Agent Update 86 has been published

  Welcome to today’s blog promoting the publication of Agent Update: issue 86. In the Technical Updates and Reminders section we continue to bring you important COVID-19 updates, including the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.  Other topics included are VAT reverse charge, Online print and post for VAT registrations, and Corporate Interest Restriction. Some of the highlights in the HMRC Agent Services section include Agent talking Points, Agent Services and Introducing “pay by bank account”. We hope you find this edition informative and don’t forget the next Agent Update is scheduled for August 2021. Did you know that you can receive…

Provide CIC – delivering Care with Innovation and Compassion

We Provide Provide was established as a community interest company (CIC) ten years ago. This was as a part of the Government’s initiative to separate the commissioning and provider roles of the local NHS.  Today, Provide employs over 1,200 staff. Our organisation delivers a portfolio of more than 40 NHS and Social Care services to a community of more than 4.5 million including: children, families and adults in homes, clinics and primary care settings Provide services covers the areas across Essex and East Anglia and is committed to providing ‘Safe, Clean Care’ for all our patients. An unprecedented year In…

Extended Loss Carry Back for Business – Claims information for Companies

The Extended Loss Carry Back measure announced at Budget enables companies to make claims to carry back losses for a further two years than current rules allow. This temporary extension applies for losses arising in accounting periods ending between 1 April 2020 and 31 March 2022. Claims Process Claims that exceed a de minimis of £200,000 must be made in a company tax return. Box 45 (claim or relief affecting an earlier period) on the CT600 should be completed and details of the carry back claims included in the computations that accompany the CT600 and accounts. There is no need…

Flourish Together CIC – Pay it Forward – supporting women as a force for social change

Flourish Together CIC was founded in 2016 by Nickala Torkington and Jo McGrath. Both are listed on the Pioneers Post/Nat West WISE 100 lists of top women in social enterprise in the UK. They also won She Inspires Social Enterprise of the Year in 2019. Following a few years of piloting ideas and generating demand, the consultancy specialising in social enterprise development, social innovation and social leadership was created. They invest their surplus resources in supporting women as a force for social change. Challenging times Despite the pandemic, the organisation has literally ‘Flourished’ over the last year as their range…

The Enhance Social Enterprise (ESE) Programme – Stimulating the economy of the South West

What was the Enhance Social Enterprise Programme? The Enhance Social Enterprise (ESE) Programme was a £1.7million EU-funded business support programme that offered advice to new and established social enterprises in the Heart of the South West (HotSW) LEP area of Somerset, Devon, Torbay and Plymouth between 2017 and 2020. Devon County Council was the accountable body. The programme aims were:  increase the number of social enterprises in the region help existing social enterprises develop and grow support organisations transitioning to a social enterprise model advise budding social entrepreneurs  develop the ecosystem for social enterprise support by investing in the social…