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Thomson Cooper Business Support Hub

Business Support Hub

Moving Forward - Support To Boost Your Business 

At the beginning of lockdown we created a Covid-19 Support Hub to provide relevant information to the business community in what was a fast-paced, challenging environment.  The feedback from this was very encouraging. Now we are at a different stage in the pandemic and have created this page to host the latest business related news, expert advice and industry insight to help businesses rebuild. Please get in touch if you require further information on any of the areas we cover at info@thomsoncooper.com or call 01383 628800. 


Monday 11th October 2021

Halloween Horror Story - Bounce Back Loans... dis-guising debt?

Monday 27th September 2021

The Wheel of Life - a simple tool to improve the balance in your life

Thursday 23rd September 2021

5th SEISS grant - deadline for applications is 30 September 

Wednesday 22nd September 2021

Furlough is ending - what employers need to do

Thursday 16th September 2021

Hospitality VAT rate increase to 12.5%

Wednesday 15th September 2021

Pension Awareness Day

Monday 13th September 2021

Investing for children

 Thursday 9th September 2021  

National Payroll Week 2021 - What's on our wish list and why we like working in payroll

Wednesday 8th September 2021  

National Payroll Week 2021 - What you need to know about a P11d

Tuesday 7th September 2021  

National Payroll Week 2021 - A day in the life of the TC Payroll Team 

Monday 6th September 2021  

National Payroll Week 2021 - paying hommage to our payroll professionals 

Monday 30th August 2021  

Good money habits for children

Monday 16th August 2021  

Hybrid and electric car benefits in kind

Wednesday 4th August 2021   

Dividend FAQs - including examples highlighting how much tax is due on varying levels of dividend income whilst keeping other income levels consistent


Wednesday 14th July 2021  

Funding update - furlough payments, 5th SEISS grant and BBLS re-payment options

Monday 5th July 2021  

Off Payroll Working and your responsibility for your labour supply chain 

Tuesday 29th June 2021  

The 'Go Local' Initiative  - bringing more healthy local produce to convenience stores in Scotland.

Thursday 24th June 2021  

Furlough in figures video

Tuesday 22nd June 2021  

P11d - What you need to know about the features, penalities and pitfalls

Monday 21st June 2021  

Scotland Coach Operators COVID-19 Business Support and Continuity Fund - Strand Two 

Wednesday 16th June 2021  

Unlocking Ambition - business growth and leadership programme in search for new applicants 

Tuesday 15th June 2021

Culture Organisations and Venues Recovery Fund / Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund - round 2

Thursday 10th June 2021  

Level 2 Support Fund

Taxi & Private Hire Support Fund

Scottish Tourism Destination and Sector Marketing Fund

Monday 7th June 2021  

130% 'Super Deduction' tax relief explained

Thursday 3rd June 2021  

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) 5th Grant Update

Tuesday 1st June 2021  

Flexible Workforce Development Fund

Monday 24th May 2021  

Top Productivity Tips video presented by Head of Business Support Services Elaine Cromwell

Monday 24th May 2021  

Furlough and holiday pay - know the rules

Monday 10th May 2021  

Top 10 Bookkeeping Tips video from Business Support Services Co-ordinator Laura Reid   

Thursday 6th May 2021  

SME Loan Fund for energy efficiency measures - interest-free loans with cashback available 

Monday 3rd May 2021  

Check In Scotland - a digital service to help venues collect customer data quickly and safely for Test & Protect.

Monday 26th April 2021  

How to forecast cash flow video - our guide to cloud accounting platforms Xero and QuickBooks

Wednesday 14th April 2021  

Payroll Changes video- catch up on the latest updates and our top tips

Tuesday 13th April 2021 

SEISS - Preparation for the fourth grant

Monday 12th April 2021 

Recovery Loan Scheme

Tuesday 30th March 2021 

Tax Pitfalls for Company Directors

Monday 29th March 2021 

Making Tax Digital for VAT update

Tuesday 23rd March 2021 

Third Sector Growth Fund 

Monday 22nd March 2021 

The 'Help to Grow' programme - Mangement & Digital options

Wednesday 17th March 2021 

The Construction Services Domestic Reverse Charge

Tuesday 16th March 2021 

Payroll Update - Easter Bank Holiday payroll deadlines, Coronavirus Job Rentention Scheme extension, National Living and Minimum Wages updates and more. 

Tuesday 9th March 2021 

Extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme 

Monday 1st March 2021 

Scottish Country Sports Tourism Restart Fund 

Tuesday 23rd February 2021 

COVID-19 VAT Deferral Payment Scheme 

Wednesday 17th February 2021 

Scotland Coach Operators COVID-19 Business Support and Continuity Fund

Tuesday 16th February 2021 

Holiday Accommodation and Visitor Attraction Funds

Newly Self-Employed Hardship Fund

Mobile and Home-Based Close Contact Services Fund

Friday 12th February 2021 

Discretionary Business Fund and Taxi / Private Hire Fund

Monday 2nd February 2021 

Working From Home Allowance

Monday 18th January 2021 

Planning Your Future Finances - part 2

Tuesday 12th January 2021 

January top-up grants for hospitality, retail and leisure businesses.

Monday 11th January 2021 

Planning Your Future Finances - part 1

Wednesday 6th January 2021 

January Business funding update - Lockdown grants; Strategic Framework Business Fund Level 4 entitlement; furlough extension and Level 4 claims; and Business Loan Schemes extension.

Wednesday 23rd December 2020   

Scottish hospitality and tourism businesses £104 million support package lifeline

Business funding update

Tuesday 15th December 2020  

Welcome news for Town Centre businesses as new grant announced

Monday 7th December 2020 

HMRC debt now has greater priority in creditor claims in corporate insolvencies

hmrc debt 

Click here to access the latest article by Director of Business Recovery & Insolvency George Dale that highlights a significant change to how creditors claims are prioritised in corporate insolvencies, leaving Floating Charge holders and unsecured creditors possibly facing reduced dividends. 

Thursday 3rd December 2020 

Job Retention Scheme - Important Update  

Monday 23rd November 2020 

Employee Rights in Insolvency - a Director's guide including employer's duty, employee rights & entitlements and applying for the money due.

Tuesday 17th November 2020 

life as a landlord during covid-19 sam dyer

Life as a landlord during Covid-19 - interview with Sam Dyer  

Monday 9th November 2020 

Airbnb share data with HMRC about the earnings of those who let out property on UK platform  

Thursday 5th November 2020 

furlough extension to march 2021

Find out more here.

Wednesday 4th November 2020 

Self-Employed Income Support Scheme Update

Monday 2nd November 2020 

Furlough extended as Job Support Scheme postponed 

Tuesday 27th October 2020

job support scheme suspension

Job Retention Bonus - Employer Update 

Monday 26th October 2020 

Property Tax and Landlord series - Part 2

Monday 19th October 2020

Self Assessment Enhanced Payment Plans

Monday 5th October 2020

Property Tax and Landlord series - Part 1

Monday 28th September 2020

Let's talk about Inheritance Tax - Part 3

Thursday 24th September 2020

Our guide to the Winter Economy Plan

Monday 14th September 2020

Let's talk about Inheritance Tax - Part 2 

Monday 31st August 2020

Let's talk about Inheritance Tax - Part 1