Day: March 16, 2020

What you should look for when hiring an accountant

Choosing an accountant for your business is a big decision.  They are held responsible for completing VAT returns, personal tax returns, and giving you an overview of how your business is doing financially.

That is a lot of things that are critical to your business.  Here, we list some of the things you should take into consideration when looking for an accountant.

Client Testimonials

Customer service is a big thing when it comes to accountants.  If there is a deadline looming and you have questions, the last thing you need is an accountant that is unresponsive.  Have a look on their website, on Google my Business or social media channels to see if they have any client feedback that you can take a look at.  It’s always a good idea to do this bit of research.  Even if there are negative comments – you can get a good idea as

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£1bn loan scheme could come too late for small businesses

The £1 billion loan scheme to help small businesses cope with the coronavirus crisis may be too small, too complex and take too long to launch, banks say.

Plans announced last week by Rishi Sunak, the chancellor, to help banks to make short-term loans to businesses struggling with cashflow and other problems by underwriting 80 per cent of those loans with public money were praised. But that has turned to frustration among banks as the terms are yet to be set, which could mean it will be weeks before businesses receive the support.

There are also concerns that it is too small to have an impact and may be too bureaucratic if businesses are required to fill in extensive forms.

Stephen Jones, chief executive of UK Finance, said: “The impact of Covid-19 is already starting to be felt by small and medium-sized businesses around the country, so it’s essential that

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Diggers & Dealers postponed | Business News

Concerns over COVID-19 have led to the cancellation or postponement of more events in the state, including Australia’s largest annual mining conference Diggers & Dealers, along with the Anzac Day services.

It comes after the federal government implemented a nationwide ban last week on mass gatherings of 500 or more people.

The Diggers & Dealers forum was scheduled for June at the Goldfields Arts Centre in Kalgoorlie and was expecting more than 2,000 mining delegates.

Forum chairman Jim Walker said postponing the event was the responsible action to take.

“By moving the event out of the winter period, we believe we are allowing more time for authorities to assess information and guide our decision making,” he said.

“Please be assured that we will continue to monitor the situation closely and work to recommendations made by global and local health authorities.”

WA Mining Club also announced today its functions over

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Fox Business removes Regan from prime-time slot

Trish Regan

Fox Business Network anchor Trish Regan, whose on-air dismissal of the coronavirus as “another attempt to impeach the president,” has been removed from her prime-time slot for the foreseeable future, the network said on Friday.

Michael Grynbaum of the New York Times reports, “Regan’s 8 p.m. program, ‘Trish Regan Primetime,’ is ‘on hiatus until further notice,’ Fox Business said in a statement. The network declined to say if Ms. Regan would continue to appear on its other programs, saying that its coverage plans for the coronavirus crisis remained in flux.

“Fox Business attributed the move to ‘the demands of the evolving pandemic crisis coverage,’ saying it was shifting resources toward daytime coverage of the pandemic and global markets. Both ‘Trish Regan Primetime’ and its follow-up at 9, ‘Kennedy,’ will be replaced by general-interest programs.

“Still, the abrupt removal of Ms. Regan — a reliably pro-Trump personality who

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