Category Archives: Evesham

Business confidence in Gloucestershire surges to near-record high

Business confidence in Gloucestershire surges to near-record high     Business confidence in the Gloucestershire has risen to a near-record high since a quarterly survey began in 2004, despite record falls in sales in the past 12 months.   We found that business confidence across the County had surged to a near-record high. This was likely […]

Business confidence at record high in quarterly index

Business confidence at record high in quarterly index   Business confidence has hit its highest level since a survey of Glos businesses began in 2004.   Sentiment tracked by ESB Accountancy found optimism at 38.5 on the quarterly index, its highest level since the survey was launched 17 years ago and second highest since 2014. […]

Treasury launches consultations for tax day

Treasury launches consultations for tax day   The Treasury has published new consultations on how the tax system should work, including a call for evidence proposing changes to the tax administration framework, one considering whether some tax payers should have to pay their tax earlier, and an interim report on the government’s review of Business […]

ESB Accounatncy warns about self-assessment scams

ESB Accounatncy warns about self-assessment scams   Scammers posing as HMRC are using the 31 January tax self-assessment deadline to try to defraud people, chartered accountancy body ICAEW has warned.   We are warning people not to fall victim to these scams, and to check that any emails, phone calls or text messages they receive […]

The long road to recovery for Glos pubs

The long road to recovery for Glos pubs   This year has been tough for hospitality, and the first half of 2021 won’t be easy either.    Glos pubs were working to find a way to reopen safely. This involved a lot of planning and cost. Then we opened, and I think we were all […]

A tech overhaul for Glos hospitality

A tech overhaul for Glos hospitality   Hospitality has been hit particularly hard for survival – new technology has been the only way to build back business.   As the UK locked down in response to the coronavirus pandemic, 80% of hospitality firms ceased trading, according to official figures.   Industry analysts Red Flag Alert […]

Grants and Business rates Relief for Glos businesses

ESB Accountancy outlines business rates relief for retail, leisure and hospitality in Gloucestershire   Gloucestershire businesses in the retail, leisure and hospitality sectors do not have to pay business rates for the 2020/21 tax year. The relief is given automatically by the council and eligible businesses do not need to apply.   Glos Business rates […]

Help for the Self Emplyed explained by ESB Accountancy

Self-employment Income Support Scheme Financial help is available for self-employed individuals and partners in the form of a grant. However, eligibility is limited to those who:   traded in the 2018/19 tax year and submitted their 2018/19 tax return no later than 23 April 2020; traded in 2019/20; intend to continue to trade in 2020/21; […]

Summer economic update for Glos Businesses

Chancellor Rishi Sunak presented the Government’s Summer Economic Update on Wednesday 8 July 2020, setting out his ‘Plan for Jobs’ and measures to boost economic recovery.   Chancellor Rishi Sunak presented the Government’s Summer Economic Update on Wednesday 8 July 2020, setting out his ‘Plan for Jobs’ and measures to boost economic recovery.   Reduced […]

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

ESB Accountancy outlines the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for Glos Employers   The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme provides financial support to employers to help them to maintain their workforce during the Covid-19 pandemic. Instead of laying workers off, employers can instead furlough them and claim a grant of 80% of their wages from the Government, […]

Company car tax rules for Gloucestershire companies by ESB Accountancy

Company car tax rules for Gloucestershire companies by ESB Accountancy   The way in which carbon dioxide emissions are measured for company car tax purposes is changing for vehicles first registered on or after 6 April   The change brings with it tweaks to the appropriate percentages over an introductory period during which cars measured under […]

Furlough – Frequently Asked Questions for Glos Employers

ESB Accountancy’s Furlough FAQs- Frequently Asked Questions for Gloucestershire employers. This blog post leads on from yesterday’s ESB Accountancy’s previous post at – Furlough – it’s meaning for Gloucestershire employers Do I have to place all of my employees on furlough, or can I be selective? It is clear that the Treasury does not envisage […]