Like all businesses in the hospitality sector, Lancaster fine dining restaurant, Quite Simply French, has been dealt a massive blow by the pandemic. Takeaways were never part of the grand business plan but owner Robert Mason has adapted his recipe for success to sustain the business until he can welcome back his guests in person.
The gyms are closed and Dry January looks particularly unappealing this year, so you might have forgone the usual personal resolutions for 2021. The new year is still a great time to take stock and set goals so why not make some positive changes to your business instead?
Contrary to what many people believe, there is no such thing as a ‘common law marriage’ in the UK. No matter how long a couple have been living together, or whether they have children, they do not have the same rights or protections as couples who are married or in a civil partnership. This can be particularly devastating if one half of a couple dies without a Will or with a Will that is out-of-date.
1 January marked the end of the UK’s membership of the EU and the start of major changes for businesses trading goods with EU countries. We summarise the new rules for EU imports and exports.
The government has made some changes to help individuals and business who are struggling to meet the usual tax deadlines.
The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 introduces a series of measures amending current insolvency and company legislation. Some are temporary, some permanent and many have been in the pipeline for some time. However, the timing of the law reforms – mid-pandemic – should provide considerable assistance to companies battling the storms of COVID-19.
Even If you and your staff consider you to be a good leader, professional business coaching can give you the skills to become a great one – and bring positives that extend far beyond the workplace.
Once you’ve got over the initial hurdle of acquiring a new customer, the next priority is to ensure you retain them. Using Digital technology well can lead to a better customer experience, increasing their loyalty and lifetime value. You will also gain valuable insight and impetus from having a single view of the customer.
Now that the UK has left the EU, there is no longer a general route to recruit EU workers for jobs with a salary less than £20,480. The new rules will significantly reduce the pool of talent available to fill so-called ‘unskilled’ roles, so businesses will need a plan to attract, retain and engage good people.
The government has extended the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme for self-employed people affected by coronavirus. The current (third) SEISS grant covers the period from 1 November to 29 January 2021.
There are only a few weeks to go until the process for importing goods from the EU changes. Here’s a checklist of what you need to do to ensure you can continue to import goods after 1 January 2021.
One consultant, one area of specialism. So began RfM Business Consulting just over 4 years ago. Fast forward to 2020, the company has grown and changed significantly. It’s also time for a fitting new name: RfM Transform. Managing Director, Tony Backhouse, explains why now is the right time to re-brand.
Ensuring your loved ones receive what is rightfully theirs in the future is the most common reason for making a Will. Imagine if, despite setting out your wishes in a Will, your heirs could still lose their inheritance. This can, and does, happen. We explain how and what you can do to make a truly formidable estate plan.
Apart from the obvious, this year has been dominated by one thing: digital technology. Businesses that already had strong digital infrastructure have found it easier to survive – if not thrive – post-lockdown. We want to help as many businesses as possible secure their place in this digital future and are proud to launch a new service from RfM Business Consulting: Transform Digital Technology.
On 24 September, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a series of new measures to support businesses and employees affected by the ongoing coronavirus situation. These include a new Job Support Scheme, an extension to the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, more time to pay VAT and tax owing from Self Assessment, and an extension to the hospitality VAT rate cut.