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Five furlough changes you need to be aware of

The government has now published its official guidance for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), which has been extended until 31 March 2021. The guidance has confirmed many of the...

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Deadlines ahead – Are you prepared?

In this ever changing landscape of uncertainty the second week of lockdown presents challenges for us all. Government support is constantly changing and we are here to help keep you...

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Government extends Furlough to March

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has today announced workers across the UK will benefit from increased support with a five-month extension of the furlough scheme. The scheme will now be extended until...

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Self employed grant extended and increased

The government is increasing its support to the self-employed over the coming months and ensuring people get paid faster than previously planned. It has been announced over the past week,...

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Business support measures announced following 2nd National lockdown 

Here’s the latest information, following the weekend’s announcements as we prepare for our second lockdown.  We want to ensure you, that you are not alone and as always we are here...

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Deadline ahead: Second self employment grant ends 19th October

Applications for the second grant are now open. If you’re eligible and your business has been adversely affected on or after 14 July 2020, you must make your claim for...

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Job Support Scheme expanded to firms required to close due to Covid Restrictions

The Chancellor announced the government’s Job Support Scheme (JSS) will be expanded to protect jobs and support businesses required to close their doors as a result of coronavirus restrictions. The...

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HMRC bombshell on compensation payments

In one of its recent Business Breifts HMRC Announced a reversal in its approach to compensation payments involving termination of contracts. More significantly it is applying the change retrospectively. How...

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Further information announced regarding the Job Support Scheme

Additional government support has been announced this week for businesses and employees impacted by COVID-19 across the UK. This includes a new Job Support Scheme to protect the jobs of...

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UK chancellor unveils new Job Support Scheme

Yesterday the UK chancellor announced a new Job Support Scheme as part of the new financial measures which will be implemented in November. The six-month scheme will replace furlough and...

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VAT-registered business? HMRC explain how to prepare for the UK’s exit from the EU

HMRC has written to all VAT-registered businesses in Great Britain trading with the EU and/or the rest of the world, highlighting what they need to do to prepare for the...

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Team Takeover – Why working from home is here to stay…

It’s certainly not been the 2020 any of us expected. We have been adjusting to new ways of working, it’s something we have all had to take in our stride....

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COVID-19 Grants – Helping you get back on track

A number of new COVID-19 grants designed to support businesses have been rolled out over the past couple of months, however navigating through these tough times, and potentially dealing with...

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Important information about the Job Retention Bonus

Additional information on the Job Retention Bonus has been released, including details on how to check if you’re eligible and what you need to do now to get ready to...

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£20 million in new grants to boost recovery of small businesses

It has been announced by the Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government that thousands of smaller businesses in England are set to benefit from £20 million of new government...

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Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

Here’s what you need to know about the Eat Out to Help Out scheme and how to register your restaurant or establishment now the registration is LIVE. You can use...

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Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Dates and deadlines to be aware of

On 29th May the Chancellor announced plans to extend the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) for those people whose trade continues to be, or is newly, adversely affected by COVID-19...

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Summer update: Chancellor offers job funding, VAT cuts and eat out discounts

Just four months after the budget, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled a summer economic update designed to mitigate the impact of Covid-19, with a commitment to encouraging job creation through a government...

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PM announcement gives guidance to our hospitality clients

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced significant relaxations to the rules on social distancing, designed to make it possible for businesses in sectors including hospitality to reopen, as part of...

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Working from home during Coronavirus

Many of you are likely to be working from home and have team members working from home too, we wanted to share with you some guidance on how the tax...

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Sunak unveils 100% state-backed loans for small businesses

Chancellor responds to small businesses cry for help Our small business voices have been heard by the government, those businesses stuck in the queue for loans or those simply dismissed...

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#BrowniesforHeroes

We wanted to say a huge Thank you to all of our amazing NHS staff. Last week we sent some delicious brownies to our local Hospitals, as a small gesture...

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Four Important Planning Tips to Manage Your Way Through Uncertainty

 At Sempar we are over three weeks in to remote working now and we have largely spent those three weeks talking to our clients, advising on government incentives, commercial...

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COVID-19 Update – The main changes you need to know

As part of our obligation to keep you up to date with developments from the Government relating to the support for businesses, we will continue to issue updates to you...

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Chancellor hands the Self-Employed their life line

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak had been criticised recently for not providing for the self-employed in his recent announcements, where his support was focused more on businesses than the self-employed.  Today...

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10 things you should consider when facing temporary closure of your business because of COVID-19

1. Don’t bury your head! These are unprecedented times and there are many businesses in the same position as you, doing nothing is only going to make things worse.  Taking...

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Government releases further information on CoronaVirus Grants

The Chancellor announced business grant schemes in the Budget on 11th March 2020. After this, the level of funding was increased in a statement on 17th March 2020. The government...

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Sempar to host a COVID-19 Live Business Webinar

About this Event On Monday 23 March at 1:30 pm Sempar’s Founder Steve Timmis will be joined by expert panellists in a LIVE webinar. We’re bringing our network together to...

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Budget 2020: Entrepreneurs pay the price to save the economy

The Chancellor must have been on re-write number 10 by the time he presented his budget today with the outlook on Coronavirus changing daily and the effect on the UK...

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Sempar support Ex-England Rugby Star on huge marathon challenge!

Former rugby union player, Tom May is set to complete the London Loop in aid of My Name’5 Doddie Foundation and Teenage cancer trust. The London Loop is a pathway...

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Sempar raise just under £11,000 for annual charity!

What a result! With two hugely successful events in September, Sempar helped to raise just shy of £11,000 for their annual charity – The County Air Ambulance HELP appeal. With...

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Our Charity Golf Day, A Huge SUCCESS!

On Wednesday 25th September Sempar and amb Insurance co hosted a charity golf event in aid of The County Air Ambulance HELP appeal. After a hole year of planning the...

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Our Client Flower & White Wins Innovation Award

Our client Flower & White Limited from Telford have won a gold award in Innovation at Lunch 2019 held at ExCel in London.  Flower & White have been given the...

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Sempar Raise over £17,000 Walking 100 Miles for Charity

Donate now Three members of the Sempar team embark on their 6th fundraising walk on 22 September 2019. Alongside 30 friends, family and clients they’re raising money for the County Air...

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Sempar Support our Director on walking challenge

Sempar Managing Director Steve Timmis embarks on his 5th walk for charity, this year he walked with friends, colleagues and clients for 20 miles across the Long Mynd in Shropshire....

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Sempar Continues to support Grass Roots Sport

Sempar has agreed to continue to support a promising Under 9’s football team in Newport, Shropshire. Sempar have sponsored Newport’s Nova United Under 9’s, the team had a promising year...

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Sempar confirms exciting recruitment news

Andrea Perkins has joined Sempar as a major part of its strategic team, Andrea leaves HCB Accountants after 5 positive years for a new challenge at Sempar. Andrea has over...

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