The Spring 2022 Statement – The Key Points

With inflation rising and households facing the largest ever recorded cost-of-living squeeze, Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered the Government’s Spring Statement 2022 on Wednesday 23rd March. Take a look at the key points and as we near the start of the new tax year, please talk to us about any of the changes and how they may affect your business, we are here to support you on 01384 376964.

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Welcome to Folkes Worton

If you’ve visited the Folkes Worton offices recently and spent any time in our Reception area, you may have noticed the big TV screen with our welcome presentation.

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How important is Cash Flow to your Business?

In the current economic climate CASH IS KING and managing your cash flow is more important than ever. If you are concerned about the future of your business, then take some time to reflect on where you are and what could happen in the next few months. It is now … Continued

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Government Support Update – January 2022

Statutory Sick Pay Rebate scheme (SSPRS) The Government is reintroducing the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme (SSPRS). This will be a temporary scheme to support employers facing heightened levels of sickness absence due to COVID-19. The SSPRS will refund small and medium-sized employers’ COVID-related SSP costs for up to two … Continued

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Church Street Closed for Three Days

Church Street will be temporarily closed to traffic from Tuesday 8th until Thursday 20th January 2022 Access to the Folkes Worton offices from the Stourbridge ring road will be temporarily disrupted as Church Street (between St. John’s Road and Parkfield Road) will be CLOSED for underground works from Tuesday 18th … Continued

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WARNING! SEISS Phishing Scam doing the rounds!

We’ve been made aware by some clients that they have received an e-mail which looks as though it’s from HMRC with ‘IMPORTANT APPLICATION’ – You’re eligible for the fourth and fifth grants’ in the Subject field – A screen grab of this e-mail is featured here. The e-mail has a … Continued

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If it sounds too good to be true – Beware!

In the current crisis, it appears that young people in particular are being hit hard on the employment front, leaving many of them susceptible to ‘easy-to-earn’ cash scams. Criminals are targeting 21 to 30 year olds through social media, jobs websites and scam e-mails to recruit ‘money mules’ to help … Continued

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Roadmap out of Lockdown

On Monday 23rd February, the Government set out its roadmap for the country to come out of Lockdown 3. It was understandably cautious, as none of us want to see further Lockdowns, but it did give us clear targets to aim for and help to plan our own recovery from … Continued

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Council Grants for Businesses Forced to Close

The next round of Council Grants has been released for businesses forced to close due to national restrictions. These grants are aimed at businesses in the retail, leisure, hospitality, personal care and sports facility sectors. They can only be claimed if the business has been forced to close due to … Continued

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Think of turning electric? Folkes Worton looks at the benefits

Thinking of turning electric?

With the Government setting new and ambitious targets to reduce carbon emissions, giving the Motor Industry deadlines for ceasing production of fossil fuel and hybrid vehicles, as well as offering new incentives for vehicle owners to switch to all electric; is now the right time to convert to the all … Continued

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