National Lottery Coronavirus Community Fund

At 10am this morning (Friday 22nd May), the much awaited National Lottery Coronavirus Community Fund opened for applications. The National Lottery Coronavirus Community Fund is for £200m of the £360m that the Government announced back at the start of April would go to small and medium sized charities (as part of their £750m charity funding […]

The effects of COVID-19 on funding care

This article aims to discuss the effect of COVID-19 on funding care, explained by accredited SOLLA adviser and Partner Louise Osborne. In response to COVID-19 the Government has introduced the Coronavirus Act 2020 (CVA) which brings into place significant changes for both health and social care.  The aim is to ensure the best possible care […]

Discretionary Grant Funds in Somerset

On 2nd May the Business Secretary Alok Sharma announced that a portion of £617m in discretionary grant funds would be made available to local authorities to fund businesses that fell through the gaps of qualification for other grants. Local authorities were asked to prioritise businesses in shared spaces, regular market traders, small charity properties that […]

Cloud accounting apps

So, you’re getting to grips with cloud accounting and keeping your records on Xero, QBO, Sage Cloud… and seeing the benefits this brings – what next? Cloud accounting apps can automate other parts of your process to save more time and enhance your record keeping and management information even further. In the first of a […]

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Fire Compartmentalisation – why so important?

Fire Safety is a vital part of running a care home, because nothing is more important than your residents’ safety. Yet many care homes are failing in the area of fire compartmentalisation. Simon Coats of Pinders tells us more. The Grenfell Tower disaster reinforced the need for a good Fire Risk Assessment (FRA), yet it […]

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Planning care fees: Peace of mind for residents, families, and care home owners

Louise Osborne, Partner at Albert Goodman and member of the Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA), explains why care fee planning in advance is so important. Fees can be daunting when entering care for the first time.  Whether it’s domiciliary or residential care, the prospect of setting up what is often the largest standing order […]

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2020: Pre-pandemic assessment of the care sector

Julie Hopkins wrote her assessment of the care sector in the opening months of 2020 before Covid-19 took hold. We have chosen to include it as some of her points are still relevant.    2020 began with pre-BREXIT slow motion as we headed towards 31 January.  As the dust settled the business climate started to […]

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Residential Property Disposals – Time is Ticking

Since the introduction of self assessment back in 1997, UK resident individuals have been required to report disposals of property on their annual tax return and pay over any Capital Gains Tax (CGT) due by 31 January following the end of the tax year. A new regime will be introduced from April 2020 which will […]

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