Author Archives: William Robinson

New Corona-virus grants via local Councils, in particular Allerdale Borough Council

As you may have heard, local councils have recently been receiving funds for the Restart Grant (RG) and Spring Back Payments (SBP). Applications may also still be possible up to 31 May 2021 to claim on the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) (LRSGC). If you are eligible for the LRSGC grant and haven’t yet received…

Carlisle Council Local Recovery Grant from May 2021

If you run a business that falls in the Carlisle City Council area, you may now be eligible to claim under the latest Additional Restrictions Grant, called the Local Recovery Grant. Over £900,000 has been allocated to Carlisle Council for this purpose, however, if you feel you are eligible to claim, unlike some previous grants,…

VAT Common Pitfalls – International Sales of Services from a UK Business – the basics

Understanding VAT treatment never seems to get easier, and that’s why Saint & Co are here to help. We can translate the HMRC guidance into specific advice to your own circumstances – often the HMRC guidance is exactly that, just a guide where you are then left to make your own decision on whether to…

VAT Common Pitfalls – International Sales of Goods from a UK business – the basics

VAT has always been a complicated tax, and from 1 January 2021, for your business, you may think it has got even more complicated. So when should you add VAT to your product sales? If you are selling goods internationally, if the goods are physically crossing an international border on a permanent basis, then the…

Is expansion the right way forward for my farming business?

When you think about expanding your farming business, you’re imagining all the possibility and profitability that will come with more land, more livestock, higher production.  It’s an attractive thought. But what you may not have considered quite as realistically is the cost and infrastructure that comes with expansion. More land, livestock and production can mean…

Payment of deferred VAT due to Coronavirus

With over half a million businesses taking the option to defer the VAT payable between 20 March 2020 and 30 June 2020, now is the time to consider your options with a view to making the payment of this VAT. If you deferred the VAT payment and still haven’t paid this to HMRC, you can…

Should I change farming type to be more profitable? Beef to dairy, sheep with cows?

sheep, beef, equipment

As a farmer it can be tempting to think the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. You see your peers doing things differently – different livestock, meat over dairy, or diversifying their income and mixing it up. Although it may seem a desirable option for your business, there may be situational…