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Helping businesses adapt and thrive as we emerge from the Covid-19 global pandemic

Now, for tomorrow

Now, for tomorrow

With disruption all around us, standing still is not an option. Success happens when we asses the risk, take a decision and move forward. We will guide you through the ever-changing business world, blending experience and expertise with the power of personal relationships to help you prepare now to flourish, prosper and anticipate tomorrow. 

Even in these uncertain times the opportunity for growth has never been greater, and there are plenty of success stories out there of businesses, and people, adapting and succeeding amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. So how do you capitalise on these opportunities and thrive going forward?

As we move out of lockdown, employers may be thinking about adopting working from home as a ‘new normal’. However, the costs and expenses relating to this need to be considered and reviewed with regards to tax. Our latest factsheet looks at these in more detail, including the ‘do’s and dont’s’ for employers.

Transferring wealth from one generation to the next is a difficult conversation to have, but with the baby boom generation expected to pass down a record-breaking amount of assets over the coming years, confronting this topic has never been so important.

In our Q&A with corporate services director, Judith Dugdale, she shares some advice for how businesses can plot a return to growth. She looks at the priorities that business owners should be focusing on and what they can do as part of their planning.

In our Q&A with Andy Feeke, partner in our Manchester office, he looks at the ways that COVID-19 may change the way we do business forever, including what has been the biggest impact so far and what trends he anticipates. 



Looking at this from an economic perspective only, the impact on the UK economy and infrastructure will leave a lasting impression, BUT the question now is – how do businesses trade out of the lockdown, with a largely furloughed workforce, a stretched working capital cycle and no end in immediate sight?


In our guest blog, Chao Mu, International Affairs Officer from Baker Tilly China has written an update on his experience in China during and after lockdown. With China now encouraging businesses and employees to return to work, he details their response and management of the process. He also suggests three areas that businesses should focus on.

Over the next few weeks, we will look at the different types of protection a business owner should consider. The first instalment in this series looks at tax efficient life cover, focusing on what it is and how it works. The second instalment in this series focuses on shareholder protection. 

Getting to grips with Customs and International Trade issues is vital in preparing for the new normal in 2021, and life after Brexit. Once VAT and duty free intra-EU trading arrangements disappear there will be new ways of trading. Our new factsheet looks at the key issues to consider and what businesses need to be aware of.

Government Support Schemes

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) & Flexible Furloughing

Payroll guidance –
What employers need to know

Advice for individuals and businesses – SEISS and other reliefs

Criteria from the banks for CBILS

Bounce Back Loan

VAT reliefs to improve cash flow and working capital

Time to pay – breathing space

IR35 reforms delayed

General guidance and short term action planning

Business advice and tips

There has, of course, been a huge increase in employees working from home as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak, but what are the tax implications of the various items that employers provide to employees?

This series looks at the financial reporting changes under Covid-19 and what the impact will be on Financial Statements and Auditors Reports, Dividends and reporting the Job Retention Scheme.

More details are emerging regarding the detailed criteria which accredited funders will use when evaluating applications for the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS).

We have devised this useful questionnaire to help you identify areas where short term planning and changes may be required due to the impact of Covid-19.

In light of recent world events, namely Coronavirus, social distancing and lockdown, combined with the usual day to day pressures of life in general, many of you reading this will probably have paused for thought at some point over the last few weeks and had a think about your own financial situation.

This insight advises on the 4 key steps for business owners, focusing on short-term cash flow, stakeholder management, medium-term funding and restructuring & director’s responsibilities.

Given the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is more vital than ever for businesses to ensure they are maximising their tax reliefs and taking full advantage of the governments offering. These incentives and reliefs can reduce tax payments owed to HMRC or potentially generate cash repayments.

Here at MHA Moore and Smalley, we work with a wide range of professionals to provide the most up to date and relevant information to our clients and contacts. This mini hub brings you advice from a range of specialists we work with.

The main areas of concern for many businesses focus around cash flow, as well as internal working practices not being as efficient as they once were. MHA Moore and Smalley can provide temporary support to relieve such pressures in our latest blogs.

Sector specific information

The various sector's we cover in this section include Academy, Charity and Not for Profit, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Professional Practices and Property, Construction and Real Estate. 

Previous webinar recordings

VAT Webinar 2020


Recorded on Thursday 9 July 2020

Succession Planning in a Changing World  Webinar 2020



Recorded on Wednesday 22 July 2020

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If there is a topic you want further information on, get in touch to ask us a question and we’ll aim to answer it in a blog post or guide to help you, and others, during this difficult time.