Outsourcing our bookkeeping and accounting was a good decision, but even better was outsourcing it to EJBC. They have been efficient, cost effective and flexible from day one, and we are very happy with the service that we receive.

Simon Nutbrown

I was introduced to EJBC by recommendation from a friend and have been with them two years now. I have always found them thorough, helpful and easy to deal with. They always respond quickly when I have a question, and the detail and clarity of the paperwork they have produced for me is a refreshing... Read More

Jeremy Porter

Starting a new business can feel a bit daunting but working with EJBC has been pain free from the beginning, enabling us to get on with building our business and delivering the work. In the beginning, as we got to grips with the practicalities of running the business we regularly rang Emma for... Read More

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Summer Statement

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Shielding measures to be relaxed in England from 1 August 2020
29/06/2020

From 1 August 2020 onwards, it is intended that the shielding programme will be paused in England so clinically extremely vulnerable people will no longer be advised to shield. From an employment perspective, this means that, if they cannot work from home, shielding employees can then return to their workplaces, provided they are “COVID-19 Secure”, i.e. they comply with the latest government guidance. Employers should ensure that robust measures are put in place to enable shielding employees to safely return to work, and that they comply with their statutory duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled employees. It is advisable for employers to speak to shielding employees on an individual basis in advance of their return to discuss the health and safety measures that have been put in place and to agree a plan for their return to work. 

The easing of shielding measures is also likely to mean that shielding employees will no longer be entitled to receive statutory sick pay (SSP) from 1 August 2020 if continuing to shield. If so, amending regulations will need to be published to provide that shielding no longer constitutes deemed incapacity for SSP purposes. The exceptions, where the shielding employee would still be entitled to SSP, are where they are self-isolating because they have Coronavirus symptoms, are waiting for a Coronavirus test result or have tested positive for Coronavirus, they live with someone who has symptoms, is waiting for a test result or has tested positive, someone in their support bubble has symptoms, is waiting for a test result or has tested positive or they have been told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace because they have been in contact with a person who has Coronavirus. However, it is also possible that a shielding employee’s GP may certify them as unfit to return to work by issuing them with a fit note, and, in that case, they would then still be entitled to SSP under the normal SSP incapacity rules. 

If they have been on furlough under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, shielding employees can remain on furlough from 1 August 2020.

The NHS will maintain the Shielded Patient List and, should levels of COVID-19 increase in communities, those at highest risk may be advised to take more restrictive measures in future to keep themselves safe.

Shielding has been extended in Scotland until 31 July 2020 and in Wales until 16 August 2020. In both cases, the Scottish and Welsh governments are keeping next steps under review.
 


Accounts

We specialise in preparing end of year statutory accounts for your business, in line with HM Revenue & Customs legislation:

Sole Traders & Partnerships
Limited Companies
Limited Liability Partnerships
Property Management Companies
Property rental income accounts

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Bookkeeping

We can adivise on the best bookkeeping options for your needs and budget, if you would prefer to do the bookkeeping yourself.

There are a number of excellent options including Sage desktop software and market leading online solutions, such as Kashflow & Xero.

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Payroll

ejbc payroll

We can set-up and run your payroll scheme or advise on:

Setting up a new payroll system
Day to day payroll processing
Dealing with PAYE and NI deductions
Completing your end of year returns
Holiday & Statutory pay
Stakeholder pensions

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Start Ups

Starting a Business is an exciting opportunity but at the same time can be daunting.

Why not let us take some of the stress away. We are on hand from the outset to help you through many of the challenges of getting your business up and running successfully.

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