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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.

For help with any of your accountancy and tax needs, please give us a call on 01296 668217 or request a callback.

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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

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-support-for-businesses 

The self employed income support scheme

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-the-coronavirus-covid-19-self-employment-income-support-scheme.

Advice specifically for Employers and Employees can be found at

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/guidance-for-employers-and-businesses-on-coronavirus-covid-19

Furloughing workers – Job retention scheme

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wage-costs-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme

VAT deferral for payments due between 20/3 & 30/6

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/deferral-of-vat-payments-due-to-coronavirus-covid-19

Business support grants

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-business-support-grant-funding 

HMRC have set up a tax helpline specifically aimed at businesses and the self-employed

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/tax-helpline-to-support-businesses-affected-by-coronavirus-covid-19

Coronavirus Business interruption loan full details are available at 

https://www.british-business-bank.co.uk/ourpartners/coronavirus-business-interruption-loan-scheme-cbils-2/

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

Universal credit

https://www.gov.uk/universal-credit

New style employment and support allowance

https://www.gov.uk/employment-support-allowance

Housing allowance

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-housing-allowance

A general guide on the support for all those affected can be found at

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/support-for-those-affected-by-covid-19/support-for-those-affected-by-covid-19

The money advisory service has produced some useful advice for individuals but many of the principals are just as applicable to businesses.

https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en

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

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/873635/Stay_at_home_guidance_diagram.pdf

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.

About Us

We work closely with our clients and act for a broad range of business and personal clients.

Apart from the more general accountancy services we can also assist you with business development and specialist tax services. We appreciate that only in time can we gain your trust, so that you know when we say we can and will do something, we do it. Read more.

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