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  • 5 simple steps to keep on marketing your business even in turbulent times

    These are turbulent times in the travel industry.  Tour operators, big and small, are faced with unprecedented challenges.  It can be hard to think clearly about the future and how to keep on marketing your business and building your brand. What will customers want?  What kind of travel will be possible?  How will consumer preferences […]

  • HMRC portal open for Retention Scheme Claims

    The HMRC portal for making a claim under the scheme is now open. ABTOT Associate Elman Wall advises the following: You can find it here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wages-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme. Just scroll down the page until you see the ‘Claim Now’ button (under the ‘How To Claim’ section). Initial reports advise, while there are some traffic problems, the portal […]

  • Housekeeping help and advice from ABTOT Associate Tranquilico.com

    With little sign of us getting out of Lockdown in the near future, this could be time to look at those many things that you perhaps left to one side due to the pressures of day to day business, If you or your staff are still working but not gainfully employed every minute of every […]

  • ABTOT Associate Travlaw looks at Furlough for board directors

    Ami Naru Partner and Head of Employment and Emma Shakespeare Senior Associate and Head of Corporate Governance at Travlaw highlight the issues companies face when considering whether to place board directors on furlough and offer clear answers to the many questions which are being raised. The same considerations apply to salaried members of an LLP. Can directors be […]

  • ABTOT Associate WHA explains VAT implications on Refund Credit Notes

    In late 2018 HMRC issued Revenue and Customs Brief 13 (2018) outlining HMRC’s VAT policy on retained payments and deposits, seeking to collect VAT from businesses on retained deposits when customers do not take up supplies. Prior to implementation on 1 March 2019, HMRC realised they had made an error in relation to forfeited deposits […]