International Nurses Day

International Nurses Day is celebrated on the 12th May every year, bringing appreciation and awareness to the occupation of nursing. This date is significant as it is the birthday of Florence Nightingale, and this year’s celebration is even more special because 2021 is the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, as it’s the 200th anniversary of […]

Building a Brighter Future

Sussex accountancy firm Carpenter Box has today unveiled a new, fresh visual identity to support its continued growth and to help its clients ‘Build a Brighter Future’. Over recent years, the firm has enjoyed strong growth, opening new offices in Gatwick, Brighton and Chichester in addition to its long-established base in Worthing. It now employs […]

Coast to Capital Update – early May 2021

Dear Martyn, Please click on the links to find the latest updates from Coast to Capital and the support that our Growth Hub Team are providing to businesses. Kind regards, Malcolm Brabon Head of Services, Coast to Capital 01293 305965 / Pacific House (Second Floor), Hazelwick Avenue, Three Bridges, Crawley, RH10 1EX

New Trade Rules FAQs early May 2021

Dear customer, We know that businesses may need support to understand the rules of origin in the UK’s trading agreement with the EU and we’re here to help. If you buy goods from the EU or send or sell goods to the EU for your business, you need to know about rules of origin. UK goods […]

Support from HMRC re NMW questions

Dear customer, Misunderstanding of whether the National Minimum Wage (NMW) applies to workers who are unpaid or reimbursed on an ‘expenses only’ basis is a common cause of underpayment.  HMRC is offering a live webinar to help employers. We will cover internships, volunteers and work trials – looking at when the minimum wage should be paid. […]

Great British Spring Clean

Once again Burgess Hill is taking part in the Great British Spring Clean this year, as organised by Keep Britain Tidy. There will be 7 public clean-ups between 28th May and 13th June, covering nominated ‘Grot spots’. All equipment will be provided by Burgess Hill Town Council and clean-ups will be led by Ward Councillors. […]

More Radio – literally!

Sussex-based More Radio has announced it is set to launch a brand extension this summer. ‘More Radio Retro’ will start broadcasting across Sussex in June on the County’s DAB multiplex. The station will be reliving the much-loved pop music of the 70’s, 80’s & 90’s, with the emphasis firmly on fun, plus former BBC Radio 1 presenter […]

Police Notice – COVID-19 Air purifier scam

I just wanted to make you aware of a scam that has been going around small businesses lately. According to our information, individuals are going around with letters to small businesses saying that they are required to have COVID-19 air purifiers installed and ask for money before payment.  There is no such thing as a […]

New Trade Rules Q&A

Dear customer, Adapting to the new rules for trading with the EU can be daunting but we’re here to help you. Customers are telling us that using Postponed VAT Accounting (PVA) is an area that they need help with, so this week’s email is focused on how PVA works. Accounting for import VAT on your VAT […]

HMRC consultation re Tax Advice

Dear customer, Our consultation on ‘Raising standards in the tax advice market‘ was published on 23‌‌‌ ‌March 2021. This is your chance to have your say. We need to understand the impact these proposals would have on taxpayers, businesses, the insurance industry and the wider tax advice market, so your views are really important to us. If […]