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Strategic Business Planning services in Calderdale


Running a business is a full-time job, so it’s not surprising that many owners and managers are often too busy to think about the bigger picture.

But if you want to give your business the best chance of success, you need a clear idea of where you are going and how to get there.

That’s where business strategy comes in – to define your goals, your game plan and the funding, management tools and work practices you need achieve them.

But it’s tough to do it alone, which is why taking independent advice from experienced people can help you to look at your enterprise with fresh eyes and develop a strategy that gives you a focus for the future.

Our expertise in business strategy has been built up over decades, working with hundreds of clients from all types and size of business.

We’ll start by working with you to decide on your overall direction, then produce budgets and projections to test and improve the viability of your plan.

We’ll also help you to put in place the structures you will need to devise key performance indicators to measure your progress along the way. This detailed planning can also be documented to support proposals for funding to help you achieve your goals.

You will almost certainly need different strategies for different stages of the life of your business but we also encourage you to regularly review your plan – whether this is monthly, quarterly or to look at a specific issue – so that you stay on track to achieve what you want and develop your plan to reflect any new opportunities.

To find out more about how we can help you, please contact LRH accountants in Calderdale.

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Telephone: 01422 360788

Email: mail@lrh.co.uk

"We provide proactive and timely advice, based on an in-depth knowledge of our clients and their businesses."

Nick Frost, Director

"Honest, long-term relationships that help clients achieve their goals."

David Roper, Director

"Accurate and timely information is essential for business owners and enables them to make the right decisions."

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Latest News

Chancellor expands Job Support Scheme and grants to businesses facing new COVID-19 restrictions

October 12th, 2020

The Chancellor has announced that the Government will expand the new Job Support Scheme (JSS) to assist jobs and businesses required to close their doors as a result of tougher Coronavirus restrictions.

The announcement was made ahead of new plans to introduce a tier-based system for lockdowns across the country, which could force some businesses to close their doors once again.

The expanded Job Support Scheme

Under the expanded JSS, firms whose premises are legally required to shut for some period over winter as part of local or national restrictions will receive grants to pay the wages of staff who cannot work.

These grants will cover around two-thirds of each employees’ salary (67 per cent), up to a maximum of £2,100 a month.

Employers will not be required to contribute towards wages and will only be asked to pay National Insurance contributions (NICs) and auto-enrolment pension contributions.

The Government has estimated that around half of potential claims are not likely to incur employer NICs or pension contributions at all.

Businesses can only claim a grant where they are subject to a restriction that prevents them from opening and employees must not work for a minimum of seven consecutive days to be eligible.

The new scheme will open on 1 November alongside the other JSS measures announced last month in the Winter Economy Plan. It will be available for up to six months for businesses affected, with a review point in January.

All grant payments will be made in arrears through a dedicated HM Revenue & Customs service, which will be available from early December.

Lockdown grants

As well as expanding the JSS, the Government will also increase the value of cash grants offered to businesses in England forced into lockdown to support them with fixed costs.

Linked to the rateable value of business premises, the increased grants will see payments of up to £3,000 per month, payable every two weeks, instead of up to £1,500 every three weeks.

Under this reformed grant scheme:

  • Small businesses with a rateable value of or below £15,000 can now claim £1,300 per month;
  • medium-sized businesses with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000 can claim £2,000 per month; and
  • larger businesses can claim £3,000.

The Government is also extending this scheme to include businesses that are forced to close on a national basis, such as nightclubs.

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Much of these new measures will rely on the Government’s new tiered system for restrictions and may vary over time from one region to the next.

With this being the case, it is important to consider how this affects your business and seek advice at the earliest opportunity. To find out how we can assist you, please contact us.

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