Link to Powys County Council - Restrictions Business Fund
We are aware that certain businesses based in Powys will be eligable for further COVID-19 grants through the Restrictions Business Fund. To see the details of the grants available and the eligibility criteria, please follow the link Read more...

Office Opening Times and Links to Government Guidance in England & Wales
Coronavirus (COVID-19) - our office remains open for the drop off or collection of manual books, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. However, we will be holding all future meetings over the phone or internet. Please use the telephone or email to contact us as normal. Stay safe and be well. FOR LATEST GOV.UK guidance to employers and Read more...

Government tackles late payment to small firms
The Government has announced an overhaul of the Prompt Payment Code (PPC). Under the new reforms, companies that have signed up to the PPC will be obliged to pay small businesses within 30 days - half the time outlined in the current Code. Despite almost 3,000 companies signing the Code, poor payment practices are still rife, with many Read more...

Rights to regenerate
We will soon have the rights to turn derelict buildings into homes and community assets. In a recent press release the Ministry of Housing said: The public will be able to convert vacant plots of land and derelict buildings into new homes or community spaces, under plans announced 16 January 2021 by the Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick Read more...

Rogue employers named and shamed for failing to pay minimum wage
139 employers, including some of the UK’s biggest household names, have been named and shamed in a government press release for failing to pay £6.7 million to over 95,000 workers in breach of the national minimum wage (NMW) legislation. This is the first time in over two years that the government has named and shamed employers for Read more...

CJRS guidance on who can be furloughed
HMRC’s guidance on which employees can be placed on furlough using the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been updated. The scheme will continue until at least 30 April 2021. The updated guidance includes new information about employees who are unable to work because they have caring responsibilities resulting from coronavirus Read more...

VAT Reverse charge for construction sector
A further reminder that new VAT rules for building contractors and sub-contractors will come into effect from 1 March 2021. The new rules were originally expected to commence from 1 October 2019, but an initial 12 month delay was announced. The start date was then delayed for a further 5 months until 1 March 2021 due to the impact of the Read more...

Have you paid your Data Protection Fee?
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is the independent regulatory office in charge of upholding information rights in the interest of the public. Under the Data Protection Act 2018, all organisations that process personal information must register with the ICO. By law, every organisation or sole trader who processes personal Read more...

Tax and duties for goods sent from abroad
Following the end of the Brexit transition period new rules regarding tax and duty apply to goods sent to the UK from the EU. These changes are to ensure that goods from EU and non-EU countries are treated in the same way and that UK businesses are not disadvantaged by competition from VAT free imports. For goods sold directly to Read more...

New IPO search facility
The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is the official UK government body responsible for intellectual property (IP) rights including patents, designs, trademarks and copyright. The IPO has launched a new service that allows users to search for the goods and services they intend to use their trade mark on before they Read more...

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