UK has suffered the highest death toll in Europe, but the…  Read more

COVID-19 Business Update – 10 March 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Update. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. New COVID-19 Cases Fell to Lowest Since September The number of new COVID-19 cases in the UK fell to its lowest level since late September on Monday. The daily data showed 4,712 people tested positive for the coronavirus, marking the smallest total since 28 September. By the end of…  Read more

COVID-19 Business Update – 24 February 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Update. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. UK Unemployment Rises to 5.1% The UK’s unemployment rate has risen to its highest level in almost 5 years, hitting 5.1% in the three months to December. The number of people on company payrolls were down 726,000 on pre-pandemic levels, according to the Office for National Statistics. Almost three-fifths…  Read more

COVID-19 Business Update – 17 February 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Update. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Over 15 Million Already Vaccinated in the UK The national vaccination programme continues to surpass the target set 6 weeks ago with over 15 million people vaccinated across the UK. More than 90% of those over 70 years old have already been vaccinated, but it is important to note…  Read more

COVID-19 Business Update – 10 February 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Update. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Two COVID-19 Tests for All UK Arrivals All UK arrivals will be required to take two COVID-19 tests— on Day 2 and Day 8 of their quarantine period– in an attempt to prevent new coronavirus variants from entering the country. This new requirement comes on top of the current…  Read more

COVID-19 Business Update – 3 February 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Update. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. UK On Track to Vaccinate All Adults by End of August The UK has passed the 10 million-mark for the number of coronavirus vaccine doses administered, amid hopes that all adults could have received the COVID-19 vaccine by the end of August. Around 3 million people between 65 and…  Read more

COVID-19 Business Update – 27 January 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Update. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Vaccine Minister Confident of Supplies Amid Production Delays Although supplies of vaccines are “tight”, Nadhim Zahawi said the vaccination programme was still on track to deliver a first dose to 15 million of the most vulnerable by mid-February and to offer all adults their first dose by autumn. UK…  Read more

COVID-19 Business Update – 20 January 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Update. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. UK Seals Border, Requires Negative COVID-19 Tests for Arrivals Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that all travel corridors – routes that don’t require self-isolation upon return – are closed from 4am on 18 January. This means that all those arriving in the UK must quarantine for 10 days unless…  Read more

COVID-19 Business Update – 13 January 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Update. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. UK Ramps Up COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout The UK is looking to accelerate its coronavirus vaccine rollout with the opening of seven regional centers at sports and conference venues, as hospitals are struggling to cope. According to Health Secretary Matt Hancock, the UK is on track to meet its vaccine…  Read more

COVID-19 Business Update – 6 January 2021

Happy New Year! We hope you had a relaxing holiday break and are raring to go in 2021. Our first weekly digest of the new year includes the latest updates and ideas to help us all move forward. UK to Toughen COVID-19 Border Controls Soon The UK will shortly announce plans for new border restrictions to curb the spread of the virus, according to Minister for the Cabinet Office Michael…  Read more

COVID-19 Business Update – 23 December 2020

Thank you for your amazing support during this incredibly busy and challenging year. We hope you and your loved ones enjoy a safe and healthy festive season. We look forward to working with you next year! As usual, here are the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. UK Recovered Quicker Than Forecast After First COVID-19 Lockdown The UK economy staged a faster recovery in the…  Read more

How to Move Your Brick and Mortar Retail Store Online

eCommerce is growing rapidly, and recent research estimates that it will make up over 22% of global retail sales by 2023. With these statistics and the changes COVID-19 has brought, it’s more important than ever to take your retail business online if you want to stay competitive. It adds another revenue stream and keeps your business humming even while your brick and mortar doors are closed. In this article, we…  Read more

COVID-19 Business Update – 16 December 2020

Welcome back to our Weekly Update. We hope you and your family are safe and doing well. Read on for this week’s updates and some ideas that will help us all move forward. New Coronavirus Strain Spreading in UK, Scientists Downplay Concerns British scientists are trying to establish whether the rapid spread in southern England of a new variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 is linked to key mutations…  Read more

4 Common Sense Financial Tips To Make Your Money Work For You

Good personal finance skills are important in life, but this seemingly simple concept can be difficult to master. Without having a good grasp of how to manage your money effectively, you run the risk of making financial mistakes that could significantly impact your life. Avoid money traps and manage your finances better with the following common sense financial tips. 1. Not all ‘tax-effective’ investments are good investments. The term ‘tax-effective’…  Read more

COVID-19 Business Update – 9 December 2020

Welcome back to our Weekly Update. We hope you and your family are safe and doing well. Read on for this week’s updates and some ideas that will help us all move forward. UK Gives First Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine The UK is getting a head start on the roll out of the first doses of COVID-19 vaccine after regulators gave emergency authorisation to the vaccines produced by Pfizer and…  Read more

5 Most Common Accounting Mistakes That Could Hurt Your Business

Many small business owners tend to handle their own accounting and bookkeeping, especially when they’ve just started out. However, keeping track of the finance-side of the business– everything from income to expenses to tax compliance– can be overwhelming. Mistakes can happen quite easily and can have costly consequences to your business. Below are five of the most common DIY accounting errors that you should avoid. Unorganised Records It takes excellent…  Read more

COVID-19 Business Update – 2 December 2020

Welcome back to our Weekly Update. We hope you and your family are safe and doing well. Read on for this week’s updates and some ideas that will help us all move forward. Preparing to Exit Lockdown The UK has got COVID-19 back under control, health minister Matt Hancock said as England prepares to exit a national lockdown this week and enter a tiered system of restrictions subject to a…  Read more

Five Ways to Manage a Healthy Cash-Flow

We cannot stress further the importance of properly managing your cash flow to ensure the smooth running of your business. However, in times of crisis such as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this becomes more than important– managing your cash becomes a necessity for survival. If you are experiencing cash-flow troubles, here are five things you can do to manage your cash flow better. Check your expenses. Now is the perfect…  Read more

COVID-19 Business Update – 25 November 2020

Welcome back to our Weekly Update. We hope you and your family are safe and doing well. Read on for this week’s updates and some ideas that will help us all move forward. Increase in Online Shopping Eases Pressure on UK Retailers A surge in shopping online has eased the pressure on retailers caused by England’s four-week lockdown and tighter restrictions across the UK, according to a survey from the…  Read more

COVID-19 Business Update – 18 November 2020

Welcome back to our Weekly Update. We hope you and your family are safe and doing well. Read on for this week’s updates and some ideas that will help us all move forward. UK Economy Grew at Record 15% in Q3 The UK economy grew by a record 15.5% in the third-quarter, according to official data released last week, marking its sharpest quarterly expansion since records began in 1955. However,…  Read more

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