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Engaging with Ashley

Since the start of Coronavirus impacting business I have: Steered business owners to over £750k of Government backed support Published numerous articles helping business owners navigate grant and loan options Provided support face to face for over 60 businesses (inc launching free 30 min video calls) Been used by the BBC repeatedly to support business [...]

By |June 1st, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

CJRS and SEISS updates 29th May 2020

Key points announced this evening regarding flexible furlough and employer contributions: 1) Employers will be required to contribute to furlough from August, including:- - August employers to contribute NI and pension costs (gov paying 80% up to £2500 cap) - September employers to also contribute 10% and gov to contribute 70% up to £2187.50 (so [...]

By |May 29th, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Coronavirus, and the losers are…..

Is there such a thing as winners and losers from this pandemic? Simple answer, yes. This article is about the losers, and some are obvious. International travel, for tourism or business, is fast re-shaping itself with airlines such as Easyjet, British Airways and Virgin all announcing major staff loses and Virgin seeking a massive bailout. [...]

By |May 29th, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

The New Normal – Timescale of Change

It's a common misconception that we are arriving in "The New Normal." We're not. We are now entering a transition to that state. It's important to define "normal" in this. For me this is when we can start to plan a future with "only normal" external factors influencing this. Factors we can predict as reasonably [...]

By |May 29th, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Assessing Business Impact in the New Normal

As business start to return to trading, or at least start to plan it, many are uncertain of the world they are coming back to. One thing is for certain, it's not the same as the world they left. There are several factors to take into account when you assess what is likely to have [...]

By |May 19th, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Exiting Lockdown Checklist

  It is clear from the announcements from the Prime Minister and Chancellor on May 11th and 12th that plans are being executed to exit lockdown in a phased manner. This includes the "stay at home" message being adjusted as people are allowed more freedom, and staff being encouraged back to work. With the phasing [...]

By |May 12th, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Free 30 Minute Video Calls

As part of a package of support for business I have launched a 30 minute free video call which has proved incredibly popular. The purpose of the call is to cover three main areas for the client. Is their business likely to survive the Coronavirus pandemic, and for how long? Has the business taken advantage [...]

By |May 11th, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

A&S Amends Terms and Conditions

A&S Business Consultants Ltd has amended it's standard terms and conditions for operating with clients. An up to date copy of the 2020 onwards standard terms and conditions can be downloaded here A&S T&C's 2020

By |April 28th, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Bounce Back Loans – The short term saviour of small and micro businesses?

Yesterday Chancellor Rishi Sunak made a major announcement which didn't get much news coverage. This new 'Bounce Back" loan scheme may make the difference between survival or not. This can only be a response to the criticism on the application and approval process for CBILS and the impact on business of the delays in this [...]

By |April 28th, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Bulletin of support options for companies, the self employed and public.

It's not often people get excited about a news bulletin. This is an exception for me as I am trying to put together all the packages of support available to business in one place. As there is so much content to share I'm breaking this into three editions based on how Government are separating their [...]

By |April 24th, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments