Accountants in Pitstone – Ashbys Chartered Accountants
Welcome to Ashbys, accountants in Pitstone, providing a personalised service to local business owners and individuals. Our convenient location between Tring and Leighton Buzzard allows us to offer services for Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
Coronavirus update from Ashbys
To continue to provide services to you as normal we have enabled home working for our staff. At present they are splitting their time between home and the office and when they based at home they can be contacted by mobile phone or email. Rather than having face to face meetings we have video conferencing capabilities as an alternative to phone calls if preferred.
We appreciate that these unprecedented times will be very difficult for us all but please be assured we will continue to support you.
We have compiled a list of useful links to official online guidance as follows:
Full guidance on support for businesses can be found at
The self employed income support scheme
Advice specifically for Employers and Employees can be found at
Furloughing workers – Job retention scheme
VAT deferral for payments due between 20/3 & 30/6
Business support grants
HMRC have set up a tax helpline specifically aimed at businesses and the self-employed
Coronavirus Business interruption loan full details are available at
Although the banks receive a government backed guarantee for the loan repayments the borrower remains fully liable for the debt however the Big Four banks have agreed they will not take personal guarantees as security for lending below £250,000
New style employment and support allowance
A general guide on the support for all those affected can be found at
The money advisory service has produced some useful advice for individuals but many of the principals are just as applicable to businesses.
A useful diagram explaining how the self-isolation 14-day rules should be applied if one member of a family shows symptoms is to be found at
Finally, a free legal helpline including employment law queries is available to both businesses and individuals who have taken out our HMRC Tax Enquiry Service. It is vital that Employers take legal advice before making any decisions regarding short-time working, temporary lay-offs or redundancies.