2021 Year in Review: Food, Drink and Hospitality Sector

As we look back over the food, drink and hospitality sector in 2021 what are the key words that have shaped the year? Covid, Brexit, human capital challenges, sustainability and organisational agility all immediately come to mind.

Are you considering a hybrid workforce and what does that mean for your finance function?

The pandemic has ushered in a new model of working, with many businesses considering adopting more flexibility in the longer term. With a longer-term shift to hybrid working seemingly on the cards, having the right foundations for productive team working has never been more important. Recent survey data has acknowledged that there is a shift from employees wanting to work remotely at least half the time. One of the most cited barriers to hybrid working and the blended work approach of having staff and outsourced functions is the dip is productivity.  

Organisational Agility Blog Series

In a disruptive and rapidly changing world, never before has organisational agility been so important.

Are you prepared for a HMRC furlough compliance check?

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) began in March 2020 and was a lifeline to many businesses. Due to the impact and how quickly the pandemic took hold, a quick response by government to support businesses was the focus. This meant that HMRC issued funds through the CJRS with the confirmation that compliance checks would be carried out in the future, rather than completing checks in the moment.  

Family Businesses – a mix of concern & optimism post pandemic

Family firms are the engine room of the Scottish economy, and they continue to contribute significantly to employment, economic output and the creation of wealth, on top of making a real impact on the communities in which they are located. 

COVID-19 and the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Fifth Grant

HMRC have now confirmed that the fifth SEISS grant will be available from late July 2021. The fifth grant will be taxable, paid in a single instalment and will cover May 2021 to September 2021.   

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