COVID-19 HMRC Support for Business

COVID-19 HMRC Support for Business HMRC has set in place a number of measures to support businesses and the self-employed concerned about the coronavirus (COVID-19) including phone helplines providing practical help and advice. HMRC have confirmed up to 2,000 experienced call handlers are available to support businesses and individuals when needed. I have set out […]

COVID-19 & Entitlement to Social Welfare Payments

COVID-19 & Entitlement to Social Welfare Payments 1 People with no work or reduced hours If your employer decides to close their business for this period and send you home. This is known as a temporary lay-off. If your employer cannot pay for this period, you can apply for a special new COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment. This […]

Chamber delegation

Derry Chamber meets with Finance Minister Conor Murphy Finance Minister Conor Murphy MLA visited the North West this afternoon to meet with members of the Londonderry Chamber of Commerce. A Chamber delegation, led by President Redmond McFadden, discussed a range of issues including the expansion of Magee, Medical School, Business Rates, City Deal, skills and […]

Innovation Champions

Innovation Champions

Who Are Your Innovation Champions? Innovation is key to building a resilient business. Fortunately, innovation doesn’t have to happen on a grand scale to make an impact in your business. How to Drive Innovation  Driving innovation in any business begins with creating and encouraging an innovative and forward-thinking culture. This will allow your employees to bring […]

Employment Allowance Changes

Employment Allowance Changes

Are you aware of the employment allowance changes?  Most employers have been entitled to a deduction from their Class 1 NI bill currently worth £3,000 annually. Some businesses will lose their entitlement to the employment allowance (EA).There will also be general changes to the way that the EA works. Will your business be affected, and […]

Tax Free Reward for Staff Suggestions

Reward Staff Suggestions

Have you heard about the tax free reward for staff suggestions that will benefit your business? Rewarding staff for suggestions that bring benefit to your business can be done in a tax efficient manner. Yes, it’s a win-win for you and your staff with a maximum incentive of £5,000. Employee engagement In any business, the […]

A Strong Learning Culture

Develop a learning culture

A strong learning culture is important to Dawn McLaughlin & Co.  We believe in keeping ourselves and our clients up to date with all the latest developments in business and finance. Owners are focused on developing the people around them but who takes responsibility for their development?  Lead by example If you want your team to […]