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Apr 13 2021

Improving the outdoor spaces for children’s nurseries

Categories: Healthcare

There has been a large push towards outdoor learning over the last few years due to growing evidence that it offers unique opportunities to develop knowledge and skills to support those developed in an indoor classroom-like setting. Outdoor learning is a memorable experience for children and can provide an enriched environment for more active involvement more

Apr 9 2021

Dext Partner certified

Categories: Amber AccountingBookkeepingCloud AccountingTechnology

Recent times have shown us just how important technology is when it comes to keeping your business going while working from home. As part of our ongoing effort to improve our remote working processes, we are excited to announce that our Amber Accounting team have recently achieved Partner certification with Dext, previously Receipt Bank, the award­-winning more

Apr 2 2021

Is now the time to refinance?

Categories: Leisure

The Bank of England base rate is at a historic low of 0.1% making debt as cheap as it has ever been, so the time might be right to review existing debt facilities. With lockdown restrictions easing over the coming months, cash will be required to help position businesses to reopen and therefore an opportunity more

Mar 31 2021

Is it time to update your governing documents?

Categories: Charities

With the country having been in lockdown for over a year now, it has been a challenge for charity trustees to have their management meetings which are so important for the proper governance of an organisation. Fortunately, the ability to have virtual meetings has enabled many charity trustees to keep on top of their roles more

Mar 23 2021

Scottish Technology Companies thriving despite COVID-19

Categories: Technology

Scotland is one of the UK’s biggest technology sectors, with the largest number of new businesses outside of the south east of England. Scottish technology businesses have also received an increasing number of successful Venture Capital funding rounds during 2020. Access to funding and quality staff can be some of the main stumbling blocks to more

Mar 17 2021

The final Strategic Framework Business Fund payment and Restart Grant

Categories: COVID-19Leisure

As mentioned in our previous article, the Strategic Framework Business Fund (SFBF) provides grants to businesses that were required to close by law or to significantly change their operations due to COVID-19 restrictions from 2 November 2020. If you still haven’t applied to the SFBF, you should do so as soon as possible through your Local Authority as applications more

Mar 15 2021

Small Accommodation Providers Paying Council Tax Fund

Categories: COVID-19Leisure

The Scottish Government has announced new funding to support small accommodation providers impacted by the pandemic. Eligible Bed & Breakfasts, guesthouses, small serviced accommodation providers and other self-catering businesses that pay council tax can now access the new Small Accommodation Providers Paying Council Tax Fund (SAP-CTF). The fund will provide support to council tax paying small more

Mar 10 2021

Off-payroll working rules (IR35) from April 2021 within the Construction sector

Categories: Property & Construction

With the off-payroll working rules (IR35) changes coming into effect from April 2021, those working in the construction sector should use this time to properly prepare for how these changes will impact their workforce and their business. Under the legislation, large and medium companies will need to assess if contractors providing services through personal service more