Live Streaming as a marketing tool

  Live Streaming is a great way to market to your target audience, in real time.   During lock-down, many businesses have turned to webinars and online talks as a way to market themselves. Live streaming is a development of this – but delivery is in real time.   What exactly is Live streaming? Live...

Running effective meetings – virtually

  Over the course of the past few months, we have all had to adapt to working remotely.   Despite lockdown restrictions, many businesses have found ways to move their operations online, with all staff working remotely. This has given rise to an increased volume of virtual meetings on services such as Skype, Zoom, Teams,...

The New Business Kit

  Rawcliffe’s brand new free guide ‘The New Business Kit 2020-2021’ contains the financial, tax and accounting considerations of starting a new business.   With this handy reference guide to starting a business, you should be able to successfully handle many of the problems encountered in starting and running a business. Always remember to seek...

Improving Your Sales Strategy

  In today’s challenging trading environment, a good sales strategy is essential.    Talk to existing customers Your current customers are one of your best sources of information. Your existing client base can provide you with valuable feedback about what worked and didn’t work for them during the sales process. Similarly, current customers are an...

Returning From Furlough

  Bringing your employees back from furlough is not a straightforward process. As employees begin returning from furlough, business owners and managers need to consider both the practical and emotional aspects of returning to “normal”. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has been unprecedented. After several weeks of lockdown and social distancing, some employees may...

UK INTERNAL TRADE : NEW PLANS ENSURE TRADE BETWEEN EACH PART OF THE UK

  The UK government has laid out plans to deliver on its manifesto commitment to ensure businesses across the whole of the United Kingdom will continue to enjoy seamless internal trade, as they have done for centuries, when we leave the Brexit transition period at the end of the year. From 1 January 2021, powers in at least 70 policy areas...

Summer Economic Update 2020

  Our summary of the Chancellor’s Summer Economic Update is now available to view on line and download here… Chancellor Rishi Sunak presented the Summer Economic Update against a backdrop of economic uncertainty caused by coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown. Our summary of the Summer Economic Update provides an overview of the key announcements arising from the...

A Moratorium: Apply for breathing space to consider a rescue plan for your Company

  LIMITED COMPANIES and LLP’s   How to apply for breathing space to consider a rescue plan for your company, under measures to support companies and other types of business in financial difficulty. If your business has or is really struggling, you can get “formal” breathing space to consider a rescue plan for your company....

JOB RETENTION SCHEME – FLEXIBLE FURLOUGHING AND IMPORTANT DATES

  From 1 July 2020, Businesses will have the flexibility to bring previously furloughed employees back to work part-time – with the government continuing to pay 80% of wages for any of their normal hours they do not work up until the end of August. Businesses can decide the hours and shift patterns that their employees...

Will Covid-19 Accelerate Remote Working Practices?

  The coronavirus lockdown has forced businesses to adopt remote working across the board. Will employees want to continue working from home post covid-19? In the past 10 years or so, the number of people working remotely has increased significantly. Major contributors to this shift include technology related advancements, cultural changes to work-life integration and...