Covid-19 Financial Update

Click here for a PDF download – Version 10 as at 03/04/2020 Business Interruption Action Steps (BIAS) Update as at 03/04/2020 1.Business Interruption Loan Scheme (BILS) Further to point 4 under the ‘Business Funding’ section and the 24/03/20 update below; The BILS programme is being extended so all viable small businesses affected, not just those unable to secure regular commercial …

Government Aid for Retail Opticians

Yesterday (26th March 2020) our CEO, Marc Bennett, presented during the Stronger Together webinar, a community for independent opticians. The webinar focused on unlocking the various government support packages, government aid and cashflow management as at 26th March. Please click here to read through the slides. We are constantly updating information on Covid-19 and how it affects businesses in general. …

YEAR END TAX REVIEW 2019-2020

The Conservative Government now has a healthy majority which will allow it to change the tax law as it wishes, with little effective opposition. The tax and economic changes were announced on the 11 March 2020 as part of the Budget. The end of the accounting period for your business is a key point for tax planning. You can save …

2020 Budget – What’s in store?

Chancellor Rishi Sunak presented his 2020 Budget on Wednesday 11th March. We have summarised the top headlines business owners and employees need to be aware of: Business Owners Corporation tax: The main rate of corporation tax will remain at 19% for 2020/21 Employment Allowance: Employer National Insurance Contributions is increasing from £3,000 to £4,000. Helping with the reduction to costs …

Your auto enrolment solution

The pitfalls of auto enrolment Since April 2012, all UK employers are legally obliged to automatically enroll all eligible workers into a qualifying pension scheme by a specific deadline (‘staging date’). This is one of the most onerous challenges to face businesses in recent years and the financial penalties for breach can be severe. AEL Markhams can assist you every …

Predicting your future with financial forecasting

An all too common story Have you ever experienced that moment when you realise there isn’t enough cash to meet the wages bill at the end of the month? What about ensuring you have reserves set aside to settle large tax or VAT liabilities due to HMRC? Have you ever had that unexpected phone call from your bank manager to …

Making Tax Digital

How and when will it affect you? Individual taxpayers AEL Markhams has been submitting personal tax information securely online to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for some years now, and every individual & business in the UK has a digital tax account. If you have chosen us to look after your personal and, or business’s tax affairs, then managing this …

Your Payroll Solution

Payroll is constantly changing… … and can become a potential headache. From Workplace Pension to Real Time Reporting. National Minimum Wage to the Working Time Regulations. All these and more have added to the already daunting gamut of knowledge required to process a compliant payroll. The penalties for falling short of any one of a number of legislative obligations can be …

Introducing Xero

Whatever your business, Xero has tools you’ll love Small business owners are always hunting for cost-effective business solutions. Which is why at AEL we help our clients utilise Xero, our recommended online accounting solution. Xero has all the time-saving features you need to grow your business, including: Pay Bills Fast bank reconciliation Tracking Create purchase orders Automation Go mobile Claim …