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Welcome to the Orchard Accountants blog. This is our hub of information where we will detail company developments as well as provide news and insight into the ever-changing world of finances and accounting. If you read something which strikes to your interest, and you’d like to learn more about a particular topic or service we provide, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.

Four in 10 exporters report international trading difficulties, study reveals

Almost four in 10 exporters say sales have dropped in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, a major study has revealed. (more…)

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New claims needed to continue receiving working from home tax relief

Employees who are continuing to work from home as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic and whose expenses have not been reimbursed by their employers…

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Furlough scheme guidance updated

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has published a series of updates to its guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), more commonly known as…

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Small business confidence rises to positive territory for first time since 2018 as non-essential retail reopens

Small business confidence has risen to its highest level since autumn 2014, a major study has revealed. (more…)

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HMRC contacts self-employed individuals who could be eligible for fourth SEISS grant

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is now contacting self-employed individuals who could be eligible for the fourth round of the Government’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme…

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New help offered to SMEs

New initiatives to help SMEs get back on their feet have been launched, with a ‘shop small’ campaign and a new banking service. (more…)

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Inheritance tax reporting to be simplified

Rules coming into effect from 1 January 2022 will mean that nine in 10 estates that are not subject to Inheritance Tax (IHT) will no…

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Coronavirus insolvency measures extended until the end of June

To help businesses with the ongoing impact of the pandemic the Government has decided to extend measures in the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act (the…

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Majority of SME owners have loaned personal money to their business during the pandemic

A new study has found that nearly six in 10 (59 per cent) small business owners loaned personal money to their business during the pandemic…

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Thousands of cases of COVID-related fraud and cyber-crime are being investigated

A special police task force, tackling fraud in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, says it is investigating 6,000 cases of cybercrime, worth a staggering total…

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