Over the last six weeks or so there have been so many sudden unexpected changes that every blog we’ve written has been out of date within 12 hours, so we’ve been keeping you up-to-date via our Facebook page instead.

We’ve had the introduction of tiers, curfews, another lockdown, and now finally we’re settled back into tiers (until the 16th anyway) so we’re back to blogging! 

It goes without saying that the restrictions and unpredictability have had a huge knock on affect on businesses throughout England and the UK.

Advanced Accountancy has clients far and wide, so we appreciate that all of you may be affected differently. Is it drinks, no drinks or drinks with a substantial meal? (scotch egg, anyone?)

At Advanced headquarters we have unfortunately fallen into the no drinks category, or tier 3, as its more commonly known. Our wonderful pubs, bars and restaurants have had to close their doors yet again, as have many non essential shops. So how on earth are businesses meant to survive the forced closures I hear you cry?

It’s tough. We know it’s tough. You want to be working. You’ve worked hard to build your business and watching it struggle is painful. 

Furlough has been extended until March at 80% which is great news for employees who want to keep their jobs and employers who want to keep their loyal staff. 

Business grants are still there for the for small and medium businesses, and if you’re self employed, there is the self-employment income support scheme. 

There is also support in the form of deferring VAT, Statutory Sick Pay rebate, Business rates holiday for retail, hospitality and leisure, Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme, Coronavirus Bounce Back Loan, Support for businesses paying tax: Time To Pay Service, Support to create job placements: Kickstart Scheme, Local Restrictions Support Grant and the Additional Restrictions Grant to name a few. *takes a deep breath*

Confused yet? 

Since the pandemic threw us into the first lockdown, Advanced have been busy applying for financial relief on behalf of countless businesses needing guidance.

We’re still open and fully functional, and our director Marina has invested in the highest quality PPE for our staff, our premises and our wonderful clients. 

Screens are in place to protect our staff
Our conference room has been redesigned to allow for social distancing
Our offices are fully compliant with track and trace

Of course, if you’d prefer, we’ll happily conduct any consultation or conversation over the phone or via zoom. We’re totally flexible and here to meet your needs. 

So if you’ve been affected by Covid, no matter where you are, and no matter what your tier, remember that Advanced Accountancy has the solution that suits YOUR business.

Our wealth of experience and expertise has given us the tools to support you when you need it most, and our covid secure office means we are able to continue meeting and working in safety. 

Give us a call today on 01384 271858 or email us at Enquiries@advancedaccountancy.co.uk

Take care and stay safe. 

The team at Advanced.