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Please see below for a range of useful blog posts, resources and latest news stories which may be of interest to you.

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7 Apr 2020

Le Tour in 24

Posted by - Kevin Johns

27 Feb 2020

Life of Prime

Posted by - Kevin Johns

Resources

28 Oct 2020

Job Support Scheme

The Government's new Job Support Scheme will launch on 1 November to support UK employers who are facing lower demand due to COVID-19, and to keep their employees attached to the workforce. This document contains all the information we know so far about the scheme including who can claim and  how to claim.

12 Oct 2020

Job Support Scheme Factsheet for Closed Businesses

Our Job Support Scheme Factsheet contains an outline of the information we know so far regarding closed businesses and the scheme due to start on the 1st November.

8 Oct 2020

Job Support Scheme Factsheet

Our Job Support Scheme Factsheet contains an outline of the information we know so far about the scheme due to start on the 1st November.

7 Aug 2020

Updated Furlough Facts and Guidance

This resource provides the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about furloughed workers. Please do contact us if you need to discuss your situation or have any further questions. This item was correct as of 7 August and provided to us by Halborns Limited.

20 Jul 2020

Coventry and Warwickshire 2020 Q2 QES

Posted by - Steve Harcourt

We are delighted to share with you the latest QES Results Brochure produced by Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Prime. 192 responses were received from businesses covering over 9,000 employees across our region.

2 Jul 2020

Updated Furlough Facts and Guidance

This resource provides the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about furloughed workers. Please do contact us if you need to discuss your situation or have any further questions. This item was correct as of 14 June and provided to us by Halborns Limited.

27 Apr 2020

Updated Furlough Facts and Guidance

This resource provides the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about furloughed workers. Please do contact us if you need to discuss your situation or have any further questions. This item was correct as of 27 April.

4 Apr 2020

Updated Furlough Facts and Guidance

This resource provides the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about furloughed workers. Please do contact us if you need to discuss your situation or have any further questions. This item was correct as of 4 April.

26 Mar 2020

VAT - things worth considering in light of COVID-19

This resource covers Government announcements as at 20 March 2020.

At this challenging time, many businesses will be looking at the impact of the Covid-19 health emergency on their businesses. As well as the potential need to defer the payment of VAT return liabilities, there are several VAT procedures that businesses may benefit from considering, that can easily be overlooked in more normal times.

26 Mar 2020

Furlough Facts and Guidance

This resource provides the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about furloughed workers. Please do contact us if you need to discuss your situation or have any further questions.

24 Mar 2020

Government Support for Businesses & Charities

This resource provided by the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce summarises the support that the Government are offering to businesses and charities that are affected by the current outbreak of COVID-19.

24 Mar 2020

Lay-off / short-time working flowchart

If your business is severely affected by coronavirus you may need to introduce temporary measures to protect your workforce and business. UK employers may be able to take advantage of contractual lay-off and short-time working provisions; use this flowchart to see if you could benefit from this, however specific legal advice should be sought before seeking to make changes to employee terms and conditions.

12 Mar 2020

The Budget 2020

Following the UK’s departure from the EU, Chancellor Rishi Sunak presented the 2020 Budget on Wednesday 11th March against a backdrop of economic uncertainty. Our Budget Summary provides an overview of the key announcements arising from the Chancellor’s speech.

30 Jan 2020

Coventry and Warwickshire QES Q4

Posted by - Steve Harcourt

The Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) is the largest and most representative independent business survey of its kind in the UK. Each quarter more than 6,000 businesses across the UK's Accredited Chamber Network participate in the QES. In Coventry & Warwickshire, we receive between 300-500 responses each quarter.

1 Dec 2019

Prime Accountants Group booklet

Posted by - Morgan Davies

Prime Accountants Group is an independent firm of chartered accountants, forensic accountants, business and financial advisors. We simplify business for our clients, allowing them to spend more time doing what they do best.

28 Nov 2019

Probate Services

Help is at hand when you lose a loved one, let us assist you to make the probate process as smooth as possible. Probate is the process of administering a deceased's estate. This involves listing their assets and making sure these are distributed in accordance with their wishes. It also means paying any taxes which are due.

Latest News

26 Nov 2020

HMRC updates guidance on how to pay VAT deferred due to COVID-19

Posted by - Gill Yates

HMRC's guidance on how to pay VAT payments deferred between 20 March and 30 June 2020 has been updated. Businesses can either pay the deferr...

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24 Nov 2020

A change for the furlough scheme

Posted by - Kerrie Given

For claim periods starting on or after 1st December 2020, employers cannot claim CJRS grant from the government to cover 80% of furlough ref...

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24 Nov 2020

Companies House to stop paper reminders

Posted by - Kevin Johns

On 9th November, we received notification that Companies House will stop sending paper reminder letters regarding accounts and confirmation ...

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13 Nov 2020

Latest guidance for employers

Posted by - Jamie Skelding

HMRC has published the latest issue of the Employer Bulletin. The October issue has information on various topics including:coronavirus supp...

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13 Nov 2020

Self assessment customers to benefit from enhanced payment plans

Posted by - Kevin Johns

Self assessment taxpayers are now able to benefit from enhanced payment plans and can apply online for additional support to help spread the...

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Blog

23 Nov 2020

Prime sponsor FirstPro Awards

Posted by - Jamie Skelding

Earlier this month Prime Accountants Group sponsored the FirstPro Awards 2020, hosted by Coventry & Warwickshire First.We were delighte...

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1 Oct 2020

We're Moving!

Posted by - Kevin Johns

Whilst COVID-19 has brought many things to a halt, we‘ve continued working hard behind the scenes to expand our Birmingham office and can ...

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8 Jul 2020

Prime's Summer Economic Update Summary

Posted by - Claire Lea

This afternoon the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, presented a Summer Economic Update to announce measures to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 on th...

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1 Jul 2020

Claire Lea promoted to Director

Posted by - Morgan Davies

Prime Chartered Accountants are excited to announce that Claire Lea has been promoted to Director on the 1st July 2020. Claire joined Prime...

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28 Apr 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Claims

Posted by - Jamie Skelding

Last week the online portal for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme launched, allowing businesses to claim back the wages paid to furloughe...

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