Category Archives: Blog

Vacancy for IT Manager to join our Carlisle Office – 37 hours Flexi Time

Due to a planned retirement, Saint & Co (Carlisle Office) are looking for a full-time (37 hours per week) hard-working, enthusiastic individual to join our team. We are looking to recruit a dynamic and motivated person to provide in-house IT support over the phone, online and at our branch offices throughout Cumbria & South West…

£1 million annual investment allowances extended

The Chancellor recently announced that the temporary increase in the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) for expenditure on plant and machinery has been extended to 31 December 2021. The tax relief was originally scheduled to revert to just £200,000 from 1 January 2021, but that will now be delayed by twelve months. Remember that there is…

My bank in Xero doesn’t balance with my bank statement – what do I do?

It’s important to regularly compare the statement balance in Xero to your actual bank balance. If the bank balance isn’t matching, you’ll want to fix the issue fast because it means you’re reading the wrong numbers and could be making decisions based on incorrect data.  Though bank feeds import your transactions daily, and do work…

Deferral of VAT payments due to Coronavirus

If you deferred VAT between 20 March and 30 June 2020 and still have payments to make, you can: pay the deferred VAT in full on or before 31 March 2021 opt in to the VAT deferral new payment scheme when it launches contact HMRC if you need more help to pay Pay your deferred…

Do you have some tax to pay on 31 January 2021?

To follow on from our earlier blog ‘HMRC refuses to budge the 31 January 2021 Self Assessment filing deadline’ we just want to remind you of the tax that is due to be paid on 31 January 2021 as follows: The 2nd payment on account for the tax year 2019/20 (if you deferred it from…

Help for Charities struggling to manage cashflow during Covid-19

The Charity Commission guidance on Covid-19 highlights the needs for UK charities to be monitoring cash flow.  First, it’s important to have as accurate a picture as possible of how your charity is performing as it stands. That way you’ll be able to put together a more comprehensive and accurate plan as to how to…

How struggling charities can continue to fundraise during Covid-19

Fundraising data has shown a surge in donations to new NHS and Covid-19 related charities during the course of the pandemic. Whilst this support is fantastic, and much needed in these times of crisis – many smaller charities and those supporting causes outside the Covid support world are suffering, as public attention remains largely on…

What grants can I claim during Lockdown 3.0?

The grants that are available since we were placed into lockdown on 5 January 2021 are: Local Restrictions Support Grant (closed ) -LRSG(C) Closed Business Support Payments -CBSP Additional restrictions grants -ARG The LRSG(c) will continue to be available until the restrictions are lifted, this is not expected until at least the February half term….

Covid Assistance and New One-Off Grant for Retail, Leisure and Hospitality

As we enter another lockdown, the government have introduced additional support for retail, leisure and hospitality businesses in the form of a one-off grant of up to £9,000. This will provide an extra £4.6 billion of support to some of the hardest hit industries in the pandemic. There will also be a discretionary fund of…