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Referral Scheme

Studies show that a satisfied customer will tell 2-3 people about their experience, compared with a dissatisfied customer who will share their lament with 8-10 people, and some will push that number to 20.  Shocking statistics don’t you think?  Well luckily for us, our recent satisfaction survey shows us that most of you are extremely satisfied with Together We Count. Why not spread the word and pocket some cash for your efforts? If you are already a client of ours, refer a friend/family member/colleague and receive £50 after referred client signs up and their first invoice has been settled.  You are welcome to refer as many clients as you like!  Please see the T&Cs below for full offer details. 1. The referrer must send an email to sarah@togetherwecount.co.uk with the name, email address and phone number of the person/company they wish to refer. 2. If a company or partnership is referred, only one payment of £50 will be made. 3. The Together We Count ‘Reco
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The Recovery Loan Scheme

Following on from our latest newsletter, information about the Recovery Loan Scheme has come to light that we feel it's worth sharing before the next one: The Recovery Loan Scheme  What is the aim of the RLS? To enable UK businesses who have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic to access Government backed loans from accredited lenders. When does the RLS open? It opens on 6th April 2021 and will run until 31st December 2021. What type of business is eligible for the RLS? Sole traders, Corporations, Limited Partnerships, Limited Liability Partnerships. Co-operatives and Community Benefit Societies. Any other legal entity carrying out business activity in the UK through a business bank account. Businesses which have already had a Coronavirus loan, such as through the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) or the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) or the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS), can still apply, although in certain circumstances, it mig

Newsletter 05/04/2021

I hope you have all enjoyed the Easter weekend and eaten lots of chocolate? Tomorrow sees the start of a new financial year and as always, that means change for a number of things. Today’s newsletter look at the changes but firstly let's have a look at the Brexit Support Fund. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions. Contact details can be found at the bottom of the newsletter.                                BREXIT SUPPORT FUND Who is it aimed at? It is aimed at SME businesses who incur costs for training or professional advice to deal with their customs excise, import/export VAT or safety and security declarations. What is the size of the grant? It provides grants of up to £2,000. It could be a training grant or one for profession advice or both. The total grant cannot exceed £2,000 What is the eligibility criteria for a business? It must be established in the UK. It must have been established in the UK for at least 12 months before submitting the appli

Employer Update 2021

Employer Update End of Year 2020/21 and P60 End of Year Certificate The final submission for the tax year is due this month. Please ensure all payments made to employees have been recorded through the payroll. If this is not the case please let us know straight away as we may need to submit an amended submission for the year. If you have not yet received the P60 End of Year Certificates for your staff, we will be sending these to you shortly. These need to be given to your employees by the deadline of 31st May 2021. Working Patterns and Weekly Hours It is important that we know the working patterns and weekly hours for your employees. We need these details when calculating statutory payments, such as Statutory Sick Pay, in order to calculate the correct weekly amount due. This also aids us when calculating the hourly rate for your employees and ensuring that you meet the National Minimum Wage requirements. Increase in the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage The National Min

TWC and simPRO

Together We Count are delighted to announce that we are now active partners of SimPRO What is simPRO? simPRO (which is short for ‘simple processes’) is a leading job management software solution for service, maintenance and project contractors. Connect the office to the field, deliver exceptional customer service and gain invaluable business insights with automated processes, streamlined workflows and in-depth business reporting. Trusted by 7,000+ business globally, simPRO has offices in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. A cloud-based solution, simPRO offers a range of features for the management of service jobs, project work and asset maintenance, including: Comprehensive scheduling, estimating and invoicing Real-time office to field connectivity Streamlined inventory management Supplier catalogue and pricing from a single system Integrations with industry-leading accounting packages, Xero, QuickBooks and Sage. 70+ reports for accurate business insig

Working with air conditioning units?

Are you a builder, electrician, Gas Safe installer, renewables engineer or a Ref.com registered installer, repairer or supplier of air conditioning units? Did you know that air conditioning units are eligible for reduced rate VAT if they’re supplied for a qualifying use? Here we will explain the basics of how the reduced rate of VAT could apply to you, your business and your customers! The government is keen to encourage energy efficiency as part of the Climate Change Programme and the Kyoto Protocol. With residential properties accountable for a quarter of all energy emissions, the only way for the UK to meet its obligations under Kyoto is for the government to encourage the uptake of lower cost, energy-saving solutions, including air source heat pumps and other air conditioning and refrigeration units. HMRC has decided that one way to help consumers make the right choice is to provide a tax incentive in the form of reduced VAT on modern air conditioning and refrigeration units, su

Aaron joins Wayne Bettess as a guest on his 'Off The Tools' podcast

Last month Aaron appeared as a guest on Wayne Bettess’ ‘Off The Tools’ podcast to discuss his new book, The Quote Handbook- Essential Steps to Building the Perfect Boiler Quote . We recommend you subscribe to Wayne’s podcast, especially if you are a tradesperson, or business owner. The topics covered in his regular podcasts are always on point and relevant to current economic circumstances and are full of insight and fresh ideas from real business owners, making the content so authentic. You’ll find ‘Off The Tools’ on Spotify , Apple Podcasts, or whatever podcast app you like to use and for the link to the episode featuring Aaron click here .  Here’s some of what you can look forward to in the podcast………. Ever wondered what an accountant could possibly have to say about quoting for a boiler installation? Well Wayne gets straight to the point and asks exactly that. Aaron’s years of experience as a finance director for a large plumbing and heating firm has given him an alternative pers

HMRC Pre-Verification Check - Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) *****URGENT UPDATE****

Following on from our previous communication about the HMRC Pre-Verification Check - Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) on 11/03/2021 , it has come to our attention that some of you have dismissed the email from HMRC as a scam. If you have recently had an email from HMRC please keep reading as time is running out. Have you received this email? HM Revenue & Customs sent out this email to self-employed individuals on 26 February 2021. HM Revenue & Customs did not send a copy of your email to us. If so, action is needed by Mon 22 March If you received the email then you will need to respond to HM Revenue & Customs by 22 March 2021. Contact HMRC by email to seisscomplianceteam@hmrc.gov.uk , using your business email address, if you have one. Include in your email; Reference number(s) for SEISS grants SEISS grant claim date periods Evidence trade has continued What evidence is required? HM Revenue & Customs require evidence that trade has continued, but do not ne