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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.

Government set to unveil £520 million ‘help to grow’ scheme for small businesses

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, is set to announce plans to help the UK’s economic recovery by unveiling a new ‘help to grow’ scheme for small…

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Vaccine rollout prompts SME optimism about prospects for 2021

New research has found that SMEs across the UK are feeling increasingly optimistic about their prospects for the rest of 2021, after the success of…

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Business rates review report delayed

The Government has announced that the final report of its fundamental review of business rates will be delayed and will be published in the autumn.…

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National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates to increase from 1 April

The Government is pressing ahead with plans to increase the rates of the National Living Wage (NLW) and the National Minimum Wage (NMW) from 1…

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Almost two-fifths of small businesses are looking to trade overseas

Despite the impact that Brexit has had on trade in the UK, a new survey conducted by YouGov has found that 38 per cent of…

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HMRC updates tax rules and calculations on ultra-low emission vehicles

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has released new guidance that brings changes to the company car benefit calculations, as the Government looks to encourage greater…

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Student loan thresholds to rise from 6 April 2021

At the start of the new tax year in April the thresholds for student loans will increase, which may affect employees that are repaying their…

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MPs call for business rates cut in 2021 Budget

A total of 45 MPs in England are calling for Chancellor Rishi Sunak to cut business rates in England from 50 per cent of the…

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Draft legislation implements requirement for “mandatory independent scrutiny” of pre-pack administration sales

New legislation will require independent scrutiny of pre-pack sales where connected parties are involved, it has been announced. (more…)

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Small businesses handed £7.8 billion through local authority grant schemes, figures reveal

More than £7.8 billion in grant funding has been delivered to small businesses through local authority grant schemes, it has been revealed. (more…)

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